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POSITIONER FOR DUAL DIODE OR SIMILAR ARTICLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024922D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In certain instances it is important to accurately determine the angular orientation of a diode detector on a printed wiring board. The positioner presented in Figures 1 to 3 provides positive orientation by keying on a TO-44 base tab and then snapping into a printed wiring board. This provides the required positioning of the dual diode chips or similar articles. Figure I shows a top view of the positioner. Figure 2 shows a front view with a component in place and shown in phantom. Figure 3 shows a front view of the fastener looking directly into the slot which accepts the base tab of the chosen component.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

POSITIONER FOR DUAL DIODE OR SIMILAR ARTICLE U.S. C1. 361/403 Wilmer B. Seaver

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. H05k 7/10

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' PRINTED WIRING BMD

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Volume 7 Number 5 Septernber/October 1982 345

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POSITIONER FOR DUAL DIODE OR SIMILAR ARTICLE (Cont'd)

In certain instances it is important to accurately determine the angular orientation of a diode detector on a printed wiring board. The positioner presented in Figures 1 to 3 provides positive orientation by keying on a TO-44 base tab and then snapping into a printed wiring board. This provides the required positioning of the dual diode chips or similar articles. Figure I shows a top view of the positioner. Figure 2 shows a front view with a component in place and shown in phantom. Figure 3 shows a front view of the fastener looking directly into the slot which accepts the base tab of the chosen component.

The fastener may be made of plastic and its use prevents extraneous light from reaching the component if it is a dual diode, for example. The fastener through the use of a tapered slot (Figure 3) compensates for supplier tolerances on TO-46, base configurations.

September/October 5 Number 7 Volume XEROX 346 DISCLOSURE JOURNAL 1982

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