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Light Emitting Diode Housing Shroud

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113083D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Farrell, RH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a housing for holding and supporting a Light Emitting Diode (LED) at a 90º angle on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) within a minimum height dimension.

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Light Emitting Diode Housing Shroud

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a housing for
holding and supporting a Light Emitting Diode (LED) at a 90º
angle on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) within a minimum height
dimension.

      In prior art, a LED was generally held and supported onto a PCB
by means of the LED leads and did not provide for a height
requirement.  The concept described herein enables a standard size
LED to be held in a shroud so as to attain a required 90º  angle
and to satisfy a height requirement.  In addition, the LED is
protected from possible damage during assembly and servicing.

      Fig. 1 shows an isometric view of shroud 10 with it's slotted
tabs 11 and 12.  Shroud 10 is typically fabricated from a nylon
material.  Fig. 2 shows the assembly of shroud 10, LED 13 and PCB 14.
Shroud 10 is inserted into cutout 15 of PCB 14 utilizing slotted tabs
11 and 12 (Fig. 1).

      Leads 16 of LED 13 are bent to a 90º  angle and inserted
into contact holes of PCB 14.  Shroud 10 slips over LED 13 and is
secured to PCB 14 by the friction of slotted tabs 11 and 12 of shroud
10.