Printed circuit board retainer

  • US 5,290,122 A
  • Filed: 11/30/1992
  • Issued: 03/01/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A retainer for holding a circuit card between spaced surfaces comprising:

  • a rod formed of an alkaline metal alloy tempered to have a tensile strength of at least about 600 psi;

    a plurality of members slideably mounted end-to-end on said rod, at least one of said members having an internal longitudinal channel having a transverse dimension greater than the corresponding outside dimension of said rod to permit movement of said one member along a transverse path relative to said rod, said one member and members adjacent said one member each having end portions engagable to one another and shaped to force said one member to move in a first direction along said transverse path relative to said adjacent members upon forcing of said adjacent members toward said one member; and

    first means for forcing said adjacent members towards said one member.

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