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PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INTERLOCK SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005551D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-15

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Tom R. Kawall

Abstract

A pair of opposing and stepped mating fingers extend through slots along the edges of printed circuit boards to fix or captivate the printed circuit boards between opposed steps of the fingers, A first finger 10 (Fig. l), which may be integrally formed as part of one side of a chassis or housing 11, interlockingly mates with an opposing second finger 12 which is of complementary shape and is formed on a second side of the housing 13. When the housing portions 11,13 are assembled as shown in Fig. 1, steps formed on the fingers lo,12 captivate a plurality of printed circuit boards 14,15,16 in a spaced apart, parallel and planar relationship.