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Locking Device for Rotatable Bail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059953D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jones, CW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A rotatable bail is locked in either of the positions to which it is moved. An electronic connector 1 (Fig. 1) has pins 2 for connection to a printed circuit board. The connector 1 has a rotatable bail 3 at each end movable between the two positions shown in Fig. 2 for one of the bails 3. Each of the bails 3 (Fig. 1) has an end 4 disposed within an ear 5, which extends substantially perpendicular from a wall 6 of the connector 1, and an end 7 disposed within an ear 8, which extends substantially perpendicular from the wall 6 and substantially parallel to the ear 5. As shown in Fig.

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Locking Device for Rotatable Bail

A rotatable bail is locked in either of the positions to which it is moved. An electronic connector 1 (Fig. 1) has pins 2 for connection to a printed circuit board. The connector 1 has a rotatable bail 3 at each end movable between the two positions shown in Fig. 2 for one of the bails 3. Each of the bails 3 (Fig. 1) has an end 4 disposed within an ear 5, which extends substantially perpendicular from a wall 6 of the connector 1, and an end 7 disposed within an ear 8, which extends substantially perpendicular from the wall 6 and substantially parallel to the ear 5. As shown in Fig. 2, the ear 5 has three projections or ribs 9 extending downwardly therefrom with a portion 10, which extends from the end 4, of the bail 3 being disposed between two of the three projections 9 to hold or lock the bail 3 in either of its two positions. The portion 10 of the bail 3 is removed from the position between two of the projections 9 by overcoming a force F exerted by the bail 3. The release of the portion 10 of the clip 3 from between two of the projections 9 enables it to be rotated about the end 4 from the solid line position of Fig. 2 to the phantom line position and vice versa. A similar arrangement exists between the ear 8 (Fig. 1) and a portion 11 connected to the end 7 of the bail 3. When each of the bails 3 is moved from the position shown in Fig. 1 (solid line position in Fig. 2) to the phantom line position of Fig. 2 in which each of...