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Multiple Lamp Socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077533D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hieronymus, GW: AUTHOR

Abstract

This description is directed to a multiple lamp socket in which a plurality of slide-based type lamps may be mounted on a single printed-circuit board. The board includes a land pattern P which is common to one side of all of the mounted lamps. A riveted terminal T contacts the printed common land P to provide a connection to the board. Each lamp position is provided with a riveted terminal T1, which makes the other connection to the lamp. The riveted terminal extends beyond the board and provides for connecting to the other contact of the lamp. Between each of the riveted terminals, plastic separators S are heat flared to the board. The separators guide the lamps and retain them within the sockets formed by the board and the riveted terminals T1.

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Multiple Lamp Socket

This description is directed to a multiple lamp socket in which a plurality of slide-based type lamps may be mounted on a single printed-circuit board. The board includes a land pattern P which is common to one side of all of the mounted lamps. A riveted terminal T contacts the printed common land P to provide a connection to the board. Each lamp position is provided with a riveted terminal T1, which makes the other connection to the lamp. The riveted terminal extends beyond the board and provides for connecting to the other contact of the lamp. Between each of the riveted terminals, plastic separators S are heat flared to the board. The separators guide the lamps and retain them within the sockets formed by the board and the riveted terminals T1. The board retaining the lamps is inserted into a second board and soldered to printed conductors or other electrical circuits, as required. The socket arrangement described is easily assembled, provides simple wiring where a plurality of sockets is utilized, is less susceptible to electrical noise and is capable of mounting large number of lamps with limited spacing between the lamps.

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