Patent Number: 6,168,450

Title: Slot 1 retention device for processor module

Abstract: Retention systems for use with processor modules (20) on circuit boards upon mating with connectors (12). Such systems utilize end blocks (44) at ends (36) of the connector, having retention members (54) for securing the processor module in its mated position with the connector, stabilizing the module and relieving stress from the connector. Resilient members (80) are compressed by a leading end (26) of the module at sides (32) thereof upon full insertion into the retention members (54), maintaining sufficient pressure on the latching system (34,60) to remove looseness from the assembly and stabilize the module against the effects of vibration and other movement.

Inventors: Davis; Wayne Samuel (Harrisburg, PA), Whiteman, Jr.; Robert Neil (Middletown, PA)

Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation

International Classification: H01R 12/00 (20060101); H01R 12/16 (20060101); H05K 7/14 (20060101); H01K 013/62 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018