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1. (WO2017172191) LINEAR EDGE CONNECTOR RETENTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/172191    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020023
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01R 13/629
H01R 13/639
H01R 107/00
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: CHENG, Feifei
LIU, Kuang C.
GARCIA, Michael
BUDDRIUS, Eric W.
CEURTER, Kevin J.
CARSTENS, Jonathon Robert
Title: LINEAR EDGE CONNECTOR RETENTION
Abstract:
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a linear edge connector assembly and corresponding bolster plate features for receiving and securing a linear edge connector assembly. Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a linear edge connector assembly that includes a grooved and indented receiver that can receive a spring loaded ball on the bolster plate. In embodiments, the linear edge connector assembly can include a magnetic element to create a magnetic attraction to magnetic elements on the bolster plate, such as a press-fit ball or a U-shaped hardstop. In some embodiments, the linear edge connector assembly includes a screw or push pin that can be received by a receiver on the bolster plate. The receiver can include a thread or friction fit receiver.