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Vertical Mounting Stand for Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110970D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Colon, MA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a vertical mounting stand for Personal Computer (PC) housings. Incorporated are design and styling embellishments for useability, appearance and stability and to meet specified cooling and electrical requirements.

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Vertical Mounting Stand for Personal Computers

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a vertical
mounting stand for Personal Computer (PC) housings.  Incorporated are
design and styling embellishments for useability, appearance and
stability and to meet specified cooling and electrical requirements.

      The Figure shows the vertical mounting stand.  The height and
width of channel 10 are uniquely proportioned to insure a snug grip
when a PC housing (not shown) is installed into the stand.  The stand
also prevents rotation of the PC housing when pressure is applied at
the top of the housing.

      Extenders 11 are spaced so as to insure compliance with "tip
over" Underwriter Laboratory (UL) requirements.  Wide bottom 12 is
spaced to insure that the PC housing retains UL flammability approval
requirements when mounted, e.g., cooling vents face downward.  Steps
13 are provided to insure that a free flow of air will always be
present when the PC housing is positioned in the vertical mounting
stand.

      Retaining tabs 14 are incorporated to insure that the PC
housing is not inadvertently pushed from the stand when accessing the
On/Off switch or disk drives mounted in the PC housing.  Retaining
tabs 14 are located so as to provide ease of access to the
Input/Output (I/O) and adapter card ports (not shown) in the PC
housing.  Side openings 15 entrap rubber feet (not shown) of the PC
housing so as to lock the stand to the PC housing. ...