Accession Number : ADD009378

Title :   Auto-Optical Centering Device for Photometers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Harrison,Venton R

Report Date : 10 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent concerns an automatic centering device for photometers which facilitates the automatic centering of each microtiter well is accomplished simply by moving the microtiter plate so that the stainless steel lamp housing tip is in proximity of the well. There is sufficient tension in the lamp support arm to automatically 'nest', i.e. snugly fit the lamp source on the perimeter of the well being read and thus optically centering the light beam with the photodetector.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Photometers, Alignment, Light sources, Optical detectors

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE