Global Patent Index - EP 0988668 A1

EP 0988668 A1 2000-03-29 - ZERO INSERTION FORCE CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

Title (en)

ZERO INSERTION FORCE CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

Title (de)

LEITERPLATTEN-NULLKRAFTSTECKVERBINDER

Title (fr)

CONNECTEUR ENFICHABLE ZERO FORCE D'INSERTION DESTINE A UNE CARTE DE CIRCUITS IMPRIMES

Publication

EP 0988668 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98934756 A

Priority

  • DE 9801387 W
  • DE 19725138 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9858426A1] The invention relates to a zero insertion force connector for circuit boards having an actuating member (8) by actuation of which the zero insertion force connector for circuit boards (1; 11-14) can be moved from an assembly position permitting the insertion or removal of a circuit board (3) into a connecting position which correctly contacts said circuit board, and/or vice versa. Said zero insertion force connector for circuit boards is characterized in that the actuating member has a hinged part (85) which can be moved back and forth between a locking position, in which it blocks a circuit board being inserted into or removed from the zero insertion force connector for circuit boards, and an open position in which it does not block such a circuit board. When said hinged part is moved into the locking position and/or into the open position it comes to rest against an element of the device containing the zero insertion force connector for circuit boards in such a way that the actuating member is actuated when the hinged part is moved.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 12/16; H01R 23/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/70 (2011.01); H01R 12/88 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/7005 (2013.01); H01R 12/88 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9858426A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9858426 A1 19981223; EP 0988668 A1 20000329; EP 0988668 B1 20030219

INPADOC legal status


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2002-03-27 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 01R 12/16 A, 7H 01R 12/18 B, 7H 01R 12/20 B

2001-05-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010314

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- Owner name: TYCO ELECTRONICS LOGISTICS AG

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- Effective date: 19991206

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