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Machine Enclosure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038688D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

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Davidge, RV Greenfield, J Rance, WG Stricker, AA Terlep, KD Vaughn, KD [+details]


A technique is described whereby a machine enclosure, as used to cover components in a personal computer, is fabricated in such a way as to integrally fit into a front and bottom housing section of the machine, enabling the machine cover to be first lowered into position and then slid to the rear so that various additional surfaces may be engaged before fastening. Overlapping surfaces are provided at all seams between the enclosure components engaging various surfaces, so as to provide complete coverage of electrical and mechanical parts while the machine cover is installed, yet provide for ease of removal when required. The machine enclosure is unique in that the cover may be removed by lifting upward without the need to first slide the cover to the front surface as is done on the IBM PC, XT, and AT machines.