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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02GINSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES
    • H02G3/00Installations of electric cables or lines in or on buildings, equivalent structures or vehicles
    • H02G3/26Installations of cables, lines, or separate protective tubing therefor directly on or in walls, ceilings, or floors
    • H02G3/266Mounting by adhesive material
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01BCABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES
    • H01B7/00Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form
    • H01B7/08Flat or ribbon cables
    • H01B7/0846Parallel wires, fixed upon a support layer
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H15/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for actuation in opposite directions, e.g. slide switch
    • H01H15/005Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for actuation in opposite directions, e.g. slide switch adapted for connection with printed circuit boards
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H15/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for actuation in opposite directions, e.g. slide switch
    • H01H15/02Details
    • H01H15/06Movable parts; Contacts mounted thereon
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R12/00Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards [PCBs], flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
    • H01R12/70Coupling devices
    • H01R12/77Coupling devices for flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures
    • H01R12/78Coupling devices for flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures connecting to other flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R12/00Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards [PCBs], flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
    • H01R12/70Coupling devices
    • H01R12/77Coupling devices for flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures
    • H01R12/81Coupling devices for flexible printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables or like structures connecting to another cable except for flat or ribbon cable

Abstract

An electrical strip cable assembly comprising a thin flat strip of flexible insulating material having a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on a surface thereof for supporting a pair of metal foil conductors bonded thereto and further having a receptacle at an end of the strip for connecting the cable assembly to larger conventional cables. The receptacle includes a pair of terminals respectively connected to each of the conductors with each terminal comprising a generally elongated cylindrical member having a substantially flat surface portion in contact with its corresponding foil conductor. Each terminal is attached to its respective foil conductor by conductive tabs extending from the terminal through the foil conductor and bent to secure the terminal to the conductor. An on/off switch for the cable assembly is provided with a gradually sloping base having a pair of metal conductors on the upper side thereof which are adapted to mate with the foil conductors of the cable.

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Oct. 2, 1973 I ELECTRICAL STRIP CABLE ASSEMBLY [76] Inventor: Leo Wolf, 5701 Sheridan Rd,

Chicago, In. 60660 221 Filed: Dec. 27, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 212,457

[52] Cl..... 174/117 FF, 339/17 F, 339/176 MF [51] Int. Cl. H0lr 35/00 [58] Field of Search 174/70 C, 117 A,

174/117 FF; 339/176 MF,17 F

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,524,921 8/1970 Wolf 339/17 F X 3,568,131 3/1971 Kennedy... 339/17 F X 3,605,060 9/1971 Praeger 339/17 F FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 1,114,461 5/1968 Great Britain 339/17 F Primary Examiner-J. V. Truhe Assistant Examiner-William J. Smith Att0rneyWilliam E. Anderson et al.

[57] ABSTRACT An electrical strip cable assembly comprising a thin flat strip of flexible insulating material having a pressuresensitive adhesive coating on a surface thereof for supporting a pair of metal foil conductors bonded thereto and further having a receptacle at an end of the strip for connecting the cable assembly to larger conventional cables. The receptacle includes a pair of terminals respectively connected to each of the conductors with each terminal comprising a generally elongated cylindrical member having a substantially flat surface portion in contact with its corresponding foil conductor. Each terminal is attached to its respective foil conductor by conductive tabs extending from the terminal through the foil conductor and bent to secure the terminal to the conductor. An on/off switch for the cable assembly is provided with a gradually sloping base having a pair of metal conductors on the upper side thereof which are adapted to mate with the foil conductors of the cable.

PATENTEDBU 21915 I SHEET 10F a FIGS 5&9

ELECTRICAL STRIP CABLE ASSEMBLY The present invention relates to electrical cable assemblies and particularly to cable assemblies having a relatively thin, flat configuration.

