Patent obtained for work performed at Trojan Technologies, London, ON
International Patent Number: WO 2007/059609 A1
The complete patent document is available under the above number by following this link: WO 2007/059609. Since the patent covers additional items which I didn’t design, I’ve enclosed a scanned version of the cover and some of the images that summarize the assembly that I directly produced. It is available by clicking the figure below. One feature of note, highlighted on the cover sheet, is that it “obviates or mitigates the need to use adhesive and/or polymer insulation/O-rings to achieve electrical connections.” The importance of this statement is brought into focus when one considers the brittle materials involved, quartz and ceramic, the temperature gradient spanned, and the extremely high doses of ultraviolet (UV) light that the components must survive without breaking down or even off-gassing. There are of course many other features that would be fun to discuss here, but likely are categorized as being “proprietary” .
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