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1. US5791947 - Contact beam for electrical interconnect component

Office United States of America
Application Number 08476115
Application Date 07.06.1995
Publication Number 5791947
Publication Date 11.08.1998
Grant Number 5791947
Grant Date 11.08.1998
Publication Kind A
IPC
H01R 4/48
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
4Electrically-conductive connections between two or more conductive members in direct contact, i.e. touching one another; Means for effecting or maintaining such contact; Electrically-conductive connections having two or more spaced connecting locations for conductors and using contact members penetrating insulation
28Clamped connections; Spring connections
48using a spring, clip or other resilient member
H01R 13/02
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
02Contact members
H01R 13/11
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
02Contact members
10Sockets for co-operation with pins or blades
11Resilient sockets
H01R 13/26
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
02Contact members
26Pin or blade contacts for sliding co-operation on one side only
CPC
H01R 13/11
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
02Contact members
10Sockets for co-operation with pins or blades
11Resilient sockets
H01R 12/716
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
12Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards [PCBs], flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
70Coupling devices
71for rigid printing circuits or like structures
712co-operating with the surface of the printed circuit or with a coupling device exclusively provided on the surface of the printed circuit
716Coupling device provided on the PCB
H01R 13/26
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
02Contact members
26Pin or blade contacts for sliding co-operation on one side only
H01R 24/60
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
24Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
60Contacts spaced along planar side wall transverse to longitudinal axis of engagement
H01R 2107/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
2107Four or more poles
Applicants The Panda Project
Inventors Crane Stanford W.
Portuondo Maria M.
Agents Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Title
(EN) Contact beam for electrical interconnect component
Abstract
(EN)

An electrically conductive contact beam for use in an electrical interconnect component. The contact beam includes a stabilizing section for securing the contact beam within a support substrate, and a contact section, connected to the stabilizing section, for establishing contact between the contact beam and an electrically conductive contact from another electrical interconnect component. The contact section includes a merge radius section connecting the contact section to the stabilizing section, a flexible section connected to the merge radius section and having an elongated curvature, a contact area, disposed at an end of the curvature opposite the merge radius section, for contacting the conductive contact from the other electrical interconnect component, and a lead-in section, connected to the contact area, for initiating deflection of the contact section upon contact of the lead-in section with a portion of the other electrical interconnect component.

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