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High density printed electrical circuit board card connection system

United States Patent

May 6, 1997
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A zero insertion/extraction force printed circuit board card connection system comprises a cam-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. The extrusions along the circuit board mate with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The card 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. The card connection system provides a simple solution to the need for a greater number of electrical signal connections.
Baumbaugh; Alan E. (Aurora, IL)
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC)
08/ 490,674
June 15, 1995
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.