(19)
(11)EP 3 383 706 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(21)Application number: 16871353.5

(22)Date of filing:  29.11.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B60R 1/08(2006.01)
G02F 1/15(2019.01)
H01R 12/70(2011.01)
B60R 1/12(2006.01)
H01R 12/73(2011.01)
H01R 13/24(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/US2016/063971
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/095797 (08.06.2017 Gazette  2017/23)

(54)

CONDUCTIVE CONNECTION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE DISPLAY

LEITENDE VERBINDUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR EINE FAHRZEUGANZEIGE

DISPOSITIF DE CONNEXION DU TYPE CONDUCTEUR POUR AFFICHAGE DE VÉHICULE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 03.12.2015 US 201562262562 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
10.10.2018 Bulletin 2018/41

(73)Proprietor: Gentex Corporation
Zeeland, MI 49464 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • HALLACK, Jason D.
    Zeeland Michigan 49464 (US)
  • LEVESQUE, Andrew J.
    Zeeland Michigan 49464 (US)
  • WALLACE, John B.
    Zeeland Michigan 49464 (US)

(74)Representative: Müller-Boré & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Friedenheimer Brücke 21
80639 München
80639 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 2 463 963
US-A1- 2013 170 013
US-B2- 7 527 403
US-A- 5 669 698
US-B1- 6 340 320
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION



    [0001] The present invention generally relates to a conductive connection device and more particularly relates to conductive connection device comprising a spring assembly.

    [0002] EP 2 463 963 A1 describes a connector for a light source module including a body portion and a terminal portion. The body portion includes a first opening portion and a second opening portion. The first opening portion receives a portion of the light source module. The second opening portion receives a portion of a light source driver which drives the light source module. The terminal portion includes a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal is in the first opening portion of the body portion. The second terminal is connected to the first terminal. The second terminal is in the second opening portion of the body portion.

    [0003] US 6 340 320 B1 describes a probe pin assembly and a method of making the same. Each probe pin uses a sleeve which is formed by stamping and deep-drawing a thin sheet of metal with dies. The sleeve has a contact pin slidably fitted therein, a resilient member contained therein to spring-bias the contact pin with its tip end appearing from the sleeve and a cover plate fastened to and closing the rear opening of the sleeve.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0004] A vehicular display assembly according to the invention is disclosed in claim 1. Other aspects of the invention are disclosed in the dependent claims.

    [0005] These and other features, advantages, and objects of the present invention will be further understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art by reference to the following specification, claims, and appended drawings.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0006] 

    FIG. 1 is a pictorial view of a display mirror assembly demonstrating a spring clip;

    FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional pictorial view of a display mirror assembly demonstrating a spring clip;

    FIG. 3 is a pictorial view of a spring clip;

    FIG. 4A is an orthographic projection of the spring clip demonstrated in FIG. 3;

    FIG. 4B is a cross-sectional view along section IV-IV demonstrated in FIG. 4A; and

    FIG. 4C is an orthographic projection of the spring clip demonstrated in FIG. 3 in accordance with the invention.


    DETAILED DESCRIPTION



    [0007] For purposes of description herein, the terms "upper," "lower," "right," "left," "rear," "front," "vertical," "horizontal," and derivatives thereof shall relate to the invention as oriented in FIG. 1. Unless stated otherwise, the term "front" shall refer to the surface of the element closer to an intended viewer of the display mirror, and the term "rear" shall refer to the surface of the element further from the intended viewer of the display mirror. However, it is to be understood that the invention may assume various alternative orientations, except where expressly specified to the contrary. It is also to be understood that the specific devices and processes illustrated in the attached drawings, and described in the following specification are simply exemplary embodiments of the inventive concepts defined in the appended claims. Hence, specific dimensions and other physical characteristics relating to the embodiments disclosed herein are not to be considered as limiting, unless the claims expressly state otherwise.

    [0008] The terms "including," "comprises," "comprising," or any other variation thereof, are intended to cover a non-exclusive inclusion, such that a process, method, article, or apparatus that comprises a list of elements does not include only those elements but may include other elements not expressly listed or inherent to such process, method, article, or apparatus. An element proceeded by "comprises a ..." does not, without more constraints, preclude the existence of additional identical elements in the process, method, article, or apparatus that comprises the element.

