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Module Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085101D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wayne, HA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This module support comprises a fixed stud 10 extending through a slot 12 formed in a module 14, with slot 12 being of such configuration that stud 10 holds module 14 from being fully withdrawn from a rack 16, until module 14 is pulled outwardly from rack 16 to a limit of its motion and is then lifted upwardly.

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Module Support

This module support comprises a fixed stud 10 extending through a slot 12 formed in a module 14, with slot 12 being of such configuration that stud 10 holds module 14 from being fully withdrawn from a rack 16, until module 14 is pulled outwardly from rack 16 to a limit of its motion and is then lifted upwardly.

Slot 12 is formed in bottom surfaces of module 14 and particularly in its base pan 14a, its rear end 14b and in a slantwise extending end portion 14c connecting base pan 14a with end 14b. Slot 12 is T-shaped and has an elongated portion 12a in the end portion 14b of module 14.

Module 14 may, for example, contain interconnected electronic components and is normally in its position in rack 16 as shown in Fig. 1 disposed between shelves 16a and 16b. Stud 10 is fixed in shelf 16b. In order to allow servicing of the electrical components in module 14, it may be pulled outwardly of rack 16, sliding between shelves 16a and 16b until stud 10 comes into contact with the slanted portion 14c of module 14 (See Fig. 2).

Stud 10 in engaging slanted portion 14c holds module 14 from additional outward movement from rack 16, until the end of the module 14 outside of the rack 16 is raised as shown in Fig. 3. The enlarged upper portion 10a of stud 10 may then pass through the enlarged slot portion 12a, so that module 14 may be completely disengaged from stud 10 and withdrawn from rack 16.

Stud 10 thus provides a safe way of holding module 14 in a service posit...