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Auto-Docking Card Carrier Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101956D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

LaPree, SR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to allow auto-docking of a circuit card assembly to a fixed set of connectors. This method combines numerous pieces into one removable assembly providing a mounting, fastening, and locating system for a card.

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Auto-Docking Card Carrier Assembly

       Disclosed is a method to allow auto-docking of a circuit
card assembly to a fixed set of connectors.  This method combines
numerous pieces into one removable assembly providing a mounting,
fastening, and locating system for a card.

      A card guide 3 (Fig. 1), which acts as a funnel, is attached to
the front of the circuit card 2.  Guide 3 finds the connectors 4 and
moves the card 2 into position to auto-dock with them.  The card 2
and guide 3 are then inserted into the card carrier 1.  The carrier
provides additional stiffness and protection of the card while the
sloped contact surfaces allow further vertical adjustment to assist
alignment with the connectors (Fig. 2).  This mounting system
provides location and stiffening of the card 2 preventing flexure and
assuring a quality fit.