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Controlled Direction Buckling Beam

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082138D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Faure, LH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This method for controllably buckling a beam is accomplished by setting a bend-angle point near the end of the contactor beam. It is necessary to control the direction of contact buckling to avoid the contacts from striking on another within the contact alignment plates, due to the high density of the contacts in the array.

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Controlled Direction Buckling Beam

This method for controllably buckling a beam is accomplished by setting a bend-angle point near the end of the contactor beam. It is necessary to control the direction of contact buckling to avoid the contacts from striking on another within the contact alignment plates, due to the high density of the contacts in the array.

Fig. 1 shows the structure which includes contact alignment slots 5, clearance groove 6, contact retaining groove 7, and alignment plate 8 for the buckling beam 10. A small buckle in the beam 10 is formed after inserting the beam into the slots 5, 5 as shown in Fig. 2. When the axially applied loads, such as device pads 11, are applied against the ends of the beams, the beam 10 becomes upright, as shown in Fig. 3, causing a decrease in frictional load in the slots 5.

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