Patent Number: 7,826,228

Title: Piston reset apparatus for a multichip module and method for resetting pistons in the same

Abstract: Disclosed is a piston reset apparatus for a multichip module that includes a base with multiple projections and two unit associating pegs extending from opposite ends of the base, a hat disposed upwardly of the base and including multiple adjustable pistons vertically adjustable within the hat, each of the plurality of adjustable pistons being disposed in alignment with one of the multiple projections, a mass equivalent plate disposed upwardly of the hat and being configured to hold a spring loaded sleeve, the spring loaded sleeve including a plurality of springs, each of the springs being aligned with and configured to apply pressure upon one of the multiple pistons, a spring loaded clamp disposed upwardly of the plate and including a spring loaded portion and a retaining portion, the retaining portion defining two cavities configured to fixedly associate with an associating groove defined by each of the unit associating pegs.

Inventors: Audet; Gerald P. (Granby, CA), Dussault; Sylvain (Saint Hubert, CA), LaCasse; Pierre (Granby, CA), Landreville; Jean-Luc (Granby, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H05K 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00