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Contamination Seal for Program Cartridges

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042185D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greenfield, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawing illustrates an economical method of constructing electronic module enclosures with sealing properties. It is considered particularly, but not exclusively, useful for protecting program cartridges (e.g., game cartridges) offered as personal computer attachments. Cartridge 1, enclosing a program card 2 which plugs into connecting receptacle 3, contains elastic material 4 forming a protective seal for the card. As indicated in the lower left view 5, the seal deflects to permit connection of the card. The seal is formed by molding a low density elastic material -- e.g., urethane foam -- into the cartridge enclosure, leaving a small clearance space 6 for the program card.

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Contamination Seal for Program Cartridges

The drawing illustrates an economical method of constructing electronic module enclosures with sealing properties. It is considered particularly, but not exclusively, useful for protecting program cartridges (e.g., game cartridges) offered as personal computer attachments. Cartridge 1, enclosing a program card 2 which plugs into connecting receptacle 3, contains elastic material 4 forming a protective seal for the card. As indicated in the lower left view 5, the seal deflects to permit connection of the card. The seal is formed by molding a low density elastic material -- e.g., urethane foam -- into the cartridge enclosure, leaving a small clearance space 6 for the program card.

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