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Rubber Damper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014805D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a RUBBER DAMPER design and mounting method, which is capable of absorbing vibration effectively in any axes from vibration sources. From viewpoints of comfortable office circumstances, it's essential to minimize vibration/noise emission from business machines such printers. Rubber dampers are used inside of those machines, and need to be custom-designed and mounted to absorb vibration effectively per characteristics of vibration/noise sources such as motors/solenoids etc.. This new Rubber damper design consists of; Slit to be made in the middle of Rubber damper's main body. It mates with vibration/noise source's mounting tab or Printer mechanism frame, and sets the source apart from enclosure or base cover. It also absorbs vibration from top-bottom directions by its shear compression motion.