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Photo Device Connector Block

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052067D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beistle, RG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A photo device connector is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 including a mounting block 10 associated with a photo device 12. The mounting block and photo device, taken together, form the female portion of a connector adapted to receive a male mating plug 14.

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Photo Device Connector Block

A photo device connector is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 including a mounting block 10 associated with a photo device 12. The mounting block and photo device, taken together, form the female portion of a connector adapted to receive a male mating plug 14.

As shown best in Fig. 2, the photo device leads 16 extend into a tapered receptacle for slot 17 formed in the block. The ends of the device leads are crimped into horizontal open portions 18 of slot 17. The crimping serves to retain the photo device against the block, and it also forms a spring connector whereby insertion of pins 20 on plug 14 into the slot holds the mating plug mounting block and photo device together to make a solid electrical connection.

The block is utilized to position the photo device in the desired machine location, and the configuration illustrated forms a superior electrical connector. The version illustrated utilizes a four-lead device, but the connector could be utilized in other configurations, as well. If desired, the device leads may be formed in serpentine fashion to increase contact pressure.

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