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Bezel Mounting for Product Variants

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117179D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, PA: AUTHOR

Abstract

In product manufacture, the situation can arise that different models of a product require different bezels to indicate the particular characteristics of the model to an operator. For example, one model of a product may have a conventional power supply whereas another may have a more expensive standby supply providing more function. In each case, the switch bezel will carry a power-on icon compatible with the power-on characteristics of the particular model, and it is essential that the correct icon be used in order to meet product certification requirements.

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Bezel Mounting for Product Variants

      In product manufacture, the situation can arise that different
models of a product require different bezels to indicate the
particular characteristics of the model to an operator.  For example,
one model of a product may have a conventional power supply whereas
another may have a more expensive standby supply providing more
function.  In each case, the switch bezel will carry a power-on icon
compatible with the power-on characteristics of the particular model,
and it is essential that the correct icon be used in order to meet
product certification requirements.

      The design shown in the Figure ensures that the correct bezel
is used in manufacture while permitting the major components, such as
front panels, to be common to all the models of the range, minimizing
cost.  The bezel incorporates a replaceable section 1 which
cooperates with a bracket on the front panel of the product, the
bracket having a hole 6 and a fold 7 configured in a particular way
according to the model.  In the power supply example discussed above,
the pin on the rear of the replaceable section interacts with the
hole and fold in the standby power supply bracket.  The pin on the
conventional supply interferes with the fold in the bracket and does
not allow the bezel to be snapped into place.  The hole in the
bracket allows the longer pin of the standby bezel to pass through.
This longer pin can not pass through the conventional power supply
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