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Miniature Electrical Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092352D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kennedy, CW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Plug-in connector element 10 comprises insulating block 11 in which plural flat conductor strips 12 are fixed at one end with the free ends arranged in a coplanar array. Terminal connections 13 are formed on block 11 in any suitable manner to provide electrical connections for strips 12 to external leads 14.

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Miniature Electrical Connector

Plug-in connector element 10 comprises insulating block 11 in which plural flat conductor strips 12 are fixed at one end with the free ends arranged in a coplanar array. Terminal connections 13 are formed on block 11 in any suitable manner to provide electrical connections for strips 12 to external leads 14.

Connector receptacle element 15 comprises receptacle block 16 of insulating material on which are mounted plural spring contact elements 17. The forward end of receptacle 16 is formed to have two rows of guide teeth 18. The latter are alternately offset to form guide channels 19 for conductors 12 of plug 10. Teeth 18 are tapered at the forward ends and offset to deflect adjacent conductors 12 alternately upward and downward into the respective grooves 19 between the teeth 18. Thus conductors 12 are brought into contact with contacts 17 located within the grooves 19.

The remote ends of contacts 17 are attached in a suitable manner to block
16. External connections are made with leads 21. Retainer blocks 20 on the upper and lower surfaces of receptacle 16, attached to it in any suitable manner, maintain contacts 17 in proper alignment with proper bias within grooves 19. Contacts 17 are mounted in such a way that their deflectable ends are set back in grooves 19 so that teeth 18 also serve as insulating barriers between strips 12 and contacts 17 when connection is made. With this construction, the high- density connectors have high...