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Switch Bracket Speaker And Led Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100239D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bederka, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a design which combines several computer system parts, such as power switch, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and speaker, into a single easy-to-assemble subassembly.

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Switch Bracket Speaker And Led Holder

       This article describes a design which combines several
computer system parts, such as power switch, light-emitting diodes
(LEDs) and speaker, into a single easy-to-assemble subassembly.

      A manufacturability problem can be encountered in handling a
number of small parts and individual cables.  The design illustrated
herein combines these cumbersome parts into one small subassembly
that is easy to handle with one cable to connect to a planar board.

      Fig. 1 is an exploded perspective view of the subassembly
disclosed herein.  A commercially available power switch A snaps to
the side of bracket K using two large molded-in snaps G.  Standard
body LEDs E are inserted into molded-in holders D.  A speaker F is
pushed into a split ring arrangement of the bracket and is held by
friction.  Alignment pins C are used to accurately position the
subassembly to the chassis of the computer system unit. A single
screw hole B is used to secure the subassembly to the chassis.  Fig.
2 is a detail view of the bracket.  As the mounting screw is
tightened, the front surface of the bracket is pulled tight to the
chassis, thereby preventing the large switch mounting snaps G from
flexing.  This securely captivates the switch from unsnapping and
falling out.  Figs. 3A and 3B show cross sections through the
molded-in LED holders D.  The two cross sections are cut 90 degrees
from each other.  The rim of the standard LED sit...