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Bracket Tab for Personal Computer Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105956D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Allan, J: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a bracket tab for personal computer (PC) systems so that brackets covering blank feature cards can be removed with ease by the user.

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Bracket Tab for Personal Computer Systems

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a bracket tab
for personal computer (PC) systems so that brackets covering blank
feature cards can be removed with ease by the user.

      Frequently, PC systems include blank brackets installed at
blank card positions for the purpose of blocking electro-magnetic
radiation.  In prior art, the brackets were difficult to remove in
the event additional features were added, since the brackets did not
have a method of grasping the bracket.  The concept described herein
provides a means whereby the bracket incorporates a tab to facilitate
removal of the bracket.  Three methods are proposed as follows:

      Fig. 1 shows the first method whereby an adhesive backed tab is
fixed to the bracket.  When the bracket is to be removed, the tab
provides a convenient location to grasp the bracket while removing it
from the machine.  The tab is fabricated in such a way so as to
prevent the user from accidentally coming in contact with the edges
of the bracket during bracket removal.

      Fig. 2 shows the second method whereby a molded tab contains
two snap type retainers that would hold the tab to the bracket
instead of the adhesive (Fig. 1).

      Fig. 3 shows the third method whereby the tab contains plastic
a rivet to hold the tab to the bracket instead of adhesive (Fig. 1)
or snap retainers (Fig. 2).