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BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT RETAINER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006253D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Raul Olivera: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the special application of mounting a backplane see figure 1, eliminates the need for any individual fas- (motherboard) board to a card cage there are several teners. It consists of a retainer with a teeth-like detail locations where a large amount of force will be applied and PCB with a similar teeth-lie detail that mounts in as a daughter board (c&d) is inserted into the backplane. the retainer. The assembly is accomplished by: In this case there is a requirement to hold the PCB in 1. Inserting the PCB into the bottom trough of the retainer. several locations. The present method for accomplishing 2. Pushing the "teeth" ofthe PCB between the "teeth" this is to use several screws to hold the PCB to the card of the retainer. cage to minimize the deflections. 3. Sliding the PCB to the side until it snaps into position.

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MOlOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 14 December 1991

BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT RETAINER

by Raul Olivera and Carter Hoss

   In the special application of mounting a backplane see figure 1, eliminates the need for any individual fas- (motherboard) board to a card cage there are several teners. It consists of a retainer with a teeth-like detail locations where a large amount of force will be applied and PCB with a similar teeth-lie detail that mounts in as a daughter board (c&d) is inserted into the backplane. the retainer. The assembly is accomplished by:

In this case there is a requirement to hold the PCB in 1. Inserting the PCB into the bottom trough of the retainer. several locations. The present method for accomplishing 2. Pushing the "teeth" ofthe PCB between the "teeth" this is to use several screws to hold the PCB to the card of the retainer.
cage to minimize the deflections. 3. Sliding the PCB to the side until it snaps into position.

  In an effort to reduce the number of parts and This type of mounting scheme can actually be used assembly time it is desirable to eliminate as many fas- for any type of PCB but is especially suited for backplane teners as possible in any given assembly. The invention, applications.

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