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Deep-Flat Connectors (DFCs)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014395D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Purpose of invention Disclosure is an highly flexible and configurable design for electronic connectors which can be packed on a very little surface when space is a critical resources. Addressed problems Just imagine you have to build a hub, or to connect several serial cables on a small panel on a wall, or simply have a server which should be connected to many different peripherals which support different communication protocols and cable configurations. If you consider most of existing connectors, they take a mostly rectangular or circular connection surface whose sides are from one to five centimetres of width times half to two centimetres of height.