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Board and Card Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081789D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lasky, TA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A card retainer 5 has a cylindrical body 6 with an annular groove 8 and a depending split tenon 7. As seen in Fig. 1, a planar board 9 is mounted on stiffener 10. Retainer 5 has the tenon 7 received in aligned circular openings in stiffener 10 and planar board 9, with the shoulder bearing against the upper surface of the planar board 9. A circuit card 11 is received by right-angle connector 12, and is supported at the distal end by having transverse marginal portions received in the annular recesses or grooves 8 of a pair of retainers 5, one of which is shown.

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Board and Card Retainer

A card retainer 5 has a cylindrical body 6 with an annular groove 8 and a depending split tenon 7. As seen in Fig. 1, a planar board 9 is mounted on stiffener 10. Retainer 5 has the tenon 7 received in aligned circular openings in stiffener 10 and planar board 9, with the shoulder bearing against the upper surface of the planar board 9. A circuit card 11 is received by right-angle connector 12, and is supported at the distal end by having transverse marginal portions received in the annular recesses or grooves 8 of a pair of retainers 5, one of which is shown.

As illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, a pair of retainers 15 may be utilized to support a card 16 in the absence of a planar board. One circuit card 18 is mounted on stiffener 17, and card 16 is connected thereto by a right-angle connector 19 and supported at the opposite end by retainers 15. Accordingly, the retainers 15 can provide support for a circuit card 16, or may both support a card and retain a planar board on a stiffener support member 17.

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