A scan element includes a bobbin having a central axis about which is wound an electromagnetic wire coil and having a flange oriented generally transverse to the central axis. At least one elastomeric support has a first end coupled to the flange. A permanent magnet has first and second surfaces, a central axis, and a magnetization direction oriented generally transverse to the central axis of the permanent magnet. The magnet is supported by a second end of the elastomeric support. A mirror has a central axis and is mounted on the second surface of the magnet. The central axes of the mirror and magnet are coaxial with the central axis of the bobbin. The elastomeric support provides a return force when the magnet and the mirror are rotated at an angle from the central axis during energization of the electromagnetic wire coil.

Title
Scan element for use in scanning light and method of making the same
Application Number
12/565089
Publication Number
20110069365
Application Date
September 23, 2009
Publication Date
March 24, 2011
Inventor
Shane Michael Edmonds
Monroeville
NJ, US
Assignee
Metrologic instruments
NJ, US
IPC
H02K 15/14
H02K 33/02
G02B 26/10
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