Tool for Demountable Rotatable Bifurcated Member
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This tool is used for removing/assembling a demountable bifurcated member in a system to which the member is normally rotatably linked. (Image Omitted) Molded plastic tool 10 (Fig. 2) has an elongated central body 11. At one end, body 11 terminates in a pair of spreader bars 12 and 13, and a stud member 14 extends from the opposite end. The tips 15 of bars 12 and 13 are chamfered, as are the sides 16 of member 14, for ease of insertion. For purposes of explanation, the operation of tool 10 will be described in connection with its application to the partially shown zero insertion force (ZIF) connector 20 (Fig. 1) and the removal of its bifurcated actuation handle 21. With regard to the connector 20 itself, in its normal assembly, the bifurcated members 22 and 23 of handle 21 straddle one end of the connector base 24.