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Integrated Pin Straightening Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250462D
Publication Date: 2017-Jul-20
Document File: 4 page(s) / 220K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a design to integrate a pin straightening mechanism into an Integrated Circuit Board (ICB) connector to allow the straightening of the pins of the connector when it is actuated.

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Integrated Pin Straightening Connector

When plugging within a development or bring-up cycle, parts are frequently moved. This can result in connector damage that requires skilled technicians to repair. A method is needed to replace the connector or dispose of an Integrated Circuit Board (ICB) when a pin(s) is bent or misaligned.

An existing solution uses a mechanism to straighten pins before the connector is actually attached to the ICB. It does not straighten a pin on connectors already mounted on the ICB.

The core idea of the proposed solution is to have an integrated pin straightening mechanism already built into the ICB connector that allows the straightening of the pins of the connector when it is actuated.

In the event of bent and/or misaligned pin(s):

1. A screw driven mechanism turns and pushes the integrated pin straightener up along the vertical axis from its starting position at the bottom/base of the connector to the top part of the pins

2. As the mechanism moves up the length of the pins, the pins are forced to the associated design positions

3. As the mechanism moves up the pins, it utilizes the concentric circular shafts, which are integrated within the pin straightener, to gradually straighten each pin.

Figure 1: Micro Worm Drive Jack System* (Base); then add a connector frame on top

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Figure 2: Built within the pin straightening mechanism are concentric circles that gradually straighten the pins as the whole plate moves up on the vertical axis

Pin straightening socket: figures 3-5 incorporate different variations on the concentric circular shaft design.

Figure 3: Variation1

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Figure 4: Variation 2

Figure 5: Variation 3

Additional embodiments follow:

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