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Damper Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060072D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kroeker, EB Prime, RE [+details]

Abstract

A device to control motion of attached devices is described and shown in the figure. The damper mechanism, shown in the figure, is a device that is used to control the rate of motion in opening and closing of any object such as a cover, door, panel, display, or any other similar application that needs a controlled action. The dampening action is developed by using the items shown in the figure. The carriage assembly 1 includes a roller 3, two adjustable setscrews 7, a linkage arm 2, and pin 4 which attaches the linkage arm 2 to carriage assembly 1. Linkage arm 2 can be altered for various applications being controlled. The carriage assembly is inserted into a captive track 6 which allows the carriage assembly to be moved in the "A" and "B" directions. Installed between the tracks 6 is the rubber pad 5.