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PRINTED CONDUCTIVE INK AS AN ENERGY DIRECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007463D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-28

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Ron Friday

Abstract

The application shown below describes a pat- (see Figure 3.). Thus, when force is applied to the tern of conductive ink (Silicone based) printed onto button the conductive ink makes contact with a con- a flat section (see Figure 1.) of an Elastomeric ductive element (i.e. Ink, copper, etc.. .) which Switchpad. When the Elastomer is assembled into bridges the gap and completes the circuit. the Housing it is bent perpendicular (see Figure 2.) to the original printed surface. When the PC Board This method eliminates the need to populate is assembled to the Elastomer the conductive ink the PC Board with switch contacts. pads align with metal etch pads on the PC Board ELASTOMERIC -'---"-AD 4 MATING SURFACE Fig. 1 FORCE CLOSES CONDUCTWE RUNNEWPAD CIRCUIT Fig. 2 CONDUCTIVE ELEMENT PRIMED ClRCUlT BOARD METAL ETCH PAD - 2PLACE Fig. 3 July 1995