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Aligning Devices for LED's

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041028D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lasky, TA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Aligning device 1 is a plate having oblong openings 2 in it fo receiving LED's 3 when plate 1 is moved on to LED's 3 for aligning LED's 3 with respect to each other.

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Aligning Devices for LED's

Aligning device 1 is a plate having oblong openings 2 in it fo receiving LED's 3 when plate 1 is moved on to LED's 3 for aligning LED's 3 with respect to each other.

Plate 1 is made of a flexible material of approximately 85-90 durometer. Plate 1 is moved toward and over LED's 3, and openings 2 fit closely around LED's 3, forcing LED's 3 into the configuration of the arrangement of holes 2 and into the desired regular pattern with respect to each other.

LED's 3 are soldered on PC board 4, and they are thus supported by their own leads and cylindrical spacers 5, by themselves allowing LED's 3 to unacceptably skew. Plate 1 is fitted over LED's 3 to force them into alignment prior to assembly of substrate 6 on to PC board 4. Substrate 6 has holes 7 corresponding to openings 2 in the desired regular pattern of LED's 3.

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