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Gas Panel Connector Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090512D
Original Publication Date: 1969-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Krembs, GM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In connecting a gas panel display to its associated drive circuits, the usual technique is to solder the drive lines to the orthogonal cell selection lines on the panel. The process is time consuming and prevents field replacement of the gas panel. A solution to the replacement problem uses a pressure apparatus to provide a quick connection between the signal wires and the glass gas panel. Frame member 1 is used to support gas panel assembly 3 comprising two glass plates with the gas sealed between the plates. The upper panel member has its transparent conductors deposited on the under side. The lower member has its conductor pattern on the upper side of the glass.

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Gas Panel Connector Assembly

In connecting a gas panel display to its associated drive circuits, the usual technique is to solder the drive lines to the orthogonal cell selection lines on the panel. The process is time consuming and prevents field replacement of the gas panel. A solution to the replacement problem uses a pressure apparatus to provide a quick connection between the signal wires and the glass gas panel. Frame member 1 is used to support gas panel assembly 3 comprising two glass plates with the gas sealed between the plates. The upper panel member has its transparent conductors deposited on the under side. The lower member has its conductor pattern on the upper side of the glass. Pressure bars 5 and 7 move in the direction indicated by the arrows to clamp the panel in position making a pressure connection between the land patterns on the glass and on printed circuit films 9 and 11. Ohmic contact results when mating the land patterns. The film circuit duplicates the land pattern on the glass on one end and that of the solder reflow pattern on the wire wrap boards 13 and 15 on the other end. Thus by releasing the pressure bars 5 and 7, the panel can be quickly removed and replaced.

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