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Docking Station for IBM 365, 755, and 760 Thinkpads in Mobile Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118362D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hall, CW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for Thinkpad retention and ergonomic positioning through usage of an adjustable mounting system.

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Docking Station for IBM 365, 755, and 760 Thinkpads in Mobile Applications

      Disclosed is a system for Thinkpad retention and ergonomic
positioning through usage of an adjustable mounting system.

As shown in the Figure, the adjustable mounting system contains the
following features:
  1.  Telescopic Base
      The Telescopic Base attaches to the vehicle.  A clevis pin
       and a series of holes in the base shaft are used to regulate
       the height of the Thinkpad location.
  2.  Thinkpad Retention
      Mounted to the top of the Telescopic Base is the Thinkpad
       Mounting Plate.  Spring Clips located on the sides of the
       keyboard exert a downward retention force on the Thinkpad.
       Two spring loaded hooks capture slots in the rear of the
       Thinkpad.  The load generated by the spring loaded hooks
       forces the Thinkpad to be pinned between the hooks and a
       tab at the front of the Mounting Plate.
  3.  Multi-Purpose Retention Hooks
      The spring loaded hooks are designed so that by simply
       rotating the hook around its axis the user can set up their
       base to handle either a 365 or a 755/760 Thinkpad.
       Nomenclature on the hooks identifies the appropriate
       application for each side.
  4.  Display Screen Position Reinforcement
      Extreme shock and vibration loads could cause the Thinkpad
       screen...