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Clip Remover

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057476D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bundga, EG Diffenderfer, SJ Doolittle, FW [+details]

Abstract

Removal of a planar clip C, which is fastened to a pin or post-like member P by a pair of radially opposed clamp tabs T inwardly projecting from an aperture A in clip C through which pin P protrudes and engages the deformed tabs T, is accomplished by using the pin P to guide hollow tool bit 1 over the pin P, the lower end 2 of bit 1 being configured to displace one or both of the tabs T away from the pin P. Bit 1 (Fig. 1) has a wedge-like tip 3 at its end 2 such that when end 2 engages clip C and bit 1 is rotated counterclockwise (CCW), tip 3 becomes wedged between the first tab T and the pin P and forces the tab T away from the side of the pin P a full revolution, causing both tabs T to be so displaced. As a result, with the tabs T so displaced, bit 1 is removed from pin P. Figs.