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Reworkable Cover/Frame for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116820D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jones, MJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

As the personal computer market competition becomes stronger and the technology enhancement much faster many personal computer manufacturers are ensuring that each of their new models is not only powerful, smaller or lighter, but also equipped with unique features. For example, PCMCIA slots.

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Reworkable Cover/Frame for Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association Application

      As the personal computer market competition becomes stronger
and the technology enhancement much faster many personal computer
manufacturers are ensuring that each of their new models is not only
powerful, smaller or lighter, but also equipped with unique features.
For example, PCMCIA slots.

      Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
(PCMCIA) is a standard organization developing standards for all the
physical parameters and dimensions for the card slots and cards.
Many notebooks, palmtops, laptops and desktops have these slots.
This enables the personal computers to have functions such as
modem/fax, networking, memory storage and hard disk drives.

      There are various assembly technologies.  They are laser
welding covers, ultrasonic welding covers, snap on covers with double
sided tapes, etc.

      Disclosed is a mechanical snap-on cover set designed to enclose
and protect the card which conforms to PCMCIA standards.

Mechanical Snap-on Covers: The basic design of the snap-on cover is
shown in Fig. 1.

      The left side of the cover snaps under the frame.  Fig. 2b
shows how the cover will snap into an aperture in the frame.  Fig. 2a
shows the right side of the snap-on cover.  To assemble, the cover is
inserted into the aperture (Fig. 2b) then swing it to the other side
of the frame (Fig. 2a).  It will lock in securely.

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