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Self-Stop Cover Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035891D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Homma, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism of a cover with spring pivots which enables the cover to stay closed or be opened by itself without losing the outward appearance of the cover, without any projection to the cover's attached plane, and without any additional parts.

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Self-Stop Cover Mechanism

Disclosed is a mechanism of a cover with spring pivots which enables the cover to stay closed or be opened by itself without losing the outward appearance of the cover, without any projection to the cover's attached plane, and without any additional parts.

Referring to Fig. 1, the mechanism consists of a cover with receptacles provided with openings at the tip portions, and spring pivots, each comprising a small roller and studs for supporting the roller to be received by the receptacle.

The cover can be assembled easily by putting it in the direction of arrow, as shown in Fig. 2C, and will be difficult to remove after insertion.

Fig. 2A shows the cover pushed by the spring pivot against the plane so that the cover is kept closed. When the cover is opened after passing the unstable position shown in Fig. 2B, the cover's other surface is pushed against the plane by the spring pivot and the cover is kept open, as shown in Fig. 2C.

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