Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS3564487 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1971
Filing dateFeb 3, 1969
Priority dateFeb 3, 1969
Also published asDE7003025U
Publication numberUS 3564487 A, US 3564487A, US-A-3564487, US3564487 A, US3564487A
InventorsArnold Bruce K, Upstone Harlan R
Original AssigneeItt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Contact member for electrical connector
US 3564487 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 16, 1971 H. R. UPSTONE ETAL 3,564,487

CONTACT MEMBER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR Filed Feb. 1969 /0 l Z z L64 4 42 E /6 Z [X M .Y.. A, Q 55 30 3Q 62 44 J O PM. 1 W A) HA em/v 2 UPS 70M; 55066 x: AKA/04D INVENTOR5v A from/6V United States Patent O 3,564,487 CONTACT MEMBER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR Harlan R. Upstone, Arcadia, and Bruce K. Arnold, Pasadena, Califi, assignors to International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, New York, N.Y., a corporation of Delaware Filed Feb. 3, 1969, Ser. No. 796,083 Int. Cl. H01r 11/08, 11/22 US. Cl. 339-258 3 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The disclosure relates to a socket contact for an electrical connector having an elongated contact body with rearwardly terminating means and having a tubular forward portion. The tubular forward portion containing a forward opening longitudinal slot therein has spring contact fingers having their roots at the rear end of the slot. A sleeve is provided above said fingers and secured prxi mate their roots thereof. The terminating means, the spring fingers, and the sleeve means are each made of material which provides the desired performance parameter of that particular component. For example, the spring fingers utilize material which has good spring characteristics as well as maximum conductivity. The terminating means may be formed of a material which is readily crimpable.

The invention relates in general to contact members for electrical connectors, and more particularly, to a socket contact having a terminal member, a spring member, and a tubular sleeve each made of materials which best matches the performance parameters needed for the particular component.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION In United States Pat. No. 3,286,222 there is described an electrical contact member having forwardly ertending spring fingers which flex laterally upon mating with an opposed contact member. The spring fingers are prestressed in their positions of repose in a direction opposite to the direction of stressing encountered in service. By so prestressing the spring fingers, the contact material spring characteristics are increased proximate the roots of the spring fingers and thereby increase the spring force exerted by the fingers on the mating contact member. Moreover, the amount of flexing which the spring fingers are capable of withstanding in operation or during deep probing is increased without exceeding the elastic limits and thereby causing permanent damage to the fingers.

The prime purpose of prestressing the spring fingers in the above identified patent is to overcome the inherent disadvantages of having the spring fingers in a cantilever arrangement projecting free from a tubular base which results in maximum pin stress from outward flexing by a mating pin being applied proximate the root of the spring fingers. This results in relatively weak contacting force between the socket fingers and the mating pins, much less than the actual spring capability of the spring fin ers along their length.

Further, the fact that the pin stress was at a maximum proximate the roots of the spring fingers had the further disadvantage that when the fingers were flexed outwardly by a mating pin contact, the elastic limits or yield strength of the material were often approached; and when a test probe was inserted in the socket contact without proper care, there was a possibility that the elastic limits or yield strength of the material would be exceeded and 'ice the fingers would take a permanent set and thereby lose most of their spring capability.

While the foregoing technique of prestressing the spring fingers has been successful, certain compromises of materials and finishes of the main body and spring fingers have become readily apparent as the need for very small contact configurations has increased in demand. Ideally, the engaging end of a typical socket contact utilized spring fingers and necessitated the use of a material which has good spring characteristics. Conversely, the terminal end part is a crimp-type contact requiring a material which is highly ductile using a minimum of springback. Moreover, in conventional contact configurations, it is difiicult to achieve uniform deposition of the electro-plated precious metal finishes which may be required. This problem is more apparent when trying to plate deep, semi-blind bores in small contacts having very small bore diameters.

