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Door for Hand-held Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112324D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bunte, R: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A top pivoting door 10 is provided for a small hand-held computer that remains elevated when in the open position and seals to a chassis 12 of a computer or to a structure to which it is mounted when in the closed position.

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Door for Hand-held Computer

      A top pivoting door 10 is provided for a small hand-held
computer that remains elevated when in the open position and seals to
a chassis 12 of a computer or to a structure to which it is mounted
when in the closed position.

      The door 10 is illustrated in an isometric view in Fig. 1 and
in a sectional view in Fig. 2, taken in a plane which is
perpendicular to the plane of the door 10.  The door 10, as shown in
Fig. 2, is mounted on the chassis 12 of the computer and is seen in
its closed position.  The door 10 is supported on the chassis 12 by
inserting first and second studs 14 and 16, shown in Fig. 1, which
extend from opposite ends of the top edge of the door 10 into mating
recesses, not shown, in the chassis 12.  The door 10 is preferably
made of a plastic material and, therefore, can be readily snapped
into the recesses of the chassis 12.  Also disposed at the ends of
the top edge of the door 10 are first and second protrusions 18 and
20 extending above the top edge of the door 10 when in the closed
position, i.e., extending along the plane of the door 10.  A third
protrusion 22, shown in Fig. 1, having a somewhat similar shape and
extension as that of the first and second protrusions 18 and 20, is
located midway between the protrusions 18 and 20.  The door 10
further includes a groove for supporting an 0-ring 24.  In the closed
position of the door, as indicated in Fig. 2, the 0-ring 24 contacts
the chassis 12 to form a seal which is suitable for passing a rain
test.  As more clearly shown in Fig. 2, the door 10 also includes a
projection 26 which is arranged perpendicular to the plane or main
surface of the door 10.  The projection 26 has a beveled surface 28
that mates with a cooperating beveled surface 30 at the lower portion
of the chassis 12 to...