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

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102854D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

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 (LED's) 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 (LED's) 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 to eliminate inverted
orientation of its lens surface (1A) by the trapezoidal, or otherwise
non-rectangular cross-section of adapter (1) obtainable by ordinary
means, such as adding draft to the upper and lower surfaces (8) when
molding.

      The curved inside surface (10) of adapter (1) also centralized
diffused beams from the light-emitting device (4).  Additional light
from the sides of the light-emitting device (4) is gathered into the
adapter lens from the two sides of the adapter (1) which extend back
to edges (8).

      The adapter is economical whereas it is moldable in one piece
with one-directional pull (2) as indicated.  Optimum focal length (5)
of the LED is achieved within the body of the adapter (1).  With the
LED within the cavity (6) (see sketch), the adapter with LED is moved
forward.  Angled edges (8) of the adapter correspond with angled
edges (9) of the host to assure proper adapter orientation
(non-inverted)....