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Metal Mounting Slide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120627D
Original Publication Date: 1991-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 4 page(s) / 100K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Andsell, DF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a means of mounting, latching and EMC/ESD grounding for drive assemblies such as direct access storage devices (DASDs) without the use of any tool in a typical personal computer (PC).

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Metal Mounting Slide

      This article describes a means of mounting, latching and
EMC/ESD grounding for drive assemblies such as direct access storage
devices (DASDs) without the use of any tool in a typical personal
computer (PC).

      The slide of this disclosure is shown in perspective view in
Fig.  1.  Fig. 2 shows a drive assembly in position to be mounted on
the slide of Fig. 1.  Fig. 3 shows the assembled slide and drive
assembly in position for mounting in the PC frame.

      Slide 1 (Fig. 1) is an H frame member provided with a front
latch stop 10 on front latch arm 9 and mounting holes 12.  The slide
1 is attached to drive assembly 2 (Fig. 2) with four mounting screws
3 which fit into mounting holes 12.  After the drive assembly 2 and
slide 1 have been assembled, this unit can be assembled into the main
PC frame without the use of any tool.

      The drive/slide assembly is inserted into the PC frame (Fig.
3).  The slide 1 engages with front openings 4 of the frame guide
rails 5.  Refer to Fig. 4 which is a detail view of the guide rail
5 entrance opening.  Fig. 4A is section across A-A of Fig. 4 showing
the slide 1 positioned within the guide rail 5.  The drive/slide
assembly then is further forced into the PC frame 6 until either the
rear or front stops 7 and 8, respectively, on the frame 6 halts the
drive/slide assembly.  During this action front latch arm 9 of the
slide 1 deflects until the slide latch stop 10 and the frame fron...