Electromagnetic Shielding Gasket and Method
Patent Application, Filed 19 Sep 2000
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An electromagnetic interference EMI shield gasket method is disclosed for shielding electromagnetic waves that may leak or be radiated from cracks and latches of an electronic housing. The gasket of the present invention comprises an interlocking first half that mates to a second half. Preferably a plurality of hooks are used on the first half and a plurality of hooks are provided on the second half. The hooks and loops of the gasket are comprised of a material with low conductivity thereby providing an improved transfer impedance. The first half of the gasket is affixed, such as by conductive adhesive, to the conductive surface of a door or the like in the electronic housing. The second half of the gasket is likewise affixed to the mating surface of the door. The door can now be affixed in position and removed without latches while providing good mechanical connection and improved electromagnetic shielding.
- Electromagnetic Shielding