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1. (WO2017196537) RESILIENT MINIATURE INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/196537    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/029576
Publication Date: Fri Nov 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H05K 1/14
H05K 3/40
H01R 12/71
H01R 13/24
H01R 12/50
H05K 1/02
H05K 3/18
H05K 3/32
H05K 3/36
H05K 3/46
Applicants: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Inventors: JACKSON, Charles, M.
KUNKEE, Elizabeth, T.
Title: RESILIENT MINIATURE INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR
Abstract:
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.