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Terminal Fastener

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108142D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a chassis ground wire socket attachment arrangement onto an existing anchorage fastener.

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Terminal Fastener

      Described is a chassis ground wire socket attachment
arrangement onto an existing anchorage fastener.

      An individual ground wire (1) from a circuit board (2) to
chassis (3) ground is a requirement to pass device electrostatic
discharge testing.  The fastener (4) (screw) which holds the
connector assembly (5) with said circuit board (2) to the chassis (3)
is unique by having a profile of a male terminal (6) after its
threads.  The circuit board ground wire (1) with socket and housing
(7) engages onto this male terminal portion (6) of the fastener (4)
after the connector assembly (5) is attached to the chassis (3).
Therefore, there is a direct chassis ground loop between the circuit
board (2), connector (5), and chassis (3).

      The arrangement eliminates costly and time-consuming chassis
modifications associated with known conventional methods and is
applicable to all styles and types of connectors.

      Disclosed anonymously.