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Printed Flexible Crossover Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090991D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johsnon, LE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This printed flexible crossover connector electrically interconnects printed circuit boards. The printed circuit boards are rigidly secured to a frame member. The flexible crossover not only provides connection to the boards but also eliminates the problem of tolerance variations in the distances between the boards. Printed circuit boards 11 and 13 having plug connectors 14 mounted on them are fixedly secured to support member 15. This spaces boards 11 and 13 apart by a predetermined distance. Rigid pin carrier 17 bridges boards 11 and 13 and has electrical connectors adapted to plug into each of plug connectors 14. A plurality of pins 19 is secured to carrier 17. Flexible printed crossover member 21 has holes adapted to fit over pins 19.

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Printed Flexible Crossover Connector

This printed flexible crossover connector electrically interconnects printed circuit boards. The printed circuit boards are rigidly secured to a frame member. The flexible crossover not only provides connection to the boards but also eliminates the problem of tolerance variations in the distances between the boards. Printed circuit boards 11 and 13 having plug connectors 14 mounted on them are fixedly secured to support member 15. This spaces boards 11 and 13 apart by a predetermined distance. Rigid pin carrier 17 bridges boards 11 and 13 and has electrical connectors adapted to plug into each of plug connectors 14. A plurality of pins 19 is secured to carrier 17. Flexible printed crossover member 21 has holes adapted to fit over pins 19. Member 21 is flow-soldered to pins 19 to provide a physical and electrical connection to them. Member 21 carries conductive segments 23. These electrically connect various terminals of boards 11 and 13 to one another and connect the same or different terminals of boards 11 and 13 to terminals of circuit boards 27 and 28.

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