    [0009] Referring to FIG. 1, the invention provides for a display mirror assembly 8 comprising a spring pin 10 having a connecting feature 12. The connecting feature 12 is configured to provide for an electrical connection between a printed circuit board (PCB) and an electronic component. In a particular embodiment, the invention provides for the spring pin 10 configured to mechanically and electrically connect to a secondary PCB 16. The spring pin 10 provides for electrical communication from the secondary PCB 16 to a partially transmissive element. The partially transmissive element corresponds to an electro-optic or electrochromic (EC) element 18. In such embodiments, the secondary PCB 16 comprises an EC element drive configured to control a level of light transmission through the EC element 18.

    [0010] The spring pin 10 mounts to a first surface 20 of the secondary PCB 16. In some embodiments, the spring pin 10 comprises a connecting feature 12 configured to engage a post aperture 24 formed by the secondary PCB 16. The spring pin 10 connects to the first surface 20 of the secondary PCB 16 and provide for electrical communication from the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18. In such configurations, the longitudinal axis 26 of the spring pin 10 is arranged perpendicular to a normal vector extending from the first surface 20. In this arrangement, the connecting feature 12 provides for the spring pin 10 to apply a force along the longitudinal axis 26 from a contact 28 compressed to ensure consistent conductive communication with the EC element 18.

    [0011] In the mounted configuration, the longitudinal axis 26 of the spring pin 10 extends parallel to the first surface 20 such that the contact 28 extends outward from a perimeter edge 30 of the secondary PCB 16. The contact 28 may compressively engage a j-clip 32 of the EC element 18. The j-clip 32 may be in conductive communication with the EC element 18. In this configuration, the connecting feature 12 provides for the spring pin 10 to mechanically engage the first surface 20 of the secondary PCB 16 such that a load applied by a spring mechanism 34 of the spring pin 10 is supported at least partially via the engagement of the connecting feature 12 to the post aperture 24.

    [0012] FIG. 2 demonstrates a cross-sectional view sectioned along line 1-1. Referring now to FIGS. 1 and 2, the display mirror assembly 8 is discussed according to an exemplary embodiment. The display mirror assembly 8 comprises a display module 42 viewed through a partially transmissive element (e.g. the EC element 18). The display mirror assembly 10 generally includes several components including a display 44, an optic block 46, a support bracket 48, and a primary PCB 50. A housing at least partially receives the display module 42. The display mirror assembly 8 includes a mounting member adapted for mounting on a windshield of a vehicle.

    [0013] The secondary PCB 16 may be mounted to a second surface 52 of the support bracket 48 and be conductively connected to the primary PCB 50. The support bracket 48 may significantly form an 'L' shape such that a third surface 54 of the support bracket 48 may further provide for a mounting surface for the primary PCB 50. In this configuration, the relative orientation of the primary PCB 50 to the secondary PCB 16 may be substantially perpendicular. The primary PCB 50 as well as various components in connection therewith may be connected to the support bracket 48. The support bracket 48 may correspond to a structural support and/or heat sink configured to provide a stable mounting surface for various components of the display mirror assembly 8.

    [0014] Still referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the secondary PCB may further correspond to an edge-lit PCB 56. The edge-lit PCB 56 may comprise a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured to illuminate the optic block 46 of the display 44. The orientation of the optic block 46 and the display 44 may be configured to project image data for display on the display 44. As such, the display 44 is in communication with the primary PCB 50 and configured to receive video data, which may be demonstrated thereon. While this configuration may allow for visual information to be shown on a screen 58 of the display 44, the arrangement limits access for connections from the primary PCB 50 to the EC element 18.

