Harry F Kurek, Austin R Silvester: Method and apparatus for loading circuit boards. Harry F Kurek, Townsend and Townsend, September 16, 1980: US04222166 (45 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for serially dispensing dual-in-line-type integrated circuit devices for use in manually loading circuit boards. Integrated circuit devices are placed in queues in a plurality of dispensers. The dispensers are adapted to serially release individual circuit devices to an access p ...

Harry F Kurek: Pin extractor for integrated circuit tube. Townsend and Townsend, June 17, 1980: US04207665 (8 worldwide citation)

A device for dislodging pins from storage tubes for dual-in-line-type integrated circuit packages comprises a cylinder which conforms generally to the outside dimensions of the storage tube and which has a fin of varied height for engaging one end of the pin and a claw portion for engaging the oppos ...