Interposer Flight Path Control Using an Energy Absorbing Bail
Original Publication Date: 1981-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
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.