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Multi-Purpose Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062696D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 93K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Feicht, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This multi-purpose holder, which is used during shipping and storage of its contents, also holds its contents while they are being cleaned and inserted into a hat of a thermal conduction module (TCM). As shown in Fig. 1, molded plates 12 and 13 have matching arrays of holes 14 which are positioned coaxially with interposing splined (Image Omitted) holes 15 contained in plastic foil 16. The parts are inserted through the top and held in spatial suspension within the body of the holder by spring-like splines 17 of the holes 15. Pistons 1 are contained in holder 10, and springs 2 in holder 11. Holders 10, 11 are held together in alignment by a sliding fit between alignment studs (not shown) located on the top of all holders and corresponding alignment holes (not shown) located on the bottom of all holders.

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Multi-Purpose Holder

This multi-purpose holder, which is used during shipping and storage of its contents, also holds its contents while they are being cleaned and inserted into a hat of a thermal conduction module (TCM). As shown in Fig. 1, molded plates 12 and 13 have matching arrays of holes 14 which are positioned coaxially with interposing splined

(Image Omitted)

holes 15 contained in plastic foil 16. The parts are inserted through the top and held in spatial suspension within the body of the holder by spring-like splines 17 of the holes 15. Pistons 1 are contained in holder 10, and springs 2 in holder 11. Holders 10, 11 are held together in alignment by a sliding fit between alignment studs (not shown) located on the top of all holders and corresponding alignment holes (not shown) located on the bottom of all holders. A programmable electro- pneumatic device is used for transferring an array of pistons 1 and springs 2 from holders 10, 11 into a hat 18 of a TCM. As shown in Fig. 2, the block member contains pushrods with central locations corresponding to the hole array of hat
18. The pushrod 21 is comprised of a plastic rod with an attached piston-like member 22. Electromagnets 25 that are coaxial to pushrods 21 are energized to lift steel balls associated with selected pushrod piston members from conical seats contained in the elastomer plate. Compressed air is allowed to enter the plenum by way of a port, forcing only the selected pushrod-piston members 2...