Molded Circuit Board Restraint
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
There is shown and described a technique for mounting, locating and restraining circuit boards in a printer base plate, requiring a minimum number of parts. The bottom cover 2 of a device is provided with molded-in parts for receiving and retaining circuit board 3. Molded guides 4 include slots through which card 3 slides. Base plate 2 includes a molded U-shaped receiver 6. Receiver 6 is provided with cross pieces 8. These pieces 8 are adapted to enter cutouts 10 in circuit board 3 through entrance channels 14. Card 3 is automatically locked in position because guides 4 are positioned off-center relative to cross pieces 8 so that cross pieces 8 are wedged into the side of openings 10, as shown in Fig. 2. Cards may be removed by urging them rightwardly while lifting.