Accession Number : ADD013351

Title :   Positive Locking Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Jun 81, patented 8 Nov 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chino, John J ; LePage, Paul ; Rossi, Robert M ; Rossman, Herman

Report Date : 08 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A positive locking mechanism is provided for securing a plug-in electronic module in a chassis. A threaded element is provided for attaching the electronic module to the chassis and tightening of the threaded element forces a module connector into engagement with a mating connector in the chassis. A pivotal driver blade is provided for turning the threaded element and, after the connectors are mated, the driver blade is pivoted and a cam thereon actuates wedges which provide a good thermal interface between the electronic module and the chassis. The driver blade also serves as means for extracting the plug-in electronic module from the chassis.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *MODULES(ELECTRONICS), *LOCKING(MECHANICS), *CONNECTORS, *MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, SCREW THREADS, PLUG IN UNITS, INTERFACES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, WEDGES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE