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Cabinet Leveling Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053611D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bjorklund, HS Mills, AD [+details]

Abstract

The leveling support for cabinets which house machinery should be sufficiently rigidly attached to accommodate severe machine motions as could occur during an earthquake. The supports must also be insertable into existing blind hole (round) with a small vertical clearance. These objectives are achieved by furnishing a support stud with head narrowed on two sides (to clear the hole) and a recess under the head for insertion by tipping. Under the head is a shoulder that aligns the head in the hole after insertion. The stud is externally threaded up to the thread relief for the alignment shoulder which allows a locking nut to bypass the insertion recess and rigidly clamp the cabinet floor between the nut and the stud head. The head has sharp edges for grasping the cabinet floor in the manner of a split lockwasher.