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Title: Adapter plate assembly for adjustable mounting of objects

Abstract

An adapter plate and two locking discs are together affixed to an optic table with machine screws or bolts threaded into a fixed array of internally threaded holes provided in the table surface. The adapter plate preferably has two, and preferably parallel, elongated locating slots each freely receiving a portion of one of the locking discs for secure affixation of the adapter plate to the optic table. A plurality of threaded apertures provided in the adapter plate are available to attach optical mounts or other devices onto the adapter plate in an orientation not limited by the disposition of the array of threaded holes in the table surface. An axially aligned but radially offset hole through each locking disc receives a screw that tightens onto the table, such that prior to tightening of the screw the locking disc may rotate and translate within each locating slot of the adapter plate for maximum flexibility of the orientation thereof.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866334
Patent Number(s):
US 4687165
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
adapter; plate; assembly; adjustable; mounting; locking; discs; affixed; optic; table; machine; screws; bolts; threaded; fixed; array; internally; holes; provided; surface; preferably; parallel; elongated; locating; slots; freely; receiving; portion; secure; affixation; plurality; apertures; available; attach; optical; mounts; devices; orientation; limited; disposition; axially; aligned; radially; offset; disc; receives; screw; tightens; prior; tightening; rotate; translate; slot; maximum; flexibility; adapter plate; axially aligned; plate assembly; radially offset; adjustable mounting; optical mount; table surface; internally threaded; axially align; /248/

Citation Formats

Blackburn, Robert S. Adapter plate assembly for adjustable mounting of objects. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Blackburn, Robert S. Adapter plate assembly for adjustable mounting of objects. United States.
Blackburn, Robert S. Thu . "Adapter plate assembly for adjustable mounting of objects". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866334.
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title = {Adapter plate assembly for adjustable mounting of objects},
author = {Blackburn, Robert S},
abstractNote = {An adapter plate and two locking discs are together affixed to an optic table with machine screws or bolts threaded into a fixed array of internally threaded holes provided in the table surface. The adapter plate preferably has two, and preferably parallel, elongated locating slots each freely receiving a portion of one of the locking discs for secure affixation of the adapter plate to the optic table. A plurality of threaded apertures provided in the adapter plate are available to attach optical mounts or other devices onto the adapter plate in an orientation not limited by the disposition of the array of threaded holes in the table surface. An axially aligned but radially offset hole through each locking disc receives a screw that tightens onto the table, such that prior to tightening of the screw the locking disc may rotate and translate within each locating slot of the adapter plate for maximum flexibility of the orientation thereof.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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