Patent Number: 6,166,330

Title: Housing for an extended-format releasable plug-in card

Abstract: A unitary housing for an extended-format releasable plug-in card (15). The housing comprises a first block (12) adapted to the standard plug-in card format and designed to contain the standardized portion of the card (15) inserted into the slot of a microcomputer, as well as a second block (16). The housing is characterized in that the second block (16) can receive at least the extension (Z.sub.2) of the card (15), and includes flanges (18) positionable between the side edges of the card (15) and those of the first block (12). The flanges (18) enable the first and second blocks (12, 16) to be rigidly connected so that they are inseparable and the whole housing thereafter forms a single block. Said housing is useful for mechanically protecting extended-format PCMCIA electronics.

Inventors: Agoyan; Michel (Marseilles, FR), Chomette; Michel (Ventabren, FR)

Assignee: Gemplus S.C.A.

International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); H05K 5/02 (20060101); H01R 013/508 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013