    [0015] In various embodiments, the display mirror assembly 8 may further comprise an intermediate shield 60. The intermediate shield 60 may be disposed proximate and substantially parallel to the primary PCB 50. The assembled configuration of the intermediate shield 60, the primary PCB 50, and the support bracket 48 may be referred to as a stacked sub-assembly 62. The stacked sub-assembly 62 may be assembled efficiently held together by various fasteners. The fasteners may be of conductive material configured to ground at least one of the intermediate shield 60 and the primary PCB 50 to the support bracket 48. In this configuration, each of the support bracket 48 and the intermediate shield 60 may be of substantially heat conductive and electrically conductive materials that may further provide structural support for the stacked sub-assembly 62.

    [0016] In the assembled configuration, the secondary PCB 16 is mounted to the second surface 52 of the support bracket 48. As previously discussed, the spring pin 10 connects to the first surface 20 of the secondary PCB 16 and provide for electrical communication from the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18. The connecting feature 12 provides for the spring pin 10 to apply a force along the longitudinal axis 26 from a contact 28 compressed to ensure consistent conductive communication with the EC element 18. The spring pin 10 extends through an access aperture 64 formed in the support bracket 48. In this configuration, the secondary PCB 16 is connected to the support bracket 48 while providing for the spring pin 10 to extend outward through the access aperture 64 providing for communication with the EC element 18.

    [0017] The connecting feature 12 of the spring pin 10 may correspond to a post 66 configured to interact with the post aperture 24. The spring pin 10 comprises a mounting surface 68 adjacent the connecting feature 12. The mounting surface 68 and the connecting feature 12 may be configured to be soldered to a mounting portion or pad of the first surface 20. The solder connection between the first surface 20 and mounting portion may result in a shear force to be applied along the longitudinal axis 26 due to the spring force. The connecting feature 12 may limit or minimize any creep in the solder connection that may result due to the pressure of a spring assembly 70 applied to the j-clip 32. In this configuration, the conductive connection from the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18 is maintained via the spring pin 10 in a configuration that may provide for a robust connection between the secondary PCB 16 and the EC element 18.

    [0018] The screen 58 may comprise a glass element 72, which may be generally planar, with an outer perimeter and a border around the outer perimeter. The border may incorporate a chrome ring or other similar finish to conceal a front shield and other elements located behind the glass element 72 in the display mirror assembly 8. For example, the border may be configured to conceal a seal on an electrochromic unit, an applique, foam adhesive, and/or pad printing. The border may extend from the outer perimeter of the glass element to an outer edge of the display 44. Alternatively, the border may be narrower and not reach from the outer perimeter to the outer edge of the display 44 along at least some portions of the border. The perimeter of the glass element 72 may also have a ground edge, a beveled edge, or be frameless.

    [0019] The glass element 72 may comprise the EC element 18 and/or an element such as a prism. One non-limiting example of an EC element 18 or an electro-optic element is an electrochromic medium, which includes at least one solvent, at least one anodic material, and at least one cathodic material. Typically, both of the anodic and cathodic materials are electroactive and at least one of them is electrochromic. It will be understood that regardless of its ordinary meaning, the term "electroactive" will be defined herein as a material that undergoes a modification in its oxidation state upon exposure to a particular electrical potential difference. Additionally, it will be understood that the term "electrochromic" will be defined herein, regardless of its ordinary meaning, as a material that exhibits a change in its extinction coefficient at one or more wavelengths upon exposure to a particular electrical potential difference.

    [0020] Electrochromic components, as described herein, include materials whose color or opacity are affected by electric current, such that when an electrical current is applied to the material, the color or opacity change from a first phase to a second phase. The electrochromic component may be a single-layer, single-phase component, multi-layer component, or multi-phase component, as described in U.S. Patent Nos. 5,928,572 entitled "Electrochromic Layer And Devices Comprising Same," 5,998,617 entitled "Electrochromic Compounds," 6,020,987 entitled "Electrochromic Medium Capable Of Producing A Pre-selected Color," 6,037,471 entitled "Electrochromic Compounds," 6,141,137 entitled "Electrochromic Media For Producing A Preselected Color," 6,241,916 entitled "Electrochromic System, "6,193,912 entitled "Near Infrared-Absorbing Electrochromic Compounds And Devices Comprising Same," 6,249,369 entitled "Coupled Electrochromic Compounds With Photostable Dication Oxidation States," and 6,137,620 entitled "Electrochromic Media With Concentration Enhanced Stability, Process For The Preparation Thereof and Use In Electrochromic Devices"; U.S. Patent No. 6,519,072, entitled "Electrochromic Device"; and International Patent Application Serial Nos. PCT/US98/05570 entitled "Electrochromic Polymeric Solid Films, Manufacturing Electrochromic Devices Using Such Solid Films, And Processes For Making Such Solid Films And Devices," PCT/EP98/03862 entitled "Electrochromic Polymer System," and PCT/US98/05570 entitled "Electrochromic Polymeric Solid Films, Manufacturing Electrochromic Devices Using Such Solid Films, And Processes For Making Such Solid Films And Devices,".

