Browse Prior Art Database

Decorative Cover Locating and Retention

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060977D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kay, RC: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes an arrangement for locating and retaining a decorative cover to a machine chassis. Referring to Fig. 1, which is a side view in section showing the plastic cover 1 in place on machine chassis 2. A SCOTCHMATE* dual-lock 3 [*] which has an adhesive backing is attached to each of a pair of brackets 4 carried by the chassis. A pair of mating SCOTCHMATE dual- locks 5 are attached to recesses on the rear face of the cover by means of adhesive backing. Bosses 6 are molded to the inside of the cover to serve as locating pins. Each bracket 4 has a locating pin hole 7 which is adapted to receive a locating pin 6, as illustrated in the perspective view of Fig. 2. In applying the cover 1 to the chassis 2, the bosses 6 are located in the holes 7 and the cover is pushed toward the chassis.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Decorative Cover Locating and Retention

This article describes an arrangement for locating and retaining a decorative cover to a machine chassis. Referring to Fig. 1, which is a side view in section showing the plastic cover 1 in place on machine chassis 2. A SCOTCHMATE* dual-lock 3 [*] which has an adhesive backing is attached to each of a pair of brackets 4 carried by the chassis. A pair of mating SCOTCHMATE dual- locks 5 are attached to recesses on the rear face of the cover by means of adhesive backing. Bosses 6 are molded to the inside of the cover to serve as locating pins. Each bracket 4 has a locating pin hole 7 which is adapted to receive a locating pin 6, as illustrated in the perspective view of Fig. 2. In applying the cover 1 to the chassis 2, the bosses 6 are located in the holes 7 and the cover is pushed toward the chassis. The mating SCOTCHMATE dual-locks 5 are aligned by the bosses. Upon contact, the dual-locks' surfaces interlock with each other, thereby retaining the cover on the chassis. * Trademark of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Reference [*] U.S. Patent 3,270,408.

1

Page 2 of 2

2

[This page contains 4 pictures or other non-text objects]