Vincent Associates(R) Receives Second US Patent for UNIBLITZ(R) N-CAS(R) NS Shutter Series

Top Quote Vincent Associates®, manufacturer of UNIBLITZ® shutters has received a second US Patent for the UNIBLITZ® N-CAS® NS shutter series, patent number 7,845,865. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 27, 2011 - Rochester, NY - The original patent, 7,513,702 was received in April of 2009. Products in the NS series are the NS15 (15mm), NS25 (25mm), and the NS45 (45mm) series of shutters. Recently the NS35 (35mm) was added to the NS product line and soon we will introduce the NS65 a 65mm aperture! Additional aperture sizes and additional uni-stable devices will also be available soon.

    The UNIBLITZ® N-CAS® NS series is a novel innovation in shutter design from Vincent Associates. The devices' reliability has been enhanced by significantly reducing the number of moving parts. The total number of moving parts has been reduced to six, five of which are the shutter blades themselves! (One additional blade will be in the new NS65 design.) The activating mechanism is non-contact and has shown to increase its reliability through testing over similar type shutter designs. These shutters can be used for the many applications including, exposure control for digital cameras, non-uniformity correction for Infrared applications, visual inspection systems and image smearing prevention.

    The N-CAS® device is innovative by comparison. There are no linkages and no external damping system. The damping system has been integrated into the device to provide long lasting, quiet operation. The only protruding component is the unit's actuator coil. The external mounting surfaces of the device are flat which make the shutter simple to integrate into user applications. These shutters are bi-stable, only requiring power to change their state. The devices can also be configured uni-stable (powered active and return to the default state once power is removed).

    For more than 40 years, Vincent Associates has been supplying the UNIBLITZ® electro-programmable shutter systems worldwide, addressing numerous demanding applications.

    Vincent Associates® is the manufacturer of UNIBLITZ® electronic shutters and shutter systems based in Rochester, NY, with distribution centers worldwide. Vincent Associates® provides shutter solutions to a wide variety of consumers after rigorous testing to ensure application with confidence. For more information visit their site at:, email vincentassociates ( @ ) uniblitz dot com, or call (585) 385-5930 to learn more about products offered by UNIBLITZ® and how they may help you with your application.

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