In order to overcome the attendant disadvantages of the prior art of electrical connectors having a socket utilizing spring fingers, the present invention allows selection of the material and finish for each segment of the connector which best matches the performance parameters of that particular component. Moreover, by using multi-piece construction for the contact body, it is possible to utilize material forms and manufacturing processes better suited to fabrication than those presently employed. Further, by handling and finishing the components of the connector as separate pieces prior to assembly, the problems attendant to finishing conventional socket connectors are greatly reduced.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION More particularly, the invention comprises a socket contact for an electrical connector having an elongated contact body with rearwardly terminating means and having a tubular forward portion. The tubular forward portion containing a forwardly-opening longitudinal slot therein contains spring contact fingers having their roots at the rear end of the slot. Sleeve means are provided above said fingers and secured proximate their roots. The terminatin means, the spring fingers, and the sleeve means are each made of a metal which provides the desired performance parameters of the particular component.

The advantages of this invention both as to its construction and mode of operation will be readily appreciated as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings in which like reference numerals designate like parts throughout the figures.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an axial section, partly in elevation, illustrating the socket contact member of the prior art with a mating pin contact member positioned for insertion into the socket;

FIG. 2 depicts an axial section, partly in elevation, illustrating the socket contact member according to the present invention; and

FIG. 3 shows an alternative arrangement for terminating the contact member of FIGS. 1 and 2.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings, there is shown in FIG. 1 a prior art socket contact member 10 which is shown axially in spaced relationship with a mating pin contact member 12 which is adapted to be forcibly inserted into the forward end of the socket to complete an electrical circuit.

The socket contact includes an elongated body 14 having a front end 16 and a rear end 18. The forward engaging contact portion 20 of the socket contact member 10 is of tubular construction having a forward opening bore 22 with a bevelled entrance ramp 24. The tubular engaging portion is slotted longitudinally down the middle by a slot 26 which extends to the front end 16 and to a rearward end 28 of the slot so as to divide the engaging portion of the socket into a pair of diametrically opposed spring fingers or legs 30. These are pinched together to reduce the diameter of the entrance of the tube so that when the pin contact member 12 is inserted, it will flex the fingers 30 outwardly and the fingers will exert a spring contacting force against the pin. The rear end 28 of the slot is disposed forward of the rear end 31 of bore 22.

Circumferentially engaged about the tubular forward portion 20 is a sleeve 32. A rear end 34 of the sleeve 32 is disposed to the rear end of the slot 28 and is positioned against a forwardly facing shoulder 36 on the body. The sleeve 32 extends forwardly beyond the slot end of the contact body and has an in-turned forward lip 38 which provides a rigid guide for the mating pin 12.

The contact body 14 has a tubular rearward terminating portion 40 adapted to receive a bared end of a wire 42 which is crimped therein. A mounting collar 44 is formed on the contact portion 14. The rearward portion of the sleeve 32 is tightly engaged over the annular portion of the socket tube immediately to the rear of the slot and against the contacting fingers approximate their roots, i.e. immediately adjacent to and extending somewhat forwardly of the rear end of the slot. The circumscribed part of the socket tube is placed in hoop compression and the root portions of the spring contacting fingers are radially inwardly stressed substantially to the point of elastic limit.

The efiect of the prestressing by compression sleeve 32 is to greatly increase the spring characteristics of the contact material of the critical region proximate and adjacent to the spring fingers. With prestressing substantially to the elastic limit the spring characteristics are substantially doubled, which substantially doubles the spring force of the contact fingers against the mating pin contacting member. Further, when the spring fingers are flexed outwardly by a mating pin contact or by a test probe they will not approach their yield strength or elastic limit nearly so closely as they would if it were not for the prestressing of the compression sleeve 32.

Normally, the outer sleeve is made typically of a stainless steel or copper alloy. The socket body 14 is made of a suitable conductive alloy such as nickel-copper which allows the fingers 30 to be springable while simultaneously allowing the terminating portion to be crimped to the wire conductor 42. Thus, as can be readily seen, the tubular body 14 is a compromise between the spring characteristics and the crimp characteristics needed to provide the desired electrical contact.

Referring now to FIG. 2, there is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention wherein a socket contact member 100 is made of three portions for mating with a pin contact member 112. The socket contact 100 comprises a terminating member 113 having a tubular rearward terminating portion 114 attached to receive a bared end of a wire connector 116 which is crimped therein. A mounting collar 118 is formed forward of the terminating portion 114. A reduced diameter cylindrical member 122 is formed forwardly extending from the collar 118.

