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Personal Computer Standard Card Bracket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060338D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Loeschke, TH: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a bracket for use on the standard personal computer card which solves the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), grounding and robot installation problems. Existing brackets are subject to bow after installation which could eliminate large grounding surface and leave an EMC crack, as illustrated at A in Fig. 1. Also, the lower edge B of the bracket which is inserted in the slot is not a good ground and not adapted for mounting with a robot. The bracket disclosed herein is shown in the perspective view of Fig. 2. A longitudinal cross-section across A-A of Fig. 2 is shown in Fig. 3. The bracket 1 has a channel section 2 which is provided with fixed tabs 3 to guide the bracket into guide rails 4. A series of spring tabs 5 provides good ground and bracket stabilization.

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Personal Computer Standard Card Bracket

This article describes a bracket for use on the standard personal computer card which solves the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), grounding and robot installation problems. Existing brackets are subject to bow after installation which could eliminate large grounding surface and leave an EMC crack, as illustrated at A in Fig. 1. Also, the lower edge B of the bracket which is inserted in the slot is not a good ground and not adapted for mounting with a robot. The bracket disclosed herein is shown in the perspective view of Fig. 2. A longitudinal cross- section across A-A of Fig. 2 is shown in Fig. 3. The bracket 1 has a channel section 2 which is provided with fixed tabs 3 to guide the bracket into guide rails
4. A series of spring tabs 5 provides good ground and bracket stabilization. With this configuration a robot can slide the bracket downward into the guide rails, as illustrated in Fig. 2.

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