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Electronic Page Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073504D
Original Publication Date: 1970-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Damari, WS: AUTHOR

Abstract

A demountable computer page assembly comprises a rigid page frame 10 with printed circuit boards 11, 12 attached thereto. Printed circuit board 11 is a multilayer interconnection board with a flexible cable 14 laminated therewith as an integral part. A connector 15 having connector pins 16 for insertion to a separately mounted connector receptacle, not shown, is fixedly attached to cable 14 and provides electrical connection from printed circuit board 11 and electronic components 13 thereon to external circuits. Similarly, printed circuit board 12 has an integral flexible cable 17 with connector 18, having terminal pins 19 for electrically connecting board 12 and electronic components mounted thereon to external circuits.

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Electronic Page Assembly

A demountable computer page assembly comprises a rigid page frame 10 with printed circuit boards 11, 12 attached thereto. Printed circuit board 11 is a multilayer interconnection board with a flexible cable 14 laminated therewith as an integral part. A connector 15 having connector pins 16 for insertion to a separately mounted connector receptacle, not shown, is fixedly attached to cable 14 and provides electrical connection from printed circuit board 11 and electronic components 13 thereon to external circuits. Similarly, printed circuit board 12 has an integral flexible cable 17 with connector 18, having terminal pins 19 for electrically connecting board 12 and electronic components mounted thereon to external circuits.

Connectors 15, 18 are laterally offset so that when the page assembly is complete the connectors 15, 18 are in substantial horizontal alignment ready for coupling as a unit to individual cooperating receptacles.

The page frame 10 comprises a horizontal center plate 20 having side members 21, 22 which are made longer than plate 20 to provide connector retainer extensions 23, 24. A center retainer extension 25 is attached to the front edge of plate 20, midway between extensions 23, 24.

A retainer bracket 26 for connector 15 has horizontal tabs 27, 28 which rest in upper recesses 29, 30 in frame extensions 23, 25. Bracket 26 also has side tabs 31, 32 which engage the extensions 23, 25 within vertical grooves 33, 34. Lower side tabs 35, 36 are bent out of line from side tabs 31, 32 after passing through grooves 33, 34 to engage th...