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Personal Computer Board Snap-On Clip for Equipment Set-Up

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058399D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Greenlief, GL Quinn, PA [+details]

Abstract

A mechanism is provided which can selectively connect one of a plurality of different conductors to another conductor in circuit relationship. This mechanism is especially useful where a one time or initial setting of circuitry has to be selected, and common parts have to be used, irrespective of the circuit selection which is to be made. The mechanism is depicted in the figure wherein a portion of a circuit board 10 is shown. The board 10 has a plurality of conducting lines 12, 14, and 16, and it is necessary to make an initial connection either between lines 12 and 14 or lines 14 and 16, or no connection at all. To accomplish this, a spring clip 18, formed of an electrically- conducting resilient material, such as beryllium copper, is provided which is configured to have a pair of ears 20, 22.