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Universal Adapter for Mounting of Light-Emitting Or Light-Receiving Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101219D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a universal adapter with integral lens for secure mounting of varying sizes of light-emitting devices to a host with no secondary or hazardous operations. Examples of light-emitting devices that could be mounted are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and miniature filament lamps. Also the universal adapter is configured to collect or receive a more substantial amount of the available light.

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Universal Adapter for Mounting of Light-Emitting Or Light-Receiving Devices

       Disclosed is a universal adapter with integral lens for
secure mounting of varying sizes of light-emitting devices to a host
with no secondary or hazardous operations. Examples of light-emitting
devices that could be mounted are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and
miniature filament lamps. Also the universal adapter is configured to
collect or receive a more substantial amount of the available light.

      The universal adapter 1 is designed where orientation of its
lens surface 1A to the host 7 is not a requirement.

      The curved inside surface (not shown) of adapter 1 centralizes
diffused beams from the light-emitting device. Additional light from
the side of the light-emitting devices 3 is gathered into the adapter
lens from the sides of the adapter 1 which extend back to edges.

      Optimum focal length 4 of the LED is achieved within the body
of the adapter 1.  With the LED within the expandable cavity 5, (see
sketch) the adapter with LED are moved forward.  Flexible tenons 6
provided by the host 7 deflect apart during insertion of adapter 1
and flex back into original position when mounting surfaces 8 of the
adapter become available.  Adapter with LED is now attached to the
host with no secondary or hazardous operations.  The expandable
cavity also serves as a strain relief for the LED wires after
mounting.

      The adapter and attachment arrangement descr...