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James J Rathburn: Electrical interconnect contact system. JohnsTech International Corporation, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson P A, September 7, 1999: US05947749 (105 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector that uses an elastomeric element to provide a short path, high performance, electrical interconnection that is mechanically stable and reliable. In accordance with the present invention, lateral movement of the contacts is controlled by providing contact receiving slots forme ...


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James J Rathburn: Multi-mode compliance connector and replaceable chip module utilizing the same. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, June 19, 2001: US06247938 (90 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for electrically connecting a first circuit members to a second circuit member. The electrical connector includes an electrically insulative connector housing having one or more apertures. A first contact member is located in the aperture. The first contact member has at leas ...


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James J Rathburn: Controlled compliance fine pitch interconnect. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, December 14, 2004: US06830460 (77 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for achieving a very fine pitch interconnect between a flexible circuit member and another circuit member with extremely co-planar electrical contacts that have a large range of compliance. An electrical interconnect assembly that can be used as a die-level test probe, a wafer ...


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James J Rathburn: Multi-mode compliant connector and replaceable chip module utilizing the same. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, June 25, 2002: US06409521 (74 worldwide citation)

A solderless electrical connector in which the contact members provide at least two modes of compliance. The first mode of compliance is determined primarily by the resilience of the encapsulating material. The contact members rotates and/or translates within the encapsulating material during the fi ...


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James J Rathburn: Compliant interconnect assembly. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, October 17, 2006: US07121839 (63 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for making a compliant interconnect assembly adapted to electrically couple a first circuit member to a second circuit member. The first dielectric layer has a first major surface and a plurality of through openings. A plurality of electrical traces are positioned against the ...


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James J Rathburn: Compliant interconnect assembly. Gryhics, Faegre & Benson, October 3, 2006: US07114960 (57 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for making a compliant interconnect assembly adapted to electrically couple a first circuit member to a second circuit member. The first dielectric layer has a first major surface and a plurality of through openings. A plurality of electrical traces are positioned against the ...


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James J Rathburn: Electrical connector with multiple modes of compliance. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, August 17, 1999: US05938451 (56 worldwide citation)

A solderless connector with multiple modes of compliance providing an initial insertion force differing from the secondary insertion force. The connector has multiple compliant members that can be independently adjusted to accommodate a wide range of circuit members. The connector allows the contact ...


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James J Rathburn: Fine pitch electrical interconnect assembly. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, May 26, 2009: US07537461 (54 worldwide citation)

An electrical assembly including a socket assembly, a first circuit member electrically coupled to contact members along a first side of a socket assembly, and a second circuit member electrically coupled to the contact members along a second side of the socket assembly. A flexible circuit member is ...


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James J Rathburn, Martin Cavegn: Fine pitch electrical interconnect assembly. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, February 5, 2008: US07326064 (52 worldwide citation)

An electrical interconnect assembly for electrically interconnecting terminals on a first circuit member with terminals on a second circuit member. The electrical interconnect assembly includes a housing having a plurality of through openings extending between a first surface and a second surface. A ...


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James J Rathburn: Low or zero insertion force connector for printed circuit boards and electrical devices. Gryphics, Faegre & Benson, June 3, 2003: US06572396 (51 worldwide citation)

A connector apparatus including a connector housing having one or more apertures. One or more contact members are positioned within each of the apertures. Each contact member has a first interface portion adjacent to a receiving opening and a second interface portion. The contact members are moveabl ...