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Secretarial Terminal and Desk Extension Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045498D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grassi, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article discloses a combined secretarial work station, desk extension and terminal support stand for a variety of keyboard and CRT terminal displays.

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Secretarial Terminal and Desk Extension Unit

This article discloses a combined secretarial work station, desk extension and terminal support stand for a variety of keyboard and CRT terminal displays.

Fig. 1 illustrates a plan view showing the top 1 in a general modified L-shape. A generally rectangular and downwardly pivotal support shelf 2 resides in a rectangular cutout in the top surface, as shown. A video display terminal unit rests on the support surface 2 and may be tilted in elevation by raising or lowering shelf 2 with an internal latch and mechanism (not shown). The units come in either left-or right-handed models and are designated by whether they attach to the left or right end of a secretarial desk (not shown). The unit illustrated is a right-hand model and attaches at surface 3 to the right-hand end of a secretary's desk or work station. An area for placement of a keyboard is generally depicted at C on the top surface 1, and additional work surface areas 5 serve in a variety of fashions for other associated books and/or materials that the secretary may need. Shelves 6 also serve for storage. The corners of a unit's top surface 1 are rounded, as shown, and the position of the CRT display shelf 2 is in the corner to take maximum advantage of the otherwise difficult to use space on the top surface 1. A secretary can sit or pivot to face the terminal on shelf 2 in a simple motion from facing her desk (not shown), but the wraparound effect of the L-shape...