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Shock Resisting Support Structure for Component Such As Data Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059179D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goldfarb, SL Lane, JG LeBlanc, P Notohardjono, BD Schwartz, HB [+details]

Abstract

A support structure capable of mechanical shock dispersion with neutral vibration isolation/amplification is made of an L shaped beam of "I" cross section that is adapted to be connected at its ends to a mass to be supported and to engage a floor at its corner. The corner can carry a caster. The beam can be permanently attached to a processor or other frame at each corner or it can be made part of a shipping pallet. Shock to the processor occurs when it is accidentally dropped onto a floor and when the processor is transported over a discontinuous surface.