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Push-On Cable Terminal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100115D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Asselta, JA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A push-on cable terminal uses and receives the tail of a known replacement/repair connector as a pin in a pluggable system.

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Push-On Cable Terminal

       A push-on cable terminal uses and receives the tail of a
known replacement/repair connector as a pin in a pluggable system.

      By way of example, as shown in the figure, each terminal, i.e.,
terminal 1 or 3, consists of a pair of rectangular flat conductive
tabs that are attached and insulated from each other in a
back-to-back manner by suitable means, e.g., a dielectric epoxy bond.
 The terminal has a single socket integrally formed on the top of one
tab and twin sockets at the top of the other.  A pair of aligned
receptacle members are formed on the outward face of the single
socket tab, whereas a spring clip member is formed on the outward
face of the twin socket tab.

      A terminal is attached to one or both end(s) of a high-speed,
i.e., coaxial cable 5.  The cable 5 has two reference or ground
conductors 7 and 9 and a signal conductor 11, which are received in
and affixed to the twin and single sockets, respectively, of the
terminal.  As shown, one end of the cable 5 is connected to terminal
3.

      Tail 13 protrudes from the surface of a multilayer printed
circuit (PC) board and is part of the known replacement connector
inserted at the site of a deleted plated through hole (PTH) of the
board.  To provide a deleted PTH site, the PTH and any connector
(such as the bifurcated spring contact connector described in U.S.
Patent 4,131, 933) inserted and affixed thereto are drilled-out so as
to selectively delete the connections between one or more
predetermined conductors of the board and the particular PTH.  The
drilled-out connector is then replaced by the known replacement
connector.  Those connections, and hence their ass...