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Card Vibration Fork

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105362D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Fig. 1 shows a snap-on restraint fork (1) designed to interlock with the edge of the feature card. The restraint accommodates varied card lengths through rotation. The particular implementation involves attachment of the restraint to a retainer bracket (2) that is incorporated into a fan assembly (3). Fig. 2 shows two different sized forks (4, 5,) separately mounted by screws to a bracket (6). The bracket is held by two available screws used to hold down the planar board (not shown).

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Card Vibration Fork

      Fig. 1 shows a snap-on restraint fork (1) designed to interlock
with the edge of the feature card.  The restraint accommodates varied
card lengths through rotation.  The particular implementation
involves attachment of the restraint to a retainer bracket (2) that
is incorporated into a fan assembly (3).  Fig. 2 shows two different
sized forks (4, 5,) separately mounted by screws to a bracket (6).
The bracket is held by two available screws used to hold down the
planar board (not shown).

      In either arrangement, the restraint engages with the card edge
such that the card assembly can neither move horizontally, nor rotate
up out of the planar board connector.  The card restraint design
shown would be appropriate for a rack mounted system, but the same
concept can be adopted for desktop and deskside machines.