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Angled Reference Table for Terminal Operator Work Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041381D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Grassi, RA [+details]

Abstract

Fig. 1 shows a plan view of a terminal operator's work area including two angled reference tables 1, the terminal operator's usual seating position circle 2, and a corner L-shaped terminal work stand. The usual angle that envelopes a terminal operator in the corner facing the operator is angle B. However, by angling the front edges of the reference table tops 1, the much narrower angle A is created that creates a wrap-around effect to bring the devices on the various tables within easy reach. Fig. 2A shows an enlarged plan view of the angled reference table 1. It may be seen that the corners of the top 4 are radiused gently and that the top 5 is cantilevered out over the base supports to provide knee room. This is seen to better effect in Fig. 2B which is a side elevation.