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Clip Hold Down Standoff Insulator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052107D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 95K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anzelone, TA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The clip-hold down 100 shown in the Figs. 1-4 combines washers, standoffs, screw insulator and a latch into one unit which is simple to use and install and does not have to be removed to remove either the safety cover or the logic card. The clip 100 is ejection molded in its open position in one piece and is ready for use, as shown in Fig. 1.

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Clip Hold Down Standoff Insulator

The clip-hold down 100 shown in the Figs. 1-4 combines washers, standoffs, screw insulator and a latch into one unit which is simple to use and install and does not have to be removed to remove either the safety cover or the logic card. The clip 100 is ejection molded in its open position in one piece and is ready for use, as shown in Fig. 1.

Referring to Figs. 1-3, the clip-hold down 100, as it is received from the mold, is first located onto a slotted post 1 by means of the orientation key 2 on the bottom side of clip base 3. The clip 100 is secured to the post by means of a flat head thread-forming screw (not shown) inserted into the counter sink in the hole 4 in the base 3 and into a non-thread hole 5 in the fast 1. Next, the top section 6 of the clip 100 is bent 90 degrees at the hinge 7 as the latches 8 are latched over the catch 9, with the latch shank 10 coming to rest between the catch 9 on each side of the mounting base 3, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

Referring to Fig. 4, six clips 100 are mounted onto six posts in a typical arrangement and the logic card 11 is placed in the middle of the six posts and lightly pressed down, depressing the spring clips 12 until the card 11 is in contact with the top of the plate 13. When the logic card 11 passes the radius on the end of the spring clip 12, the spring clip 12 returns to its original position over the top of the logic card 11, locking the card 11 down against the top of the...