The InnovationQ application will be updated on Sunday, May 31st from 10am-noon ET. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database


IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008747D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-09

Publishing Venue


Related People

Raymond Dikun


Battery connection schemes often facilitate a constructed of wire. In order to reduce tooling wire formed spring terminal (usually connecting the and piece part cost both the positive and negative negative terminal) in conjunction with a stamped contact could be fabricated during the same wire plate or leaf spring (usually connecting the positive form operation. The terminals could be connected terminal). In an effort to reduce the size of the by a joining tab (see Figure 1). connection scheme the positive terminal may be NEG. SPRING CONTACT JOINING DETAIL 1 Fig. 1 Combined Contact with detail of "Joining" Tab The combined contacts would then be inserted reducing the number of components needed to be into a "battery compartment" as a single piece, thus assembled (see Figure 2).