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Vertical Stand Assembly for Electronic Enclosure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062060D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 3 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davidge, RV: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a vertical stand assembly for an electronic enclosure, such as a personal computer (PC). It includes a cover plate fitting to the bottom of the PC housing and a base pedestal for receiving the cover plate PC housing assembly. A cantilevered spring extending from a recess in the cover forms a tight fit to the pedestal. Conductive paint on the cover and pedestal provide EMC grounding between the vertically oriented system and the floor. The PC includes a vertical stand assembly which encloses all sides of the machine except for the front. A cradle is available to fit the left end of the PC to enhance its mechanical stability if stood on its end. This part does not cover the bottom of the unit and does not provide a conductive surface for electromagnetic shielding.

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Vertical Stand Assembly for Electronic Enclosure

This article describes a vertical stand assembly for an electronic enclosure, such as a personal computer (PC). It includes a cover plate fitting to the bottom of the PC housing and a base pedestal for receiving the cover plate PC housing assembly. A cantilevered spring extending from a recess in the cover forms a tight fit to the pedestal. Conductive paint on the cover and pedestal provide EMC grounding between the vertically oriented system and the floor. The PC includes a vertical stand assembly which encloses all sides of the machine except for the front. A cradle is available to fit the left end of the PC to enhance its mechanical stability if stood on its end. This part does not cover the bottom of the unit and does not provide a conductive surface for electromagnetic shielding. The vertical stand assembly disclosed herein provides the aesthetic and functional advantages of the type of stand assembly provided for the PC without the bulk and expense of surrounding the machine with an additional enclosure. A further functional advantage is achieved because the transfer of heat from the machine is not hindered by a complete second surrounding enclosure. Fig. 1 is an exploded view of the electronic enclosure in its vertical orientation and the vertical stand. Fig. 2 is a partial sectional view showing the pins used to fasten the stand cover to the bottom of the enclosure, and Fig. 3 is a partial sectional view showing the method used to fit the stand cover into the stand base. Referring to Fig. 1, the vertical stand assembly consists of two major pieces, a stand cover 1 and a stand base 2. The machine enclosure 3 is used in a vertical orientation, as shown, with its end 4 downward and its normal lower surface 5 vertical for assembly to the stand cover 1. Lower surface 5 has a number of features such as footpads 6, palletized manufacturing ribs 7 and a number of raised surfaces used for fastening internal components (not shown) which are not aesthetically pleasing when the...