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Printed Circuit Card Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049810D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Goldrick, SH: AUTHOR

Abstract

A card holder made of titanium, for instance, is used to stiffen or straighten cards for subsequent processing in a wave soldering or desoldering operation. An elongated piece of the metal is formed into an incomplete enclosure with lip sections formed at each end of the elongated piece. The channel enclosure is incomplete to provide a spring action to clamp the lip sections to one elongated edge of a card.

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Printed Circuit Card Holder

A card holder made of titanium, for instance, is used to stiffen or straighten cards for subsequent processing in a wave soldering or desoldering operation. An elongated piece of the metal is formed into an incomplete enclosure with lip sections formed at each end of the elongated piece. The channel enclosure is incomplete to provide a spring action to clamp the lip sections to one elongated edge of a card.

Figs. 1, 3 and 4 show an end plan view of different embodiments of the card holder. Fig. 2 shows a side plan view of the embodiment of Fig. 1. As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the card holder 1 is formed from a single piece of flat stock 2 bent into a rectangular shape. The flat stock 2 includes lip sections 3 and 4 that are formed at the end of the stock 2 and placed in the center of one of the longer leg of the rectangular-shaped card holder. The lip sections are upturned at reference numeral 5 for ease of placement of the printed circuit card into the opening 6 of the card holder 1. The opening at 6 is smaller than the thickness of the printed circuit card in order to provide a clamping action to provide a straightening action to the printed circuit card. A portion of the stock 2 forms a stop 7 for the entry of the printed circuit card into the card holder 1.

Fig. 2 shows a side view of the card holder 1 and shows the position of the stop 7 in the center of the elongated section of the card holder. It should be evident that more than one stop 7 could be placed along the length of the opening 6 in the card holder 1.

In the second embodime...