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INTEGRATED FLEX CIRCUIT BEND LOCATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007343D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 94K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Steven R. Fischl Micheal M. Austin

Abstract

Flexible electronic circuits are a light-weight, cost effective alternative to circuit boards, widely used because of their dynamic range of motion. How- ever, in many applications ofthese 'flex' circuits, the range of motion in some areas needs to be limited or located in order to: reduce wear or cracking at a weak joint of the circuit, limit unnecessary stresses at solder joints or components, and/or produce an effective fold or bend line along an axis.