    [0021] The glass element 72 may also be any other element having partially reflective, partially transmissive properties. To provide electric current to the glass element 72, electrical elements are provided on opposing sides of the element, to generate an electrical potential therebetween. The display 44 is generally planar, with the outer edge defining a front surface 72. The display 44 may be LCD, LED, OLED, plasma, DLP or other display technology. The display 44 further includes a flexible electrical connector, which is mechanically and electrically connected with the primary PCB 50.

    [0022] Referring now to FIGS. 3 and 4, detailed views of the spring pin 10 are shown demonstrating a body 74 configured to house the spring assembly 70. The body 74 is further configured to slidably engage the contact 28 about an opening 76 formed by the body. The opening 76 may correspond to a cylindrical opening configured to slidably engage the contact 28. In this configuration, the contact 28 may correspond to a cylinder 78 configured to compress the spring assembly 70 such that consistent pressure may be maintained from the secondary PCB 16 to the j-clip 32 of the EC element 18. The spring pin 10 may provide for a simple and robust assembly to connect the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18.

    [0023] The post 66 of the connecting feature 12 may extend outward from the mounting surface 68 to interact with the post aperture 24. The mounting surface 68 and the connecting feature 12 may be configured to be soldered to a mounting portion or pad of the first surface 20 of the secondary PCB 16. The solder connection between the first surface 20 and mounting portion may result in a shear force to be applied along the longitudinal axis 26. The connecting feature 12 may limit or minimize any creep in the solder connection that may result due to the pressure of a spring assembly 70 applied to the j-clip 32. In this configuration, the conductive connection from the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18 is maintained via the spring pin 10 in a configuration that provides for a robust connection between the secondary PCB 16 and the EC element 18.

    [0024] The body 74 of the spring pin 10 may be substantially rectangular in shape and form an internal passage 86 corresponding to the opening 76. Though discussed as corresponding to a rectangular shape, the shape of the body 74 may vary. The internal passage 86 houses the spring assembly 70 and the contact 28, which is in the form of a pin 88 of conductive material. The body 74 and the pin 88 may be coated and/or plated in various conductive materials, for example silver or gold. In this configuration, current or signals from the EC element drive may be communicated from the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18. As such, the spring pin 10 is operable to transmit control signals from the secondary PCB 16 to control the EC element 18.

    [0025] As discussed herein, the spring pin 10 comprises a connecting feature 12 configured to engage the post aperture 24 formed by the secondary PCB 16. The connecting feature 12 forms a protrusion 90 formed from or connected to the mounting surface 68 of the body 74. In such configurations, the spring pin 10 connects to the first surface 20 of the secondary PCB 16 and provides for electrical communication from the secondary PCB 16 to the EC element 18.

    [0026] The body 74 of the spring pin 10 may form a proximal end portion 80 and a distal end portion 82. The cylinder 78 may extend from the distal end portion 82 and the connecting feature 12 may extend from the body 74 proximate the proximal end portion 80. For example, in an exemplary embodiment, the connecting feature 12 may extend from the mounting surface 68 along a proximal surface 84. In some embodiments, the connecting feature 12 may extend from the body 74 co-planar to the proximal surface. 84. In such embodiments, the post 66 may form a portion of the proximal surface 84.

