Apparatus to interconnect orthogonal circuit boards for high data rate use

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8944832
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14016356

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A method includes securing a midplane in a chassis, wherein the midplane has one or more connectors, and securing a circuit board in a module, wherein the circuit board has one or more connectors secured along a leading edge of the circuit board for selectively connecting with the one or more connector on the midplane. The method further includes positioning the module so that the circuit board within the module is orthogonal to the midplane, and manually actuating a handle from an unlatched position to a latched position to rotate a cam plate and cause a cam surface of the cam plate to pull the circuit board toward the midplane and connect the one or more connector on the circuit board with the one or more connector on the midplane.

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LENOVO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED979 KING'S ROAD 23/F LINCOLN HOUSE TAIKOO PLACE QUARRY BAY

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Kerrigan, Brian M Cary, US 35 222
Lindsay, Robert M Raleigh, US 7 130

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