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PCMCIA adapter card with lock/eject function for Microdrive (Compact Flash-2 compatible peripherals)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014640D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a PCMCIA adapter card with lock/eject function for Microdrive. Current PCMCIA adapter card for Microdrive is shown in Fig.1. When Microdrive is inserted into the PCMCIA adapter card, the pin protector is pus connection pins appear in Fig.2. Microdrive is inserted further more, then those inserted into the connector on Microdrive and then mechanically and electrically j The pin protector normally covers the connection pins for preventing from damage b the PCMCIA adapter card shown in Fig.3. After mounting Microdrive on the PCMCIA adapter card completely, Microdrive is loc card by friction force between connection pins and connector and also by the frict side walls of Microdrive and the spring plates on the support arms of the PCMCIA a sides in Fig.4. When removing Microdrive from the PCMCIA adapter card, users need to pull Microdri PCMCIA adapter card by hand because there exists no eject function.