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Grounded File-Mounting Plate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039246D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Park, MA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Mounting plate 10 for disk file unit 12 has ground springs 14 fixed to it for grounding file unit 12 with respect to file container 15. Disk-file unit 12 has the usual magnetic disk and motor drive for the disk in it. Mounting plate 10, which is of plastic, is positioned (Image Omitted) on the bottom of unit 12 and has lengthwise-extending opposite grooves or slots 16. File container 15 has a file-unit-receiving cavity 17 with inwardly extending lips or tongues 18, and file unit 12 may be slid longitudinally into cavity 17 with tongues 20 entering slots 16 to position file unit 12 in container 15. Springs 14, which are preferably of stainless steel, are positioned in indentations provided in plate 10 and extend into slots 16 so as to make electrical grounding contact with respect to the bottom surfaces of tongues 20.

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Grounded File-Mounting Plate

Mounting plate 10 for disk file unit 12 has ground springs 14 fixed to it for grounding file unit 12 with respect to file container 15. Disk-file unit 12 has the usual magnetic disk and motor drive for the disk in it. Mounting plate 10, which is of plastic, is positioned

(Image Omitted)

on the bottom of unit 12 and has lengthwise-extending opposite grooves or slots
16. File container 15 has a file-unit-receiving cavity 17 with inwardly extending lips or tongues 18, and file unit 12 may be slid longitudinally into cavity 17 with tongues 20 entering slots 16 to position file unit 12 in container 15. Springs 14, which are preferably of stainless steel, are positioned in indentations provided in plate 10 and extend into slots 16 so as to make electrical grounding contact with respect to the bottom surfaces of tongues 20. Metal screws 22 extend into file unit 12, which is of metal, and fix springs 14 and plate 10 in place on the bottom of file unit 12. Plate 10 is provided with a spring catch 24 formed integrally with plate 10 which moves into opening 26 formed in the bottom of container 15 for yieldably holding file unit 12 in place in container 15. Mounting plate 10 protects the individual installing file unit 12 in the system from being injured by pins protruding from the underside of file unit 12, and also protects the electronic components in file unit 12 from damage during handling. The mounting system, including tongues 20 and catch...