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Positive Retention Card Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046719D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Flotte, AE [+details]

Abstract

Apparatus is described which provides positive retention of a printed circuit card holder by mating sawtooth grid patterns on the holder and a stationary support. The printed circuit card 1 comprises a contact area 2 whereby electrical contact is made to the associated board (not shown). The card retention means comprising one support member 3 on each side of the card, and each support member has a spring lever 4 on the vertical end. The spring lever 4 has on its outside face a sawtooth grid pattern comprising a plurality of teeth 5 shaped as a right triangle with the acute angle as the leading edge. The card holder is guided into the board with the spring lever ends facing away from the board.