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One-Piece Card Guide for Multiple Circuit Card Installation in Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040467D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ansell, DF: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a single molded circuit card guide provides a guide to support multiple circuit cards, as used in personal computers. The concept of providing a single molded circuit card guide for multiple circuit cards differs from prior art which provided a guide for only a single circuit card. The one-piece card guide 10, as shown in the figure, is a molded guide intended to act as a guide for more than one circuit card 11 when inserted into the housing of a personal computer. Guide 10 incorporates snaps, not shown, so as to be easily installed into frame 12. Although guide 10 is shown with three slots, so as to hold three circuit cards 11, the molding may incorporate many guides, as required for the application. By tying the guides together, greater strength and accuracy is achieved.

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One-Piece Card Guide for Multiple Circuit Card Installation in Personal Computers

A technique is described whereby a single molded circuit card guide provides a guide to support multiple circuit cards, as used in personal computers. The concept of providing a single molded circuit card guide for multiple circuit cards differs from prior art which provided a guide for only a single circuit card. The one-piece card guide 10, as shown in the figure, is a molded guide intended to act as a guide for more than one circuit card 11 when inserted into the housing of a personal computer. Guide 10 incorporates snaps, not shown, so as to be easily installed into frame 12. Although guide 10 is shown with three slots, so as to hold three circuit cards 11, the molding may incorporate many guides, as required for the application. By tying the guides together, greater strength and accuracy is achieved. Also, if the snaps should shear off, the guide will prevent any one card from hitting another. Also, during manufacture of the guide, only one guide type is required instead of three.

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