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Linear Motion Support Spring

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077001D
Original Publication Date: 1972-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Malmros, GVA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This device provides support and true linear motion. A pair of flexible spring plates 1 and 2 have identical cuts 3a - 3b and 4a - 4b. Rods 5 and 6 are affixed to the outermost elements of plate 1. These rods are also fastened to support member 7. Output member 8 is fastened to the central elements of plates 1 and 2. Member 8 is constrained only by spring plates 1 and 2 and is, therefore, free to move in the axial direction only.

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Linear Motion Support Spring

This device provides support and true linear motion. A pair of flexible spring plates 1 and 2 have identical cuts 3a - 3b and 4a - 4b. Rods 5 and 6 are affixed to the outermost elements of plate 1. These rods are also fastened to support member 7. Output member 8 is fastened to the central elements of plates 1 and
2. Member 8 is constrained only by spring plates 1 and 2 and is, therefore, free to move in the axial direction only.

Stability of the device can be further enhanced by inter-connecting the edges 9a - 10a and 9b - 10b, respectively, with rigid plates.

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