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Cable Actuator Seating Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118254D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Minikel, HT: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for the 4612 Sure Point Mobile Computer is attached using Surface Mount (SMT) Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connectors and flat flexible cable or flexible printed circuitry. The cable is inserted by placing it in the connector housing and sliding the actuator into place. Due to the position of the LCD in relation to the system, it is not easy to slide the actuator with fingers. This tool allows one to hold the LCD and cables in place and slide the actuator into place.

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Cable Actuator Seating Tool

      The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for the 4612 Sure Point Mobile
Computer is attached using Surface Mount (SMT) Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) connectors and flat flexible cable or flexible printed
circuitry.  The cable is inserted by placing it in the connector
housing and sliding the actuator into place.  Due to the position of
the LCD in relation to the system, it is not easy to slide the
actuator with fingers.  This tool allows one to hold the LCD and
cables in place and slide the actuator into place.

      The tabs of the tool (5) are placed over the cable while the
cable is held in place after being inserted into the connector (1 or
2).  The tool then slides along the cable and contacts the ears of
the actuator.  The tool is used to slide the actuator into the
connector to hold the cable in place.

      The cable actuator seating tool was designed to accommodate SMT
ZIF connectors with a housing from .483 to .503 inches (3).  Also, on
the 4612 system card are two additional SMT ZIF connectors with a
housing .602 inches wide.  The other end of the tool can be formed to
accommodate this connector to make the tool more versatile (4).

      The body of the tool (5) is bent to provide leverage.  The tabs
of the tool (5) could also be placed over the body of the connector
(1) and push the actuator to loosen the cable.