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Method for Mounting a Device Control Button

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109926D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davidge, RV: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a button mounted by means of flexible arms to move within an aperture in a bezel covering the front portion of a device mounted in a bay of a computer system or peripheral unit. Such a device may be, for example, a floppy diskette drive unit requiring the depression of a push-button actuator to release the magnetic media. Bezels used with such devices are often mounted on the covers or frame of the system or peripheral unit, instead of directly on the devices themselves, so particular problems are posed by the alignment of a slot in the bezel with a button fastened to the actuator of the device.

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Method for Mounting a Device Control Button

      Disclosed is a button mounted by means of flexible arms to move
within an aperture in a bezel covering the front portion of a device
mounted in a bay of a computer system or peripheral unit.  Such a
device may be, for example, a floppy diskette drive unit requiring
the depression of a push-button actuator to release the magnetic
media.  Bezels used with such devices are often mounted on the covers
or frame of the system or peripheral unit, instead of directly on the
devices themselves, so particular problems are posed by the alignment
of a slot in the bezel with a button fastened to the actuator of the
device.

      Fig. 1 is a fragmentary side elevation of a device 10 having an
actuator 12 which must be depressed in the direction of arrow 14 to
begin an operation.  A bezel 16, formed of a thermoplastic material,
generally covering the front of device 10, is separately mounted with
device 10 in a system framework (not shown).

      Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional elevation taken on line II-II
of Fig. 1.  Bezel 16 includes an aperture 18 through which a button
20,  formed of a flexible thermoplastic material, is mounted on a
pair of flexible arms 22 which are integral parts of the button.
Each arm 22 extends to a tab 24 having a hole placed over an inward
extending post 26 of bezel 16.  After the button 20 is installed in
bezel 16 in this way, the ends of posts 26 are hot upset to hold
tabs 24 in place.

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