Browse Prior Art Database

Flexible Door Latch Seal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042832D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brehm, LW [+details]

Abstract

A flexible door latch seal is disclosed for containing noise which emanates through door latches and machine covers. Noise is always a problem to contain when it emanates through cracks and openings between mechanical door latch handles and machine covers. Magnetic contact latches may solve this problem, but a mechanical latch provides a more positive latch force against the resisting force of seal strips in acoustical cover door joints. Fig. 1 represents a bottom view of a flexible door latch seal 10 of the present invention. Fig. 2 illustrates a front view of a cross section of the door latch seal 10 taken along section lines A-A of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 illustrates a left side view of the door latch seal 10. Fig. 4 illustrates a front view of the door latch seal 10 as in Fig.