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Emitter/Detector with Collimation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051615D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lindsey, DE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This housing incorporates the requirements of a lens, lens holder and mounting bracket.

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Emitter/Detector with Collimation

This housing incorporates the requirements of a lens, lens holder and mounting bracket.

The LED (light-emitting diode) or photodetector 10 is force fit into an opening in a plastic plate 12 set in a cover 14 which includes a molded lens portion 14 and holes 16 for mounting. A closure 18 contains a stub 20 that forces the leads 22 of the LED against contacts 24 that are wired to the back of the closure to permit electrical connections to be made to the LED 10.

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