Patent Number: 6,168,454

Title: Removable pin stabilizer and assembly

Abstract: A removable pin stabilizer for stabilizing carrier pins of an integrated circuit chip carrier before and during placement of the pins into sockets of a circuit board. The removable pin stabilizer includes a non-dissolvable plate, the non-dissolvable plate having parallel dissolvable sections traversing the plate, the parallel dissolvable sections being through the plate and having holes through the plate for receiving the carrier pins, the holes encompassing the parallel dissolvable sections, wherein the parallel dissolvable sections can be dissolved by a solvent after the chip carrier is mounted and positioned correctly to the circuit board. The resultant additional space created by such removal will allow an increased flow of air between the integrated circuit chip carrier and the circuit board.

Inventors: Dzwonczyk; Luke (Lompoc, CA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: H01R 13/64 (20060101); H05K 3/30 (20060101); H01R 013/64 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018