Oblique compound parabolic reflector

  • US 4,741,610 A
  • Filed: 12/05/1986
  • Issued: 05/03/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A device to focus to a point, or generate from a point, parallel waves, such as solar energy, comprising of two reflectors, each of which is part of a parabolic cylinder, the first reflector reflecting the waves onto the second reflector whose focal length is not greater than the first reflector'"'"'s, and which is positioned so that its plane of symmetry is perpendicular to both the plane of symmetry and the focal line of the first reflector, so that the second reflector is equidistant from the second reflectors focal line and the plane parrallel to the second reflector'"'"'s focal line that contains the first reflector'"'"'s focal line, wherein the improvement comprises the second reflector'"'"'s focal line making an acute angle to the plane of symmetry of the first reflector.

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