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Impact-Resistant Handle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055252D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Boyd, DO Cioffi, JM Crosby, EG Hatsios, JG Kochis, SN McDonald, JA Shariff, R [+details]

Abstract

The handle 10 is fastened to a circuit module 12, gripping it securely for handling and mounting. The handle 10 is a single molded unit made from conductive polypropylene. The gripping portion 14 is designed to compress in one direction, but it remains rigid in the areas needed to support the weight of the module 12 and also to resist collapsing when gripped. To provide more shock absorption, the hollow portion of the grip 14 can be filled with a dense foam or other resilient material.