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Card-Retention Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051936D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kehley, GL: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Card 10, which has integrated circuit devices 11 thereon, is mounted in frame 13 which forms an enclosure for the card 10. Such cards frequently have pins (not shown) on the bottom edge thereof which engage other printed circuit board connectors. The friction between the card pins and their associated connectors and the friction between the card 10 and the associated frame 13 are used to retain the card in the frame. Levers 12 are provided on the top edges of the card in order to facilitate removing the card from the frame.

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Card-Retention Clip

Card 10, which has integrated circuit devices 11 thereon, is mounted in frame 13 which forms an enclosure for the card 10. Such cards frequently have pins (not shown) on the bottom edge thereof which engage other printed circuit board connectors. The friction between the card pins and their associated connectors and the friction between the card 10 and the associated frame 13 are used to retain the card in the frame. Levers 12 are provided on the top edges of the card in order to facilitate removing the card from the frame.

Under certain circumstances, such cards tend to vibrate loose. Clip 15 provides a convenient mechanism for positively locking the card 10 into the frame 13. Clip 15 slides along on arm 12, and it engages the top edge of frame 13 to positively lock card 10 into frame 13.

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