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Retractable Carriage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093983D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Purcell, JH: AUTHOR

Abstract

This retractable carriage holds apparatus such as an electronic oscilloscope at an acclivity which is comfortable for its operator. To accomplish this, the carriage is arranged so that is can be tilted and locked in various positions.

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Retractable Carriage

This retractable carriage holds apparatus such as an electronic oscilloscope at an acclivity which is comfortable for its operator. To accomplish this, the carriage is arranged so that is can be tilted and locked in various positions.

The apparatus comprises rack 10 into which the electronic apparatus can be secured. The top of the carriage is a flat surface 12 which can comprise the top of a table when the carriage is retracted. The carriage is secured to brackets 14 and 15 via a rod 16, the ends of which are inserted into grooves 18 and 20 cut into the brackets 14 and 15. The carriage is also connected to slide bars 22 and 24 by locking mechanisms, one of which 26 is shown. The locking mechanisms are pivotally mounted to rack 10. The lock is released by pulling handles 28 and 30 which release the locks via pull rods 32 and 34.

The carriage is shown in its fully extended position. The carriage can be retracted by pulling on handles 28 and 30 which release the locking mechanisms. A pressure applied to the carriage forces rod 16 down grooves 18 and 20. The locking mechanisms slide along the slide bars 22 and 24 as long as the handles 28 and 30 maintain the locks in the release position. When the apparatus is fully retracted, top surface 12 is flush with the table top into which the device is installed not shown.

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