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Holding Mechanism for Slot Blank Covers in Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113411D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crigler, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a holding mechanism for slot blank covers, as used in Personal Computers (PCs). The implementation enables up to four slot blank covers to be held in place until needed.

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Holding Mechanism for Slot Blank Covers in Personal Computers

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a holding
mechanism for slot blank covers, as used in Personal Computers (PCs).
The implementation enables up to four slot blank covers to be held in
place until needed.

      In prior art, whenever an adapter card was to be installed in
the PC housing, a slot blank cover had to be removed in order for the
adapter card to be placed into the proper slot location.  No
provision was provided to store the slot blank cover inside the PC
housing.  In the event an adapter card was to be removed due to
possible configuration changes, the slot blank cover would not be
readily available to fit into the opening where the adapter card was
located.

      The concept described herein provides a holder mechanism inside
the PC housing to store up to four slot blank covers.  The Figure
shows an isometric view of the slot blank holder mechanism.  Holder
10 is made to be part of the Data Access System Disk (DASD) bracket
and consist of clips 11 which are capable of holding up to four slot
blank covers 12.  The mechanism is designed so that it can be
incorporated into existing PC housings, or implemented as a stand
alone item.