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Flush and Parallel Retention Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114500D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Treder, AL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a means of fastening a connector to a printed circuit board which provides a flush and parallel seating position, while maintaining lateral retention.

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Flush and Parallel Retention Device

      Described is a means of fastening a connector to a printed
circuit board which provides a flush and parallel seating position,
while maintaining lateral retention.

      The invention consists of a printed circuit board 1 with two or
more plated holes.  Solder paste 5 is applied to the land pattern of
the printed circuit board.  The pin 3 is a tight fit in the connector
2.  The pin is pushed through the connector and into the solder paste
and forced through the washer 4.  This entire assembly is passed
through a solder reflow oven, allowing the solder paste to be fused
to the pin, the plated hole and the washer.  The fused solder will
prevent movement between the connector and the printed circuit board
(Figure).  Note: The solder reflow process for soldering the pin to
the printed circuit board is a conventional method used by the
printed circuit board assembly industry.