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Latch and Rail Integrated Subassembly for Book Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111434D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hamilton, RD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an integrated latch and side rail for an electronic enclosure.

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Latch and Rail Integrated Subassembly for Book Package

      Disclosed is an integrated latch and side rail for an
electronic enclosure.

      The assembly consists of a molded plastic rail 2 and
latch-mounting tabs 1.  Other materials may be substituted for the
plastic material.  The latch 3, retaining post 4, and latch return
spring 5 are assembled between the latch-mounting tabs 1 and retained
by heat staking the retaining post 4.  Other methods of securing the
retaining post 4 may be used depending on the material chosen for the
assembly (see the Figure).

      The assembly provides good mechanical characteristics for the
enclosure and good control of critical dimensions.