05259781 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 10 patents.

A connector assembly has a plurality of electrical circuit members and interposer frames with resilient contact members pressed together by a centrally located actuation screw. The actuation screw is supported within a threaded hole in an actuation bar on one side of one of the circuit members. Turning the actuation screw in its threaded hole causes various parts of the connector assembly to be pressed together simultaneously under an evenly distributed load. A load distribution plate located between the actuation screw and the nearest circuit member reduces the bending stresses in that circuit member. Alignment bushings and pins extending through openings in the circuit members maintain the various parts of the assembly in proper alignment while the actuation screw is being turned.

Title
Electrical connector alignment and actuation assembly
Application Number
7/977946
Publication Number
5259781
Application Date
November 18, 1992
Publication Date
November 9, 1993
Inventor
Thomas G Macek
Endicott
NY, US
Alan D Knight
Newark Valley
NY, US
Kishor V Desai
Vestal
NY, US
Fletcher W Chapin
Vestal
NY, US
James R Bentlage
Underhill
VT, US
John G Baumberger
Johnson City
NY, US
Agent
Calfee Halter & Griswold
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H01R 13/627
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