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Housing for Logic Card Boards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042703D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beaujeu, G: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The housing improves card retention and prevents cables and component cards on the machine boards from being damaged. The housing is made of two parts: a guiding part and a cover. It is shown in an open position in Fig. 1A and in a closed position on Fig. 1B. The guiding part is mounted by four screws on the gate wherein the boards, on which the logic cards are plugged, are located. This reversible plastic guide is used for guiding the input output flat cables connected to the cards. The guide being reversible, it is possible to have the cable way out and on either the left or right side of the board. Housing for top connectors on some cards is provided. The plastic flat cover is easily removable by two hinges located at the top side.

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Housing for Logic Card Boards

The housing improves card retention and prevents cables and component cards on the machine boards from being damaged. The housing is made of two parts: a guiding part and a cover. It is shown in an open position in Fig. 1A and in a closed position on Fig. 1B. The guiding part is mounted by four screws on the gate wherein the boards, on which the logic cards are plugged, are located. This reversible plastic guide is used for guiding the input output flat cables connected to the cards. The guide being reversible, it is possible to have the cable way out and on either the left or right side of the board. Housing for top connectors on some cards is provided. The plastic flat cover is easily removable by two hinges located at the top side. This part has been designed to be manually pressed and allows good locking to be achieved when pushing the cover on the guide. Foam stripes, shown in Fig. 1A, are stuck inside the cover. This allows a pressure to be applied to the top connectors in order to get acceptable card retention and prevent the cooling air from escaping.

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