A spring member 130 is formed of a bore 132 and a bevelled entrance ramp 134 at its forward end. The spring member 130 is slotted longitudinally down the middle by a slot 136 which extends from the front end of the member 130 at the bevelled entrance ramp to a rearward end 138 of the slot so as to divide the engaging portion of the spring member into a pair of diametrically opposed spring fingers 142. It should be understood, of course, that the number of fingers used is merely a matter of design. The spring fingers 142 are pinched together as in the device of FIG. 1 to reduce the diameter at the entrance, so that when the pin contact member 112 is inserted it will flex the fingers 142 outwardly and the fingers will exert a spring contacting force against the pins. The rear end of the spring member is slipped over the reduced diameter cylindrical member 122 and its rear end 144 abuts the forward face of the collar 118. Circumferentially surrounding the spring member. is a sleeve 146.

The spring member '130 may be brazed or soldered to the member 122 and to the collar 118, or may be retained by elastic forces generated by a tight fit or pressed on sleeve 146. The sleeve 146 contains a rear end 148 which may be pressed, brazed or soldered to the terminating member 113, and to the rear portion of the spring member 130 in the vicinity of the cylindrically extending member 122. The sleeve extends forwardly beyond the front end of the spring member 130 and contains an in-turned forward lip 152 that provides a rigid guide for the mating pin 112. The terminating member 113 is normally made of a malleable copper alloy or other suitable conductive material which is crimpable about the conductor 116. This material may be selected primarily for its good crimping characteristics. The outer sleeve 146 can be made of a material such as stainless steel or copper alloy as in the device of FIG. 1. The spring member 130 is chosen of spring material having maximum conductivity such as beryllium copper, a Phosphor bronze alloy or a cadmium-copper alloy which combines the characteristics of good conductivity as well as having good mechanical spring. In the device of FIG. I, normally a nickel copper alloy was utilized for the member 14 which had spr g characteristics and still was crimpable. However, such material was a compromise for both the crimping and the spring characteristics. In the device of FIG. 2, because of the choice of spring material, it is no longer necessary to prestress the spring member 130 by means of a compression sleeve as the material now has the desired spring characteristics. However, should even greater spring characteristics be desired, the sleeve 146 could be used as a compression sleeve for prestressing.

Referring now to FIG. 3 there is shown an alternative terminating member 153 for use with the contact member of FIG. 2. The terminating member contains a terminating portion 154 which may be butt Welded to the conductor 156. In such a case, the terminating end portion would be a fiat ended post to which the conductor wire 158 of conductor 156 would be welded. The terminating member material could then be chosen to have the desired characteristics necessary for a welded termination.

The multiple piece construction for the contact body allows the utilization of material forms and manufacturing processes better suitable to fabrication than those of a single contact body construction. By handling and finishing each of the components as separate pieces before assembly the problems attendant to finishing typical to conventional single body constructions are greatly reduced.

What is claimed is:

1. A socket contact for an electrical connector comprising: a contact body having rearward terminating means being made of a material which may readily be secured to a conductor; and a tubular spring member being made of a material having high conductivity and good spring characteristics and being formed of a hollow cylinder open at both ends and having a plurality of forwardly opening longitudinal slots extending from the forward end of said spring member to part way along its length to provide a plurality of forwardly extending contact spring fingers, said spring member being secured at its rear end to said rearward terminating means; the forward end of said terminating mens having a cylindrical appendage to fit contiguously to the rear internal surface of said spring member, said terminating means having a radial flange to fit contiguous to the rearward end of said spring member, said flange extending radially beyond the external surface of said spring member, and a cylindrical sleeve to fit contiguously to the external surface of said spring member, said sleeve having one end positioned contiguous to said flange; said terminating means, said spring member and said sleeve being fixed together.

2. A socket contact in accordance with claim 1 wherein said rearward terminating means is made of a material which may be readily crimped around said conductor.

