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Rotating Snap in Molded Logoplate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036348D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 3 page(s) / 95K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kline, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is the design for a rotating logoplate to be used with products that can be oriented in either a vertical or horizontal operating position.

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Rotating Snap in Molded Logoplate

Disclosed is the design for a rotating logoplate to be used with products that can be oriented in either a vertical or horizontal operating position.

Because of the many technical improvements in the plastics molding and finishing industry, logoplates with a high quality appearance normally associated with costlier metal-based processes (electroforming, engraving, etching, etc.) can now be achieved using injection molding and hot stamping manufacturing techniques.

In addition to a high quality appearance, mechanical features for attachment and alignment of the logoplate to the product covers can be integrated into these molded plastic parts, eliminating the need for additional mounting hardware or adhesives.

The rotating logo consists of three main components:

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1. The decorative plate with raised logotype

2. The mounting stud

3. The rotation positioning lugs

When mounting the logoplate (see figures) the logoplate-mounting stud is inserted through a hole in the machine cover, and is retained in the cover by the enlarged section at the end of the stud. When the stud is fully inserted through the cover, the back surface of the decorative plate area rests slightly above the front surface of the machine cover. Rotation alignment is achieved by rotating the decorative plate about the mounting stud until the positioning lugs have nested into the positioning reliefs of the machine cover. When the logoplate is rotated fro...