04907975 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 21 patents.

An assembly for interconnecting two relatively rigid circuit cards using a flexible circuit for forming this connection is provided. The assembly includes a housing which has a first pressure exerting member which has the flexible circuit reeved therearound. Second and third pressure exerting members are provided in spaced juxtaposed relationship against which the opposite legs of the flexible circuit are maintained to define therebetween a slot for the reception of a circuit card. The assembly is inserted into a card substrate with the first pressure exerting means causing the flexible circuit to be biased into contact with the contacts on a substrate. A second circuit card is inserted into the slot between the legs of the flexible circuit, and the second and third pressure exerting members urge each of the legs as the flexible circuit into contact with the second circuit board.

Title
Electrical connector utilizing flexible electrical circuitry
Application Number
7/285971
Publication Number
4907975
Application Date
December 19, 1988
Publication Date
March 13, 1990
Inventor
John J Squires
Endicott
NY, US
Thomas G Macek
Endicott
NY, US
Wai M Ma
Endicott
NY, US
Alan D Knight
Newark Valley
NY, US
David E Hessian
Binghamton
NY, US
David E Engle
Vestal
NY, US
David W Dranchak
Endwell
NY, US
Assignee
International Business Machine Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H01R 9/09
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