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Universal "J"- Clip Removal Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113237D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Benson, ML: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A tool for removal of the Optical Link Card (OLC) is disclosed. A hand-held device for removal of the OLC card from it's mother or carrier board.

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Universal "J"- Clip Removal Tool

      A tool for removal of the Optical Link Card (OLC) is disclosed.
A hand-held device for removal of the OLC card from it's mother or
carrier board.

      By modifying the Starrett* center punch model No.  818 to first
collapse the "J" clip, then to drive it out of the hole with the
spring energy, thus creating a tool for removal of all OLC types
using the "J" clip design (Figure).

      There are 3 details that had to be made and 2 springs were
changed.  The body Dtl.  1 is screwed onto the Starrett automatic
center punch and contains a spring and Dtl.  2.  When in use, the "J"
clip is collapsed when inserted into the oval slot on the end of Dtl.
2.  Pressing the tool further downward causes Dtl.  2 to retract into
Dtl.  1.  The spring behind Dtl.  2 keeps pressure on Dtl.  2 to keep
the "J" clip collapsed.  Further downward movement then causes  the
drive rod, Dtl.  3, to be driven by the piston and the stored spring
energy to push the "J" clip from the hole in the mother board.  After
driving out all 4 "J" clips from the carrier/mother board, the OLC
can be easily removed by hand.

*  Trademark of L. S. Starrett Company.