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Hand Tool for Gripping Plastic Housing of Connector and Plugging in the Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040858D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Polhemus, LG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A connector that is to be plugged into a circuit board has a plastic housing that is generally rectangular in section. In the usual orientation of the connector, one open end of the connector housing carries a contact and faces the circuit board, and a wire extends from the opposite open end. A person assembling the connector pushes it horizontally forward. The connector housing has a raised upper edge at the open end facing the assembly person.

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Hand Tool for Gripping Plastic Housing of Connector and Plugging in the Connector

A connector that is to be plugged into a circuit board has a plastic housing that is generally rectangular in section. In the usual orientation of the connector, one open end of the connector housing carries a contact and faces the circuit board, and a wire extends from the opposite open end. A person assembling the connector pushes it horizontally forward. The connector housing has a raised upper edge at the open end facing the assembly person.

Hand operated pliers for gripping the connector housing have a body part that carries a lower jaw and a cross connected lever part that carries an upper jaw. The end of the body has a push surface that rests in the heel of the hand of the assembly person, and the person first positions the body jaw on the connector housing, then closes the upper jaw on the housing, and then pushes the connector forward.

The lower jaw has a slot that is open at the forward end and at the top to receive the connector housing. The upper jaw is shaped to fit around the raised edge of the connector housing.

The drawing shows the connector housing 2, the raised rear edge 3 of the connector housing, body 4, the body jaw 5, the lever 6, the lever jaw 7, and a pin 8 connecting the lever to pivot on the body.

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