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Docking Pin Gender Change

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117161D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Oldenburg, GR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method to prevent the bending of the male pin contacts by the docking posts during the insertion process is described. The docking post is moved to the male pin half of the connector system.

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Docking Pin Gender Change

      A method to prevent the bending of the male pin contacts by the
docking posts during the insertion process is described.  The docking
post is moved to the male pin half of the connector system.

      The docking post is located on the header or male portion of
the connector system.  The connector system consisting of a male
(header) and a female (socket or receptacle) joined together to form
an electrical circuit.  This connector system must be able to be
blind plugged or mated without the use of sight.  The design should
not allow the docking posts to interfere with the connector mating
function (Figure).