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Retainer and Extractor Card Holder for Printed Circuit Cards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053264D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kehley, GL Progovitz, RF [+details]

Abstract

This is a method for locking a printed circuit card 1 to its guidance framework 2 via a card holder 15. The card, which has integrated circuit devices thereon, is mounted in a main support frame which forms an enclosure for the card and its holder. Such cards have spring connectors on the top edge 5 and on the bottom edge (not shown) which engage pins on other printed circuit board connectors. The friction between the card and the associated guidance framework 2 and the friction between the card and the bottom associated connectors are used to retain the card in the main support frame.