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Card and Cable Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085698D
Original Publication Date: 1976-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sebers, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Fig. 1 shows the retainer 10 aligned with and disassembled from a mounting block 11 on which a card 12 is received. The retainer 10 is a nonconductive molded plastic part including pairs of arms 13, wherein each pair forms a reentrant curved surface adapted to be received about a pair of bosses 15 (one of which is shown) projecting from mounting block 11. A tab 16 is received in mounting block slot 17 and a bifurcated projection 18 engages card 12 to preclude removal of card 12 from mounting block 11, because of the retainer 10 is unable to move in any of its 3 axes.

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Card and Cable Retainer

Fig. 1 shows the retainer 10 aligned with and disassembled from a mounting block 11 on which a card 12 is received. The retainer 10 is a nonconductive molded plastic part including pairs of arms 13, wherein each pair forms a reentrant curved surface adapted to be received about a pair of bosses 15 (one of which is shown) projecting from mounting block 11. A tab 16 is received in mounting block slot 17 and a bifurcated projection 18 engages card 12 to preclude removal of card 12 from mounting block 11, because of the retainer 10 is unable to move in any of its 3 axes.

In the side elevation of Fig. 2, the retainer 10, mounting block 11 and card 12 of Fig. 1 are shown in the assembled condition with the card maintained in connection with the mounting block 11.

Fig. 3 shows a similar retainer 10' having pairs of arms 13', a tab 16' and a bifurcated projecting arm 18'. This retainer 10' cooperates with a mounting block 11' including a pair of bosses 15' (one of which is shown) and a slot 17', to retain a cable connector plug 20 in the same manner as the retainer 10 of the embodiment of Fig. 1 and 2 retains a card 12.

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