US Patent No. 10,164,361

SEPARATOR FOR ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,164,361
Issue Date December 25, 2018
Title Separator For Electrical Assembly
Inventorship Steven E. Minich, York, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,164,361

1. A separator configured to separate first and second electrical sub-assemblies that include first and second substrates, respectively, and respective pluralities of first and second electrical connectors that are mounted to the first and second substrates, respectively, and mated to each other, the separator comprising:a first separation member having at least one first separation post that is sized and configured extend through an aperture that extends through the first printed circuit board; and
a second separation member having at least one second separation post that is sized and configured to extend through a second aperture that extends through a second printed circuit board of the second electrical sub-assembly, such that the first separation post is in mechanical communication with the second substrate, and the second separation post is in mechanical communication with the first substrate,
wherein when the first separation post extends through the first aperture and is in mechanical communication with the second substrate, and the second separation post extends through the second aperture and is in mechanical communication with the first substrate, at least one of the first and second separation members is configured to receive a compressive force toward another one of the first and second separation members sufficient to cause the first and second substrates to separate from each other.