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Universal Enclosure for Personal Computer Peripheral Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102261D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crompton, D: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This article describes an enclosure consisting of a decorative outer cover and a one-piece inner frame for personal computer (PC) peripheral devices, such as fixed disc drives, floppy disc drives, CD ROM drives, optical drives, tape drives, and like devices.

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Universal Enclosure for Personal Computer Peripheral Devices

       This article describes an enclosure consisting of a
decorative outer cover and a one-piece inner frame for personal
computer (PC) peripheral devices, such as fixed disc drives, floppy
disc drives, CD ROM drives, optical drives, tape drives, and like
devices.

      PC peripheral devices are typically housed in a cover set which
takes the form of plated plastic parts which either snap together or
are screwed together or plastic parts with a thin metal liner.  Both
of these have internal subassemblies for the purpose of mounting the
drives and other components or sheet metal parts which screw
together. The enclosure disclosed herein improves on the above
techniques by eliminating the assortment of internal subassemblies
required to mount an application specific device.

      The drawing is a perspective view of the enclosure of this
disclosure.  It is formed into a tunnel 1 to accommodate mounting a
direct-access storage device (DASD) 2.  An extension 3 is provided
from the bottom rear of the tunnel to the rear wall 4 of the
enclosure. The rear wall is formed at a 90-degree angle to the base
of the enclosure. The rear wall provides the appropriate
configuration to mount the DASD I/O connectors.  The rear wall 4 of
the enclosure extends to the side such that it is sandwiched between
the enclosure base 5 and the power supply 6 at system final assembly.
The intimate contact between the rear wal...