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Space Saving Cam Handle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014127D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a device for camming a component in and out of a mechanical enclosure. This device is a cam handle (see Figure 1) that is specially designed with space constraints and ergonomics in mind. This design is very low in cost and uses a minimal number of parts. Figure 1 A typical situation where this device can be utilized is in a front mounted power supply that is covered with a decorative bezel (see Figure 2). In a scenario such as this, space between the bezel and the power supply is at a premium. The thinner the design of the cam handle is, the more space there is available for the power supply. 1