Patent Number: 6,294,864

Title: Color cathode-ray tube with shadow mask having L-shaped bi-metallic springs

Abstract: A shadow mask spring for a color cathode ray tube having a generally rectangular shadow mask structure including a shadow mask and a support frame for holding the shadow mask. Shadow mask springs serve for holding the support frame inside a panel having a phosphor screen adjacent thereto and engage with panel pins for holding the shadow mask structure. Each of the shadow mask springs includes L-shaped base plate and a joined plate secured to one end of the base plate. The base plate has a phosphor screen side metal portion and an electron gun side metal portion with the phosphor screen side metal portion having a smaller thermal expansion coefficient than that of the electron gun side metal portion. An other end of the base plate is secured to a side of the support frame. The joined plate is engageable with a panel pin and the secured portion of the one end of the base plate and the joined plate is located at a position closer to the phosphor screen than the secured portion of the other end of the base plate and the support frame.

Inventors: Mochizuki; Tatsuya (Mobara, JP), Hosotani; Nobuhiko (Mobara, JP), Tsuchiya; Yasumasa (Mobara, JP), Ueyama; Takehiko (Mobara, JP), Tsuruoka; Masakazu (Mobara, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: H01J 29/07 (20060101); H01J 029/80 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018