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Hand Tool for Gripping Plastic Housing of Connector and Plugging in the Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040858D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Polhemus, LG [+details]

Abstract

A connector that is to be plugged into a circuit board has a plastic housing that is generally rectangular in section. In the usual orientation of the connector, one open end of the connector housing carries a contact and faces the circuit board, and a wire extends from the opposite open end. A person assembling the connector pushes it horizontally forward. The connector housing has a raised upper edge at the open end facing the assembly person.