    [0027] As an example for better understanding the invention, the present invention may be used with a mounting system such as that described in U.S. Patent Nos. 8,814,373; 8,201,800; 8,210,695; 9,174,577; 8,925,891; and 9,838,653; and U.S. Provisional Patent Application Nos. 61/709,716; 61/707,676; and 61/704,869. As a further example for better understanding the invention, the present invention may be used with a rearview packaging assembly such as that described in U.S. Patent Nos. 8,814,373; 8,646,924; 8,643,931; 8,264,761; and 8,885,240; and U.S. Provisional Patent Application Nos. 61/707,625; and 61/590,259. Additionally, it is contemplated that the present invention can include a bezel such as that described in U.S. Patent Nos. 8,827,517; 8,210,695; and 8,201,800.

    [0028] It will be appreciated that embodiments of the invention described herein may be comprised of one or more conventional processors and unique stored program instructions that control one or more processors to implement, in conjunction with certain non-processor circuits, some, most, or all of the functions of a display mirror assembly 8, as described herein. The non-processor circuits may include, but are not limited to signal drivers, clock circuits, power source circuits, and/or user input devices. As such, these functions may be interpreted as steps of a method used in using or constructing a classification system. Alternatively, some or all functions could be implemented by a state machine that has no stored program instructions, or in one or more application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), in which each function or some combinations of certain of the functions are implemented as custom logic. Of course, a combination of the two approaches could be used. Thus, the methods and means for these functions have been described herein. Further, it is expected that one of ordinary skill, notwithstanding possibly significant effort and many design choices motivated by, for example, available time, current technology, and economic considerations, when guided by the concepts and principles disclosed herein will be readily capable of generating such software instructions and programs and ICs with minimal experimentation.

    [0029] It will be understood by one having ordinary skill in the art that construction of the described invention and other components is not limited to any specific material. Other exemplary embodiments of the invention disclosed herein may be formed from a wide variety of materials, unless described otherwise herein.

    [0030] For purposes of this application, the term "coupled" (in all of its forms, couple, coupling, coupled, etc.) generally means the joining of two components (electrical or mechanical) directly or indirectly to one another. Such joining may be stationary in nature or movable in nature. Such joining may be achieved with the two components (electrical or mechanical) and any additional intermediate members being integrally formed as a single unitary body with one another or with the two components. Such joining may be permanent in nature or may be removable or releasable in nature unless otherwise stated.

    [0031] It is also important to note that the construction and arrangement of the elements of the invention as shown in the exemplary embodiments is illustrative only. For example, elements shown as integrally formed may be constructed of multiple parts or elements shown as multiple parts may be integrally formed, the operation of the interfaces may be reversed or otherwise varied, the length or width of the structures and/or members or connector or other elements of the system may be varied, the nature or number of adjustment positions provided between the elements may be varied. It should be noted that the elements and/or assemblies of the system may be constructed from any of a wide variety of materials that provide sufficient strength or durability, in any of a wide variety of colors, textures, and combinations. It will be understood that any described processes or steps within described processes may be combined with other disclosed processes or steps to form structures within the scope of the present invention.


    Claims

    1. A vehicular display assembly comprising:

    a first printed circuit board (PCB) (50) disposed on a first side of a display module (42);

    a second PCB (16) comprising a surface (20) arranged substantially perpendicular to the first PCB (50), the second PCB (16) forms a post aperture (24);

    an electro-optic device (18) disposed on a second side of the display module (42);

    wherein the vehicular display assembly further comprises

    a conductive connector device (10) in connection with the surface of the second PCB (16) and comprising:

    a spring assembly comprising a spring (34) and a conductive pin (88) extending along a longitudinal axis (26) parallel to the surface (20);

    a body (74) forming an internal passage (86) housing the spring assembly; and

    a connecting feature (12) engaging the post aperture (24) formed by the second PCB (16) with a protrusion (90) formed from or connected to a mounting surface (68) of the body (74),

    wherein the conductive pin (88) communicatively connects the second PCB (16) to the electro-optic device (18).


     
    2. The display according to claim 1, wherein the conductive pin extends outward beyond a perimeter edge of the second PCB.
     
