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1. (WO2018129037) CROSS FLEXURE SUSPENSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/129037    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012178
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 04 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G02B 7/182
G02B 26/10
Applicants: BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
Inventors: OSTASZEWSKI, Miroslaw, A.
Title: CROSS FLEXURE SUSPENSION
Abstract:
Suspension system structures and methods are provided. A system as disclosed allows for rotation of a supported object in two axes, with very little translational movement of the supported object. The system can include a base mounting structure that is joined to an intermediate or connecting structure by a first set of flexure blades. The connecting structure is in turn joined to a supported element structure by a second set of flexure blades. The first set of flexure blades can include four blades that intersect along a line that is coincident with an X axis of rotation, and the second set of flexure blades can include four blades that intersect along a line that is coincident with the Y axis of rotation. The components of the suspension system can comprise a monolithic structure that is formed from a single piece of material.