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Pressure Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107490D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hanson, JW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a pressure clip which is used to hold an electronic substrate or module against a metal frame with a constant force so the frame can be used as a heat sink (see the figure).

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Pressure Clip

      Described is a pressure clip which is used to hold an
electronic substrate or module against a metal frame with a constant
force so the frame can be used as a heat sink (see the figure).

      The pressure clip 1 is made from spring steel.  Leg 2 applies
pressure to the substrate 6 or part being held against the frame 7.
Leg 3, opposite leg 2, supports the pressure clip 1.

      Legs 4 and 5 are formed so they can be inserted through
D-shaped holes in the frame 7 and will grip on the opposite surface.
The tension on legs 4 and 5 provides the required amount of pressure
on leg 2 to hold the substrate 6 in place against the frame 7.

      Assembly and disassembly is accomplished by spreading legs 4
and 5 slightly.

      In addition to holding the substrate against the frame for
cooling, the clip also acts as a heat sink.

      Disclosed anonymously.