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Docking cassette for printed circuit boards

United States Patent

August 19, 2003
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A docking apparatus for printed circuit boards including a cassette housing, having a housing base, a housing cover and a housing wall, wherein the housing base and the housing wall are disposed relative to each other so as to define a housing cavity for containing a printed circuit board and wherein the housing wall includes a cable opening disposed so as to be communicated with the housing cavity, a linkage mechanism, wherein the linkage mechanism includes an engagement configuration and a disengagement configuration and wherein the linkage mechanism is disposed so as to be associated with the cassette housing and a housing bezel, wherein the housing bezel is disposed relative to the cassette housing so as to be associated with the cable opening.
Barringer; Dennis R. (Wallkill, NY), Seminaro; Edward J. (Milton, NY), Toffler; Harold M. (Newburgh, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
10/ 085,444
February 28, 2002
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under subcontract B338307 under prime contract W-7405-ENG-48 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention