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Title:
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANDROGYNOUS COUPLING AS WELL AS USE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/182692
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to an androgynous coupling means (10) exhibiting both male and female coupling sections, wherein the androgynous coupling means is configured for form fit coupling with at least one further androgynous coupling means exhibiting geometrically respective male and female coupling sections, wherein the androgynous coupling means exhibits a motor and a gearing mechanism with at least one gear coupled to the motor, wherein by actuating the motor and the gearing mechanism, a slotted link element (110, 114) can be pivoted, the motor and the gear being arranged and configured for bidirectional rotational actuation and positioning of the slotted link element, wherein the slotted link element exhibits at least one cam contour (111, 112) providing a slotted link in the circumferential direction and providing an axial actuation when rotating/pivoting the slotted link element, wherein the androgynous coupling means exhibits at least one ring being actuated/driven by the slotted link element, especially a forcing ring (120), the at least one ring being configured for axially engaging a corresponding coupling means when actuated by the slotted link element, wherein the at least one ring is positionable in at least two predefined relative axial coupling positions, namely at least one engaging axial position and at least one disengaging axial position, wherein for de-/coupling, the androgynous coupling means is configured for actuating and axially positioning the at least one ring, especially forcing ring, based on rotation of the slotted link element such that the androgynous coupling means is fixedly positioned/positionable in axial relative position with respect to the corresponding androgynous coupling means.

Inventors:
SIEDEL, Michael Torsten (DE)
Application Number:
EP2020/056110
Publication Date:
January 07, 2021
Filing Date:
March 06, 2020
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Assignee:
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV/SA (BE)
International Classes:
B64G1/64
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JOSTARNDT PATENTANWALTS-AG (DE)
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