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High density electrical card connector system

United States Patent

6,030,232
February 29, 2000
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An electrical circuit board card connection system is disclosed which comprises a wedge-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. An extrusion along the edge of the circuit board mates with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The connection system allows the connectors to be held away from the circuit board during insertion/extraction and provides a constant mating force once the circuit board is positioned and the wedge inserted. The disclosed connection system is a simple solution to the need for a greater number of electrical signal connections.
Haggard; J. Eric (Elgin, IL), Trotter; Garrett R. (Aurora, IL)
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC)
08/ 924,980
September 8, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under Government Contract No. DE-AC02-76CH03000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.