3. A socket contact in accordance with claim 1 wherein said rearward terminating means is made of a material which may be readily welded to said conductor.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Desant 339262X Cornell 339258 Purinton 339.--258X Van Horssen 339262X Van Horssen 339258X Drinkwater 339258 10 IAN A. CALVERT, Primary Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3862792 *Oct 3, 1973Jan 28, 1975Gte Sylvania IncElectrical connector assembly
US4133599 *Aug 15, 1977Jan 9, 1979International Telephone & Telegraph Corp.Socket contact
US4209895 *Oct 10, 1978Jul 1, 1980International Telephone And Telegraph CorporationMethod of making a socket contact
US4408821 *Oct 5, 1981Oct 11, 1983Amp IncorporatedConnector for semi-rigid coaxial cable
US4431256 *Nov 3, 1981Feb 14, 1984The Bendix CorporationSplit sleeve socket contact
US4447110 *Apr 15, 1982May 8, 1984The Bendix CorporationSocket contact for an electrical connector
US4461530 *Sep 20, 1982Jul 24, 1984Bendix CorporationSocket contact for electrical connectors and method of manufacture
US4461531 *Sep 22, 1982Jul 24, 1984Bendix/Allied CorporationSocket contact for electrical connector and method of manufacture
US4540231 *Sep 16, 1983Sep 10, 1985AmpConnector for semirigid coaxial cable
US4685761 *Feb 5, 1986Aug 11, 1987Amp IncorporatedElectrical contact assembly and method of assembly
US4934964 *Jul 28, 1988Jun 19, 1990Souriau Et CieElectric contact terminal
US5199910 *Dec 23, 1991Apr 6, 1993Gte Products CorporationConnector device
US5342226 *Jun 21, 1993Aug 30, 1994Electro-Wire Products, Inc.Female blade terminal
US5358433 *Jun 9, 1993Oct 25, 1994Framatome Connectors InternationalFemale electrical contact terminal for a connector
US5498838 *Aug 9, 1995Mar 12, 1996The Whitaker CorporationModular electrical contact assemblies
US5632651 *Nov 27, 1995May 27, 1997John Mezzalingua Assoc. Inc.Radial compression type coaxial cable end connector
US5658175 *Oct 5, 1995Aug 19, 1997Itt CorporationOne-piece hooded socket contact and method of producing same
US6261134Oct 20, 1995Jul 17, 2001Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.One-piece hooded socket contact and method of producing same
US6264508Feb 8, 2000Jul 24, 2001Preci-Dip Durtal SaFemale type contact piece enabling electrical contact with a male element
US6997750 *Jun 28, 2004Feb 14, 2006Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US7063565May 14, 2004Jun 20, 2006Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US7121892Oct 25, 2005Oct 17, 2006Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US7192308May 18, 2004Mar 20, 2007Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US7241172Apr 12, 2005Jul 10, 2007Thomas & Betts International Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US7241175Sep 18, 2006Jul 10, 2007Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US7303441Sep 18, 2006Dec 4, 2007Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US7309255Mar 9, 2006Dec 18, 2007Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial connector with a cable gripping feature
US7354307Jun 26, 2006Apr 8, 2008Pro Brand International, Inc.End connector for coaxial cable
US7357657Jan 20, 2004Apr 15, 2008Head Electrical International, Pty LtdElectrical connection device
US7393252 *Jul 25, 2006Jul 1, 2008SourianFemale electrical contact element and method for making a female electrical contact element
US7422479Aug 2, 2007Sep 9, 2008Pro Band International, Inc.End connector for coaxial cable
US7455549Jun 5, 2006Nov 25, 2008Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with friction-fit sleeve
US7458849Jan 25, 2007Dec 2, 2008Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US7491100Feb 7, 2008Feb 17, 2009Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US7547232Oct 23, 2007Jun 16, 2009Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US7566236Jun 5, 2008Jul 28, 2009Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Constant force coaxial cable connector
US7568945Sep 3, 2008Aug 4, 2009Pro Band International, Inc.End connector for coaxial cable
US7588460Mar 7, 2008Sep 15, 2009Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with gripping ferrule
US7794275Mar 19, 2008Sep 14, 2010Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with inner sleeve ring
US7828595Mar 3, 2009Nov 9, 2010John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US7833053Apr 22, 2009Nov 16, 2010John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US7845976Mar 30, 2009Dec 7, 2010John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US7887366Jul 31, 2009Feb 15, 2011Pro Brand International, Inc.End connector for coaxial cable
US7892005May 19, 2010Feb 22, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Click-tight coaxial cable continuity connector
US7950958Nov 8, 2010May 31, 2011John Messalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US8029315May 26, 2009Oct 4, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with improved physical and RF sealing
