US Patent No. 9,992,896

DETACHABLE CRANK AND SLIDER CIRCUIT PACK EJECTOR


Patent No. 9,992,896
Issue Date June 05, 2018
Title Detachable Crank And Slider Circuit Pack Ejector
Inventorship Mark Fordham, Chapel Hill, NC (US)
Rick Payne, Plano, TX (US)
Assignee FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC, San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,992,896

1. A mechanism for connecting a first object to a second object comprising:a first link connected to the first object;
a second link connected to the second object;
a slot disposed on the second link;
a pin disposed on the first link and releasably connectable to the slot to form a pivot connecting the first link to the second link;
an elastic device disposed to bias the first link to a default position;
wherein the pin is releasable from the slot at a first point of travel of the pivot;
wherein the pin is not releasable from the slot at a second point of travel of the pivot;
wherein the first link is located between a first link pivot and the pin, and comprises a first retaining lobe partially surrounding the pin, and the second link is located between a second link pivot and the slot, and comprises a second retaining lobe disposed to interlock with the first retaining lobe;
wherein the first link pivot connects the first link to the first object, and the second link pivot connects the second link to the second object;
wherein the first retaining lobe is disposed to interlock with the second retaining lobe at the second point of travel; and
wherein the second retaining lobe is disposed to partially surround the pin at the second point of travel.