US 10,892,077 B2
Magneto-mechanical clamping device
Patrick Andre Chaizy, Oxfordshire (GB)
Assigned to INELXIA LIMITED, Oxfordshire (GB)
Filed by INELXIA LIMITED, Oxfordshire (GB)
Filed on Nov. 25, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/693,601.
Application 16/693,601 is a continuation of application No. 15/325,505, granted, now 10,490,330, previously published as PCT/GB2015/052015, filed on Jul. 13, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 1412381.4 (GB), filed on Jul. 11, 2014; and application No. 1412386.3 (GB), filed on Jul. 11, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2020/0090847 A1, Mar. 19, 2020
Int. Cl. H01F 7/02 (2006.01); F16B 2/12 (2006.01)
CPC H01F 7/0252 (2013.01) [F16B 2/12 (2013.01); H01F 7/0263 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A clamping mechanism comprising:
a first part;
a clamp coupled to said first part to enable the clamp to slide relative to said first part in a first linear direction, the clamp being provided with a first magnetic component;
a second part for clamping by said clamp, the second part being provided with a second magnetic component,
the mechanism being configured such that movement of the clamp in said first linear direction, between a clamping and an unclamped position, is effected by movement of the first part and the clamp, relative to said second part, in a second linear direction substantially orthogonal to said first linear direction as a result of alignment and misalignment of the magnetic components.