Relatively thin, flat electrical cable (sometimes referred to as ribbon cable) is generally useful in applications where space or appearance limitations do not facilitate the use of standard-sized electrical cable such as that commonly used for connecting remote loudspeakers to an amplifier or low-voltage power applications. For example, it may be desirable to have an electrical cable run under a carpet and a conventional cable might be too thick in that it would cause an unattractive bulge or perhaps even create a safety hazard. Another example of the usefulness of flat cable is that of supplying power to a lamp fixture mounted above a wall-mounted picture or work of art. Generally, it is aesthetically undesirable to have a visible electrical cable or cord extending. up the wall to such a lamp. A cable could be concealed within the wall but that would necessitate the inconvenience and expense of providing electrical conduit in the wall and an opening in the wall behind the picture through which to extend the cable for connection to the lamp.

A particularly attractive approach to this problem, especially for wall-mounted picture lamps, is to employ a relatively flat, thin electrical cable which may be attached to the wall with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, and then paint or wall-paper may be applied over it so that the cable is essentially unnoticable. A problem that remains, however, is that of attaching other electrical components such as lamps, on/off switches, or non-flat cables to the flat cable. By its very nature, the flat cable has very thin, fragile foil conductor elements which are generally not susceptible to common methods of electrical connection such as soldering, twisting, etc.

It is therefore an object of the invention to provide anim'proved ribbon 'cable assembly.

It is another object of the invention to provide such a cable assembly which is inexpensive to construct and which may be reliably connected to other electrical components.

Other objects and advantages of the invention are more particularly set forth in the following detailed description, and in the accompanying drawings, of which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a ribbon cable assembly embodying principles of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of internal components of the plug shown in the embodiment of the invention illustrated in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the plug shown in FIG. 2 after it has been encapsulated;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of an encapsulated receptacle for a flat cable assembly constructed in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of the receptacle shown in FIG. 4 without the encapsulation;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view of the receptacle shown in FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a front elevational view of the terminal employed in the receptacle illustrated in FIGS. 5 and 6;

FIG. 8 is a side elevational view of the terminal I shown in FIG. 7;

FIG. 9 is a rear elevational view of the terminal shown in FIG. 7;

FIG. 10 is an end view of the terminal shown in FIG.

FIG. 11 is a front elevational view of the on/off switch shown in the cable assembly of FIG. 1;

FIG. 12 is a cross-sectional view taken along line l2l2 of FIG. 11; and

FIG. 13 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 13-13 of FIG. Ill.

With reference to FIG. I, there is generally shown an electrical strip or ribbon cable assembly 10 in accordance with the invention including a cable 15 comprising a thin, flat strip ill of flexible insulating material having a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating 12 on one surface thereof. The adhesive coating is generally covered with a release paper for protection. The insulating material is preferably constructed of a plastic material such as Mylar. The plastic material has a suitable po rous coating to receive a coating of paint or be covered by wallpaper. As illustrated, a pair of metal foil conductors 13 are bonded to the same surface of strip 11 as adhesive coating 12 and extend longitudinally therewith. The bonding may be effected in any suitable manner including the use of the above mentioned pressuresensitive adhesive. The length shown is relatively short for purposes of illustration and it is understood that strip 11 with conductors 13 and adhesive 12 may be of any desired length. Moreover, in some applications it may be desirable to bond conductors 13 on the surface opposite that bearing the adhesive coating. A plug 20 connects a conventional non-flat cable 21 to cable as-' sembly 10 by means of a jack or receptacle 40 at one end of strip 1 l. Receptacle 40 is attached to a relatively short piece of flat cable 15' which is described in greater detail below with reference to FIG. 5. An on/off switch 50 is provided between cable 15 and cable 15' for making and breaking the circuit of which the assembly is a part, as hereinafter also described in greater detail.

More particularly, FIG. 2 illustrates the construction of plug 20 which is suitable for connecting conventional non-flat cable 21 to cable assembly 10 of the invention. As shown, plug 20 (with the encapsulation removed) comprises a pair of cylindrical terminal elements or pins 22 coupled to cable 21 by means of a suitable connection 23 which may, for example, in-

clude the soldering and/or crimping of elements 22 to the ends of cable 21. FIG. 3 shows plug 20 in its encapsulated form. The encapsulation or housing 24 is provided for protecting connection 23 and maintaining elements 22 in spaced alignment for mating with the terminal elements 42 of receptacle40 of the invention shown in FIG. 4. Housing 24 may be of any suitable conventional form including a plastic cover, potting, or the like.

