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Electronic Assembly Cover and I/O Cable Attachment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062296D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Erickson, JW Lentz, JW Otteson, RN Reis, RJ [+details]

Abstract

Covers and cables are attached to an electronic package without adversely affecting the electrical function of the assembly or providing mechanical stress to the package. The circuit boards in the electronic package must be covered to prevent customer damage/tampering. A particular electronic circuit package required covers to channel air in the machine incorporating the package. Further, the I/O connectors had to be plugged to the card and no stress could be applied to the zero insertion force sockets. Cover 10 (Figs. 1 and 2) has a step in the area where cable assembly 15 attaches. The back of the step 11 can be louvered for air venting, if required. The attachment of cable 15 is to a raised straight cable connector block 20.