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Lift Button Retention Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060059D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Babcock, RF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Large lift buttons on the side of a plastic cover for a CRT terminal or the like are held in place in the terminal cover. Lift button 1, which actuates a mechanism (not shown) through its stem, is located in and held onto cover 2 with retaining ring 3. Retaining ring 3 is equipped with locking fingers 4 having detents 5 on their ends; assembly is accomplished by placing ring 3 into cover opening 6 such that fingers 4 are in insertion slots 7, and turning as shown until detents snap into detent slots 8 locking the ring in place. Button 1 is held in place in ring 3 by flange 9 which engages the bottom surface of the ring; guiding is provided by the button outside diameter 10 which rides in the inside diameter 11 of ring 3.

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Lift Button Retention Device

Large lift buttons on the side of a plastic cover for a CRT terminal or the like are held in place in the terminal cover. Lift button 1, which actuates a mechanism (not shown) through its stem, is located in and held onto cover 2 with retaining ring 3. Retaining ring 3 is equipped with locking fingers 4 having detents 5 on their ends; assembly is accomplished by placing ring 3 into cover opening 6 such that fingers 4 are in insertion slots 7, and turning as shown until detents snap into detent slots 8 locking the ring in place. Button 1 is held in place in ring 3 by flange 9 which engages the bottom surface of the ring; guiding is provided by the button outside diameter 10 which rides in the inside diameter 11 of ring 3.

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