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Cable Connector Housing with Optional Electromagnetic Compatibility Shielding and Floating Thumbscrews

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115061D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

O'Groske, RD: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A plastic connector housing with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) shielding capability is disclosed. An adhesive or epoxy bonds the connector and cable to the plastic housing. To achieve shielding, copper-nickel plating or similar conductive material is deposited on the surfaces of the housing where needed before bonding the connectors together.

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Cable Connector Housing with Optional Electromagnetic Compatibility
Shielding and Floating Thumbscrews

      A plastic connector housing with electromagnetic compatibility
(EMC) shielding capability is disclosed.  An adhesive or epoxy bonds
the connector and cable to the plastic housing.  To achieve
shielding, copper-nickel plating or similar conductive material is
deposited on the surfaces of the housing where needed before bonding
the connectors together.

      The hard plastic housing (1) may be either two halves, or a
hinged design.  The housing (1) is designed to retain a connector (2)
and a terminated cable (3).  If needed, a filler, such as polyvinyl
carbonate (PVC), or a grommet may be added around the cable exit area
(4) for retention and appearance.

      For a shielded design, plate the surface (10) of both housings
(1), including the cable exit area (4), the connector saddle (5), and
the inner mating surface (6) with copper-nickel or some other
conductive material.  Apply conductive adhesive or epoxy to the same
areas plus the outer mating surface (11).  The cable braid (12), is
folded back over the cable jacket (7).  The braid (12), and the
connector (2), are coated with the same conductive material and
placed
in the housing (1).  The floating thumbscrews (8) are laid in the
saddle (9) of the housing (1).  The housings (1) are then bonded
together.

      For an unshielded design, adhesive or epoxy is applied to the
surface of the cab...