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Linear Self-Tensioning Grid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043963D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cross, RG: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a linear emitter grid is designed for ease of assembly while maintaining the strength and stability required. The design also eliminates bending and buckling which often occurs during and after assembling the grid to the emitter mounting. The linear emitter grid 10, as shown, is held secure by means of a hook bracket 11 on one side and a spring-loaded hook bracket 12 on the other side. The spring provides the self-tensioning capability required to eliminate bending and buckling of the grid 10 after assembly. The hook brackets 11 and 12 are made with cutouts 13 at the bend to enable ease of alignment of the grid when adjusting the grid to sensing devices, such as light-emitting diodes (LED) 14.

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Linear Self-Tensioning Grid

A technique is described whereby a linear emitter grid is designed for ease of assembly while maintaining the strength and stability required. The design also eliminates bending and buckling which often occurs during and after assembling the grid to the emitter mounting. The linear emitter grid 10, as shown, is held secure by means of a hook bracket 11 on one side and a spring-loaded hook bracket 12 on the other side. The spring provides the self-tensioning capability required to eliminate bending and buckling of the grid 10 after assembly. The hook brackets 11 and 12 are made with cutouts 13 at the bend to enable ease of alignment of the grid when adjusting the grid to sensing devices, such as light- emitting diodes (LED) 14. The hook brackets 11 and 12 are made so that they may be installed in either direction 15 in relation to the surface 16 of the linear emitter grid 10.

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