Video Card to CRT Retainer
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A retainer is disclosed which, when assembled on a CRT glass neck together with a video card carrying a video connector, grips the neck to prevent accidental removal, or failure of electrical contacts due to vibration or dropping in transit. The retainer consists of an oval tubular moulding with two internal rubber pads. During assembly, the video card is fitted to the retainer. The retainer is depressed towards a circular shape, allowing the two rubber pads to pass on opposite sides of the neck and plug the video connector into the CRT connector. When released, the pads grip the CRT neck (this gripping action could be enhanced by roughening the smooth glass surface of the CRT neck). Fig. 1 shows a sectional view of the retainer assembled on CRT glass neck 1 supporting video card 2 carrying video connector 3.