Accession Number : ADD016559

Title :   Elastomeric Electrical Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 16 Aug 93, patented 27 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Laska, Joseph E ; Oakley, John T ; Reinert, Francis R

Report Date : 27 Sep 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An elastic device that provides solderless, pressure contact, electrical connections between leads or leads and terminals at an interface. The elastic device comprises elastomeric material, such as silicone rubber, and has electrical conductive, compressible wires formed of a metal, such as monel, embedded in the silicone. The elastic device is particularly suited to provide electrical connections between an interface that is brought together by a connector and which is separable in response to and impulse that may be created by an explosion produced by a pyrotechnic device.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELASTOMERS, *ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, EXPLOSIONS, INTERFACES, METALS, PRESSURE, PYROTECHNICS, RUBBER, SILICONES, TERMINALS, WIRE, ELECTRIC CONTACTS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, ELECTRIC TERMINALS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE