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Grounding/Retention and Pivot Mechanism for Electronic Tables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113473D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Koteff, WB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation for securing electronic tablet terminal devices for retention, pivot and grounding interaction through the engagement of retention plates. This enables quick removal for servicing purposes.

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Grounding/Retention and Pivot Mechanism for Electronic Tables

      Described is a hardware implementation for securing electronic
tablet terminal devices for retention, pivot and grounding
interaction through the engagement of retention plates.  This enables
quick removal for servicing purposes.

      Fig. 1a and b shows an exploded view of the parts which make up
the grounding/retention and pivot mechanism.  Fig. 1a shows how
retention ring 10 is held by four screws to pedestal base 11.  Fig.
1b shows how locking plate 12 is held to base plate 13 and to the
counter top.

      Fig. 2 shows a top view of grounding/retention and pivot
mechanism assembly with retention ring 10, locking plate 12, base
plate 13 and the use of spring latch 14.  The area of engagement is
shown at 15.  The ultimate result when actuated is a positive
grounding device that provides quick removal for servicing and
provides for ninety degrees of pivot retention.