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Method for a socket-latching mechanism for deactuation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009281D
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 88K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a socket-latching mechanism for deactuation. Benefits include improved functionality.

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Method for a socket-latching mechanism for deactuation

Disclosed is a method for a socket-latching mechanism for deactuation. Benefits include improved functionality.

Background

      No mechanism exists on CPUs to ensure the lever is in full open position during socket de-actuation (see Figure 1). The result is a risk of inserting the CPU with socket partially open. Conventionally, operators are trained to push the lever to the full open position designated in the socket specification.

General description

              The disclosed method is a latching mechanism to lock the socket lever at its full open position. The key element of the method is a latching mechanism on the socket housing (see Figure 2).

Advantages

The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

·        Complete deactuation of the socket through a foolproof latching mechanism, instead of human memory

·        Prevention of lever slide back after reaching the full open position

Detailed description

              The disclosed method is a plastic bump molded as part of the socket base housing near the base of the lever. The lever reaches its fully open position when it is rotated past the plastic bump. The plastic bump provides a tactile snap, indicating complete deactuation of the socket. The bump also prevents the lever from rotating backwards from the fully open position.

              The method can be implemented using the standard socket creation process and the following steps:

1.      Mold the base and cover.

2.      Mold or...