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Linear Device Bank Design With Minimum Cover to Body Sliding Force

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052514D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelella, LF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

One design of the linear device bank (LDB) container comprises two cove parts 1 and 2 and one body 3. Each cover, top and bottom, slides into and over the body. See Figs. 1 and 2.

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Linear Device Bank Design With Minimum Cover to Body Sliding Force

One design of the linear device bank (LDB) container comprises two cove parts 1 and 2 and one body 3. Each cover, top and bottom, slides into and over the body. See Figs. 1 and 2.

Because of the non-symmetrical cross-section of the covers, their fabrication often results in a warped condition. See Fig. 3.

When such warped covers are mated to the body, significant and variable friction forces result.

The solution proposed here modifies this cover design so as to make the covers flat and therefore significantly lowers these frictional forces and their variability. The solution is shown in Fig. 4, which involves slotting the cover ribs 4 and 5 with cuts 6. The cover becomes much flatter and flexible.

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