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Improved Serpentine Connector Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058817D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Brodsky, WL Cosimano, RJ Pauza, JW [+details]

Abstract

Herein shown and described is an improved serpentine connector assembly which provides a connector which does not have to be affixed to a printed circuit board by soldering as has been the case with previous structures. Figs. 1 and 2, respectively, show the top and side views of an improved serpentine connector 10 which requires no soldering for its assembly with a printed circuit board. As shown, a contact post 1 is provided with a compliant or compressible portion 3 made either by stamping or coining the post 1 to provide the compliant section 3. The post 1 is affixed to the body 4 of the serpentine contact 5, for example by welding the interface between 4 and 5. Alternatively, contact 5 may be wrapped and assembled to the post 1.