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Integral Interior Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046493D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Voss, AR [+details]

Abstract

Printed circuit boards containing integrated circuits are subject to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Because of this, it has been the practice to ship circuit boards in conductive packages. In order to prevent inadvertent opening of a conductive box containing an electronic circuit board, the box 10 (Figs. 1 and 2) locks when the top lid 11 is closed. The circuit board nests in a cavity 15 situated between anti-static foam elements 16 and 17. A flexible latch 20 is attached to the top cover 11 or integral therewith and is positioned to cooperate with a cam 25 fixed to a wall 13.