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1. (WO1999008493) PCMCIA CARD WITH METAL COVER, CONNECTOR, FRAME WITH CROSS BEAM AND EXPOSED GROUND PLATE DISPOSED ON CONNECTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/008493    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/016382
Publication Date: Fri Feb 19 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 07 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H05K 7/14
G06K 19/07
G06K 19/077
H01R 12/50
H01R 13/658
H05K 1/14
H05K 5/00
H05K 5/02
H01R 13/648
Applicants: XIRCOM, INC.
Inventors: LAITY, Ian, A.
Title: PCMCIA CARD WITH METAL COVER, CONNECTOR, FRAME WITH CROSS BEAM AND EXPOSED GROUND PLATE DISPOSED ON CONNECTOR
Abstract:
A PCMCIA card (10) comprises a connector (18), a frame (40), a substrate (42), and a metal cover having a top cover pane (44). A ground plate (20) having rearwardly extending ground contacts (90) is carried on the upper surface of the connector (18). The frame (40) includes an insulative cross beam (104) adjacent to the rear of the connector (18). The cross beam (104) supports the top cover panel (44) of the card to prevent the top cover panel (44) from contacting the connector ground plate or the contacts extending from the ground plate (20). Along with portions of the ground plate (20), the cross beam flange (124) closes off the space between the connector (18) and the front edge (144) of the top cover panel. The top cover panel (44) includes a pair of laterally spaced, forwardly extending tabs (150, 152), each tab overlaying an end shoulder surface on the connector (18).