Patent Number: 6,252,765

Title: Device bay retention mechanism

Abstract: A computer peripheral device retention apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a frame, a control arm slidably coupled to the frame, and first and second locking arms operably coupled to the control arm. A release button is received within the frame and is in operable association with the control arm. A release trigger arm is pivotally attached to the frame and a control arm latch is connected to the control arm at a first end and is releasably coupled to the release trigger arm at a second end. An ejection mechanism is attached to a rear end of the frame. A backplane printed circuit board is also attached to the rear end of the frame and an electrical control system is coupled to the backplane printed circuit board. A solenoid assembly is coupled to the electrical control system and is releasably coupled to the control arm.

Inventors: Balzaretti; David M. (Olympia, WA), Goodman; Michael K. (Thornton, CO), Van Note; Paul C. (University Place, WA), Egger; Ron D. (Olympia, WA), Hanes; Chris H. (Olympia, WA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/18 (20060101); G06F 001/16 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018