Combination heat sink and housing for flexible electrical connector used in an electrical or electronic assembly

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5353191
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08027969

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A unitary heat sink and connector housing (10, 10', 10', 10'') is disposed between a pair of electrical members, such as printed circuit boards (11, 12, 31) and/or flexible etched circuits (32) in an overall assembly used in a variety of high-performance miniaturized electronic products. One or more flexible electrical connectors (21, 25, 26, 29, 30) are mounted within the unitary heat sink and connector housing (10, 10', 10', 10'') and provide a circuit interface between respective circuit elements or pads (13, 14) on the printed circuit boards (11, 12, 31) and/or flexible etched circuits (32), respectively. The unitary heat sink and connector housing (10, 10', 10', 10''), which preferably has heat-radiating fins (20), is made from a material which is thermally conductive but electrically non-conductive. Examples of such a material are anodized aluminum, silicon dioxide and beryllium oxide. Any suitable ceramic material could be used.

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WHITAKER CORPORATION THE4550 NEW LINDEN HILL ROAD SUITE 450 WILMINGTON DE 19808

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bates, Warren A Winston-Salem, NC 20 477
Deak, Frederick R Kernersville, NC 31 892
Johnson, David C Winston-Salem, NC 127 3406
Renn, Robert M Pfafftown, NC 28 686
Volz, Keith L Jamestown, NC 29 758

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