04027935 is referenced by 145 patents and cites 2 patents.

A contact for a contactor assembly is provided which is short enough for use in high frequency applications and which has a pivotable end and a pre-curved center section which deflects in combination with the pivoting of the pivotable end to provide minimal forces on contact pads when a force is applied between the pad and the contactor assembly. The pre-curved center section has a large radius and is arranged such that the pivotable end and the contacting end of the contact are offset from one another within the plane including the radius of the center section so that the deflection direction is predetermined and deflection forces are reduced.

Title
Contact for an electrical contactor assembly
Application Number
5/697812
Publication Number
4027935
Application Date
June 21, 1976
Publication Date
June 7, 1977
Inventor
Richard Wahl
Fishkill
NY, US
Herbert P Byrnes
Poughkeepsie
NY, US
Agent
Harold H Sweeney Jr
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H01R 9/12
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