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Handle Used As Battery Compartment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063802D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Joy, EF Myers, RL Wheeler, WR [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an arrangement for housing batteries in the equipment handle so as to remove them from the equipment enclosure. Present and future computers are becoming smaller and more compact, requiring more circuits and drives, etc. Batteries, on the other hand, are usually a fixed size for their various voltage and current ratings. Finding a place in the computer for the batteries that is customer accessible and yet does not interfere with electronic packaging is a problem. In the arrangement disclosed herein the batteries are placed in a hollow handle, as illustrated in the perspective view of Fig. 1. Fig. 2 is a front sectional view through the hollow handle, supports, and computer casing. Handle supports 1 are plastic and each has a molded-in conductor 2.