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Electrical Bus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000078013D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Heath, RE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A miniature electrical bus having integral spring contacts can be formed in a continuous process.

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Electrical Bus

A miniature electrical bus having integral spring contacts can be formed in a continuous process.

In Fig. 1, a strip of conductive spring material, such as phosphor bronze, has two copper bus strips 2 metallurgically bonded thereto and a center contact area 3 of plated nickel and gold layers.

Copper bus strips 2 may be secured to the spring material by welding or diffusion bonding.

The composite ribbon is stamped to produce two laminated bus strips simultaneously, each with unformed contacts 4. The two strips are cut to length and the contact projections are formed by a progressive die to provide resilient contacts.

Two laminated strips 5 can be further attached to opposite sides of an insulative strip 6, if desired, as in Fig. 2, to form a larger bus.

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