[ii] 4,149,027  Apr. 10,1979
 TV GAME CARTRIDGE AND METHOD
 Inventors: James C. Asher, San Jose; Douglas A.
Hardy, Portola Valley, both of Calif.
 Assignee: Atari, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.
 Appl. No.: 801,240
 Filed: May 27,1977
 Int. CU H05K5/00
 U.S. CI 174/52 R; 361/399;
 Field of Search 361/395, 399; 339/41,
339/43,42,176 MP; 200/51.09; 174/52 R, 52 S
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
1,271,478 7/1918 Krantz 339/43
4,095,791 6/1978 Smith et al 361/399
Primary Examiner—David Smith, Jr.
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Townsend and Townsend
A cartridge for shielding a portable electronic microcircuit and for connecting the circuit into a TV game. The apparatus includes a circuit board that is protected within a housing from static electricity and is adapted for connection with an electrical connector on a TV game. The housing includes two parallel members for moving aside a protective shield on the electrical connector and thereby permitting engagement of the circuit board with the connector in the game.
11 Claims, 11 Drawing Figures