Accession Number : ADD013079

Title :   Retrieval Tool for Socket Contacts.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Aug 82, patented 12 Feb 85,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Simms,Charles C

Report Date : 12 Feb 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This apparatus for seating a very small socket contact in an electrical connector from the front side of the connector. Opposing flexible fingers, which are disposed above and below a flat wedge member and separated thereby, are extened longitudinally by plunger action beyond the wedge member which is fixed relative to the tool housing. The opposing fingers have a bend which causes their ends to come together when the fingers are extended relative to the wedge. The extended fingers and the wedge may freely be inserted into an individual socket contact from the front of the connector. Retraction of the fingers by spring biascauses the wedge to separate the ends of fingers so that knuckles at the ends ofthe fingers internally grasp the socket contact which may then be pulled for proper seating. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *MANIPULATORS, *ELECTRIC CONTACTS, FINGERS, SPRINGS, PLUNGERS, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, CONNECTORS, TOOLS, HOUSING(DWELLINGS)

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE