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Integrated Circuit Module Installation Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110300D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 4 page(s) / 122K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kirk, RD: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation that provides a tool to aid in the installation of integrated circuit modules as used in personal computers (PCs). The tool is designed to be used by both the end user and in the manufacturing of PC board assemblies where it can be coupled with an automated process for the insertion of modules.

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Integrated Circuit Module Installation Tool

       Described is a hardware implementation that provides a
tool to aid in the installation of integrated circuit modules as used
in personal computers (PCs).  The tool is designed to be used by both
the end user and in the manufacturing of PC board assemblies where it
can be coupled with an automated process for the insertion of
modules.

      Typically, the sockets of the integrated circuit modules
contain contact pins that are easily bent unless properly aligned
with the mating socket during insertion.  The concept described
herein provides a means whereby an installation tool is used in
conjunction with an integrated circuit module to prevent pin bending
or pin breakage and to provide a means to easily insert modules.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view showing how the installation tool
is used to insert a circuit module into a socket so that the contact
pins will not be damaged.  Installation tool 2 is positioned to aid
in the insertion of random-access memory (RAM) module 1 into socket 3
which is attached to PC board 4.  Installation tool 2 consists of a
simple one-piece molded plastic part designed to fit closely around
socket 3 into which RAM module 1 is to be inserted.  The tool is
molded of conductive plastic in order to provide a conductive path
for discharging any static electricity from the RAM.  Tool top 5 is
designed to fit closely with relation to RAM module 1 so that module
1 will be supported...