Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Cable Card Retention

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090039D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Frisbie, RC: AUTHOR

Abstract

This latching arrangement utilizes a slotted guide post device including tines having cam and latch protrusions. It is adapted for holding the I/O cable card in connection with printed circuit boards. Stiffener 1, associated with the main circuit board, contains a plurality of spaced apart tines 2. The latter are slotted as at 3 and provide a cam surface 4 and a latching surface 5 adapted to coact with notch 6 in cable housing 7. Insertion of each individual housing 7 causes the slot between tines 2 to close when the end of housing 7 strikes cam surface 4. Insertion of a cable housing 7 causes tines 2 to cam outwardly, closing the slot between the tines to prevent withdrawal of either adjacent housing. When the housing 7 is completely inserted, transversely applied pressure forces tines 2 inwardly to a latched position.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Cable Card Retention

This latching arrangement utilizes a slotted guide post device including tines having cam and latch protrusions. It is adapted for holding the I/O cable card in connection with printed circuit boards. Stiffener 1, associated with the main circuit board, contains a plurality of spaced apart tines 2. The latter are slotted as at 3 and provide a cam surface 4 and a latching surface 5 adapted to coact with notch 6 in cable housing 7. Insertion of each individual housing 7 causes the slot between tines 2 to close when the end of housing 7 strikes cam surface
4. Insertion of a cable housing 7 causes tines 2 to cam outwardly, closing the slot between the tines to prevent withdrawal of either adjacent housing. When the housing 7 is completely inserted, transversely applied pressure forces tines 2 inwardly to a latched position. The card-retention device, due to its controlled slot width, functions to.prevent the dislodging of the I/O cable housing as a result of vibrations which might loosen all I/O cable housings simultaneously.

1

Page 2 of 2

2

[This page contains 2 pictures or other non-text objects]