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Housing to Allow Feature Circuit Cards to Be Inserted With Cables Intact

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040465D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cranston, WV [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a housing, similar to that used to contain personal computer circuit cards, allows feature circuit cards to be inserted with cables intact. The concept eliminates the need for interim connectors between the external frame and devices which are inserted into the frame of the housing. In prior art, external cables of features attached to the computer were required to be connected by means of connectors attached to the frame of the housing. Circuits were then completed to the feature cards inserted within the housing. In the concept described herein, the cables are an integral part of the feature circuit cards and may have a connector attached to enable removal of the cable from the circuit card or the cable may be wired directly to the circuit card.