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Standoff or Microminiature Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096589D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stricker, AA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This standoff permits microminiature circuits to be positioned and stabilized in apertures in a printed circuit board. The standoff is readily fabricated by mass production.

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Standoff or Microminiature Circuit

This standoff permits microminiature circuits to be positioned and stabilized in apertures in a printed circuit board. The standoff is readily fabricated by mass production.

Printed circuit board 10 has a plurality of apertures 12. These are electrically connected together through conductor 14 to terminal members 16. Microcircuit 18 having terminal members 20 embedded in it is positioned on board 10 by inserting terminals 20 into apertures 12. To prevent microcircuit 18 from engaging conductors 14, standoffs 22 are swaged on preselected terminals 20. The swaging is accomplished by a tool which applies a crimp in the terminal.

The crimp enlarges the diameter of the terminal to be larger than the diameter of apertures 12. When the standoffs are included in each of the corner terminals of circuit 18, the latter is properly spaced above the board 10. Circuit 18 is then stabilized in board 10 by bending terminals 20 around the bottom of apertures 12. By placing stand-offs in different microminiature circuits at different angular orientations, the microcircuits can be positioned in the printed circuit board in preselected arrangements.

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