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Slide or Stick Foot

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111465D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jensen, RW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The single, reversible foot here disclosed provides a solution to the problem of providing a foot in which the frictional characteristics can be varied. The optimum configuration is comprised of a circular metal washer (a in the Figure) with a high friction material, most likely a cork, adhered to one side (b) and a low friction material, most likely a nylon or high density polyethylene, adhered to the other (c). Each piece is of a circular shape with the center cut out.

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Slide or Stick Foot

      The single, reversible foot here disclosed provides a solution
to the problem of providing a foot in which the frictional
characteristics can be varied.  The optimum configuration is
comprised of a circular metal washer (a in the Figure) with a high
friction material, most likely a cork, adhered to one side (b) and a
low friction material, most likely a nylon or high density
polyethylene, adhered to the other (c).  Each piece is of a circular
shape with the center cut out.

      As is seen in the Figure the inner diameter of the steel washer
is smaller than either of the two outside materials.  In addition,
the two outside layers are both thick enough to accommodate the head
of the attachment screw (d).  In order to attach the foot to the
cabinet the foot is put in place with the desired side down, the
attachment screw is inserted through the center hole of the metal
washer and into the threaded insert or formed threads in the cabinet
body, and screwed into the cabinet.  Since the thickness of the outer
layer is greater than the head of the screw, the cabinet will thus
sit on the surface of the outer layer, either high friction or low
friction as desired.  In order to change the foot to the other
surface, the screw is removed, the foot reversed, and the attachment
screw is re-inserted.