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SELF RETAINING AND PROTECTING CONTACT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006317D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Craig Bartling: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The current Saber antenna contact has been identi- fied as having two major problems. Due to its design, damage may occur to the part in the handling/insertion process and the part can be bent so it will not make reliable contact to the antenna bushing.

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MOlOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 14 December 1991

SELF RETAINING AND PROTECTING CONTACT

by Craig Bartling, Jeffery Marchuk, Steven Finch and Faris Habbaba

  The current Saber antenna contact has been identi- fied as having two major problems. Due to its design, damage may occur to the part in the handling/insertion process and the part can be bent so it will not make reliable contact to the antenna bushing.

  This "A' frame design with an independent center contact addressff both of these issues. In the unassembled state, the center contact is protected against damage by the outside frame of the part during handling. Since this new part is spring loaded the part will hold itselfin place

during F!C. board assembly and after assembly is much sturdier than the old design due to the "A" frame supporting structure. The center contact has a travel of
.lOO inch in the z axis which allows movement of the contact without permanent bending which occured in the old design. This new part can also be retrofitted to the Saber p.c. board without any radio modification.

  'Due to the parts simpler design, piece part price cost was signiiicantly reduced and ease of insertion was also increased as well as being easily implemented in the field.

"A" FRAME SUPPORTING STRUCTURE

TABS

L TRAVEL LIMITER

B Motorola. 1°C. 1991 87

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