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Adjustable Keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042662D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Frank, EH O'Daniel, JB Pollard, EE Wolterman, AJ Yosmali, K [+details]

Abstract

In order to adjust the angle of the keyboard with respect to the typewriter or desk for operator comfort, it is necessary to provide a manually positionable device preferably within the covers of the typewriter. The figure illustrates a partially exploded view of such a structure wherein keyboard frame 10 is mounted onto support members 12. Support members 12 have formed thereon a camming and retention member 14 which, in turn, is engaged with bail 16. Bail 16 is pivotally mounted at pivot points 18 on the bottom cover 20 of the typewriter. Supports 12 are also pivotally mounted at pivot points 22 on arms 24 projecting from the bottom cover 20. Oscillation of the bail 16 is accomplished by slider 26 which may be positioned on either side of the keyboard.