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Smart feet for tower systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234106D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-13
Document File: 7 page(s) / 225K

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Abstract

Disclosed is smart feet for tower systems. Most tower systems have extended foot structures at its base to avoid the tendency to be easily tipped over if inadvertently bumped or jarred. The existing foot design always provides an option to be removed or rotated back inward to allow the system to be put right up against the side of a desk in a back office, or laid flat on a table or floor for service. Smart feet for tower systems by using the "scissors" structure is separated into two pieces from the middle. The two pieces will be hidden underneath the bottom of the system when pushed into the "Fully Open Position", so that the system can be laid flat on the floor or put right up against the wall. To get the extended foot, users could simply push a conversion button in the middle of the foot assembly to make the foot into "Half Open Position", in which the two pieces will be extended a little from the bottom of the system and can be accessible by users directly. When fully closed, the two pieces will be combined into an extended foot to avoid system being tipped over.

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Smart feet for tower systems

Most tower systems have extended foot structures at its base to avoid the tendency to be easily tipped over if inadvertently bumped or jarred. The existing foot design always provide an option to be removed or rotated back inward to allow the system to be put right up against the side of a desk in a back office, or laid flat on a table or floor for service.

However, both the removable and the rotatable foot design require users to either laid the system or lift it to finish the conversion, which is very inconvenient especially for those big and heavy towers that require two or more persons for lifting.

The extended foot assembly using the "scissors" structure is separated into two pieces from the middle. The two pieces will be hidden underneath the bottom of the system when pushed into the "Fully Open Position", so that the system can be laid flat on the floor or put right up against the wall. To get the extended foot, users could simply push a conversion button in the middle of the foot assembly to make the foot into "Half Open Position", in which the two pieces will be extended a little from the bottom of the system and can be accessible by users directly. When fully closed, the two pieces will be combined into an extended foot to avoid system being tipped over.

The advantage of the present invention instead of the know solution is that it provides an easy way to do the conversion of foot position without lifting or changing the pl...