Patent Number: 6,305,076

Title: Apparatus for transferring a plurality of integrated circuit devices into and/or out of a plurality of sockets

Abstract: An apparatus for transferring of integrated circuit devices or other devices into and/or out of a plurality of sockets includes at least one guide rod; a presser housing slidingly coupled to the at least one guide rod; a socket presser block movably coupled to the presser housing and a handle assembly. The presser block defines a matrix of cutouts and ribs and is configured to assume a first position in which the presser housing is slideable on the guide rod and a second position in which the matrix of cutouts is aligned with corresponding underlying sockets mounted to a board and in which at least some of the ribs push on the underlying sockets to retract contacts thereof to allow the devices to be transferred into and/or out of the underlying sockets through the cutouts. The handle assembly is mechanically coupled to the presser block and is configured to selectively assume an unlocked position that places the presser block in the first position and a locked position that places the presser block in the second position.

Inventors: Bright; Larry N. (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

International Classification: H05K 13/04 (20060101); H05K 013/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018