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Stackable Two Book Cage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114140D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 6 page(s) / 139K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, NA: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to provide a low cost plastic two book cage which can be assembled and disassembled easily. The cage is stackable which means you can have a two (2), four (4), six (6), etc. book cages by just changing the planar board and ring plate.

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Stackable Two Book Cage

      Disclosed is a method to provide a low cost plastic two book
cage which can be assembled and disassembled easily.  The cage is
stackable which means you can have a two (2), four (4), six (6), etc.
book cages by just changing the planar board and ring plate.

      In Fig. 1, the two-book back plane assembly 4 shows how the
back plane card 1 is located onto the outer stiffener 2 by the means
of two locating protrusions.  Once the back plane card 1 is
positioned onto the outer stiffener 2, the inner stiffener 3 is
placed into position.  Back plane card 1 and outer stiffener 2 are
then secured together with a single screw.  This in turn secures card
1 within stiffeners 2 and 3.  The two-book back plane assembly 4 is
now complete.

      Fig. 2 shows how the top guide 6 and the bottom guide 5 are
positioned as to accept the tabs 4 onto the slots of bottom guide 5
and top guide 6.  Once the tabs 4 and slots of bottom guide 5 and top
guide 6 are mated together, three screws are used.  One screw to
secure the slot of bottom guide 5 to tab 4, and two screws to secure
the slot of top guide 6 to tab 4.  The top and bottom guide
installation is now complete.

      Fig. 3 shows the two-book base plate 7 being inserted onto the
bottom guide 5 by the means of the two tabs to the front of base
plate 7 going up and over the rib of bottom guide 5 and the rear tab
on guide 5 being inserted into the slot opening on base plate 7.
With a forward motion on base plate 7, a locking action is created
which holds base plate 7 to bottom gui...