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Tapered Blade Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091711D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bryden, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The connector in drawings A and B includes members 1 and 2. Each has a plurality of tapered blades 3. The arrangement is such that, when both members are mated, the contact is established only between the tapered surfaces of the blades. Pressure is applied transverse to the blades across the tapered surfaces. This enables the leaves to be held rigidly in a molding on a finite pitch as each contact requires minimal sideways movement to come under full pressure. The complete contact assembly can be made as a single molding, subsequently plated, and machined to form the electrical contacting and conducting paths.

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Tapered Blade Connector

The connector in drawings A and B includes members 1 and 2. Each has a plurality of tapered blades 3. The arrangement is such that, when both members are mated, the contact is established only between the tapered surfaces of the blades. Pressure is applied transverse to the blades across the tapered surfaces. This enables the leaves to be held rigidly in a molding on a finite pitch as each contact requires minimal sideways movement to come under full pressure. The complete contact assembly can be made as a single molding, subsequently plated, and machined to form the electrical contacting and conducting paths.

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