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Transformer Card Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038020D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a description of a self-adjustable structure that adjusts to having different lengths of printed circuit boards due to tolerance build up of the board itself or of its mounting hardware.

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Transformer Card Support

Disclosed is a description of a self-adjustable structure that adjusts to having different lengths of printed circuit boards due to tolerance build up of the board itself or of its mounting hardware.

The free state of the structure is of a curved form having snap in tenons at the extreme ends of the stucture. There are individual guides or tenons projecting off of the curved surface to supply support and guidance for the expansion card or board. The guides are individually spaced to allow free movement of the curved structure. These guides are beveled on either end as well as on the top. This is to assist guidance of the card/board into the structure from the front or from either end. The self adjustment of the structure is supported by having one of the tenons snapped into a elongated slot. As the card/board contacts the curved surface the structure by way of the elongated slot flattens out. Apply pressure to the card/board and absorbing any tolerances accumulated in construction of the card/board or its mounting hardware. Since the card/board is under tension, the arrangement adds acoustic support. Allowing minimum vibration resulting in no damage to components and/board. This structure is applicable to all known printed circuit boards and expansion cards presently used.

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