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Title: Method and apparatus for laying wire arrays

Abstract

Wire arrays (11) having a continuous wire (12) which is formed into a predetermined pattern and adhered to a backing material or substrate (13) are fabricated by applying adhesive material (16a, 16b) along opposite edge portions (17, 18) of the substrate, positioning a row of winding spools (21) along each of the edge portions and repeatedly extending the wire between and around successive spools at the opposite edge portions. The wound wire is then traveled along each spool toward the substrate and into contact with the adhesive. The spools are then removed and a coating of hardenable material (54) is applied to secure the wound wire to the substrate. Tension in the wire is relieved prior to contact of the wire with the adhesive and a small amount of slack is introduced into the wire before the final coating step. Mechanism (32) is provided for lifting the spools away from the substrate without disturbing the wound wire. The method and apparatus enable manufacture of precisely configured wire arrays without complex or costly equipment and do not require structural alterations in the substrate for the purpose of accommodating to fabrication equipment.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. 6525 Swainland Dr., Oakland, CA 94611
  2. 1712 Marin Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865848
Patent Number(s):
4588462
Assignee:
Horowitz, Seymour M. (6525 Swainland Dr., Oakland, CA 94611);Nesbitt, Dale D. (1712 Marin Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01C - RESISTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; laying; wire; arrays; 11; continuous; 12; formed; predetermined; pattern; adhered; material; substrate; 13; fabricated; applying; adhesive; 16a; 16b; opposite; edge; portions; 17; 18; positioning; row; winding; spools; 21; repeatedly; extending; successive; wound; traveled; spool; contact; removed; coating; hardenable; 54; applied; secure; tension; relieved; prior; amount; slack; introduced; final; step; mechanism; 32; provided; lifting; disturbing; enable; manufacture; precisely; configured; complex; costly; equipment; require; structural; alterations; purpose; accommodating; fabrication; edge portions; adhesive material; wire arrays; edge portion; predetermined pattern; opposite edge; wire array; precisely configured; /156/

Citation Formats

Horowitz, Seymour M, and Nesbitt, Dale D. Method and apparatus for laying wire arrays. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Horowitz, Seymour M, & Nesbitt, Dale D. Method and apparatus for laying wire arrays. United States.
Horowitz, Seymour M, and Nesbitt, Dale D. Wed . "Method and apparatus for laying wire arrays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865848.
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abstractNote = {Wire arrays (11) having a continuous wire (12) which is formed into a predetermined pattern and adhered to a backing material or substrate (13) are fabricated by applying adhesive material (16a, 16b) along opposite edge portions (17, 18) of the substrate, positioning a row of winding spools (21) along each of the edge portions and repeatedly extending the wire between and around successive spools at the opposite edge portions. The wound wire is then traveled along each spool toward the substrate and into contact with the adhesive. The spools are then removed and a coating of hardenable material (54) is applied to secure the wound wire to the substrate. Tension in the wire is relieved prior to contact of the wire with the adhesive and a small amount of slack is introduced into the wire before the final coating step. Mechanism (32) is provided for lifting the spools away from the substrate without disturbing the wound wire. The method and apparatus enable manufacture of precisely configured wire arrays without complex or costly equipment and do not require structural alterations in the substrate for the purpose of accommodating to fabrication equipment.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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