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INSERTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACCURATE AND REPEATABLE TARGET INSERTION

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150268445
9,696,517
A1
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The present invention discloses a device and a method for inserting and positioning a target within a free electron laser, particle accelerator, or other such device that generates or utilizes a beam of energy or particles. The system includes a three-point registration mechanism that insures angular and translational accuracy and repeatability of positioning upon multiple insertions within the same structure.
Gubeli, Joseph (Gloucester, VA), Shinn, Michelle D. (Newport News, VA), Bevins, Michael E. (Windsor, VA), Dillon-Townes, Lawrence (Newport News, VA), Neil, George (Williamsburg, VA)
14/ 662,047
March 18, 2015
[0002] The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 from the Department of Energy.