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Snap Together Rails for a Book Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106414D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hamilton, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A conductive plastic snap-together rail for fastening the covers of an electronics package is disclosed. The rail forms a continuous enclosed joint that enhances the shielding effectiveness of the electronics package.

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Snap Together Rails for a Book Assembly

      A conductive plastic snap-together rail for fastening the
covers of an electronics package is disclosed.  The rail forms a
continuous enclosed joint that enhances the shielding effectiveness
of the electronics package.

      As shown in the Figure, the snap-together rails (1) pivot at
one end on plastic bosses (2).  The bosses are inserted into
corresponding holes in each cover (3).  The rails are rotated into
final position and pressed onto the bevelled edges of the cover.
Plastic snaps (4) lock into slots in the covers, holding the rails in
their final position.