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Insertion, Extraction and Retention Device for Midway Technology Cards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121396D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fissler, WP: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

With reference to the drawing, a mechanism is provided to overcome insertion forces without interfering or restricting plugging of cables to the top of a card assembly. Forces generated by mating the connector are isolated from the card by transmitting forces through rigid members which include a stiffener bar (A), and metal frame sides (B).

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Insertion, Extraction and Retention Device for Midway Technology Cards

      With reference to the drawing, a mechanism is provided to
overcome insertion forces without interfering or restricting plugging
of cables to the top of a card assembly.  Forces generated by mating
the connector are isolated from the card by transmitting forces
through rigid members which include a stiffener bar (A), and metal
frame sides (B).

      The cam design of the handle (C) and its relation to the card
cage provide the required card travel for insertion and extraction
with minimal handle rotation.  Card retention is provided with
readily accessible latches (D) in close proximity of the handle
actuation end.  A plastic guide rail (E) inserts on the outside of
the frame to provide a smooth gliding surface for inserting the
assembly into a metal card cage.  Plastic card slot inserts (F) are
located on the inside of the frame to provide vibration and shock
dampening for the card assembly.

      Disclosed anonymously.