Grounded File-Mounting Plate
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Mounting plate 10 for disk file unit 12 has ground springs 14 fixed to it for grounding file unit 12 with respect to file container 15. Disk-file unit 12 has the usual magnetic disk and motor drive for the disk in it. Mounting plate 10, which is of plastic, is positioned (Image Omitted) on the bottom of unit 12 and has lengthwise-extending opposite grooves or slots 16. File container 15 has a file-unit-receiving cavity 17 with inwardly extending lips or tongues 18, and file unit 12 may be slid longitudinally into cavity 17 with tongues 20 entering slots 16 to position file unit 12 in container 15. Springs 14, which are preferably of stainless steel, are positioned in indentations provided in plate 10 and extend into slots 16 so as to make electrical grounding contact with respect to the bottom surfaces of tongues 20.