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Securing Tower and Like Computer Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123768D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Denny, I: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Access to tower and similar computer system units is conventionally by a side door, enabling the various components of the system to be removed or replaced. The side door is typically secured by screws at the rear of the unit, requiring tools to release it. To guard against unauthorized access the side door is usually provided with a lock.

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Securing Tower and Like Computer Systems

   Access to tower and similar computer system units is
conventionally by a side door, enabling the various components of the
system to be removed or replaced.  The side door is typically secured
by screws at the rear of the unit, requiring tools to release it.  To
guard against unauthorized access the side door is usually provided
with a lock.

   An improved arrangement is shown in Figure 1.  The unit is
provided with a front door 1 which is lockable to cover the front
bezel 2 of the unit.  The side door 3 of the unit is slidable away
from the front bezel towards the rear of the unit, but is held in the
closed position by a latch 4 which is biased towards the latched
position by a spring 5.  The latch 4 may be manually moved out of the
latching position against the bias of spring 5 by an actuator 6 which
projects through bezel 2.

   To release the side door, the front door 1 must first be
swung open, exposing the actuator 6.  Movement of the latter to the
right releases side door 3 permitting it to slide rearwardly.  It may
then be closed simply by pushing back towards bezel 2 against the
spring 5, operating the latch 4.