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Metallized Hook and Loop Contact Straps for Internal Ground Straps

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104509D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rice, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a means to provide EMI ground paths between internal components to a workstation or person computer. The conductive path is provided by a conductive adhesive backed metallized fabric on which there is the hook (or loop) section of a hook and loop contact system, which is also metallized. Using current techniques the fabric and hook/loop closure sections could be metallized with either nickel or copper. One such section (a and b) is attached to each of the internal components that need to be grounded together. A third piece of metallized fabric (c) with the mating loop (or hook) section at either end is used to provide the conductive path.

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Metallized Hook and Loop Contact Straps for Internal Ground Straps

      Disclosed is a means to provide EMI ground paths between
internal components to a workstation or person computer.  The
conductive path is provided by a conductive adhesive backed
metallized fabric on which there is the hook (or loop) section of a
hook and loop contact system, which is also metallized.  Using
current techniques the fabric and hook/loop closure sections could be
metallized with either nickel or copper.  One such section (a and b)
is attached to each of the internal components that need to be
grounded together.  A third piece of metallized fabric (c) with the
mating loop (or hook) section at either end is used to provide the
conductive path.

      The side of the third section (which provides the link between
the two other pieces) on which the hook/loop material appears could
be changed in order to provide a right angle contact path (d).

      In use, the internal components of the work station could be
put in place during assembly, possibly with the adhesive backed
sections already attached.  The linking section could then be put in
place to provide an EMC ground, but could be removed and replaced if
necessary to reconfigure or repair the workstation.

Disclosed Anonymously.