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Pin and Socket Insertion Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096048D
Original Publication Date: 1964-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Broughton, AH: AUTHOR

Abstract

A tool for inserting connector pins into sockets is shown in drawing 1. In the example, pins 1 are rigidly mounted on board 2 and sockets 3 are attached to flexible tape 4.

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Pin and Socket Insertion Tool

A tool for inserting connector pins into sockets is shown in drawing 1. In the example, pins 1 are rigidly mounted on board 2 and sockets 3 are attached to flexible tape 4.

The tool consists of two main members 5 and 6 pivoted at one end by fulcrum pin 7. The two members are biased apart by a single leaf spring, not shown. Rivet 8 in a radial slot provides a limit stop to prevent the tool opening beyond its working range. Members 5 and 6 are U-shaped at ends remote from pin 7. Upper member 5 has a shoulder 9 to prevent sockets 3 from slipping through the U-shaped portion when in use.

Drawing 2 shows the sockets held by the tool prior to inserting pins 1. Lower member 6 is passed under board 2 and around projections of pins 1 on the under side. Pressure is exerted on members 5 and 6 bringing them together and evenly pressing the sockets 3 over the pins 1 as shown in drawing 3.

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