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Four-Point Equalizing Centering Clamp Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061000D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Vrooman, RW [+details]


Disclosed is a clamp assembly tool for accurately centering a rectangular object (in the plane of the rectangle) so that the geometrical center of the object is aligned with a reference center of the tool and the edges of the object are parallel with the orthogonal reference axes of the tool. The figure shows the tool assembly. The base assembly has a flat section (not shown) on which there is a cylindrical section 1. Section 1 contains a cavity 2 and within it is a cylindrical pedestal 3 which is the platform on which the object to be aligned is placed. In addition, section 1 has four channels 4 cut into it which are centered on the orthogonal reference axes of the tool.