US8062063Sep 28, 2009Nov 22, 2011Belden Inc.Cable connector having a biasing element
US8075337Sep 28, 2009Dec 13, 2011Belden Inc.Cable connector
US8075338Oct 18, 2010Dec 13, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a constant contact post
US8079860Jul 22, 2010Dec 20, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Cable connector having threaded locking collet and nut
US8113875Sep 28, 2009Feb 14, 2012Belden Inc.Cable connector
US8113879Jul 27, 2010Feb 14, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.One-piece compression connector body for coaxial cable connector
US8152551Jul 22, 2010Apr 10, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Port seizing cable connector nut and assembly
US8157589May 31, 2011Apr 17, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a conductively coated member and method of use thereof
US8167635Oct 18, 2010May 1, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Dielectric sealing member and method of use thereof
US8167636Oct 15, 2010May 1, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a continuity member
US8167646Oct 18, 2010May 1, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having electrical continuity about an inner dielectric and method of use thereof
US8172612May 27, 2011May 8, 2012Corning Gilbert Inc.Electrical connector with grounding member
US8192237Feb 23, 2011Jun 5, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8272893May 25, 2010Sep 25, 2012Corning Gilbert Inc.Integrally conductive and shielded coaxial cable connector
US8287310Sep 2, 2011Oct 16, 2012Corning Gilbert Inc.Coaxial connector with dual-grip nut
US8287320Dec 8, 2009Oct 16, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8313345Oct 7, 2010Nov 20, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable continuity connector
US8313353Apr 30, 2012Nov 20, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8323053Oct 18, 2010Dec 4, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a constant contact nut
US8323060Jun 14, 2012Dec 4, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8337229Jan 28, 2011Dec 25, 2012John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a nut-body continuity element and method of use thereof
US8342879Mar 25, 2011Jan 1, 2013John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US8348697Apr 22, 2011Jan 8, 2013John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having slotted post member
US8366481Mar 30, 2011Feb 5, 2013John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US8382517May 1, 2012Feb 26, 2013John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Dielectric sealing member and method of use thereof
US8388377Apr 1, 2011Mar 5, 2013John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Slide actuated coaxial cable connector
US8398421Feb 1, 2011Mar 19, 2013John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a dielectric seal and method of use thereof
US8414322Dec 14, 2010Apr 9, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Push-on CATV port terminator
US8419470Aug 3, 2011Apr 16, 2013Belden Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US8444445Mar 25, 2011May 21, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8449324Oct 20, 2008May 28, 2013Belden Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US8465322Aug 19, 2011Jun 18, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US8469739Mar 12, 2012Jun 25, 2013Belden Inc.Cable connector with biasing element
US8469740Dec 24, 2012Jun 25, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US8475205Dec 24, 2012Jul 2, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US8480430Dec 24, 2012Jul 9, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US8480431Dec 24, 2012Jul 9, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US8485845Dec 24, 2012Jul 16, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US8506325Nov 7, 2011Aug 13, 2013Belden Inc.Cable connector having a biasing element
US8506326Oct 24, 2012Aug 13, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable continuity connector
US8529279Dec 12, 2012Sep 10, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a nut-body continuity element and method of use thereof
US8550835Apr 11, 2013Oct 8, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a nut-body continuity element and method of use thereof
US8556656Oct 1, 2010Oct 15, 2013Belden, Inc.Cable connector with sliding ring compression
US8562366Oct 15, 2012Oct 22, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8573996May 1, 2012Nov 5, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8591244Jul 8, 2011Nov 26, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Cable connector
US8597041Oct 15, 2012Dec 3, 2013Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8647136Oct 15, 2012Feb 11, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US8690603Apr 3, 2012Apr 8, 2014Corning Gilbert Inc.Electrical connector with grounding member
