Patent Number: 6,837,720

Title: Connector for electrically coupling one or more devices in a processor-based system

Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a connector for coupling one or more boards together substantially parallelly. The connector comprises a first and a second supporting member and a first set of electrical connectors adapted to couple to a first board. The connector further comprises a second set of electrical connectors disposed between the first and second supporting member, wherein the second set of electrical connectors are oriented substantially perpendicular to the first set of electrical connectors and wherein the second set of electrical connectors are adapted to couple to a second board that is substantially parallel to the first board.

Inventors: Hicks; Patrick P. (San Diego, CA), Gilbert; Gary L. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 1/18 (20060101); H01R 12/16 (20060101); H01R 12/00 (20060101); H05K 1/14 (20060101); H01R 009/09 ()

Expiration Date: 01/04/2022