Patent Number: 6,296,334

Title: Latch mechanism for a housing

Abstract: A computer housing has a front panel, a cover and a chassis, wherein the front panel and the cover are connected together. A mechanism for latching and releasing the front panel and the cover with and from the chassis include a match opening defined in a side of the front panel, a latch member, a spring and a locking hole defined in the chassis. The latch member has an arm extending towards the chassis terminating in a hooked portion to engage the locking hole. The latch member and the spring are received in the matching opening and are movable between a locked position where the arm is locked in the locking hole and a released position where the arm disengages the locking hole. The spring urges against the base to retain the latch member in the locked position.

Inventors: Liao; Nien Chiang (Lu-Chou, TW)

Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 1/18 (20060101); H05K 5/00 (20060101); H05K 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018