US Patent No. 10,219,379

STACKED FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY WITH SIDE CONNECTION SECTION


Patent No. 10,219,379
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Stacked Flexible Printed Circuit Board Assembly With Side Connection Section
Inventorship Chih-Heng Chuo, Bade (TW)
Kuo-Fu Su, Zhongli (TW)
Assignee Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd., Zhongli (TW)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,379

1. A stacked flexible printed circuit board assembly, comprising:a first flexible printed circuit board including a first plugging section and a first extension section extending from the first plugging section in an extension direction, the first plugging section including a first bonding surface and a first exposed surface, the first flexible printed circuit board being delimited with a first outer side edge and a first inner side edge;
a plurality of first circuit traces arranged in the extension direction on the first extension section of the first flexible printed circuit board;
a plurality of first contact pads arranged in a manner of being spaced from each other on the first plugging section of the first flexible printed circuit board and are located on the first exposed surface and connected to the plurality of first circuit traces;
a second flexible printed circuit board including a second plugging section and a second extension section extending from the second plugging section in the extension direction, the first extension section of the first flexible printed circuit board and the second extension section of the second flexible printed circuit board being stacked and enclosed with an enclosure protection layer, the second plugging section including a second bonding surface and a second exposed surface, the second plugging section being a plugging terminal section located adjacent to the second flexible printed circuit board, the second flexible printed circuit board being delimited with a second outer side edge and a second inner side edge;
a plurality of second circuit traces arranged in the extension direction on the second extension section of the second flexible printed circuit board;
a plurality of second contact pads arranged in a manner of being spaced from each other on the second plugging section of the second flexible printed circuit board and are located on the second exposed surface and connected to the plurality of second circuit traces;
a curved connection section integrally connected to and between the first inner side edge of the first flexible printed circuit board and the second inner side edge of the second flexible printed circuit board, the first bonding surface of the first flexible printed circuit board being folded in a direction toward and stacked on the second bonding surface of the second flexible printed circuit board so that the curved connection section forms a curved continuous surface and the plurality of first contact pads of the first flexible printed circuit board respectively correspond to the plurality of second contact pads of the second flexible printed circuit board; and
a height adjustment layer, which is combined between the first bonding surface of the first flexible printed circuit board and the second bonding surface of the second flexible printed circuit board.