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Tray Hankle/Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111253D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lidberg, DJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A means to retain, latch, and remove a device tray in a restricted space environment without the use of tools is disclosed.

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Tray Hankle/Latch

      A means to retain, latch, and remove a device tray in a
restricted space environment without the use of tools is disclosed.

      The handle 1 rotates about pivot 2.  When the handle is in the
upper 1A or lower 1B position, the tray 6 may be installed.  The lock
5 ratchets into a hole 8 in the mounting 9, thereby locking the tray
in place.

      When the handle is moved into the horizontal 1C position, the
handle end 3 rotates and slides over ramp 4, thereby causing the lock
5 to move inwards and unlock the tray 6.  At this point, the device
tray can be removed (without tools).  The natural motion of pulling
the handle towards oneself insures the latches remain depressed and
unlocked as the tray is removed.

      The lock 5 may be stepped or have successive pawls.  The catch
7 may be sheet metal to provide EMC shielding and ESD grounding
between the device tray and its mating mounting (Figure).