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The structure for connector seal positioning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013935D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a connector and seal design for Hard Disk Drive (hereinafter HDD) to improve assembly productivity.

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The structure for connector seal positioning

   Disclosed is a connector and seal design for Hard Disk Drive (hereinafter HDD)
to improve assembly
productivity.

     HDD need be sealed to protect particles in air, usually HDD is sealed using
rubber material parts.

     This disclosed apply to seal and electric connector which connected between
inside and outside HDD
electric circuit.

Fig 1 shows typical seal and connector structure.

Fig 1 (Typical seal and connector structure)

C onnector

SEAL

BASE

Fig.2 and Fig.3 show detail structure of seal and connector.
A seal parts is assembled around a connector and is compressed between
connector base and base.

This disclosed is following
A connector has recess portion which is used for seal parts assembly as Fig.3.
After a seal assembled at a connector, a seal dose not easily drop in process
of HDD assembly line
because of recess effect.

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Fig.2 (Before seal assembly)

Seal

Connector

RECESS

C onnector Base

Fig.3 After seal assembly

Connector

Seal

C onnector Base

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