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Restrict Air Flow Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109592D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 108K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed are two methods of arrangements which restrict the flow of circulation or stagnant air from entering through the throat or around the bezel of a compact disk regardless of the file being active or inactive.

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Restrict Air Flow Features

       Disclosed are two methods of arrangements which restrict
the flow of circulation or stagnant air from entering through the
throat or around the bezel of a compact disk regardless of the file
being active or inactive.

      The first arrangement consists of an attached movable shield 1
with guide pins 2 on the far side (Fig. 1).  The pins define the
upper and lower travel limits for the shield.  Provided vertical
openings 3 of the front bezel 4 enhance directional and structural
integrity of the shield.  Frictional drag and shield to bezel
attachment is provided by a bevel washer 5 and fastener 6, whereby
the shields' upper limit constitutes disk throat closure as shields'
lower limits constitutes compact disk throat access.

      An alternate method consists of an adhesive backed outer frame
7 with a snap-in pivotable door 8.  The adhesive-backed frame is
directly attachable to the front bezel 9 (Fig. 2).

      It is understood that fastener, washer, and adhesive could be
replaced by incorporating snaps into the described parts.