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Sequential Loading And Unloading, Self-aligning, Multiple Connector System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062750D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Vesci, A [+details]

Abstract

A connector system is described in which a circuit card can be plugged into the corresponding sockets on the card connector sequentially by a pivotal movement of the circuit card. The connector system comprises a connector 1 on a circuit card 2 which is inserted into card cover 3 which is provided with a rounded protrusion 4 on one side. The connector mating part 5 is fixed in position and has a complementary curved surface 6 on one end. Rounded protrusion 4 is engaged with curved surface 6 to form a pivot point for plugging the card connector 1 into the connector mating part 5 which includes a plurality of pins 7 arranged in a plurality of columns and rows which mate with corresponding sockets (not shown) in connector 1.