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Machine Frame Coupler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066333D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Huntley, DG [+details]

Abstract

Computer systems may consist of several separately housed units, such as a central processing unit 10, a disk storage unit 15 and a printer unit 20, as seen in Fig. 1. The disk storage unit 15 and the processing unit 10 in this instance reside in a common framed housing 25. The printer unit 20. however, is separately housed, and it is coupled to the common housing 25 by a frame coupler 40 which bolts to the frame 21 of the printer unit 20 (Fig. 2), and has an upstanding collar 41 which fits into a hole 26 in the base of the common housing. A locking bolt 27 prevents the frame coupler 40 from turning.