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Dynamically moveable exhausting EMC sealing system

United States Patent

December 9, 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 card and wherein the housing wall includes a cable opening disposed so as to be communicated with the housing cavity, a housing bezel, disposed relative to the cassette housing so as to be associated with the cable opening, the housing bezel includes an outer bezel having a first plurality of openings and an inner bezel having a second plurality of apertures, the inner bezel in electrical communication with the printed circuit card, wherein said housing bezel is removable, and an EMC gasket disposed between the outer and inner bezels of said housing bezel, the EMC gasket configured to provide a removable EMC seal proximate the cable opening while still allowing airflow through the first and second plurality of apertures having the EMC gasket therebetween.
Barringer; Dennis R. (Wallkill, NY), Seminaro; Edward J. (Milton, NY), Toffler; Harold M. (Newburgh, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
10/ 161,930
June 5, 2002
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.