    3. The display according to any one of claims 1-2, wherein the conductive pin extends to the electro-optic device (18).
     
    4. The display according to any one of claims 1-4, wherein the connecting feature (12) is configured to engage the second PCB (16) thereby resisting a force applied by the spring assembly.
     
    5. The display according to any one of claims 1-5, wherein the connecting feature (12) of the conductive connector device (10) applies a force along the longitudinal axis (26) from a contact (28) compressing the spring (34) and maintaining conductive communication with the electro-optic device (18).
     
    6. The display according to any one of claims 1-5, wherein the first PCB (50) is arranged substantially parallel to a display surface of the display module (42).
     
    7. The display according to any one of claims 1-6, wherein the second PCB (16) corresponds to an edge-lit PCB.
     
    8. The display according to any one of claims 1-7, wherein the edge-lit PCB is configured to illuminate the display module (42).
     
    9. The display according to any one of claims 1-8, wherein the mounting surface (68) is configured to form a soldered connection with the surface (20) of the second PCB (16).
     
    10. The display according to any one of claims 1-9, wherein the protrusion (90) is proximate a proximal end portion (80) of the body (74).
     
    11. The display according to any one of claims 1-10, wherein the conductive pin (88) is configured to slidably engage the internal passage (86) and extend from a distal end portion (82) of the body (74).
     
    12. The display according to any one of claims 1-11, wherein the body (74) and the connecting feature (12) form a proximal surface (84) of the body (74).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Eine Anzeigeanordnung für ein Fahrzeug, die Folgendes umfasst:

    eine erste Leiterplatte (PCB) (50), die auf einer ersten Seite eines Anzeigemoduls (42) angeordnet ist;

    eine zweite Leiterplatte (16), die eine Oberfläche (20) umfasst, die im Wesentlichen senkrecht zur ersten Leiterplatte (50) angeordnet ist, wobei die zweite Leiterplatte (16) eine Pfostenöffnung (24) bildet;

    eine elektro-optische Vorrichtung (18), die auf einer zweiten Seite des Anzeigemoduls (42) angeordnet ist;

    wobei die Fahrzeuganzeigeanordnung ferner eine leitende Verbindervorrichtung (10) umfasst, die in Verbindung steht mit der Oberfläche der zweiten Leiterplatte (16) und Folgendes umfasst:

    eine Federanordnung, die eine Feder (34) und einen leitenden Stift (88) umfasst, der sich entlang einer Längsachse (26) parallel zur Oberfläche (20) erstreckt;

    einen Körper (74), der einen inneren Durchgang (86) bildet, der die Anordnung der Feder aufnimmt; und

    ein Verbindungsmerkmal (12), das in die durch die zweite Leiterplatte (16) gebildete Pfostenöffnung (24) mit einem Vorsprung (90) eingreift, der aus einer Montagefläche (68) des Körpers (74) gebildet oder mit dieser verbunden ist,

    wobei der leitende Stift (88) die zweite Leiterplatte (16) kommunikativ mit der elektro-optischen Vorrichtung (18) verbindet.


     
    2. Die Anzeige nach Anspruch 1, wobei sich der leitende Stift nach außen über eine Umfangskante der zweiten Leiterplatte hinaus erstreckt.
     
    3. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 2, wobei sich der leitende Stift bis zur elektro-optischen Vorrichtung (18) erstreckt.
     
    4. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 4, wobei das Verbindungsmerkmal (12) so konfiguriert ist, dass es mit der zweiten Leiterplatte (16) in Eingriff kommt und es dadurch einer durch die Federanordnung aufgebrachten Kraft widersteht.
     
    5. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 5, wobei das Verbindungsmerkmal (12) der leitfähigen Verbindervorrichtung (10) eine Kraft entlang der Längsachse (26) ausübt, ausgehend von einem Kontakt (28), der die Feder (34) zusammendrückt und eine leitfähige Verbindung mit der elektro-optischen Vorrichtung (18) aufrechterhält.
     
    6. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 5, wobei die erste Leiterplatte (50) im Wesentlichen parallel zu einer Anzeigefläche des Anzeigemoduls (42) angeordnet ist.
     
    7. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 6, wobei die zweite Leiterplatte (16) einer kantenbeleuchteten Leiterplatte entspricht.
     