In FIG. 5, the construction of receptacle 40 is shown in greater detail. With the encapsulation or housing 44 removed, a pair of terminal elements 42 are revealed which are respectively connected to the conductor elements 13' at the end of an insulating strip 11'. Strip 11' comprises a short length of flat cable 15' essentially identical to cable I5 of FIG. 1 except that it has the adhesive coating 12' (not shown here, see FIG. 6) on the surface opposite that to which the foil conductors are bonded. This construction facilitates the connection of cable 15 to receptacle 40 in that cable 15 is merely laid on top of cable 15' such that conductors l3 respectively mate with conductors l3 and adhesive 12 maintains the connection. By putting adhesive on the opposite surface of cable the entire assembly (cable 15, cable 15, and receptacle 40) may be attached to a wall, for example, by merely pressing the assembly against the wall.

In FIG. 6, the rear of cable 15' and receptacle 40 is shown including the pressure-sensitive adhesive coating 12'. Each terminal element 42 has a pair of conductive tabs 42a which extend from the terminals through the respective foil conductors l3 and strip 11' and are bent over as shown to secure terminal elements 42 to conductive elements 13'. Toimprove the mechanical and electrical connection, each of tenninals 42 are provided with additional conductive tabs 42b extending from the end of the terminal adjacent the end of strip 11' and bent over the end of the strip. Of course, terminal 42 may be directly connected to the end of the ribbon cable (such as cable 15) instead of an intermediate cable (such as cable 15').

FIGS. 7 through 10 illustrate in greater detail the construction of one of the terminal elements 42 comprising a generally elongated cylindrical conductive member having a substantially flat surface portion 45 in contact with one of the foil conductors 13' and adapted to mate with a similarly shaped but slightly different-sized terminal. As illustrated, terminal elements 42 are employed as jacks adapted to mate in telescoping relation with a plug having similar shaped pins which are slightly smaller in diameter. Terminal elements 42 may be mounted on the surface opposite that on which the conductor ribbons are mounted; however, the electrical contact between the foil conductor and the terminal may not generally be as good. Conductive tab portions 42a and 42b are shown in an unbent state. Conductive tabs 42a are made pointed to facilitate extending them through the conductor element and the insulating strip by direct puncture. FIGS. 8 and 9 further illustrate one of terminal elements 42 and show a resilient tongue member 43 extending from the substantially flat surface portion 45 of terminal element 42 into the interior thereof to frictionally engage a terminal element of a plug, such as terminal pins 22 of plug in FIG. 2, to both releasably maintain the connection and improve the electrical contact.

With reference to FIGS. 11, l2.and l3, on/off switch 50 of the cable assembly shown in FIG. 1 is shown in greater detail. Switch 50 comprises an actuating member 51 operable to slide a resilient conductive contact member 52, having two foil-contacting portions 52a and 52b, within a switch housing 54 over a portion of a foil conductor element 53 having a discontinuous or open portion 530, with the portions of foil conductor element 53 on either side of discontinuous portion 530 being referred to as 53a and 53b. Thus, when slide contact 52 is in one extreme position (i.e., the off position, as illustrated), contact portion 52b is touching foil conductor portion 53b but contact portion 52a is resting in the gap or discontinuous portion 53c so that the circuit of conductor 53 is broken. When sliding contact 52 is moved to the other extreme position (i.e. the "on" position, not illustrated), contact portion 520 is then in contact with ,foil conductor portion 53a and contact portion 52b remains in contact with foil conductor portion 53b thereby bridging the discontinuous portion 530 so that the circuit'of conductor 53 is completed. As shown, only one of foil conductors 53 has a discontinuous portion and therefore only one resilient contact 52 is employed. Where desired, both foil conductors 53 may be constructed with a discontinuous portion and two resilient contacts may be employed in accordance with the principles of the invention. In addition, foil conductors 53 of switch 50 may be constructed and adhesively bonded in a manner similar to cables 15 or 15, or by using printed circuit techniques, or by any other suitable manner. Switch housing 54 is coupled to switch base 55 by means of connecting posts 54a. Housing 54 and base 55 may preferably be made from a plastic material so that housing 54 may be secured to base 55 by merely supplying sufficient heat to posts 540 to cause the ends thereof to melt sufficiently to fill the corresponding holes in base 55 and thus secure housing 54 to base 55.

