Patent Number: 6,480,388

Title: Back plate assembly for motherboard

Abstract: A back plate assembly includes a back plate (40) for being attached to anunderside of a motherboard (20), a plurality of posts (60), and aplurality of clips (80). The motherboard defines a plurality of throughapertures (22). The back plate defines a plurality of through holes (48).Each clip defines a star-shaped cutout (82) in a middle of a round base(82) thereof, to thereby form a plurality of inwardly extending resilientteeth (84). The teeth slant upwardly from a periphery of the base toward amiddle of the cutout. In assembly, the posts are extended through thecorresponding through holes and through apertures. The clips are thenplaced on top ends of the posts and downwardly pushed until the clips abutthe motherboard. The teeth are elastically deformed to thereby securelyretain the posts in the motherboard. The back plate is thus securelyattached to the motherboard.

Inventors: Lee; Tsung-Lung (Tu-Chen, TW), Lai; Cheng-Tien (Tu-Chen, TW), Zhang; Zili (Shenzhen, CN)


International Classification: H01L 23/36 (20060101); H01L 23/34 (20060101); H01L 23/40 (20060101); H05K 7/10 (20060101); H05K 3/30 (20060101); H05K 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014