04622452 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 19 patents.

An electrode apparatus for an electric arc vapor deposition machine has an electrode body with a coaxially aligned stud threaded into its rear surface and projecting substantially perpendicularly thereto. The distal end of the stud is threaded for rapid detachable fastening to an electrode support means such that the periphery of the rear surface of the electrode is uniformly drawn toward engagement with the electrode support means. A seal member forms a fluid tight seal between the peripheral rear surface of the electrode body and the electrode support means, which cooperatively define a coolant cavity for actively and efficiently cooling substantially the entire lower surface of the electrode. The electrode support means includes means for directly bathing the seal with liquid coolant from the coolant cavity. The simple threaded stud mounting configuration allows a spent cathode to be rapidly replaced.

Title
Electric arc vapor deposition electrode apparatus
Application Number
6/515568
Publication Number
4622452
Application Date
July 21, 1983
Publication Date
November 11, 1986
Inventor
Gary E Vergason
Minneapolis
MN, US
Clark Bergman
Roseville
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Multi Arc Vacuum Systems
MN, US
IPC
B23K 9/00
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