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Method for mounting a component in a computer system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031314D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 208K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Improved method for device retention

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Method for mounting a component in a computer system

    Disclosed is a method for improving usability of a tool-less device retention scheme. This disclosure describes a method for using same-self or parent material to implement an actuator to release the device from a system or cage enclosure.

    The existing approach [1] uses a mounting clip which marked with either paint or a label to indicate the user touch-point. See Figure 1

Figure 1 - Existing Mounting Clip and Disclosed Mounting Clip

    The existing approach is actuated by pressing the painted or labeled touch point as shown in Fig. 1 thru an opening in the cage as shown in Fig. 2, again described in
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Figure 2 - Existing

    The disclosed idea is to use material from the cage or system enclosure to actuate the mounting clips shown in Fig 1. Figure 3 shows the disclosed idea. Material from the cage or system enclosure is formed to create an actuating feature. In Fig 3, this feature also has a touchpoint label or paint shown in blue to aid the user to the actuation point.

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Figure 3 - Disclosed self-same or parent material creates the actuating feature

    The advantages to this disclosure are to eliminate paint or label peel-off from prior art and also to eliminate the users finger from becoming pinched when the device is removed from the system.

References [1] US Patent, Docket numb...