Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket

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This invention discloses a novel form of socket for integrated circuits to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The socket uses a novel contact which is fabricated out of a bimetallic strip with a shape which makes the end of the strip move laterally as temperature changes. The end of the strip forms a barb which digs into an integrated circuit lead at normal temperatures and hold it firmly in the contact, preventing loosening and open circuits from vibration. By cooling the contact containing the bimetallic strip the barb end can be made to release so that the integrated circuit ... continued below

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Evans, C.N. December 31, 1993.

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This invention discloses a novel form of socket for integrated circuits to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The socket uses a novel contact which is fabricated out of a bimetallic strip with a shape which makes the end of the strip move laterally as temperature changes. The end of the strip forms a barb which digs into an integrated circuit lead at normal temperatures and hold it firmly in the contact, preventing loosening and open circuits from vibration. By cooling the contact containing the bimetallic strip the barb end can be made to release so that the integrated circuit lead can be removed from the socket without damage either to the lead or to the socket components.

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OSTI as DE96005175

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  • Other: DE96005175
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8136069
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 206459
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664150

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Evans, C.N. Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket, patent, December 31, 1993; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664150/: accessed September 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.