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ELASTOMER CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008285D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Syed Salim: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Connectors for connecting one circuit board to An exploded view of elements for the connector is another typically have rigid interfaces which are shown in Figure 1 using part of a communication prone to failures caused by physical impact. unit as an example of the electronic device. In this Furthermore, such connectors are expensive to example, an elastomer keypad has an end portion fabricate and difficult to use when precise aligning integrated with the connector for connecting a is required for interconnecting circuit boards. transceiver board to a display board.

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ELASTOMER CONNECTOR

by Syed Salim and Dr. Hari Narayanan

  Connectors for connecting one circuit board to An exploded view of elements for the connector is another typically have rigid interfaces which are shown in Figure 1 using part of a communication prone to failures caused by physical impact. unit as an example of the electronic device. In this Furthermore, such connectors are expensive to example, an elastomer keypad has an end portion fabricate and difficult to use when precise aligning integrated with the connector for connecting a is required for interconnecting circuit boards. transceiver board to a display board.

Disclosed herein is a connector for intercon- necting two circuit boards of an electronic device.

Fig. 1 Exploded view of part of a communication unit.

  Figure 2 shows details of the end portion of the boards. Figure 3 shows the U-shaped metal strips connector when folded to curve backwards. This when crimped into the grooves and ready to use. end portion has grooves, moulded into its top and Assembled as shown, the U-shaped metal strips underside, along which U-shaped metal strips are provide the connector with a good degree of inserted to provide electrical connectivity between tolerance that is also highly shock resistant. conductive pads on both the transceiver and display

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Technical Developments

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