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Self Captivating Removable Portable Modular Locker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121940D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Otis, BP: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a modular locker design that provides a means for quickly and efficiently replacing and exchanging supplies.

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Self Captivating Removable Portable Modular Locker

      This article describes a modular locker design that
provides a means for quickly and efficiently replacing and exchanging
supplies.

      The prior-art lockers are standard, fixed lockers. Essential
elements of the present design include one-piece rear casing rugged
case, hinged locker door for securing contents, spring-loaded latch
mechanism on casing sides, manual latch release mechanism, and a hasp
for securing contents during transport.  Also included are carrying
handles for carrying and lifting, two slide-outs built into the case,
a hanger rod built into the case, a notch in the rack side for
capturing the latch, and rack supports for the locker during and
after installation.  The lightweight construction permits large
payload without exceeding the military specification for lifting
limits.

      The modular lockers described are custom fabricated with
commercial fasteners, hinges, handles and latches.

      The new features include a removable container,
self-captivating latch for securing the casing, manual latch release
on the front, two carrying handles, and two sliding drawers.  This
has the following advantages over the prior art which are fixed
lockers.  The modular locker concept offers a method of exchanging
supplies in a quick and orderly fashion while eliminating the problem
of discovering in the field that the users have overpacked. This is
accomplished by having each locker pr...