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Cover Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093714D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Perella, AJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a cover latch assembly for the exterior covers on a data processing machine. The latch assembly consists of main plastic member 1 having T-shaped end portions 2a and 2b. The latter are slidably disposed in slotted end members 3a and 3b secured to one of removable covers 4 of the exterior covers. Member 1 has a rectangular shaped opening in which is nested flexible member 5. This has an extended lip portion 5a normally in an interfering position with stop member 6 secured to main frame portion 7. The under portion of member 1 has stud 8 around which is secured a J-shaped latch member 9. Its portion 9a is normally in latching engagement with stationary latch member 10 secured to frame portion 7. Disengagement of portion 9a is effected by moving member 5 and lip 5a to a non-interfering position with stop 6.

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Cover Latch

This is a cover latch assembly for the exterior covers on a data processing machine. The latch assembly consists of main plastic member 1 having T- shaped end portions 2a and 2b. The latter are slidably disposed in slotted end members 3a and 3b secured to one of removable covers 4 of the exterior covers. Member 1 has a rectangular shaped opening in which is nested flexible member
5. This has an extended lip portion 5a normally in an interfering position with stop member 6 secured to main frame portion 7. The under portion of member 1 has stud 8 around which is secured a J-shaped latch member 9. Its portion 9a is normally in latching engagement with stationary latch member 10 secured to frame portion 7. Disengagement of portion 9a is effected by moving member 5 and lip 5a to a non-interfering position with stop 6. This is achieved by rotating recessed stud 11, by pressing the edge of a coin in slot 11a and then turning the latter. Rotation of stud 11 moves member 5 and lip 5a from the recessed portion of stud 11 to the outer surface of the latter thus disengaging lip 5a from stop 6. In this position, member 1 can now be forced down to release removable cover 4 from frame portion 7.

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