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Hardfile Stacking Plates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057245D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Koteff, WB Stricker, AA [+details]

Abstract

This article describes interchangeable stacking plates which allow hardfile commodity integration of half high 5-1/4" as well as 3-1/2" configurations into a personal computer (PC) base frame and covers. Hardfile stacking plates utilize existing mounting holes in 5-1/4" half high hardfiles and 3-1/2" hardfile tray assemblies to stack and fasten two such devices, or combinations containing a blank tray assembly, into a single self-contained assembly. The assembly remains within the predefined PC base frame opening and compartmentalized envelope, as shown in the drawing.