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Bilateral Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100013D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Bilateral insertion connector allows wire terminal connection and disconnection one at a time or as a group, by means of dual lead angle insertion. The spring connector terminal (l) is shown in Fig. 1 with lead angles "A" and "B" that allows to accept mating pin (2) from either the top or side direction. (Image Omitted)

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Bilateral Connector

       Bilateral insertion connector allows wire terminal connection
and disconnection one at a time or as a group, by means of dual lead
angle insertion.  The spring connector terminal (l) is shown in Fig.
1 with lead angles "A" and "B" that allows to accept mating pin (2)
from either the top or side direction.

                            (Image Omitted)

      Application of this connector is shown in Fig. 2. The connector
assembly consists of two separate components. A top half has pins (2)
and coax wire (6) attached to the housing (4) by means of a sliding
retainer (5) with threads (as shown) or key.  The bottom half of the
connector assembly consists of a terminal (1) permanently connected
or soldered to a card (8) which is attached to the retainer (9) and
aligned with a dowel (10).  Both halves of the assembly (Fig. 2) can
be aligned and put together at zero insertion force and later engaged
("lead angle A") with a tool (3) which is cam activated.  Both halves
of the assembly can be locked in place with a screw (7).  While all
pins (2) are engaged and locked in place, each individual pin (2)
with wire (6) can be removed by unlocking the retainer (5) and
pulling it upwards.  Insertion of a new pin and wire can be done
similarly to the removal process.

                            (Image Omitted)

      During replacement of each individual pin, the remaining pins
are left spring...