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Data Processing System Enclosure with Floating Frame Number for Panel Alignment at Inner Corner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050505D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Soohoo, KM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Two flat panels of an enclosure for a data processing system are joined at an inside corner by a floating frame member. The frame member is a vertically extending tube that carries two vertically extending gaskets. THe edges of the two panels are mounted in vertical planes at right angles to each other and abut against the gaskets at the corner. If the floor supporting the enclosure sags and the frame becomes slightly misaligned, the floating frame member adjusts to the misalignment and maintains the panels in contact with the gaskets.

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Data Processing System Enclosure with Floating Frame Number for Panel Alignment at Inner Corner

Two flat panels of an enclosure for a data processing system are joined at an inside corner by a floating frame member. The frame member is a vertically extending tube that carries two vertically extending gaskets. THe edges of the two panels are mounted in vertical planes at right angles to each other and abut against the gaskets at the corner. If the floor supporting the enclosure sags and the frame becomes slightly misaligned, the floating frame member adjusts to the misalignment and maintains the panels in contact with the gaskets.

Some enclosures for data processing systems have flat metal panels that are attached to a tubular metal frame. As viewed from the top, the enclosure may have an L- or T-shape that includes an inside corner where two panels meet. The edges of the panels are bridged by a conductive gasket, and the panels and gaskets form an electromagnetic shield for the data processing system. If there is a sag in the floor that supports the enclosure, the frame may become slightly misaligned, and a panel may separate slightly from its gasket.

The drawing shows the following elements in a top view: two panels 2 and 3, a floating frame member 4, gaskets 5 and 6, a 90 degrees bracket 7, a stationary frame part 8, two pins 9 and 10, and two spacers 11 and 12. The pins and the bracket form a gimble structure that supports member 4 so that it can move in the p...