US Patent No. 10,398,052

SELF-CONTAINED CIRCUIT BOARD ACTUATOR


Patent No. 10,398,052
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Self-contained Circuit Board Actuator
Inventorship Jon Brian Ehlen, Newark, CA (US)
Assignee Facebook, Inc., Menlo Parks, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,398,052

1. A self-contained circuit board actuator for ejecting and inserting a circuit board into a circuit board connector, comprising:a pivot bearing connectable to the circuit board, the pivot bearing including:
a bearing surface configured to face away from the circuit board; and
a catch tab extending from the bearing surface; and
an actuator lever pivotably coupled to the pivot bearing adjacent the bearing surface and moveable between a closed position and an open position, the actuator lever including:
an arm extending between a first end portion and a second end portion;
an ejector pawl extending from the first end portion of the arm; and
a latch notch formed in the first end portion adjacent the ejector pawl and configured to engage the catch tab on the pivot bearing when the actuator lever is in the closed position.