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Small File to Card/Board Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102976D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Neubauer, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

The figures illustrate an electrical and mechanical means of mounting a small hard disk file to a card or motherboard-type assembly. The card or motherboard has one or more files mounted to it.

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Small File to Card/Board Connection

      The figures illustrate an electrical and mechanical means of
mounting a small hard disk file to a card or motherboard-type
assembly.  The card or motherboard has one or more files mounted to
it.

      Hard disk files are typically shockmounted to isolate them from
the surrounding structure.  The mounting and electrical connection
must accommodate flexibility while the shockmounts comply with
vibrations and shock.

      In Fig. 1, as file land patterns on a file 10 slide into
connector housing 8 with contact terminals 6, an electrical
connection is made with a card edge type connection.  On the opposite
ends of terminals 6 are fixed coil springs 4.  The ends of coil
springs 4 are inserted into holes 12 in a card 2 and soldered.  Coil
springs 4 provide a flexible electrical connection.

      Fig. 2 shows a mechanical fastening of file 10 by sliding
shockmounts 14 into keyhole type slots 16 in card 2 at the same time
electrical connection is made.  A snap fit plug 18 is pressed into
keyhole 16 for retention.

      Disclosed anonymously.