05404268 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 3 patents.

An interface for providing an electrical and mechanical connection of a data processing unit to a data communications card. The connections have a plurality of sockets in a predetermined alignment. Contained within the unit is a series of connectors in an alignment corresponding to the predetermined alignment of the sockets so that when the sockets and the connectors respectively engage, predetermined electrical circuits are completed. An actuator is also disposed within the housing for generating an output signal indicative of the orientation of either the sockets or the connectors. A multiplexer circuit is provided to reverse either the sockets or the connectors, when necessary, in response to the output of the actuator.

Title
Interface allowing normal or inverted insertion of data communications card
Application Number
8/91806
Publication Number
5404268
Application Date
July 15, 1993
Publication Date
April 4, 1995
Inventor
Clint H O Connor
Austin
TX, US
Agent
James W Huffman
David L McCombs
Assignee
Dell USA
TX, US
IPC
H01R 27/00
H05K 7/10
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