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Electrically conductive wire

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Jun '04

Eddy W. Vanhoutte, Gilbert De Clercq

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

The invention relates to an electrically conductive wire (

1) comprising two spaced solder balls (

2) thereon and flux (

4) in the space (

3) between the solder balls for making a circuit connection between electrically conductive members on opposite surfaces of a substrate. The wire (

1) is inserted in a through-hole of the substrate and soldered by a customary soldering process, like wave soldering.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 shows the conductive wire,

FIG. 2 shows the wires packed in a tape, and

FIG. 3 shows schematically a wave soldering process for a substrate with inserted conductive wires.

Claims

1. A soldering method comprising:

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the applying step comprises inserting the substrate and assembly into a wave soldering machine.