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Method for a dual-CAM actuated socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023816D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a dual-CAM actuated socket. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

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Method for a dual-CAM actuated socket

Disclosed is a method for a dual-CAM actuated socket. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

Background

         Conventionally, surface-mounted sockets can be actuated using a single CAM. However, additional power is required for sockets. This problem is solved with an external power pod connector (see Figure 1).

General description

         The disclosed method is a surface-mounted socket with a dual actuation mechanism. The first CAM actuates the inner pin field. The second CAM actuates the outer pin field (see Figure 2).

         The disclosed method increases the current that flows through a socket. The method does not require added room on the processor board because the socket covers the area already. The method increases the weight by less than 10%.

Advantages

         The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•         Improved functionality due to increasing the current carrying capacity of the surface-mounted socket without a secondary socket

•         Improved performance due to enabling the actuation of a secondary set of contacts

Detailed description

         The disclosed method is a standard surface-mount socket with an added CAM that actuates secondary set of contacts. The secondary contacts increase the socket’s voltage carrying capability.

         The disclosed method can be implemented using the following steps:

1.         Perform the standard socket creation process.

2.         Mold the base and cover.

3.         Mold or fabricate the lever.

4.         Form the contacts.

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