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Processor Enclosure with Conductors Relocated to Clear Circuit Cards and with Compound Door Structure for Easier Access to Wiring Connectors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044883D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Foscaldi, LS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A circuit board has a central area that carries circuit cards and it has a peripheral area that carries sockets that ribbon conductors are plugged into, as is conventional. The assembly of the circuit board and cards is mounted inside a processor enclosure with the board in a vertical plane and with the tops of the cards facing forward and located near the front of the enclosure. The ribbon conductors are routed to the connectors generally in the plane of the circuit board and away from the front edges of the cards. Several circuit boards are mounted in a planar rectangular array, and a door is mounted inside the processor frame to cover this assembly. This door carries small doors that open to permit access to the front edges of the cards.

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Processor Enclosure with Conductors Relocated to Clear Circuit Cards and with Compound Door Structure for Easier Access to Wiring Connectors

A circuit board has a central area that carries circuit cards and it has a peripheral area that carries sockets that ribbon conductors are plugged into, as is conventional. The assembly of the circuit board and cards is mounted inside a processor enclosure with the board in a vertical plane and with the tops of the cards facing forward and located near the front of the enclosure. The ribbon conductors are routed to the connectors generally in the plane of the circuit board and away from the front edges of the cards. Several circuit boards are mounted in a planar rectangular array, and a door is mounted inside the processor frame to cover this assembly. This door carries small doors that open to permit access to the front edges of the cards. The full door opens for easy access to the ribbon conductors and the connectors at the rear of the cards.

Conventionally, a component of the processor frame is located to the front of each board assembly and forms a border around the forward facing top edges of the cards. This frame supports the edges of the cards and it supports ribbon conductors that lie flat on the frame and fold around the edge of the frame to extend rearwardly to sockets that are located on the circuit board around the periphery of the cards. The frame also supports a small door that covers the outer ends of the card...