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PCMCIA Card Looseness Prevention Spring

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123699D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sakaba, S: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a device of PCMCIA card slot mechanism which prevents the looseness of a PCMCIA card connection.

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PCMCIA Card Looseness Prevention Spring

   Disclosed is a device of PCMCIA card slot mechanism which
prevents the looseness of a PCMCIA card connection.

   In Fig. a PCMCIA card slot is equipped with a leaf spring
to hold down a rear corner of a PCMCIA card that is inserted into a
holder of a PCMCIA card slot.  So, the PCMCIA card shall not be
loosened if the slot suffered shock or vibration.

   During the insersion of a PCMCIA card, a leaf spring is
bent to the outside of a PCMCIA card slot spreading out a leaf
spring outside.

   Thus, the losseness of a PCMCIA card can be prevented
effectively just only adding a leaf spring.  Without a leaf spring, a
PCMCIA card may be loosened with shock or vibration.  Because the
force for keeping a PCMCIA card in a PCMCIA slot is only the friction
of the pins contact in that case.