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Auto-Latching Handle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122224D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kleve, VJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The set of handles are designed to allow a heavy FRU to be installed and removed safely from a machine.

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Auto-Latching Handle

      The set of handles are designed to allow a heavy FRU to
be installed and removed safely from a machine.

      The handles were designed so when they are in the horizontal
(non-carrying) position, a locking arm protrudes upward catching a
lip on the upper member of the machine frame.  This prevents the
Battery Back-up Unit (BBU) from being slid completely out of the
machine before the Customer Engineer (CE) is ready.  (See Fig. 1.)

      When the CE grasps the handles and raises them vertically
(carrying position) the locking arm rotates 90 degrees, allowing it
to clear the upper lip of the machine. From this handle position, the
BBU may be removed or inserted into the machine freely with no
further action required on the part of the CE.  (See Fig. 2.)