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Method for socket-alignment posts for hand placement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006844D
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-06
Document File: 3 page(s) / 394K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for socket-alignment posts for hand placement. Benefits include simplified manufacturing processing.

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Method for socket-alignment posts for hand placement

Disclosed is a method for socket-alignment posts for hand placement. Benefits include simplified manufacturing processing.

Description

              The disclosed method includes alignment features on a surface-mounted socket that fit into holes in a PCB.

              The key elements are features that project out from a socket to allow for simple hand placement into PCB slots or holes.

              Conventionally, the hand placement of sockets requires an external alignment tool to place the socket in the correct position with tight tolerances.

Advantages

              The technical advantage of the disclosed method is that it does not require external alignment fixtures to place a socket by hand. This makes the method quick and simple to implement. The operator simply places the prepared socket and board into the correct position for reflow.

Detailed description

              The disclosed method is a standard surface mount socket with added alignment points for PCB alignment. The standard socket creation process includes the following steps:

1.           Mold the base and cover.

2.           Mold or fabricate the lever or actuation mechanism.

3.           Form the contacts.

4.           Insert the contacts into the base.

5.           Snap on the cover.

6.           Attach the actuation mechanism to the socket.

7.           Put solder sphere on the solder pad.

8.           Attach solder ball to pad in reflow oven.

9.           Attach thermally, mechanically durable shock absorption material on socket.

              The surface mounting (on a PCB) process includes the following steps:

1.           Pl...