US Patent No: 4,916,578

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Personal computer chassis connection and method

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L-shaped flanges (20) are formed integrally with both edges of the base (12) on a computer chassis (10). U-shaped channels (26) are also formed integrally with both edges (21-22) of the cover (14) on the computer chassis (10). The cover (14) is installed over the base (12) by matching the U-shaped channels (26) with the L-shaped flanges (20) and sliding the cover (14) into position. The metal-to-metal contact all along the U-shaped channels (26) and the L-shaped flanges (20) helps retard the emission of radio frequency from the chassis (10).

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FIRST INTERSTATE BANK OF TEXAS, N.A.HOUSTON, TX4
GATEWAY 2000, INC.NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD19
OLSON METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, A TEXAS CORP.AUSTIN, TX0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mast, Thomas R Austin, TX 4 71

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EMERSON NETWORK POWER - EMBEDDED COMPUTING, INC. (2)
D381955 Computer back panel portion 0 1995
D381956 Computer back panel portion 1 1995
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (1)
* 5,392,192 Methods and apparatus for snap-together computer construction 49 1993
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 5,675,472 Quick-change, blind-mate logic module 9 1995
 
Control Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,162,610 Shielded enclosure for an electronic device 20 1990
 
Dell USA, L.P. (1)
* 5,347,430 Computer chassis construction 34 1993
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 5,783,771 EMI chassis seam 16 1995
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,198,633 Computer system and enclosure thereof 45 1998
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
* 5,407,362 Interconnecting module system 12 1993
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
7,041,896 Housing for electronic apparatus 6 2002
 
Server Systems Technology, Inc. (1)
* 5,768,097 Reconfigurable modular computer assembly having a main chassis with a removably attached face plate and at least one spacer removably attached to the face plate 42 1996
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 5,508,887 Television receiver control box 2 1994
 
Zeos International, Inc. (1)
* 5,278,351 Personal computer cabinet cover with EMI clips 41 1992
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