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Rail Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116870D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hamilton, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a plastic snap-action retainer for a book package.

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Rail Retainer

      Disclosed is a plastic snap-action retainer for a book package.

      The retainer snaps in place and forces the conductive rails
against the edges of the book covers.  This maintains a constant
force
on the overlapping rail-to-cover joint that provides Electromagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) protection.

      The retainer consists of a cylindrical section that plugs into
holes in the top and bottom book covers.  A spring latch section
passes through the rail and hooks onto a beam, locking the rail to
the covers.  The retainer has been dimensioned to ensure that the
spring section is preloaded when fully hooked (Figure).