US Patent No. 10,194,550

COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH FIXING DEVICE FOR RETROFITTABLE CIRCUIT BOARD


Patent No. 10,194,550
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Computer System With Fixing Device For Retrofittable Circuit Board
Inventorship Ralf-Peter Fietz, Paderborn (DE)
Rex Lee, Taiwan (TW)
Stanley Chuang, HsinChu (TW)
Assignee FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasaki (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,550

1. A computer system comprising,a housing,
a first circuit board with at least one plug connector,
a retrofittable second circuit board with at least one mating plug connector, wherein during the retrofitting of the second circuit board, the second circuit board is inserted in the housing of the computer system in parallel to the first circuit board and a plug connection is formed, comprising the at least one plug connector and the at least one mating plug connector,
characterized in that
the second circuit board comprises devices for attaching, when retrofitting the second circuit board, at least one of its sides to the housing of the computer system,
the plug connection is located in a central region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board, respectively, wherein the central region describes a region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board where a force for closing or opening the plug connection is not applied exclusively by the devices, and
a fixing device is mounted in a region of the plug connection on the first circuit board and/or the second circuit board, wherein the fixing device is configured to apply a force for connecting the plug connection.