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Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093825D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cioffi, JM: AUTHOR

Abstract

Connector 10 electrically connects parallel terminal pins 11. Connector 10 is a one-piece element of conductive spring material. It has two aligned holes 12 and 13 through which each pin 11 passes as connector 10 is pushed onto pins 11. It also has two curved resilient portions 14 and 15 that engage each pin 11. Thus, pins 11 displace portions 14 and 15 from their illustrated unstressed positions to establish the desired contact pressure. Resilient legs 16 serve to isolate the spring forces acting on one pin 11 from also acting on the other pin. As connector 10 is pressed onto pins 11, the walls of holes 12 and 13 and portions 14 and 15 tend to straighten any bent pin.

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Connector

Connector 10 electrically connects parallel terminal pins 11. Connector 10 is a one-piece element of conductive spring material. It has two aligned holes 12 and 13 through which each pin 11 passes as connector 10 is pushed onto pins
11. It also has two curved resilient portions 14 and 15 that engage each pin 11. Thus, pins 11 displace portions 14 and 15 from their illustrated unstressed positions to establish the desired contact pressure. Resilient legs 16 serve to isolate the spring forces acting on one pin 11 from also acting on the other pin. As connector 10 is pressed onto pins 11, the walls of holes 12 and 13 and portions 14 and 15 tend to straighten any bent pin.

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