Connector for connecting circuit base board end region

Application Number: 00108128
Application Date: 2000.04.28
Publication Number: 1272700
Publication Date: 2000.11.08
Priority Information: 1999/4/30 US 09/302,621
International: H01R12/18;H01R12/32;H01R13/40;H01R13/646
Applicant(s) Name: Connector Systems Technology Co.
Inventor(s) Name: Jose L. Altergar;Dauglas M. Lonesku
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: zhang jinxi
Abstract A connector that acts as a power and signal link between a computer processor and a power source provides a short, compact signal path with the use of high conductivity contacts and flexible cable. A modularity connection scheme is used in which the connector comprises several assemblies. An exemplary connector comprises a first contact assembly, a second contact assembly, and a housing. The internal components of the connector consist of the first contact assembly and the second contact assembly. The first contact assembly is preferably a power contact assembly and comprises a pair of flexible contacts having contact areas. The second assembly is preferably an auxiliary contact assembly and comprises a flexible contact having contact area. The first assembly and the second assembly are inserted into the housing, and are thereby trapped by the housing surfaces to form the connector.