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Cabinet for Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043784D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

DeJanosi, PE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A convenient, movable, compact and secure cabinet for a personal computer is provided by an enclosure having a lockable door and a pair of pull-out shelves. In the figure, a keyboard tray 1 moves out of the cabinet on a pair of slides 2 and is attached to the slides underneath by a swivel mechanism (not shown). The keyboard pivots 360Πand can slide laterally in either direction to allow keyboard use from either side of the cabinet. Tray 1 is supported low enough to permit storage of the keyboard when the shelf is retracted. An extension along the front edge of the tray can be added to serve as a palm rest. A second tray 3 has an attached auxiliary printer shelf 4 and is mounted for withdrawal on slides 5 to provide printer access.

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Cabinet for Personal Computer

A convenient, movable, compact and secure cabinet for a personal computer is provided by an enclosure having a lockable door and a pair of pull-out shelves. In the figure, a keyboard tray 1 moves out of the cabinet on a pair of slides 2 and is attached to the slides underneath by a swivel mechanism (not shown). The keyboard pivots 360OE and can slide laterally in either direction to allow keyboard use from either side of the cabinet. Tray 1 is supported low enough to permit storage of the keyboard when the shelf is retracted. An extension along the front edge of the tray can be added to serve as a palm rest. A second tray 3 has an attached auxiliary printer shelf 4 and is mounted for withdrawal on slides 5 to provide printer access. Diskettes and manuals can be stored directly below the printer with the supply paper stored on the rear portion of tray 3. A diskette drive and display terminal can be placed on the top surface of the cabinet with cables attached to the keyboard and printer through an opening in the back wall of the cabinet. A lockable door (not shown) is hinged along the left vertical cabinet edge for enclosing the two trays and their equipment when retracted. The interior walls of the cabinet are lined with a thin plastic foam to deaden sound.

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