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1. (WO2018165013) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE CONNECTION OF REDUNDANT INPUT/OUTPUT MODULES OR OTHER DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165013    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/020903
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 06 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H05K 7/14
H01R 12/70
Applicants: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Inventors: DENG, Shimei
PENG, Wen
WAN, Fangyin
ZOU, Lei
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE CONNECTION OF REDUNDANT INPUT/OUTPUT MODULES OR OTHER DEVICES
Abstract:
An apparatus (112) includes a first device connector (202a, 202b) configured to be coupled to a first device (104a, 104b). The apparatus also includes a second device connector (202a, 202b) configured to be coupled to a second device (104a, 104b). The apparatus further includes at least two connection arms (204a, 204b) forming a hinged connection between the first device connector and the second device connector. In addition, the apparatus includes a flexible connector (208) coupled to the first device connector and the second device connector, at least a portion of the flexible connector extending through the at least two connection arms, the flexible connector comprising a flexible printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) or a flexible flat cable (FFC).