05173055 is referenced by 181 patents and cites 3 patents.

An area array connector (32,42,50) for electrically interconnecting two electronic devices is disclosed. The connector (32,42,50) includes a plurality of contact elements (10) having parallel cantilevered contact fingers (18) extending obliquely outwardly from a plate (20) for one embodiment, a laminate (32) is formed by securing the contact elements (10) to a dielectric (26) having windows (28) through which the fingers (18) extend. The laminate (32) can then be fixed to a device such as a circuit board (40) to form another form of a connector (42) and further, the dielectric (26) can be removed to form yet another form of connector (50).

Title
Area array connector
Application Number
7/742771
Publication Number
5173055
Application Date
August 8, 1991
Publication Date
December 22, 1992
Inventor
Dimitry G Grabbe
Middletown
PA, US
Agent
Bruce J Wolstoncroft
Alan B Osborne
Assignee
AMP Incorporated
PA, US
IPC
H01R 9/09
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