MOLDED ELASTOMERIC CONNECTOR
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-17
This invention is an alternative to using a series of sheet metal individual contacts to transmit operating functions from a radio to a peripheral device. This is achieved by using a single molded elastomeric con- nector which carries fine, gold-plated metal conduc- tom arranged inside the dielectric material as shown in fig. 1. The connection is achieved in the z-axis only, and by using silicone as the carrying material it becomes an anisotropic conductor. This function is similar to W series elastomeric connectors already in use in the electronics industry.