US Patent No. 9,306,342

PLUG CONNECTION FOR THE DIRECT ELECTRICAL CONTACTING OF A CIRCUIT BOARD


Patent No. 9,306,342
Issue Date April 05, 2016
Title Plug Connection For The Direct Electrical Contacting Of A Circuit Board
Inventorship Frank Sellmer, Waiblingen-Bittenfeld (DE)
Ulrich Schmatz, Besigheim (DE)
Michael Schoenfeld, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)
Hartmut Buschle, Fellbach (DE)
Peter Rehbein, Thuengersheim (DE)
Markus Kroeckel, Schwieberdingen (DE)
Juergen Stein, Illingen (DE)
Michael Fleig, Tilburg (NL)
Assignee ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stuttgart (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,306,342

1. A plug connection for direct electrical contacting of contact surfaces on a circuit board, comprising:
a plug receptacle: (i) associated with the circuit board, into which the circuit board extends and (ii) having at least two
contact pressure springs; and

a plug pluggable into the plug receptacle, which has a contact carrier having contact carrier halves, each contact carrier
halve having at least one spring contact element,

wherein when the plug is plugged in the plug receptacle:
the at least two contact pressure springs tension the contact carrier halves of the plug, and
based on the tensioned contact carrier halves of the plug, each at least one spring contact element exerts a force that provides
electrical contact with the contact surfaces of the circuit board.