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Fan Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037750D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

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Allen, DV Tomassetti, NJ [+details]


A fan holder used to mount standard type "muffin" or similar fans to power and logic printed circuit boards without the use of screws, bolts or rubber suspension systems is constructed as follows. Referring to the drawings, the fan holder is first secured to the printed circuit board as shown in Fig. 1. The posts 1 are pushed in, flexing the part and allowing the pins 2 to be inserted into the hold in the printed circuit board 3. Upon release of the posts 1, the pin seats itself on the second radius in the pin groove 4 (Fig. 2). The leaf spring 5 completes the locking mechanism.