04680674 is referenced by 138 patents and cites 14 patents.

A modular computer system having an integral electronic bus includes a number of computer components each housed in a casing. Each casing includes a standardized male connector extending from the front surface of the casing and a female receptacle, which is compatible with the male electrical connector, extending into the casing from its rear surface. Each connector and receptacle includes an array of electrical contacts disposed in a predetermined arrangement, such that each connector contact is aligned with a corresponding contact of the casing receptacle. Corresponding pairs of connector and receptacle contacts mate to form the integral electronic bus. Any combination or arrangements of computer components may be electrically interconnected by engaging the receptacle of each casing with the connector of an adjacent casing, thereby forming the integral electrical bus between the interconnected modules.

Modular computer system with integral electronic bus
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
July 16, 1984
Publication Date
July 14, 1987
Fergus E Moore
4801 Hidden Oaks La., Arlington, 76017
Harold E Meier
H05K 1/12
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