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Combined Handle And Latch Mechanism for Sliding Door for Data Processor Enclosure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102768D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beck, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Some enclosures for the central processor of a data processing system have sliding doors that are latched against the abutting edge of another sliding door or against a vertical edge of the door frame. A new handle and latch mechanism is set into a rectangular cut-out in the open vertical edge of the door. The open edge of the cut-out is later covered by a sealing strip that runs the full height of the door. The mechanism has an outer handle part and a back plate. The handle part is symmetrical and can be used on right or left doors. The back plate is flipped for right or left doors.

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Combined Handle And Latch Mechanism for Sliding Door for Data Processor Enclosure

      Some enclosures for the central processor of a data processing
system have sliding doors that are latched against the abutting edge
of another sliding door or against a vertical edge of the door frame.
A new handle and latch mechanism is set into a rectangular cut-out in
the open vertical edge of the door.  The open edge of the cut-out is
later covered by a sealing strip that runs the full height of the
door.  The mechanism has an outer handle part and a back plate.  The
handle part is symmetrical and can be used on right or left doors.
The back plate is flipped for right or left doors.

      Both the handle part and the back plate extend slightly over
the edges of the cut-out.  The back plate has holes at the top and
bottom for attaching the plate to the inside surfaces of the door by
screws.  The handle part is attached to the back plate by screws that
pass through the cut-out.

      The upper portion of the handle part has a rectangular
depression that extends inside the cut-out to provide a finger grip.
The bottom portion of the handle part is adapted to support an
actuator.

      The actuator is generally cylindrical with three sections of
different diameter.  The center section has an intermediate diameter
and rotates within a bearing surface in the bottom portion of the
handle part.  The inside section has a smaller diameter and rotates
within a hole in t...