US8753147Jul 22, 2013Jun 17, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a coupling member for locking onto a port and maintaining electrical continuity
US8758050Jun 10, 2011Jun 24, 2014Hiscock & Barclay LLPConnector having a coupling member for locking onto a port and maintaining electrical continuity
US8801448Aug 20, 2013Aug 12, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity structure
US8840429Oct 4, 2013Sep 23, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Cable connector having a slider for compression
US8858251Nov 27, 2013Oct 14, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a coupler-body continuity member
US8876562May 5, 2011Nov 4, 2014Lear CorporationFemale type contact for an electrical connector
US8888526Aug 5, 2011Nov 18, 2014Corning Gilbert, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with radio frequency interference and grounding shield
US8894440May 28, 2013Nov 25, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US8915754Nov 27, 2013Dec 23, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a coupler-body continuity member
US8920182Nov 27, 2013Dec 30, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a coupler-body continuity member
US8920192Dec 12, 2012Dec 30, 2014Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a coupler-body continuity member
US9017101Feb 4, 2013Apr 28, 2015Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US9048599Nov 21, 2013Jun 2, 2015Corning Gilbert Inc.Coaxial cable connector having a gripping member with a notch and disposed inside a shell
US9071019Oct 26, 2011Jun 30, 2015Corning Gilbert, Inc.Push-on cable connector with a coupler and retention and release mechanism
US9130281Apr 17, 2014Sep 8, 2015Ppc Broadband, Inc.Post assembly for coaxial cable connectors
US9136654Jan 2, 2013Sep 15, 2015Corning Gilbert, Inc.Quick mount connector for a coaxial cable
US9147955Oct 26, 2012Sep 29, 2015Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity providing port
US9147963Mar 12, 2013Sep 29, 2015Corning Gilbert Inc.Hardline coaxial connector with a locking ferrule
US9153911Mar 14, 2013Oct 6, 2015Corning Gilbert Inc.Coaxial cable continuity connector
US9153917Apr 11, 2013Oct 6, 2015Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US9166348Apr 11, 2011Oct 20, 2015Corning Gilbert Inc.Coaxial connector with inhibited ingress and improved grounding
US9172154Mar 15, 2013Oct 27, 2015Corning Gilbert Inc.Coaxial cable connector with integral RFI protection
US9190744Sep 6, 2012Nov 17, 2015Corning Optical Communications Rf LlcCoaxial cable connector with radio frequency interference and grounding shield
US9203167May 23, 2012Dec 1, 2015Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with conductive seal
US9287659Oct 16, 2012Mar 15, 2016Corning Optical Communications Rf LlcCoaxial cable connector with integral RFI protection
US9312611Apr 17, 2012Apr 12, 2016Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a conductively coated member and method of use thereof
US9325095 *Jul 12, 2011Apr 26, 2016Lear CorporationFemale type contact for an electrical connector
US9385467Nov 21, 2014Jul 5, 2016Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US9407016Oct 16, 2012Aug 2, 2016Corning Optical Communications Rf LlcCoaxial cable connector with integral continuity contacting portion
US9419389Dec 12, 2013Aug 16, 2016Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US9484645Aug 24, 2015Nov 1, 2016Corning Optical Communications Rf LlcQuick mount connector for a coaxial cable
US9496661Dec 12, 2013Nov 15, 2016Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US9525220Nov 25, 2015Dec 20, 2016Corning Optical Communications LLCCoaxial cable connector
US9537232Sep 28, 2015Jan 3, 2017Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity providing port
US9548557Jun 26, 2013Jan 17, 2017Corning Optical Communications LLCConnector assemblies and methods of manufacture
US9548572Oct 30, 2015Jan 17, 2017Corning Optical Communications LLCCoaxial cable connector having a coupler and a post with a contacting portion and a shoulder
US9570845Jan 7, 2014Feb 14, 2017Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector having a continuity member operable in a radial direction
US9590287Jul 9, 2015Mar 7, 2017Corning Optical Communications Rf LlcSurge protected coaxial termination
US9595776Feb 5, 2014Mar 14, 2017Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector producing a biasing force
US9608345Jun 7, 2013Mar 28, 2017Ppc Broadband, Inc.Continuity maintaining biasing member
US9660360Feb 5, 2014May 23, 2017Ppc Broadband, Inc.Connector producing a biasing force
US9660398Dec 19, 2013May 23, 2017Ppc Broadband, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US20050003705 *May 18, 2004Jan 6, 2005Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve
US20050020136 *Jun 28, 2004Jan 27, 2005Johannes Richard A.Electrical connector contact
