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Floor Stand Latch Mounting Device for Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109971D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barina, RM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation for personal computers (PCs) that provides a floor stand latch/mounting device so that PCs can be mounted vertically.

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Floor Stand Latch Mounting Device for Personal Computers

       Described is a hardware implementation for personal
computers (PCs) that provides a floor stand latch/mounting device so
that PCs can be mounted vertically.

      Typically, covers of the PCs are equipped with louvers to
provide the required air venting.  The design of the floor stand
latch/mounting device is designed to be installed onto the louver
openings of the cover, thereby enabling the PC to be mounted
vertically.  Ten latch hooks are symmetrically located and centrally
positioned and are designed to cover three rows of air vent openings.
Each row of hooks provides the correct clearance and is designed to
have minimized movement when assembled.  The design incorporates two
male latches to conform and mate with the louver openings.  The two
male latches provide a locking mechanism and have a maximized holding
force when the PC is mounted vertically.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view of the device as it would be
positioned for mounting onto the louvers (not shown).  Hooks 10
illustrate the three rows of hooks.  Locking latch 11 is shown in the
open state.  Fig. 2 is an exploded isometric view of the device
showing hook 10 and locking latch 11.  Locking latch 11 will mate
with the louver openings of the cover to lock the the device into the
louvers and to provide the required holding force for vertical
mounting.