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A Mechanical Means of Attaching a Carry Handle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060080D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Secunda, PN: AUTHOR

Abstract

The handle, when not in use, is pushed in against the unit. When required to carry the unit, the handle is pulled out, away from the unit. The handle also serves as a Palm Rest in the extended position, for operating the keyboard.

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A Mechanical Means of Attaching a Carry Handle

The handle, when not in use, is pushed in against the unit. When required to carry the unit, the handle is pulled out, away from the unit. The handle also serves as a Palm Rest in the extended position, for operating the keyboard.

As shown in Fig. 1, the handle and slides are separate members. The slides float in the ends of the handle, allowing them to follow the set width of the side brackets. The slides are pre-assembled into the handle (with no fastening devices) in such a manner that when the assembly is engaged into the side brackets, they cannot come apart. The handle can be pulled out or pushed in at any point and no binds occur. This means of assembly also provides a cost reduction. Storage space is conserved, as these parts can be packed in a narrow container. Also, less exposure to damage can occur in the unassembled state.

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