US Patent No. 10,561,047


Patent No. 10,561,047
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Electromagnetic Gaskets For A Cable Connection
Inventorship William L. Brodsky, Binghamton, NY (US)
Robert R. Genest, Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
John J. Loparco, Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
Michael T. Peets, Staatsburg, NY (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,561,047

1. A structure comprising:a gasket assembly rigidly attached within an opening of a housing, wherein the gasket assembly comprises a constrained electromagnetic gasket along an inside perimeter of the opening, wherein the electromagnetic gasket is constrained between a front half of a frame of the gasket assembly and a back half of the frame of the gasket assembly, wherein the frame holds the electromagnetic gasket firmly while allowing movement for flexing, and the back half has an interference fit on a ledge of the back half, and the front half has a slip fit on a ledge of the front half, allowing movement for flexing, wherein the front half comprises a first tab, the second half comprises a second tab, and the first tab and the second tab align and interlock, and at least one of the front half and the back half comprise a conductive material; and
a cable assembly within the opening, wherein a continuous exterior perimeter of the cable assembly is in direct contact with the electromagnetic gasket, wherein the cable assembly comprises a connector body and at least one wire bundle, and the at least one wire bundle is electrically connected to a server.