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Electrical Connecting Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068670D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bauman, AH Eckler, DF Porter, GF Subik, VA Webster, ER Ziemba, JA [+details]

Abstract

This electrical connecting device provides the means of terminating computer logic cables, coaxial, tri-lead, and multiwire flat cable, and mating them with bifurcated spring contacts. In this termination design, thin printed-circuit cards are used to mate with the spring contacts by selective etching and final gold plating. A row of contact tabs along the pluggable edge of each card is connected to another row of contact tabs along the opposite edge of the card, which row is solder-joined to an electrical conductor, such as, a tri-lead cable or flat cable. The connection between the two tab rows is by printed-circuit lines of a specific width and thickness to match the electrical impedance of the computer circuits.