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Hinge and Detent mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087673D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Promis, GG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This relates to a plastic molded cover which is placed within a plastic molded frame.

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Hinge and Detent mechanism

This relates to a plastic molded cover which is placed within a plastic molded frame.

Figs. 1 and 2 are top and bottom views, respectively. The cover 10 contains a hinge pin 11, a spacer 12 and a detent pin 13 which is on a spring tab 14 molded with the cover. The frame 15 includes a molded hole 11a for hinge pin 11 and molded detent slots 16 and 17 for engagement with the detent pin. The surface 18 of the frame between the two detent slots acts as a cam surface over which the detent pin rides from one slot to the other.

Through the use of this assembly, the cover is held in either a closed or an open position.

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