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Cable Card Retention

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089929D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Frisbie, RC: AUTHOR

Abstract

An arrangement for positively latching I/O cable cards to a stiffener and board assembly is provided by this locking device which snaps over the card guide post and the card housing. Stiffener 1, associated with the main printed circuit board, contains a plurality of spaced-apart card guide posts 2, each provided with a square opening 3. Spring clip 4 includes two U-shaped sections 5 that are adapted to encircle posts 2. Locking tab 6 coacts with opening 3 in guide post 2 to lock clip 4 on such post. A pair of fingers 7 extending outwardly from clip 4 are adapted to engage a lug on cable housing 8 when the card and cable assembly are inserted in the main printed circuit card. Extended portion 9 on clip 4 is used for disengaging clip 4 from the housing to permit withdrawal of the I/O cable assembly.

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Cable Card Retention

An arrangement for positively latching I/O cable cards to a stiffener and board assembly is provided by this locking device which snaps over the card guide post and the card housing. Stiffener 1, associated with the main printed circuit board, contains a plurality of spaced-apart card guide posts 2, each provided with a square opening 3. Spring clip 4 includes two U-shaped sections 5 that are adapted to encircle posts 2. Locking tab 6 coacts with opening 3 in guide post 2 to lock clip 4 on such post. A pair of fingers 7 extending outwardly from clip 4 are adapted to engage a lug on cable housing 8 when the card and cable assembly are inserted in the main printed circuit card. Extended portion 9 on clip 4 is used for disengaging clip 4 from the housing to permit withdrawal of the I/O cable assembly.

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