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Keyboard Set-In Mechanism for Transportable Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099551D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Agata, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism for locking the keyboard to the body unit in a transportable computer. This mechanism comprises a removal hinge assembly for removably supporting the keyboard when opened to use and a keyboard stopper assembly for locking the keyboard to the body unit when closed to cover its front face for transporting.

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Keyboard Set-In Mechanism for Transportable Computer

       Disclosed is a mechanism for locking the keyboard to the
body unit in a transportable computer.  This mechanism comprises a
removal hinge assembly for removably supporting the keyboard when
opened to use and a keyboard stopper assembly for locking the
keyboard to the body unit when closed to cover its front face for
transporting.

      In Fig. 1, the removal hinge assembly comprises a push-in axis
portion "A" and a hinge portion "a", and the keyboard stopper
assembly comprises a keyboard stopper "B" and a keyboard stopper
receiver "b".  As shown in Fig. 2, the push-in axis 1 in the removal
hinge assembly can be pumped by a concaved cam portion of the
keyboard foot 2 against the plate spring 3 to smoothly grip the
keyboard foot and to restrict the drop-out of the keyboard.  In Fig.
3, the keyboard stopper assembly can latch the keyboard to the body
unit absorbing a mechanical shock when the keyboard is closed. The
protrusion 4 resiliently biased outward can prevent the keyboard from
being unlocked from the body even if the computer is roughly handled
or carried.