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Stay Brace

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096721D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brende, AP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Stay brace 10 consists of channel members 15 and 30 and is used for holding an elevated lid 40 in two different detented positions. Member 30 slides within 15 and is fixed at one end to lid 40. Channel 15 is attached to fixed member 50. Band 16 fixed to encircle 15 holds 30 captured within 15 and also limits the movement of 30 within 15. This occurs as stop block 31 fixed to the back side of 30 abuts against band 16.

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Stay Brace

Stay brace 10 consists of channel members 15 and 30 and is used for holding an elevated lid 40 in two different detented positions. Member 30 slides within 15 and is fixed at one end to lid 40. Channel 15 is attached to fixed member 50. Band 16 fixed to encircle 15 holds 30 captured within 15 and also limits the movement of 30 within 15. This occurs as stop block 31 fixed to the back side of 30 abuts against band 16.

Latch 32 is pivotally mounted on the inside of 30 by screw 33 which projects through latch 32, through washer 34 and spring 35 so as to be threaded into channel 30. Spring 35 has two longitudinally spaced arms 36 and 37. These abut against stop member 38 fixed to project from channel 30 to lie between arms 36 and 37. By this arrangement, arm 36 can be deflected away from stop
38. Arm 37 cannot follow since it abuts against stop 38. Similarly, arm 37 can be deflected away from stop 38 and arm 36 is prevented from following by stop
38. Pin 39 having a cone-shaped groove is fixed to project from latch 32. Thus, arms 36 and 37 embrace pin 39 in the cone-shaped groove. Arms 36 and 37 function to hold latch 32 in a vertical on-center position with respect to screw 33.

As channel 30 slides relative to channel 15, latch 32 engages an F-shaped latch bracket 20. This is fixed within channel 15 toward its upper portion. As latch 32 strikes against surface 21, it is pivoted clockwise so as to slide by surface 22. Upon further movement of channel 30, l...