Patent Number: 6,294,735

Title: Latching device for a circuit pack

Abstract: A latching device is provided for a circuit pack having a cable retainer carried upon the front of the operating lever of the device. The cable retainer is oriented for positional and directional control of cable by directing cable longitudinally of the faceplate of the circuit pack and away from the fronts of other circuit packs within a shelf. Also provided is a combination of a latching device and two groups of covers. The combination enables a single latching device to be used upon circuit packs requiring security and non security conditions within a shelf. It also enables removal of a faceplate held to a faceplate mounting with the circuit pack in the shelf. An orifice in an operating lever of the device is accessible with a cover of the first group mounted upon the operating lever, as orifices in these covers align themselves with the orifice in the operating lever. Where use of the operating lever orifice is not required, then a selected cover of the second group is mounted upon the operating lever and this cover, having no orifice, obscures the orifice in the operating lever. The covers are differentiated from one another by printed notation. This relates to the uses of different circuit packs. The covers may also include cable retainers provided with or without orifices.

Inventors: Sobel; Jay R. (Nepean, CA), Woo; Raymond (Ottawa, CA), Schmidt; Bevin G. (Dunrobin, CA), Lotz; Willi M. (Carp, CA)

Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.

International Classification: H05K 7/14 (20060101); H02G 003/14 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018