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Mounting Method for Liquid Crystal Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038401D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Robbins, LH: AUTHOR

Abstract

Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate a method of mounting a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 10 or similar display panel in a device, such as a portable computer. The LCD 10 is mounted in a metal frame 13 which has mounting ears 13A which are used to mount the LCD 10 to a bezel 12. The bezel 12 is then securely attached to the portable device (not shown). A rubber grommet 14 is inserted into a hole in each mounting ear 13A. The LCD 10 is accurately located relative to the bezel 12 by fitting holes in the rubber grommet 14 over locating posts 12A which are an integral part of the bezel 12. A spring clip 15 is snapped over the rubber grommet 14 onto hooks 12B which are also an integral part of the bezel 12.

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Mounting Method for Liquid Crystal Display

Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate a method of mounting a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 10 or similar display panel in a device, such as a portable computer. The LCD 10 is mounted in a metal frame 13 which has mounting ears 13A which are used to mount the LCD 10 to a bezel
12. The bezel 12 is then securely attached to the portable device (not shown). A rubber grommet 14 is inserted into a hole in each mounting ear 13A. The LCD 10 is accurately located relative to the bezel 12 by fitting holes in the rubber grommet 14 over locating posts 12A which are an integral part of the bezel 12. A spring clip 15 is snapped over the rubber grommet 14 onto hooks 12B which are also an integral part of the bezel 12. The spring clip 15 applies pressure to the rubber grommet 14 which in turn squeezes firmly onto the bezel locating post 12A and around the hole and both sides of the mounting ear 13A. The key features are: A. A method of accurately locating the LCD to the bezel.

B. A simple attachment which is accomplished by snapping clips in

place.

C. A method of mounting which allows for the LCD to be protected

from excessive shock and vibration due to the rubber mounting

interface between the LCD and bezel and/or covers of the

portable unit.

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