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Keytop Removal Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048233D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Batten, WM: AUTHOR

Abstract

Fig. 1 is a pictorial sketch of a portion of a key button removal tool in place for the simultaneous removal of a plurality of keytops.

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Keytop Removal Tool

Fig. 1 is a pictorial sketch of a portion of a key button removal tool in place for the simultaneous removal of a plurality of keytops.

In Fig. 1, the remover gripping channel 1 is formed of extruded or machined material. The gripper 1 has a channel 2 of an appropriate height and depth to engage keytops 5 at their edge. A pivot 3 amounts the can body 4 to the gripper channel 1. Lever handle 6 can be activated to pivot the can body 4 about pivot 3 and roller wheels 7 to raise or lower the entire gripper channel 1.

Fig. 2A illustrates a horizontal view of the tool in position without keytops, where the channel 1 is in lower position. Fig. 2B illustrates the device with the levers 6 actuated to raise the gripper channel 1 and remove simultaneously a plurality of keytops 5 (not shown).

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