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Disk File Head Lead Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035816D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

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Bosier, MH Williams, O James, DT Lacey, M [+details]


In a disk file, multiple miniature wires from a magnetic head have to be connected to a multi-conductor flexible printed circuit. An intermediate flexible circuit is disclosed to one end of which the head wires are bonded to tabs. The intermediate circuit acts as an expander to enable a more robust flexible circuit to be connected to its other end. The assembly is capable of automatic assembly.