    8. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 7, wobei die kantenbeleuchtete Leiterplatte so konfiguriert ist, dass sie das Anzeigemodul (42) beleuchtet.
     
    9. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 8, wobei die Montagefläche (68) so konfiguriert ist, dass sie eine Lötverbindung mit der Oberfläche (20) der zweiten Leiterplatte (16) bildet.
     
    10. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 9, wobei sich der Vorsprung (90) in der Nähe eines proximalen Endabschnitts (80) des Körpers (74) befindet.
     
    11. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 10, wobei der leitende Stift (88) so konfiguriert ist, dass er gleitend in den inneren Durchgang (86) eingreift und von einem distalen Endabschnitt (82) des Körpers (74) ausgeht.
     
    12. Die Anzeige nach irgendeinem der Ansprüche von 1 bis 11, wobei der Körper (74) und das Verbindungsmerkmal (12) eine proximale Oberfläche (84) des Körpers (74) bilden.
     


    Revendications

    1. Un ensemble d'affichage pour véhicule comprenant :

    une première carte de circuit imprimé (PCB) (50) disposée sur un premier côté d'un module d'affichage (42) ;

    une deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16) comprenant une surface (20) disposée essentiellement de manière perpendiculaire par rapport à la première carte de circuit imprimé (50), la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16) formant une ouverture de borne (post aperture) (24) ;

    un dispositif électro-optique (18) disposé sur un deuxième côté du module d'affichage (42) ;

    sachant que l'ensemble d'affichage pour véhicule comprend en outre

    un dispositif connecteur conducteur (10) en connexion avec la surface de la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16) et comprenant :

    un ensemble ressort comprenant un ressort (34) et une broche conductrice (88) s'étendant le long d'un axe longitudinal (26) parallèle à la surface (20);

    un corps (74) formant un passage interne (86) logeant l'ensemble ressort ; et

    une caractéristique de connexion (12) engageant l'ouverture de borne (24), formée par la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16), avec une saillie (90) formée à partir d'une surface de montage (68) du corps (74) ou reliée à celle-ci,

    sachant que la broche conductrice (88) relie de manière communicative la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16) au dispositif électro-optique (18).


     
    2. L'affichage d'après la revendication 1, sachant que la broche conductrice s'étend vers l'extérieur au-delà d'un bord périphérique de la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé.
     
    3. L'affichage d'après l'une des revendications de 1 à 2, sachant que la broche conductrice s'étend jusqu'au dispositif électro-optique (18).
     
    4. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 4, sachant que la caractéristique de connexion (12) est configurée pour s'engager avec la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16), résistant ainsi à une force appliquée par l'ensemble ressort.
     
    5. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 5, sachant que la caractéristique de connexion (12) du dispositif de connexion conducteur (10) applique une force le long de l'axe longitudinal (26) à partir d'un contact (28) comprimant le ressort (34) et maintenant une communication conductrice avec le dispositif électro-optique (18).
     
    6. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 5, sachant que la première carte de circuit imprimé (50) est disposée de manière essentiellement parallèle à une surface d'affichage du module d'affichage (42).
     
    7. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 6, sachant que la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16) correspond à une carte de circuit imprimé à éclairage périphérique ou encore éclairée par la tranche (edge-lit).
     
    8. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 7, sachant que la carte de circuit imprimé à éclairage périphérique est configurée pour éclairer le module d'affichage (42).
     
    9. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 8, sachant que la surface de montage (68) est configurée pour former une connexion soudée avec la surface (20) de la deuxième carte de circuit imprimé (16).
     
    10. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 9, sachant que la saillie (90) est proche d'une portion d'extrémité proximale (80) du corps (74).
     
    11. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 10, sachant que la broche conductrice (88) est configurée pour s'engager de manière coulissante avec le passage interne (86) et s'étendre depuis une portion d'extrémité distale (82) du corps (74).
     
    12. L'affichage d'après l'une quelconque des revendications de 1 à 11, sachant que le corps (74) et la caractéristique de connexion (12) forment une surface proximale (84) du corps (74).
     




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