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Locking Device for Rotatable Bail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059953D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Jones, CW Starski, W [+details]

Abstract

A rotatable bail is locked in either of the positions to which it is moved. An electronic connector 1 (Fig. 1) has pins 2 for connection to a printed circuit board. The connector 1 has a rotatable bail 3 at each end movable between the two positions shown in Fig. 2 for one of the bails 3. Each of the bails 3 (Fig. 1) has an end 4 disposed within an ear 5, which extends substantially perpendicular from a wall 6 of the connector 1, and an end 7 disposed within an ear 8, which extends substantially perpendicular from the wall 6 and substantially parallel to the ear 5. As shown in Fig.