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Driver Module To Contact Clip Mounting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085849D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Orlandi, JV: AUTHOR

Abstract

In fabrication of a gas panel assembly, the drive conductors which define the cell locations of the panel are connected to terminals on the plate edge extensions, and drive signals from driver modules are applied to the appropriate terminals on the plate edge extensions to provide sustain, write or erase functions.

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Driver Module To Contact Clip Mounting

In fabrication of a gas panel assembly, the drive conductors which define the cell locations of the panel are connected to terminals on the plate edge extensions, and drive signals from driver modules are applied to the appropriate terminals on the plate edge extensions to provide sustain, write or erase functions.

Typically, the driver modules are mounted on a circuit board or card, the appropriate pins in the driver module being connected to the appropriate drive line terminal through some form of cabling arrangement. Such methods of interconnection are relatively complex and expensive, since multilevel circuit boards are frequently required to support the necessary number of modules required to drive the panel. A simplified method for providing interconnection between the driver modules and operates as follows.

Referring to the drawing, the edge extension of one of the glass plates 11 comprising the gas panel has the terminals 13 positioned thereon, each terminal being connected to an associated drive line 14. A driver module 15 having pin connections 17 is positioned immediately below gas plate 11. A flexible conductor or cable 19 provides interconnection between the specified pins 17 and the appropriate terminals 15 in the plate edge extensions.

A conventional contact clip 21 has an associated inner member 23 made of rubber, neoprene, or some similar insulating material adapted to fit over the edge of the plate 11, and...