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Connector Retaining Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055677D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bucher, ER [+details]

Abstract

The drawing shows an inexpensive connector retaining clip 10 for locking a single high serpent connector 12 to a top card connector 14. Clip 10, which can be made of thin steel or other resilient material, has a cruciform configuration. Arms 16 and 18 of the cruciform are basically J-shaped with the free end of the J being received in a horizontal groove in the connector 12. Only one groove 20 of the two is shown. The tip 22 of the cruciform has a downwardly extending wall which is seated against a wall 24 on connector 12. The stem 26 of the cruciform also includes a downwardly extending wall which overlaps one wall 28 of connector 14.