Gerald Ingles - Big Rock IL
Raymond Simons - River Forest IL
Suellyn Collins - Chicago Ridge IL
Mario Garritano - Oak Lawn IL
Methode Electronics, Inc. - Chicago IL
A flexible buss bar adapted for electrical connection with circuitry carried by a glass pane is provided, as well as a method of attaching a flexible buss bar to a glass pane. The flexible buss bar includes a flexible conductor having at least one metallic contact pad affixed thereto. It is also contemplated to have a plurality of such metallic contact pads attached at regular intervals along the length of the flexible conductor. The spacing of the plurality of metallic contact pads is selected to match the locations of corresponding structures formed on the glass pane. Solder cladding is selectively adhered to portions of the at least one metallic contact such that the at least one metallic contact pad may be bonded to the corresponding structure located on the glass pane. The method of connecting a flexible buss bar to an electrical contact pad formed on the surface of a glass pane includes the steps of providing a flexible buss bar, providing at least one metallic contact element, and selectively cladding a portion of the metallic contact element with a solderable material having a relatively low melting point. The metallic contact element is then affixed to the flexible buss bar, and the flexible buss bar is placed against the glass pane with the metallic contact element in physical contact with the contact pad formed on the glass pane.