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Speaker Holder with Circuit Card Guiding and Retention Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113385D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Padron, HJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a molded plastic speaker holder, configured for holding a speaker assembly in place within a computer system, having additional features for guiding end portions of several circuit card assemblies as these card assemblies are plugged into connectors of the system, and for holding these card assemblies in place after they are fully engaged with the connectors.

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Speaker Holder with Circuit Card Guiding and Retention Features

      Described is a molded plastic speaker holder, configured for
holding a speaker assembly in place within a computer system, having
additional features for guiding end portions of several circuit card
assemblies as these card assemblies are plugged into connectors of
the system, and for holding these card assemblies in place after they
are fully engaged with the connectors.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view of the speaker holder 10.  A
typical speaker assembly (not shown) includes a central cylindrical
magnetic structure, which is pressed into place within a hollow hub
12 of holder 10.  Slots 14 in hub 12 provide an expandability which
allows the hub to hold speaker assemblies of slightly varying
dimensions.  Speaker holder 10 also includes three slots 16, open to
the rear, into which end portions of card assemblies may be slid in
the direction of arrow 18.  Three flexible latches 20 are used to
hold individual card assemblies in place after they are fully
inserted.  Mounting feet 22 and 24 include features to fasten speaker
holder 10 in place to extend upward from a horizontal structure of a
framework within the computing system, and a forward extending hook
25 engages another portion of the framework to retain the holder 10
in a vertical orientation.

      Fig. 2 is a front elevational view of left mounting foot 22 in
engagement with a slotted framework structure 26 of a computing
system.  After a hook 28, extending downward from foot 22, is slid
downward into a slot 30 within framework structure 26, the entire
speaker holder 1...