Flex circuit connector

  • US 5,482,473 A
  • Filed: 05/09/1994
  • Issued: 01/09/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A flex circuit connector for interconnecting a pair of flex circuits each having a proximal end with exposed conductive contact pads thereon, the contact pads of each flex circuit exposed through openings in a layer of the flex circuit, said flex circuit connector comprising:

  • a zebra terminal block having a body formed from a resilient insulative elastomer to define opposite side faces, and a plurality of conductive strips embedded within said body and having opposite edges exposed at said opposite side faces, said body defining insulative material circumscribing said conductive strips along an uninterrupted line at both of said opposite side faces; and

    clamp means for clamping the proximal ends of the flex circuits in face-to-face relation in engagement with said opposite side faces of said body and with said contact pads in conductive engagement with said conductive strips, said body engaging each of said flex circuits in hermetically sealed relation along a line of contact circumscribing the contact pads.

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