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Removable End Cap for Fluid Head Rinse Heads

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118592D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Becker, RJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a quick removable endcap for IBM* Fluid Head Rinse assemblies. The endcap becomes the fastener and its easy removal aids in allowing the expulsion of injection nozzle clogging debris.

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Removable End Cap for Fluid Head Rinse Heads

      Disclosed is a method for a quick removable endcap for IBM*
Fluid Head Rinse assemblies.  The endcap becomes the fastener and its
easy removal aids in allowing the expulsion of injection nozzle
clogging debris.

      The IBM Fluid Head assembly (Figure) consists of the body of
the Fluid Head Rinse, the gasket material, and the endcap.  The
sealing of the endcap is accomplished by compressing the components
together until the two locking tabs, which are integrated into the
endcap design,  snap into the slots of the Fluid Head Rinse.  The
spring force of the gasket material holds tightly the endcap tabs
against the Fluid Head Rinse.

      Removal of the endcap is accomplished by compressing the two
tabs of the endcap with a coin or other simple tool.  The spring
force of the gasket material will aid in ejecting the endcap beyond
the area  where the tabs of the endcap can engage with the slots of
the Fluid Head  Rinse.  After removing the endcaps which reside at
each end of the Fluid  Head Rinse, debris inside the Fluid Head rinse
is easily accessed and removed.
  *  Trademark of IBM Corp.