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Interposer Flight Path Control Using an Energy Absorbing Bail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051797D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Vitek, EJ [+details]

Abstract

In a typewriter keyboard, when the interposer returns to the home position, it is in a free-flight condition influenced primarily by a restore spring. Interposer 10 will have a tendency to rebound from the frame of the typewriter when it impacts it, thus potentially causing a malselection and a second undesired cycle. To overcome this tendency, the rear slope 14 of the interposer is caused to approximate a slope flatter than the direction of restore movement.