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|1. (WO2017196537) RESILIENT MINIATURE INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR|
|Applicants:||NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
|Inventors:||JACKSON, Charles, M.
KUNKEE, Elizabeth, T.
|Title:||RESILIENT MINIATURE INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR|
A resilient electrical connector assembly (100) includes a base PCB and stacked layers of interconnected resilient conductive structures where each structure has at least two resilient conductive strips (115, 130, 145) and at least two conductive contacts (105, 110, 135, 140, 150, 155, 160, 165). One contact is integrated with a conductive path on the base PCB (105, 110) and another contact pad (160, 165) is positioned to establish a conductive path with a target PCB when the latter is mounted parallel to the base PCB. The resilient conductive strips flex due to a compressive force exerted between the base PCB and target PCB on the stacked layers. The resilient conductive structures are formed by depositing metal to sequentially form each of the stacked layers with one contact being initially formed in engagement with the conductive path on the base PCB.