Patent Number: 6,305,972

Title: Apparatus for mounting an electronic component to a printed circuit board

Abstract: An apparatus (20) for mounting an electronic component (30) to a print circuit board (40), wherein the electronic component (30) has a positive lead (32) and negative lead (34). The mounting apparatus (20) includes a positive contact plate (50) having a component contact (54) and PCB contact (56), wherein the component contact (54) and the PCB contact (56) are connected with and extending from the positive contact plate (50). The mounting apparatus also includes a negative contact plate (60) having a component contact (64) and a PCB contact (66), wherein the component contact (64) and the PCB contact (66) are connected with and extending from the negative contact plate (60). The mounting apparatus (20) further includes a captivating member (75) connected with and extending from one of the positive contact plate (50) and the negative contact plate (60), and an insulating member (70) located between the positive contact plate (50) and the negative contact plate (60) for preventing electrical current from traveling from the positive contact plate (50) to the negative contact plate (60).

Inventors: Isbell; James Lee (Phoenix, AZ), Mitchell; Jay Robert (Mesa, AZ), Michieli; Mathew Ronald (Gilbert, AZ)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: H05K 3/30 (20060101); H01R 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018