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System for Installation and Removal of an Integrated Circuit Module

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237048D
Publication Date: 2014-May-28
Document File: 5 page(s) / 387K

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Abstract

A system is disclosed for installation and removal of an integrated circuit (IC) module. The system is designed to shield the IC from external damage and additionally reduce time required for installation and removal of the IC.

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System for Installation and Removal of an Integrated Circuit Module


Disclosed is a system for installation and removal of an integrated circuit (IC) module. The system is designed to shield the IC from external damage and additionally reduce time required for installation and removal of the IC.

In accordance with the system, installation of an integrated circuit (IC) module is initiated. The system is designed to be pushed down on a socket that holds the IC as illustrated in Fig. 1.

Figure 1

The system is pushed down by applying pressure on a T-handle. The IC is installed by pulling blue knob outwards, performing a

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1/4th turn and then releasing the blue knob. This locks a grabbing mechanism of the system in an open position, so that the IC is not retained when the T-handle is released.

Fig. 2 illustrates a cross section of the system in an upward position.

Figure 2

A side of the IC that interfaces with a socket on a system board faces upwards whereas a heat spreader side of the system faces

downwards. The system includes clips that are configured to hold the IC securely in place during transport.

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Fig. 3 illustrates a cross section of the system in an upward position along with the IC.

Figure 3

The IC is located internally in a housing. The housing provides additional layers of protection for the IC especially against static and physical harm. In an embodiment, a cap may be placed at a bottom portion of a main outer shell to reduce accumulation of dust on the IC.

Fig. 4 illustrates a cross section of the system in a lowered...