More particularly, and in accordance with this aspect of the invention, the end portions 55a of base 55 are tapered and have a pair of conductive strips or elements 53 bonded to the upper surface of end portion 55a. Moreover, a recessed portion of approximately the same width as that of the combined conductor pair may be provided so that the top surface of switch base end portion 550 is flush when switch 50 is connected to a cable such as cable 15. The tapering of end portions 55a provides a gradual transition from switch 50 to the cable (such as cable 15 of FIG. 1) so that the assembly thereof, in combination with the above-mentioned recessed conductor feature, may be mounted on a wall in a relatively inconspicuous manner. For this purpose, the back of switch base 55 may be coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive similar to adhesive 12 of cable 15. The connection of switch 50 to a thin, flat electrical cable, such as cable 15 shown in FIG. 1, may be easily accomplished in several ways depending on the particular type of connection and electrical component being connected. For example, receptacle 40 of FIG. 1 may be provided with a short piece of flat cable 15' as shown and may be connected to switch 50 by laying a piece of ribbon cable constructed like cable 15 (i.e., having the adhesive on the same surface of the insulating material as the conductive foil elements) on the top of an end portion 55a such that the foil conductors 13 of the cable respectively contact the foil conductors 53 of switch 50. Applying pressure causes the pressuresensitive adhesive to maintain the electrical contact of the foil conductors. Connecting switch 50 to a relatively long section of cable 15 may be accomplished by laying cable 15 directly on top of end portion 55a such that foil conductors 13 respectively contact foil conductors 53 and adhesive 12 maintains the connection. Furthermore, an additional contact or tail portion 58 may be added to switch 50, as shown in FIG. 1, to mate with cable 15 to thus increase the amount of contact area to improve both the mechanical and electrical connection.

Thus there has been shown and described an improved electrical strip cable assembly. The assembly provides a simple and reliable receptacle and switch for connection to larger conventional cable or other electrical component. The construction of the assembly is relatively inexpensive and its overall appearance is=attractive for the wiring of wall-mounted picture lamps or the like in an inconspicuous manner.

It will, of course, be understood that modifications of the present invention, in its various aspects, will be apparent to those skilled in the art, some being apparent only after study, and others being merely matters of routine design. As such, the scope of the invention should not be limited by the particular embodiment and specific construction herein described, but should be defined only by the appended claims, and equivalents thereof.

Various features of the invention are set forth in the nal comprising a generally elongated cylindrical conductive member mounted parallel to said foil conductors and having a substantially flat surface portion in contact with one of said foil conductors and adapted to mate with a similarly shaped but slightly different-sized terminal;

a pair of sharp-edged conductive tabs extending from one end of each said terminal through said strip and bent to secure the terminal to the respective conductor;

and a conductive tab extending from the other end of each said terminal and bent over the end of said strip to further secure the terminal to the respective conductor.

2. A cable assembly according to claim ll, in which each said terminal is a jack and further has a resilient tongue member extending into the interior thereof and is adapted to frictionally mate with a slightly smallersized plug.

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1. An electrical strip cable assembly adapted to be mounted inconspicuously on a substantially flat surFace, comprising: an elongated thin flat strip of flexible insulating material having a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on a surface thereof; a pair of metal foil conductors bonded to a surface of said strip and extending longitudinally therewith; a substantially flat receptacle attached to an end of said strip in a plane parallel to that of said conductors and including a pair of terminals respectively connected to each of said conductors, each terminal comprising a generally elongated cylindrical conductive member mounted parallel to said foil conductors and having a substantially flat surface portion in contact with one of said foil conductors and adapted to mate with a similarly shaped but slightly different-sized terminal; a pair of sharp-edged conductive tabs extending from one end of each said terminal through said strip and bent to secure the terminal to the respective conductor; and a conductive tab extending from the other end of each said terminal and bent over the end of said strip to further secure the terminal to the respective conductor.
2. A cable assembly according to claim 1, in which each said terminal is a jack and further has a resilient tongue member extending into the interior thereof and is adapted to frictionally mate with a slightly smaller-sized plug.
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