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Title: High temperature vibration resistant solderless electrical connections for planar surfaces

Abstract

An electrical arrangement (10), including: a first conductor (12) having a first generally planar contact area (34); a second conductor (12) having a second generally planar contact area (40); an intermediate conductor (44) having a first faying area (84) overlying the first contact area and a second faying area (86) overlying the second contact area; a compression arrangement configured to compress the first faying area and the first contact area toward each other and to compress the second faying area and the second contact area toward each other; and a dimpling structure (46) effective to create plural contact points (74) between the first faying area and the first contact area and between the second faying area and the second contact area when the first and the second faying areas and the first and second contact areas are compressed toward each other by the compression arrangement.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531358
Patent Number(s):
10,050,356
Application Number:
14/576,365
Assignee:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0005666
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014-12-19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McConkey, Joshua S. High temperature vibration resistant solderless electrical connections for planar surfaces. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
McConkey, Joshua S. High temperature vibration resistant solderless electrical connections for planar surfaces. United States.
McConkey, Joshua S. Tue . "High temperature vibration resistant solderless electrical connections for planar surfaces". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531358.
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abstractNote = {An electrical arrangement (10), including: a first conductor (12) having a first generally planar contact area (34); a second conductor (12) having a second generally planar contact area (40); an intermediate conductor (44) having a first faying area (84) overlying the first contact area and a second faying area (86) overlying the second contact area; a compression arrangement configured to compress the first faying area and the first contact area toward each other and to compress the second faying area and the second contact area toward each other; and a dimpling structure (46) effective to create plural contact points (74) between the first faying area and the first contact area and between the second faying area and the second contact area when the first and the second faying areas and the first and second contact areas are compressed toward each other by the compression arrangement.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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