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Snap-In Board-To-Board Elastomeric Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062686D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Abbott, GF Brown, TE Cline, JW McAdams, RP [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a connector which permits a daughter board to be mechanically and electrically connected to a mother board through a slightly resilient elastomeric member wrapped with parallel conductive stripes. The stripes on the elastomeric member are brought into registration with conductors on both the mother and daughter boards using complementary tabs and slots on the two boards. (Image Omitted) Referring to Fig. 1, electrical connections between parallel conductors 10 on the bottom surface of the daughter board 12 and similarly-spaced, parallel conductors 14 on the top surface of a mother board 16 are made through an elastomeric connector 18 consisting of an oval body 20 wrapped with a sheet of narrow conductive stripes 22 having narrower spacing than the conductor patterns 10 and 14 on the two boards.