05468917 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 8 patents.

A circuitized structure including a flexible circuit with at least one layer of dielectric having a plurality of electrically conductive members (e.g., copper pads) thereon. An elastomeric member including a plurality of upstanding portions each having a respective metallic pad member thereon is utilized, this elastomeric-pad structure being bonded to the flexible circuit at locations relative to respective ones of the conductive members so as to assure substantially independent force exertion thereon, e.g., when the flexible circuit is electrically coupled to a separate, circuitized substrate such as a printed circuit board. A method for making an elastomeric support member for use in such a circuitized substrate is also provided.

Title
Circuitized structure including flexible circuit with elastomeric member bonded thereto
Application Number
8/217141
Publication Number
5468917
Application Date
February 23, 1994
Publication Date
November 21, 1995
Inventor
George J Shovlowsky
Owego
NY, US
Timothy L Sharp
Berkshire
NY, US
Thomas G Macek
Endicott
NY, US
James D Herard
Vestal
NY, US
William L Brodsky
Binghamton
NY, US
Agent
Lawrence R Fraley
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H05K 1/14
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