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Title: Surface mount component jig

Abstract

A device for bending and trimming the pins of a dual-inline-package component and the like for surface mounting rather than through mounting to a circuit board comprises, in a first part, in pin cutter astride a holder having a recess for holding the component, a first spring therebetween, and, in a second part, two flat members pivotally interconnected by a hinge and urged to an upward peaked position from a downward peaked position by a second spring. As a downward force is applied to the pin cutter it urges the holder downward, assisted by the first spring and a pair of ridges riding on shoulders of the holder, to carry the component against the upward peaked flat members which guide the pins outwardly. As the holder continues downwardly, the flat members pivot to the downward peaked position bending the pins upwardly against the sides of the holder. When the downward movement is met with sufficient resistance, the ridges of the pin cutter ride over the holder's shoulders to continue downward to cut any excess length of pin.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Beech Island, SC)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
E I DuPont De Nemours & Co Inc
OSTI Identifier:
867475
Patent Number(s):
US 4945953
Application Number:
07/346,761
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
surface; mount; component; jig; device; bending; trimming; pins; dual-inline-package; mounting; circuit; board; comprises; cutter; astride; holder; recess; holding; spring; therebetween; flat; pivotally; interconnected; hinge; urged; upward; peaked; position; downward; force; applied; urges; assisted; pair; ridges; riding; shoulders; carry; guide; outwardly; continues; downwardly; pivot; upwardly; movement; sufficient; resistance; ride; cut; excess; length; circuit board; downward movement; surface mount; /140/72/

Citation Formats

Kronberg, James W. Surface mount component jig. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Kronberg, James W. Surface mount component jig. United States.
Kronberg, James W. Tue . "Surface mount component jig". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867475.
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title = {Surface mount component jig},
author = {Kronberg, James W.},
abstractNote = {A device for bending and trimming the pins of a dual-inline-package component and the like for surface mounting rather than through mounting to a circuit board comprises, in a first part, in pin cutter astride a holder having a recess for holding the component, a first spring therebetween, and, in a second part, two flat members pivotally interconnected by a hinge and urged to an upward peaked position from a downward peaked position by a second spring. As a downward force is applied to the pin cutter it urges the holder downward, assisted by the first spring and a pair of ridges riding on shoulders of the holder, to carry the component against the upward peaked flat members which guide the pins outwardly. As the holder continues downwardly, the flat members pivot to the downward peaked position bending the pins upwardly against the sides of the holder. When the downward movement is met with sufficient resistance, the ridges of the pin cutter ride over the holder's shoulders to continue downward to cut any excess length of pin.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {8}
}

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