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Tubular Air Suspension System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050244D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Geany, GM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This arrangement minimizes vibration and shock load transmission to an oscillating offset suspended component.

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Tubular Air Suspension System

This arrangement minimizes vibration and shock load transmission to an oscillating offset suspended component.

Nine separate pressurized, expandable surgical tubing circuits are provided to form the tubular air suspension system. Each circuit includes a regulator to adjust the air pressure to the tubing which suspends a rectangular plate that has an oscillating offset load. The plate 10 is shown in Fig. 1 floating on the surgical tubing.

The horizontal motion is shown controlled by surgical tubing elements 12 which are formed in a continuous circuit controlled by regulator R3. The circuit 12 surrounds the outer edges of the plate, thereby dampening the horizontal motion. The circuit is better illustrated in the pneumatic schematic diagram of Fig. 2 under the heading of Outer Bank. Four separate circuits 16, along the underside adjacent the edges of the plate, support the underside of the plate, and four similar circuits 18, along the top side adjacent the edges of the plate, countersupport the top side of the plate. The underside circuits 16 can be seen in Figs. 1 and 2 in the form of surgical tubing lengths 16 and are designated as Lower Bank in Fig. 2. Similar circuits 18 are shown on the top of the plate in Fig. 1 and are designated as Upper Bank in Fig. 2. The pneumatic schematic of the upper and lower banks shown in Fig. 2, includes regulators R1, R5, R7 and R9 controlling the air to the Lower Bank and R2, R4, R6 and R8 controll...