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Adjustable Oscillation Free Shock Absorber

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076552D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bodrouk, AA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

It is often necessary to mechanically position a member against a reference stop without subjecting the member to any banging and/or bouncing actions. Figs. 1, 2 and 3 show three such mechanisms.

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Adjustable Oscillation Free Shock Absorber

It is often necessary to mechanically position a member against a reference stop without subjecting the member to any banging and/or bouncing actions. Figs. 1, 2 and 3 show three such mechanisms.

In Figs. 1, 2 and 3, member 1 is to be positioned against reference stop 2.

In Fig. 1 a smooth decelerating force is applied by the interaction of spring 3, piston 4 and ramp 5. As member 1 is moved towards reference stop 2, its speed is decreased as the kinetic energy of member 1 is used up on the compressing of spring 3 by piston 4. The preload of spring 3 is adjustable and the system can be tuned so as to bring member 1 to a gentle stop against reference stop 2.

In Fig. 2 the deceleration action is provided by spring 6, pivot arm 7 and protrusion 8 of member 1.

In Fig. 3 the deceleration action is provided by spring 9 and protrusion 10 of member 1.

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