US20050255735 *May 14, 2004Nov 17, 2005Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US20060035524 *Oct 25, 2005Feb 16, 2006Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US20060118593 *Jan 26, 2005Jun 8, 2006Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.Stapler capable of cutting staple legs one after another
US20060148337 *Jan 20, 2004Jul 6, 2006Mark WellsElectrical connection device
US20060205272 *Mar 9, 2006Sep 14, 2006Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial connector with a cable gripping feature
US20060292926 *Jun 26, 2006Dec 28, 2006Chee Alexander BEnd Connector for Coaxial Cable
US20070015397 *Sep 18, 2006Jan 18, 2007Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US20070037457 *Jul 25, 2006Feb 15, 2007Pascal RibeauFemale electrical contact element and method for making a female electrical contact element
US20070049113 *Jun 5, 2006Mar 1, 2007Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with friction-fit sleeve
US20070243759 *Jun 6, 2007Oct 18, 2007Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector
US20080020635 *Aug 2, 2007Jan 24, 2008Chee Alexander BEnd Connector for Coaxial Cable
US20080057790 *Oct 23, 2007Mar 6, 2008Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US20080171471 *Feb 7, 2008Jul 17, 2008Fci Americas Technology, Inc.Electrical connector contact
US20080261445 *Mar 7, 2008Oct 23, 2008Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with gripping ferrule
US20080274644 *Mar 19, 2008Nov 6, 2008Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with inner sleeve ring
US20080311790 *Jun 5, 2008Dec 18, 2008Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Constant force coaxial cable connector
US20080318472 *Sep 3, 2008Dec 25, 2008Pro Brand International, Inc.End connector for coaxial cable
US20090036986 *Aug 3, 2007Feb 5, 2009Zimmer Spine, Inc.Attachment devices and methods for spinal implants
US20090176396 *Mar 3, 2009Jul 9, 2009John Mezzalingua Associates Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US20090186505 *Mar 30, 2009Jul 23, 2009John Mezzalingua Associates Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US20090203256 *Apr 22, 2009Aug 13, 2009John Mezzalingua Associates Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US20090291589 *Jul 31, 2009Nov 26, 2009Chee Alexander BEnd connector for coaxial cable
US20100255721 *May 26, 2009Oct 7, 2010John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector with improved physical and rf sealing
US20100297871 *May 19, 2010Nov 25, 2010John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Click-Tight Coaxial Cable Continuity Connector
US20100297875 *Dec 8, 2009Nov 25, 2010John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US20110021072 *Oct 7, 2010Jan 27, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable continuity connector
US20110053413 *Nov 8, 2010Mar 3, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates Inc.Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof
US20110117774 *Sep 28, 2009May 19, 2011Thomas & Betts International, Inc.Cable Connector
US20110117776 *May 25, 2010May 19, 2011Donald Andrew BurrisIntegrally Conductive And Shielded Coaxial Cable Connector
US20110143567 *Feb 23, 2011Jun 16, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US20110230089 *Mar 25, 2011Sep 22, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Coaxial cable connector having electrical continuity member
US20110230090 *May 27, 2011Sep 22, 2011Bence Bruce DElectrical connector with grounding member
US20110230091 *May 31, 2011Sep 22, 2011John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Connector having a conductively coated member and method of use thereof
US20130017739 *Jul 12, 2011Jan 17, 2013Lear CorporationFemale type contact for an electrical connector
USRE43832Jul 27, 2011Nov 27, 2012Belden Inc.Constant force coaxial cable connector
DE2923876A1 *Jun 13, 1979Jan 3, 1980Itt Ind Gmbh DeutscheSteckverbinder
DE3606340A1 *Feb 27, 1986Sep 3, 1987Kostal Leopold Gmbh & Co KgElectrical plug contact socket
EP0005602A1 *May 3, 1979Nov 28, 1979AMP INCORPORATED (a New Jersey corporation)Socket terminal
EP0092471A1 *Apr 13, 1983Oct 26, 1983The Bendix CorporationSocket contact for an electrical connector
EP0105766A1 *Aug 19, 1983Apr 18, 1984Allied CorporationSocket contact for electrical connector and method of manufacture
EP1107378A1 *Nov 30, 1999Jun 13, 2001Preci-Dip Durtal SAContact member for an electrical connector
EP2187480B1 *Nov 9, 2009Mar 23, 2016Würth Elektronik ICS GmbH & Co. KGSocket for printed circuit boards
Classifications
U.S. Classification439/843, 439/879, 439/891
International ClassificationH01R13/11, H01R13/115
Cooperative ClassificationH01R13/111
European ClassificationH01R13/11B
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Apr 22, 1985ASAssignment
Owner name: ITT CORPORATION
Free format text: CHANGE OF NAME;ASSIGNOR:INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:004389/0606
Effective date: 19831122