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Laser housing having integral mounts and method of manufacturing same

United States Patent

October 19, 2004
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A housing adapted to position, support, and facilitate aligning various components, including an optical path assembly, of a laser. In a preferred embodiment, the housing is constructed from a single piece of material and broadly comprises one or more through-holes; one or more cavities; and one or more integral mounts, wherein the through-holes and the cavities cooperate to define the integral mounts. Securement holes machined into the integral mounts facilitate securing components within the integral mounts using set screws, adhesive, or a combination thereof. In a preferred method of making the housing, the through-holes and cavities are first machined into the single piece of material, with at least some of the remaining material forming the integral mounts.
Herron; Michael Alan (Overland Park, KS), Brickeen; Brian Keith (Wentzville, MO)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 302,266
November 21, 2002
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under Contract No. DE-AC04-01AL66850 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.