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Card/Crossover Retention Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061229D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jeche, MW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A reliable card retention system is provided that can be used on a personal computer (PC)-type board. This system is specifically designed for mounting 3 high 4 wide (3H4W) cards on a board without the conventional board stiffener and still be able to have PC cards mounted along side the card assembly. The connector blocks 1 are soldered to the board 2 to provide electrical connection to the circuits in the board. Board 2 is sandwiched between the two upper supports 3 and the two lower supports 4 with four screws 5. This adds stiffness to the board and provides means of support to the chassis. The lower supports 4 engage slots in the chassis (not shown). The upper supports 3 have slots 13 on both ends that the wire retainers 6 engage.

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Card/Crossover Retention Assembly

A reliable card retention system is provided that can be used on a personal computer (PC)-type board. This system is specifically designed for mounting 3 high 4 wide (3H4W) cards on a board without the conventional board stiffener and still be able to have PC cards mounted along side the card assembly. The connector blocks 1 are soldered to the board 2 to provide electrical connection to the circuits in the board. Board 2 is sandwiched between the two upper supports 3 and the two lower supports 4 with four screws 5. This adds stiffness to the board and provides means of support to the chassis. The lower supports 4 engage slots in the chassis (not shown). The upper supports 3 have slots 13 on both ends that the wire retainers 6 engage. After the cards 7 are plugged into the connector blocks 1, the crossover/card retainer 8 is positioned over the crossovers 9 and the wire retainers 6 are engaged over the crossover/card retainer 8. The wire retainers 6 have an X shape and are welded at their intersecting point to give the required stiffness in the transverse direction.

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