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Direct Access Storage Device Bay Bezel with Configuration Flexibility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113758D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ansell, DF: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a slotted bezel configured for fully or partially covering the opening of a bay in which one of several different-size Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices may be installed. The bezel is configured to cover the portion of the bay opening not occupied by an installed device, which may vary both in height and width. The bezel is therefore composed of plastic pieces which can be fastened together or broken apart.

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Direct Access Storage Device Bay Bezel with Configuration Flexibility

      Disclosed is a slotted bezel configured for fully or partially
covering the opening of a bay in which one of several different-size
Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices may be installed.  The
bezel is configured to cover the portion of the bay opening not
occupied by an installed device, which may vary both in height and
width.  The bezel is therefore composed of plastic pieces which can
be fastened together or broken apart.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view of the bezel 10, showing its outer
surface 12 in an orientation corresponding to a bay (not shown)
accepting a DASD device in a vertical orientation, on its end.  Thus,
the height dimension of the DASD device is a horizontal dimension,
while the width of the DASD device is a vertical dimension.

      The bezel 10 is separable into segments corresponding to the
sizes of DASD devices which may be installed in the bay.  For
example, if the largest device accommodated by the bay, a 5.25-inch
half-high device, is installed, the bezel 10 is not used, while if
the smallest device accommodated by this system is installed, a
3.5-inch slim device, only the lower wide segment 14 of bezel 10 is
removed to provide a space for the installed device.

      Fig. 2 is an exploded isometric view of the bezel 10 showing
inner surfaces 16.  The bezel 10 includes a wide section 18 and a
narrow section 20.  Each of these sections 18 and 20 is formed as an
integral molded plastic part.  Wide section 18 may be separ...