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Holder for Mounting Connector Frame Retainer in Organizer Plate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046674D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Finck, EF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Two connector retainers with captive screws fit into an opening in an organizer plate with their upper and lower ends projecting over the edge of the opening and held against the plate by means of spring clips. The upper spring clip is fixed, and the upper end of a frame slips under the spring as the frame is guided into the opening. The lower spring clip is pivotal to an open position for putting a frame into the opening and it pivots to a closed position to bias the lower end of the frame against the organizer plate. Both the upper and lower springs ride on a captive screw in the end of the frame. The drawing shows an organizer plate 2 with an opening 3 to receive two connector frames 4.

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Holder for Mounting Connector Frame Retainer in Organizer Plate

Two connector retainers with captive screws fit into an opening in an organizer plate with their upper and lower ends projecting over the edge of the opening and held against the plate by means of spring clips. The upper spring clip is fixed, and the upper end of a frame slips under the spring as the frame is guided into the opening. The lower spring clip is pivotal to an open position for putting a frame into the opening and it pivots to a closed position to bias the lower end of the frame against the organizer plate. Both the upper and lower springs ride on a captive screw in the end of the frame. The drawing shows an organizer plate 2 with an opening 3 to receive two connector frames 4. A frame has two captive screws 6, and the screws are conventionally tightened to a predetermined force to hold the frame in the organizer plate. In this apparatus an upper spring clip 7 snaps over the upper ends of two the frames. The organizer plate has slots that the screws 6 slide into, and the lower clip 8 to the left is shown in the open position that permits the frame to be inserted into the organizer plate and the clip to the left in the closed position. A lower clip has a fixed bracket 9, a latching bracket 10, a screw 11 that connects these parts, and a spring 12 that urges the latching bracket towards the panel. The latching bracket has a dimple 13 that engages a hole in screw 6 when the frame is latched...