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Straight Through Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074326D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mele, PJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The illustrated in drawing A is connector assembly 1 used to interconnect printed circuit modules 2 and boards 3. The modules and boards have pin contacts 5, 6 which severably interconnect by plugging into opposite ends of the disposable double-ended socket contacts 7 (detailed in drawing B) in the assembly. Contacts 7 are compressed and inserted into apertures 8 of assembly 1.

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Straight Through Connection

The illustrated in drawing A is connector assembly 1 used to interconnect printed circuit modules 2 and boards 3. The modules and boards have pin contacts 5, 6 which severably interconnect by plugging into opposite ends of the disposable double-ended socket contacts 7 (detailed in drawing B) in the assembly. Contacts 7 are compressed and inserted into apertures 8 of assembly
1.

The connector assembly 1 is formed, as shown in drawing C, by interlacing cut-out members 10, 11, egg-crate fashion, to form a frame and compressibly inserting the socket contacts 7 into the apertures of the frame as shown in A and
B. Conveniently the members 10, 11 are made by shaping, electrophoretically coating and sectioning a continuous long strip of conductive stock; e.g. copper. The electrophoretic coating provides plastic insulation between the contacts 7 and the frame. Tabs 14 extended from selected aperture sections of members 10, 11 may be masked in the electrophoretic coating operation and coated with gold afterwards to make ground (shielding) contacts between the frame and selected pins 5, 6 in the connected systems 2, 3.

As shown in drawing B, contacts 7 may be formed by shaping, sectioning and folding a continuous strip of conductive stock having a thin outer coating of rubber or the like wherever insulation from the connector frame is desired. The rubber also enhances retention of the contacts in the frame apertures. Tabs 20, 21 formed in each so...