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Title: Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement

Abstract

A mechanism is described for supporting first means including a planer surface for movement relative to a vertical plane defined by particular intersecting x and y axes which extend horizontally and vertically, respectively, the mechanism comprising: (a) second means including a plurality of segments of an annular surface which forms part of a sphere whose center defines the intersection of the x and y axes. The annular surface defines a z axis extending through the intersection of the x and y axes perpendicular to the vertical plane; (b) third means connecting the planer surface including first means with the second means such that the planer surface is positionably within the vertical plane and is itself intersected by the z axis at a particular point thereon. The third means includes bearing means disposed between the first means and the segments of the annular surface of the second means for allowing the first means to move in any direction on the annular surface segments including certain specific directions which allow the planer surface to pivot back and forth to a limited extent about both the x and y axes relative to the vertical plane; and (c) fourth means interconnecting the first andmore » second means and cooperating with the third means for limiting the movement of the first means to the certain specific directions.« less

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6865370
Patent Number(s):
US 4640591
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 8 Nov 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MIRRORS; SUPPORTS; POSITIONING; SPHERES; SURFACES; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Cutburth, R W. Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Cutburth, R W. Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement. United States.
Cutburth, R W. Tue . "Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement". United States.
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abstractNote = {A mechanism is described for supporting first means including a planer surface for movement relative to a vertical plane defined by particular intersecting x and y axes which extend horizontally and vertically, respectively, the mechanism comprising: (a) second means including a plurality of segments of an annular surface which forms part of a sphere whose center defines the intersection of the x and y axes. The annular surface defines a z axis extending through the intersection of the x and y axes perpendicular to the vertical plane; (b) third means connecting the planer surface including first means with the second means such that the planer surface is positionably within the vertical plane and is itself intersected by the z axis at a particular point thereon. The third means includes bearing means disposed between the first means and the segments of the annular surface of the second means for allowing the first means to move in any direction on the annular surface segments including certain specific directions which allow the planer surface to pivot back and forth to a limited extent about both the x and y axes relative to the vertical plane; and (c) fourth means interconnecting the first and second means and cooperating with the third means for limiting the movement of the first means to the certain specific directions.},
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