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Retractable Stabilizer Feet for AS/400 9401 Portable Family

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114024D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hobbs, SP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method for retracting stabilizer feet is disclosed. The two stabilizer feet are able to individually be slid in and out of the pedestal for easy transport and for required stability.

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Retractable Stabilizer Feet for AS/400 9401 Portable Family

      A method for retracting stabilizer feet is disclosed.  The two
stabilizer feet are able to individually be slid in and out of the
pedestal for easy transport and for required stability.

      Fig. 1 shows the foot and pedestal assembly in the disengaged
position.  The assembly consists of one pedestal 1 and two identical
feet 2.  Each foot consists of a set of three guides 3 which fit into
three of the six openings 4 in the pedestal.

      Each foot is engaged by pushing down on the outside edge 5 and
then pushing inward 6.  Once this is done the feet are hidden within
the envelope of the pedestal.  The machine is now ready for
transport.

      Fig. 2 shows a cut away view of a foot locked into the outward
position.  The foot guide 1 is at a slight angle.  This creates a
stop that mates with the side of the pedestal shelf 2.  This along
with a snap feature on the pedestal 3 holds each of the guides in
position which results in the foot being held in the disengaged
position.  A finger 4 on the guide rests on the pedestal shelve 5.
This keeps the foot from rotating when the machine is being tilted.

      The downward force which is applied when engaging the foot
unlocks the snap 3 and rotates the foot.  This aligns the guide 1 and
the pedestal shelf 2.  The guide slides on top of the pedestal shelf
when the inward force is applied, allowing the foot to retract.  A
second stop...