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Flexible, liquid core light guide with focusing and light shaping attachments

United States Patent

5,896,483
April 20, 1999
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A liquid light guide system for ultraviolet light is disclosed that has a light shaping arrangement for the emitted light, a stable liquid core and sheath and reliable and effective end closures. The end closures include a metal crimping arrangement that utilizes two layers of deformable materials to prevent cracking of endplugs.
Wojcik; Randolph Frank (Yorktown, VA), Majewski; Stanislaw (Grafton, VA), Zorn; Carl John (Yorktown, VA), Kross; Brian (Yorktown, VA)
Southeastern Univ. Research Assn., Inc. (Newport News, VA)
08/ 953,209
October 17, 1997
The United States may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract DE-AC05-84 ER 40150 from the United States Department of Energy.