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Cover Installation Apparatus and Method for Using

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080441D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hofland, RM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Shown is a rail 10 mounted to a frame 12 with a bolt 14. The bolt 14 couples the rail 10 to the frame 12 in such a manner that the rail may be adjusted in two dimensions. Rail 10 carries a cover 16 that hangs over the rail 10. Adjustment of the rail 10 in two dimensions allows vertical and horizontal shifting of the position of the hanging panel 16.

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Cover Installation Apparatus and Method for Using

Shown is a rail 10 mounted to a frame 12 with a bolt 14.

The bolt 14 couples the rail 10 to the frame 12 in such a manner that the rail may be adjusted in two dimensions. Rail 10 carries a cover 16 that hangs over the rail 10. Adjustment of the rail 10 in two dimensions allows vertical and horizontal shifting of the position of the hanging panel 16.

Horizontal positioning of the rail 10 relative to the frame 12 is accomplished by screwing the bolt 14 into or out of the frame 12. When the rail 10 is located at the correct horizontal position, the vertical position of the rail 10 may be adjusted.

Vertical positioning of the rail 10 is adjusted by rotating the bolt 14. Bolt 14 has fixably attached to it a cam 18. Thus, each time the bolt 14 rotates 360 degrees, the rail 10 will oscillate up and down one time. Accordingly, the vertical position of the rail 10 can be adjusted by rotating bolt 14. Washers 20 and 22 are provided to retain the cam in the slot 24 of the rail 10.

After final adjustment is achieved, nut 26 is tightened against frame 12 to hold the bolt 14 in position. Nut 28 merely holds the washers 20 and 22 in position against the rail 10.

Of course, as the vertical adjustment of the rail 10 takes place, a slight change in horizontal adjustment of rail 10 will occur. This is caused by the fact that bolt 14, when rotated, either moves into and/or out of the frame 12. This amount of movement horizontally can...