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Connection for Memory Planes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093610D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ecker, ME: AUTHOR

Abstract

This connector permits high-density interconnections between coplanar surfaces along the edges of the surfaces. Two coplanar surfaces such as core planes 10 and 12 are contacted on lands 14 and 16 along their edge by a number of parallel contacts 18 to electrically connect planes 10 and 12. The contacting tips of contacts 18 are positioned in slots in a laminated registration plate 20 comprised of thin sheets of glass chemically etched to obtain small slots on very close tolerances. Pressure is exerted on contacts 18 by a glass or ceramic floating member 22. The latter is forced against the contacts 18 by spring 24 positioned between member 22 and housing 26. The latter is held in position by suitable force so as to deflect contacts 18 with member 22 and thus obtain the necessary contact pressure.

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Connection for Memory Planes

This connector permits high-density interconnections between coplanar surfaces along the edges of the surfaces. Two coplanar surfaces such as core planes 10 and 12 are contacted on lands 14 and 16 along their edge by a number of parallel contacts 18 to electrically connect planes 10 and 12. The contacting tips of contacts 18 are positioned in slots in a laminated registration plate 20 comprised of thin sheets of glass chemically etched to obtain small slots on very close tolerances. Pressure is exerted on contacts 18 by a glass or ceramic floating member 22. The latter is forced against the contacts 18 by spring 24 positioned between member 22 and housing 26. The latter is held in position by suitable force so as to deflect contacts 18 with member 22 and thus obtain the necessary contact pressure. An inflated pneumatic member bit can be substituted for member 22 to exert the necessary contact pressure. When the bladder is inflated it exerts pressure on contacts 18 to exert the contact force.

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