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Tape Cable Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097403D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kawecki, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

One form of tape cable 10 consists of a plurality of individual conductors 11 embedded in a flat ribbon of an insulative resinous material. Cable 10 terminates in a t-shape portion where the conductors are arranged in two sets each directed at ninety degrees to the long dimension of the cable. One cross-bar portion is shown generally at 12. A mounting board 13, a generally sheet-like structure, has an edge width dimension substantially equal to the width of the tape. Arranged on a major surface 14 of the board are a plurality of recessed pretinned lands 15 having a mutual spacing equal to that of the conductors 11. Lands 15 serve as circuit connection points to other equipment carried by the board.

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Tape Cable Connector

One form of tape cable 10 consists of a plurality of individual conductors 11 embedded in a flat ribbon of an insulative resinous material. Cable 10 terminates in a t-shape portion where the conductors are arranged in two sets each directed at ninety degrees to the long dimension of the cable. One cross-bar portion is shown generally at 12. A mounting board 13, a generally sheet-like structure, has an edge width dimension substantially equal to the width of the tape. Arranged on a major surface 14 of the board are a plurality of recessed pretinned lands 15 having a mutual spacing equal to that of the conductors 11. Lands 15 serve as circuit connection points to other equipment carried by the board.

U-shaped securing sheath 16 is received over the edge of the board 13. The cable, with its legs, engage the T-shaped terminations 12. Openings 17 are on each of the legs of the sheath in two lines of such relative dimensions as to be able to be in registry with the conductors 11. A threaded member 18 is received through a mounting ear 19 for fixing the sheath to the edge of the board 13.

When the sheath 16 is fixed over the cable 10 with the openings 17 in registry over respective conductors and the conductors in registry with the lands 15, a special heating iron 20 is applied to the conductors 11 and associated lands for reflowing the solder and effecting junction. The iron has a pair of electrical conductive members 21 separated by an insulative...