06480398 is referenced by 37 patents.

A computer system includes a frame for attaching a plurality of electronic components including a predetermined electronic component. A cover for covering the electronic components is provided along with a mask having an opening. The mask is disposed between the frame and the cover so that a mask opening allows access to the predetermined electronic component while masking other electronic components. The cover includes an access cover panel that is released using a single button and pivoted for removal from the frame. The one-piece access cover panel is fabricated from a single piece of plastic and includes alignment tabs, pivot tabs, and snaps for attaching the access cover panel with the cover. Additionally, a metal shield is attached to the access cover panel for simultaneously shielding the predetermined electronic component when attaching the access cover panel to the cover. The metal shield reduces electromagnetic interference (“EMI”). Advantageously, a method for accessing an electronic component attached to a frame in a computer is provided.

Title
CPU easy access panels
Application Number
9/478141
Publication Number
6480398 (B1)
Application Date
January 5, 2000
Publication Date
November 12, 2002
Inventor
Kevin W Mundt
Spring
TX, US
Kevin L Massaro
Houston
TX, US
Troy Anthony Della Fiora
Spring
TX, US
Agent
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
US
Assignee
Compaq Computer Corporation
TX, US
IPC
H05K 7/14
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