US Patent No. 10,772,167

WAVEGUIDE FLANGE SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,772,167
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Waveguide Flange System
Inventorship Adam J. Balkcum, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,167

1. A waveguide flange system for coupling a first microwave component to a second microwave component, the system comprising:a first waveguide flange attached to the first microwave component, the first waveguide flange having a central waveguide bore;
a second waveguide flange attached to the second microwave component, the second waveguide flange having a central waveguide bore;
a deformable gasket disposed between the first waveguide flange and the second waveguide flange;
a first weldable weld plate extending outward from the first waveguide flange in all directions orthogonal to the waveguide bore;
a second weldable weld plate extending outward from the second waveguide flange in all directions orthogonal to the waveguide bore and oriented parallel to the first weld plate;
a knife edge formed in the first waveguide flange surrounding the waveguide bore on a side facing the gasket and arranged to project towards and engage the gasket; and
a knife edge formed in the second waveguide flange surrounding the waveguide bore on a side facing the gasket and arranged to project towards and engage the gasket,
wherein the first weld plate and the second weld plate are welded to one another to form a vacuum tight seal.