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Hinged Keyboard in Desk

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099161D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kelley, JF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The device disclosed here allows a user to store a in a vertical slot in the user's desk. The swings up and then is pushed down into the slot. The is easily brought back into a usable position needed. The hinge mechanism allows the user to firmly the keyboard so that it cannot be easily removed, but gives the user easy access. Using the hardware below, the keyboard can also be rotated when on desk. Issues pertaining to cable management are

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Hinged Keyboard in Desk

       The device disclosed here allows a user to store a in a
vertical slot in the user's desk.  The swings up and then is pushed
down into the slot.  The is easily brought back into a usable
position needed.  The hinge mechanism allows the user to firmly the
keyboard so that it cannot be easily removed, but gives the user easy
access.  Using the hardware below, the keyboard can also be rotated
when on desk.  Issues pertaining to cable management are

      Fig. 1  shows a desk 1 with a deep vertical slot 2 into the
desk.  This deep vertical slot is used to the keyboard when the
keyboard is not in use; thus the is completely out of the way, and
the desk top is

      A thin plate 3 attaches to the hinge in the vertical slide.
The keyboard 4 is firmly attached to the holder 5.

      Fig. 2 shows the detail of the hinge mechanism.  A long runs
between the end of the plate 6 and the vertical slide 7.  The hinge
allows the plate to rotate to a position 8 and slide downward 9 into
the slot for  The other end of the plate is connected with a fit 10
to the first rotating arm, which, in turn, is with a bushing fit 11
to the second rotating arm. other end of the send rotating arm 12 is
connected with bushing fit to the knob 13 on the keyboard holder 14.
that the knob is removed and slipped underneath for

      The pair of rotating arms allows the keyboard to be freely in a
circular area on the desk.  The leg on the side of t...