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Simplified Flexible Conductor Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058641D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Reeber, AA [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a flexible conductor that can be cemented to a stiffener so that the resultant thickness allows plugging into a standard female I/O connector. (Image Omitted) Figs. 1 and 2 are end and side views, respectively, of the flexible conductor disclosed herein. A flexible fiberglass member with copper conductors is cemented to a fiberglass stiffener so that the resultant thickness allows plugging into stand female I/O connectors. Fig. 3 shows the conductor with wire ends positioned for plugging. The opposite end can have lands with holes that can be soldered to a printed circuit board (PCB). The conductor can conform to any shape and be built in any configuration of grounds, voltages and signals, with emphasis on reducing electromagnetic radiation problems.