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Module Tube with Detent Slider

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104391D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Albrecht, JM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a packaging device that improves upon electronic module component carrier technology. Improvements result in fewer non-attached parts, improved reusability, and reduced manufacturing handling time. This reduces the amount of waste material, manufacturing expense, and facilitates automation.

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Module Tube with Detent Slider

      Disclosed is a packaging device that improves upon electronic
module component carrier technology.  Improvements result in fewer
non-attached parts, improved reusability, and reduced manufacturing
handling time.  This reduces the amount of waste material,
manufacturing expense, and facilitates automation.

      With this device, a slider-equipped industry standard component
carrier tube (Fig. 1), is designed such that the slider will ratchet
within the tube.  There are several approaches to accomplish this
task.  Within the illustrated approach, a hole or notch (Fig. 2) in
the slider detents with a protrusion on the tube (Fig. 3).

      In addition, the slider has restraining tab(s) at each end to
restrain the modules from shifting outside the tube after
installation.

      The illustration represents only one possible means of
capturing the slider with the tube.  As examples, a complementary
thermal or pressure-formed dimple pair could be used in place of the
notch mechanism shown; a detenting device could be designed to
improve the conductive path though the opening by designing a
latching mechanism located at one end of the slide so that it latches
to the opposing edge of the carrier when installed.