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Title: Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement

Abstract

An adjustment mechanism such as a three point spherical mount for adjustably supporting a planer mirror or other type of arrangement relative to a plane defined by a given pair of intersecting perpendicular axes is disclosed herein. This mechanism includes first means for fixedly supporting the mirror or other arrangement such that the latter is positionable within the plane defined by the given pair of intersecting perpendicular axes. This latter means and the mirror or other such arrangement are supported by second means for limited movement back and forth about either of the intersecting axes. Moreover, this second means supports the first means and the mirror or other arrangement such that the latter is not movable in any other way whereby the point on the mirror or other arrangement coinciding with the intersection of the given axes does not move or float, thereby making the ability to adjust the mirror or other such arrangement more precise and accurate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Tracy, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866123
Patent Number(s):
4640591
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
support; mechanism; mirrored; surface; arrangement; adjustment; spherical; mount; adjustably; supporting; planer; mirror; type; relative; plane; defined; pair; intersecting; perpendicular; axes; disclosed; means; fixedly; latter; positionable; supported; limited; movement; forth; moreover; supports; movable; whereby; coinciding; intersection; move; float; ability; adjust; precise; accurate; plane defined; adjustment mechanism; mirrored surface; /359/248/

Citation Formats

Cutburth, Ronald W. Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Cutburth, Ronald W. Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement. United States.
Cutburth, Ronald W. Thu . "Support mechanism for a mirrored surface or other arrangement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866123.
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abstractNote = {An adjustment mechanism such as a three point spherical mount for adjustably supporting a planer mirror or other type of arrangement relative to a plane defined by a given pair of intersecting perpendicular axes is disclosed herein. This mechanism includes first means for fixedly supporting the mirror or other arrangement such that the latter is positionable within the plane defined by the given pair of intersecting perpendicular axes. This latter means and the mirror or other such arrangement are supported by second means for limited movement back and forth about either of the intersecting axes. Moreover, this second means supports the first means and the mirror or other arrangement such that the latter is not movable in any other way whereby the point on the mirror or other arrangement coinciding with the intersection of the given axes does not move or float, thereby making the ability to adjust the mirror or other such arrangement more precise and accurate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
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