Removal Mechanism and Card Slot Design for Personal Computer Cards
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-02
Described is an integrated removal mechanism for future PC cards developed per the PCI Express architecture (aka NEWCARD) that saves space in the system enclosure, fits within the small confines of the card, and provides an easy to use and reliable finger grip that does not protrude excessively past the external surface of the device and is strong enough to withstand foreseeable stresses. In addition, a new slot design for future PC cards is presented that accommodates all three card types (single-wide, double-wide, and double-wide adapter) while providing enough tactile cues and physical constraints to allow easy and safe insertion of all card types into the card slot.