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Printed Circuit Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095832D
Original Publication Date: 1964-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dunman, JPG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A jumper for interconnection of printed circuits on opposite sides of a, printed circuit board is shown in A. The jumper consists of a U-shaped strip of spring material 1 with convolutions 2 at the free ends. Convolutions 2 are of such dimensions that the inside crests 3 make pressure contact with the printed circuits to be connected on the board. A flexible printed circuit is bonded on the inside of the spring and provides individual conductors 4. These connect from printed circuit tags on convolutions 2 are of such dimensions that the inside crests 3 make pressure contact with the printed circuits to be connected on the board. A flexible printed circuit is bonded on the inside of the spring and provides individual conductors 4.

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Printed Circuit Connector

A jumper for interconnection of printed circuits on opposite sides of a, printed circuit board is shown in A. The jumper consists of a U-shaped strip of spring material 1 with convolutions 2 at the free ends. Convolutions 2 are of such dimensions that the inside crests 3 make pressure contact with the printed circuits to be connected on the board. A flexible printed circuit is bonded on the inside of the spring and provides individual conductors 4. These connect from printed circuit tags on convolutions 2 are of such dimensions that the inside crests 3 make pressure contact with the printed circuits to be connected on the board. A flexible printed circuit is bonded on the inside of the spring and provides individual conductors 4. These connect from printed circuit tags on one side of the board to corresponding tags on the other side. Slots 5 are punched out between conductors 4 to ensure that good electrical contact is made with the associated printed circuit tags.

Printed circuit boards are often stacked as shown in B. Each board 6 is separated by a ground plane 7 having an insulating coating 8 on each side. A jumper is shown connecting the circuits from one side to the other of one of boards 6. The ends of the jumper clip into recesses in planes 7 on each side of the board. Planes 7 are interconnected through the outside surface of the jumper which is electrically conductive and their presence serves to press the inside crests of the j...