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Safe Personal Computer Mount Battery Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064133D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

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

Abstract

This article describes a housing for mounting a battery on a Personal Computer (PC) which is safe and prevents inserting a battery in reverse polarity. The housing structure prevents operator exposure to battery venting. The housing structure is shown in the exploded perspective view of Fig. 1 with a battery 1 positioned for insertion in the housing 2 which has end members 3 and 4. End member 3 is provided with a well 5 which has a positive contact 6 recessed into it below the surface. The housing 2 has a cylindrical opening 7 into which the battery 1 is inserted. The battery utilized is cylindrical and has a positive button contact 9. Referring to the side section view of Fig.