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Attachment Holding Mechanism for Personal Computer Monitors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113012D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brady, WA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a mechanism that attaches to a Personal Computer (PC) monitor for holding a touch sensitive screen, or similar device, without altering the monitor.

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Attachment Holding Mechanism for Personal Computer Monitors

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a mechanism
that attaches to a Personal Computer (PC) monitor for holding a touch
sensitive screen, or similar device, without altering the monitor.

      The attachment holding mechanism is designed to be installed on
a PC monitor that has a mounting groove about the periphery of the
monitor's housing, however, the holding and locking concept can be
used in applications which require similar holding mechanisms.

      Fig. 1 shows an isometric view of the a typical PC monitor with
mounting groove 10 located on the periphery of the front housing.
Section A-A shows the detailed shape of the groove.  Mounting groove
10 is used to attach a touch screen device to the face of the
monitor.  Fig. 2 shows an isometric view of how the concepts
attachment holding mechanism is attached to the front housing of the
monitor using groove 10.  Four locking devices 11 are shown located
at each corner of touch screen device 12 so that the touch screen can
be positioned and locked onto the housing of the monitor.

      Fig. 3 shows the geometry of locking device 11.  Shaft 13 has
two flats 14 machined along the length and a set of threads 15
machined at 90º from the flats.  Threads 15 are designed to provide a
biting feature for holding the touch screen in place.  Fig. 4 shows
locking device 11 in the unlocked position with flats 14 parallel to
the walls...