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Computer Stand with Ceiling Telescoping Rails

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038120D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brumbaugh, KA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a stand for a personal computer and its peripherals, and more specifically a stand which can withdraw into the ceiling along two telescopic rails.

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Computer Stand with Ceiling Telescoping Rails

Disclosed is a stand for a personal computer and its peripherals, and more specifically a stand which can withdraw into the ceiling along two telescopic rails.

The console stand moves up and down on telescopic rails so that when the unit is not being used it may be stored in the ceiling. The equipment is protected and out of the way when not in use, though it is very easy to access. No floor space is used. Power lines and other cables can be retractable, and can be contained within the telescopic rails. The weight of the stand is counterbalanced by adjustable springs in the attic. The bottom of the stand seals the opening in the ceiling when the stand is in its up position. When the stand is down, the opening is sealed by a trap cover.

The figure shows the device which allows a PC unit to be controllably removed from a hazardous environment, or to be used when space is at a premium. The PC unit can be easily brought into position upon command. A shelving unit (1) contains a personal computer (2), a monitor (3), printer (4), and a keyboard (5). The keyboard is on rails so that it can be pulled out for use and pushed into the shelf for storage. Above the ceiling (6) of the room is an environmentally protected box which is large enough to contain the shelving unit and its devices. The bottom of the shelving unit acts to fill the bottom of this box when in the up position so that it is flush with the ceiling. A pair of te...