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Disk Enclosure Seal Cap

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106599D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rigotti, JM: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method for providing a flat sealing surface for installing adhesive sealing tape to DASD enclosures.

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Disk Enclosure Seal Cap

      A method for providing a flat sealing surface for installing
adhesive sealing tape to DASD enclosures.

      This invention provides a means of sealing a motor boss
(protrusion) without having to apply the seal tape to inside radii.
The seam that must be tapped passes over the protrusion.  This design
includes a thin cap which could be constructed of plastic or metal.
The cap covers the protrusion completely and has adhesive applied to
the flange.  The cap in placed over the protrusion which allows the
flange to contact the disk enclosure castings and form a seal to both
parts.

      The seal tape can now start on top of the flange and as pointed
out earlier, the flange can be extremely thin thus not creating a
leak point and wrap around the disk enclosure and end on top of the
seal cap flange on the opposite side of the protrusion.  The seal
tape can now be applied to all outside radii and flat surfaces.