Browse Prior Art Database

Retaining Lever Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094284D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ross, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

The detent mechanism is a two-piece article transport control. It is comprised of a spring 1 and lever 2 for restraining movement of articles along a transport path, as for example, the discharge of modules 3 along tracks 4 of tray 5.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Retaining Lever Assembly

The detent mechanism is a two-piece article transport control. It is comprised of a spring 1 and lever 2 for restraining movement of articles along a transport path, as for example, the discharge of modules 3 along tracks 4 of tray 5.

Spring 1 is fastened at one end by screw 6 to the floor or bottom 12 of the path adjacent to one edge of track slot 7 formed through bottom 12. Spring 1 is positioned so as to project over slot 7 and downwardly in it.

The other end of spring 1 has tab portion 8 bent downwardly into a hook which is engaged in slot 9 provided in an intermediate portion of lever 2. One end of lever 2 is disposed within slot 7. Its other end is provided with a catch or hook 10 which extends into the path of modules 3.

Spring 1 is biased downwardly into slot 7 to force lever 2 against the opposite edge of slot 7. This action disposes the superposed portions of spring 1 and lever 2 into angular relationship with each other.

Catch 10 of lever 2 is depressed by striker 11. The latter is actuated to coact with the end of lever 2 disposed in slot 7 so as to pivot lever 2 about the edge of slot 7 against the bias of spring 1. The bias of spring 1 returns lever 2 to its original position when striker 11 is retracted.

1

Page 2 of 2

2

[This page contains 4 pictures or other non-text objects]