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Method for a tool with lead in features for alignment of pinned electronic circuit and socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006271D
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 621K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a tool with lead in features for alignment of pinned electronic circuit and socket. Benefits include improved alignment of circuit pins into an electronic socket with an independent tool that is easily removed, leaving the circuit with pins plugged in.

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Method for a tool with lead in features for alignment of pinned electronic circuit and socket

Disclosed is a method for a tool with lead in features for alignment of pinned electronic circuit and socket. Benefits include improved alignment of circuit pins into an electronic socket with an independent tool that is easily removed, leaving the circuit with pins plugged in.

Background

              The disclosed method addresses the problem of aligning a circuit with pins into a socket without bending the pins or damaging the socket. Conventionally, this problem is solved by alignment posts on the socket where space on the socket and cut outs in the circuit base are available (see Figure 1).

General description

              The disclosed method is a plastic or LCP alignment component to aid in the alignment of circuit pins into an electronic socket. The key element is an independent component (tool) that has lead in features to align an electronic socket. The tool references the edge of the socket for positioning. The tool is easily removed, leaving the circuit with pins plugged in.

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides several advantages over the conventional solution, including:

·        The tool enables the simple alignment of the pins and socket.

·        The tool is independent and is easily removed.

·        Adding posts to the socket or cut out holes to the circuit base are not required.

·        This approach is straightforward and uses known technology in a unique way to address a well-known problem in the processor indu...