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Tape Cable Connectors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097404D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kawecki, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Connections to microminiature electronic and electric packages are often made via tape cables which have a plurality of very small conductors embedded in a ribbon of an insulative synthetic resin. This connector consists of two similarly constructed members 10 and 11. Member 10 includes a plurality of individual spring conductors 12 looped through paired openings in insulating base 13. Conductors 12 are arranged generally parallel to one another and have their extremities formed into eyelets. These are collectively arranged in lines extending beyond the longitudinal edges of base 13. Mating insulating block 14 of member 11 carries similarly shaped conductors 15. One end of each 15 terminates in an eyelet, the other in a hook.

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Tape Cable Connectors

Connections to microminiature electronic and electric packages are often made via tape cables which have a plurality of very small conductors embedded in a ribbon of an insulative synthetic resin. This connector consists of two similarly constructed members 10 and 11. Member 10 includes a plurality of individual spring conductors 12 looped through paired openings in insulating base 13. Conductors 12 are arranged generally parallel to one another and have their extremities formed into eyelets. These are collectively arranged in lines extending beyond the longitudinal edges of base 13. Mating insulating block 14 of member 11 carries similarly shaped conductors 15. One end of each 15 terminates in an eyelet, the other in a hook. The set of hook ends of members 15 is arranged in an equally spaced relation to and can be brought into registry with the eyelets of members 12. The cables are permanently connected to the respective eyelets of members 10 and 11. When connection between the cables is desired, the hooks of member 11 are slipped through the free set of eyelets of member 10. On closing of the members onto each other, a tension connection is established between the mating eyelets and hooks. U shaped clamping member 16 engages the members and maintains operative relation.

A further form consists of member 17 having individual protuberances 18. These extend upwardly and are spaced from one another an amount equal to the spacing of the individ...