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Title:
FOLDABLE STRUCTURE, FOLDABLE STRUCTURE MANUFACTURING METHOD, FOLDABLE STRUCTURE MANUFACTURING DEVICE, AND PROGRAM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/030103
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
[Problem] This invention addresses the problem of providing a foldable structure endowed with rigidity so that uneven expansion and contraction is minimized even if all surfaces are configured from a flexible material, and a method, device, and program for manufacturing the foldable structure. [Solution] A foldable structure containing at least two cylindrical structures, the foldable structure characterized in that the two cylindrical structures have a shared surface row which is a succession of shared surfaces that are shared by the two cylindrical structures, and the torsional property of the shared surface row in one of the cylindrical structures is in the opposite direction of the torsional property of the shared surface row in the other of the cylindrical structures.

Inventors:
TACHI Tomohiro (3-8-1 Komab, Meguro-Ku Tokyo 41, 〒1530041, JP)
YAMAGUCHI Yasushi (3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-K, Tokyo 41, 〒1530041, JP)
Evgueni T. Filipov (205 N. Matthews Ave MC-250 Urban, Illinois ., 61801, US)
Glaucio H. Paulino (790 Atlantic Drive NW Atlanta Georgia, 30318, US)
Application Number:
JP2016/073806
Publication Date:
February 23, 2017
Filing Date:
August 12, 2016
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Assignee:
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (1-8 Honcho 4-chome, Kawaguchi-shi Saitama, 12, 〒3320012, JP)
International Classes:
F16S1/04; E04B1/343
Domestic Patent References:
WO2014086132A12014-06-12
Foreign References:
JP2015033772A2015-02-19
JP2012116566A2012-06-21
JP2012042044A2012-03-01
Other References:
KORYO MIURA ET AL.: "Foldable Cylinder, the Potential Concept for Actuators and Bellows", DYNAMICS & DESIGN CONFERENCE, 2011, pages 3 - 8, XP009508955
SHOKO ISHIDA ET AL.: "Origami-based Foldable Design Technique for Meandering Tubes by Using Conformal Transformation", THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS RONBUNSHI, vol. 24, no. 1, 25 March 2014 (2014-03-25), pages 43 - 58, XP009509266
See also references of EP 3336408A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ISAYAMA Taro (ISAYAMA PATENT ATTORNEYS, Cross Office Mita Building 29-20, Shiba 5-chom, Minato-ku Tokyo 14, 〒1080014, JP)
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