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Publication numberUS3750090 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1973
Filing dateJul 5, 1972
Priority dateJul 5, 1972
Also published asCA965497A, CA965497A1
Publication numberUS 3750090 A, US 3750090A, US-A-3750090, US3750090 A, US3750090A
InventorsTeman Z
Original AssigneeGte Automatic Electric Lab Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shielded right-angle panel mount coaxial connector
US 3750090 A
Abstract
A pair of coaxial cables are interconnected by attaching a tubular sleeve, which extends through and is secured in the wall of a cylindrical collar, to one end of each cable. Electrical connection to the outer conductor braid of each cable is accomplished by sliding a tubular sleeve under the braid, with the bared inner conductor of the cable extending into the center of the associated collar, and crimping a ferrule over the tubular sleeve and braid. A connector body having a center conductor pin dielectrically mounted therein and an open-ended slot through the wall thereof is secured in a panel by a nut having a tubular portion that is coaxial with the pin and also has a slot through the wall thereof. A diagonal groove in one end of the pin is aligned with the slot in the connector body for receiving the inner conductor and tubular sleeve on one cable, respectively, when the associated collar is slid over the slotted end of the connector body. After the inner conductor of the cable is soldered into the pin groove, a cap nut is threaded onto the slotted end of the connector body tightly against the collar to rigidly and nonrotatably secure the one cable in the connector. Similarly, the collar on the other cable is slid over the tubular portion of the nut with the sleeve in the slot thereof and a bent end of the inner conductor of the other cable in a longitudinal hole in the other end of the pin. After this inner conductor is soldered to the other end of the pin, a second cap nut is threaded onto the tubular portion and tightened against the collar to shield this connection of the pin to the second cable.
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nited States Patent [1 1 Teman SHIELDED RIGHT-ANGLE PANEL MOUNT COAXIAL CONNECTOR [75] Inventor: Zale E. Teman, Redwood City, Calif.

[73] Assignee: GTE Automatic Electric Laboratories Incorporated, Northlake, Ill.

22 Filed: July 5,1972

21 Appl. No.: 269,010

Related US. Application Data [63] Continuation-impart of Ser. No. 139,647, May 3,

1971, abandoned.

[52] US. Cl. 339/130 C, 339/177 R [51] Int. Cl H02b 1102, HOlr 17/04 [58] Field of Search 339/60 C, .89 C, 90 C, 339/91 P, 94 C, 126 C, 130, 177; 174/75 C, 88 C, 89

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,446,317 8/1948 Wilshusen 339/130 C 3,480,722 11/1969 Horssen et al. 339/177 E FOREIGN PATENTSOR APPLICATIONS 809,131 2/1959 Great Britain 339/177 B 920,725 3/1963 Great Britain 339/177 R Primary Examiner-Marvin A. Champion Assistant Examiner-Lawrence J. Staab Attorney-K. Mullerheim, Leonard R. Cool et al.

[111 3,750,090 [451 Ju1y31,1973

[57 ABSTRACT A pair of coaxial cables are interconnected by attaching a tubular sleeve, which extends through and is secured in the wall of a cylindrical collar, to one end of each cable. Electrical connection to the outer conductor braid of each cable is accomplished by sliding a tubular sleeve under the braid, with the bared inner conductor of the cable extending into the center of the associated collar, and crimping a ferrule over the tubular sleeve and braid. A connector body having a center conductor pin dielectrically mounted therein and an open-ended slot through the wall thereof is secured in a panel by a nut having a tubular portion that is coaxial with the pin and also has a slot through the wall thereof. A diagonal groove in one end of the pin is aligned with the slot in the connector body for receiving the inner conductor and tubular sleeve on one cable, respectively, when the associated collar is slid over the slotted end of the connector body. After the inner conductor of the cable is soldered into the pin groove, a cap nut is threaded onto the slotted end of the connector body tightly against the collar to rigidly and nonrotatably secure the one cable in the connector. Similarly, the collar on the other cable is slid over the tubular portion of the nut with the sleeve in the slot thereof and a bent end of the inner conductor of the other cable in a longitudinal hole in the other end of the pin. After this inner conductor is soldered to the other end of the pin, a second cap nut is threaded onto the tubular portion and tightened against the collar to shield this connection of the pin to the second cable.

16 Claims, 10 Drawing Figures 11 3,750,090 1 July 31, 1973 United States Patnt mi Teman PATENFEU 1 3.750.090

SHEET 2 OF 2 SHIELDED RIGHT-ANGLE PANEL MOUNT FIG. 2'is a front view of the connector body 3 in FIG.

COAXIAL CONNECTOR 1- REFERENCE TO PRIOR APPLICATION This is a continuation-in-part of application of Ser. No. 139,647, filed May 3, 1971 and now abandoned.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to electrical input-output connectors for use in interconnecting two different coaxial cables and more particularly to a right-angle coaxial connector for mounting on a panel and providing shielded connections to coaxial cables.

Telephone and other types of communication systems are designed to operate unattended in the field for extended time periods which may exceed a decade. Such systems may include several electronic equipment packages which are interconnected in the field by coaxial cables. A coaxial cable generally comprises a solid ,or braided inner conductor, a flexible tubular dielectric material surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor which is a woven or braided flexible sheath of metallic wires surrounding the dielectric material, and an outer insulating cover. Many different forms of coaxial connectors, including BNC and TNC connectors, have been devised for connecting to coaxial cable. Most of these connectors, however, are not fully satisfactory. Although the connectors may have an acceptable electric characteristic, the mechanical structures thereof are complex and comprise a number of small parts. The procedures for assembling these connectors are therefore complex, time consuming and difficult to perform in the field. Also, the electrical connection in these connectors is made through a pressure contact which may become oxidized and faulty when it is left unattended in the field for an extended time interval.

An alternate prior-art technique for making a permanent electrical connection to a coaxial cable is to separate the braided outer conductor from the cable dielectric over a portion of its length, ravel the braids, and solder them to a ground terminal on an equipment chassis. The inner conductor of the cable is soldered to another terminal on the equipment chassis. A cap is then placed over the junctions of the cable and terminals and soldered to the equipment chassis to provide radio frequency (RF) shielding thereof. This type of connector is unreliable since the braid may fray when the cable is flexed and short circuit the cable. Also, the cap must be unsoldered and removed from the chassis in order to check the connections to the terminals.

An object of this invention is the provision of an improved electrical connector which is simple in structure, may be assembled and connected to a coaxial cable in a relatively short time interval, and includes a soldered connection between the inner conductor of the cable and the center conductor of the connector.

Another object is the provision of a shielded panelmounted right-angle coaxial connector.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The nature of the invention and a better understanding of its operation will be had from the following detailed description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective-exploded view showing component parts of a connector embodying this invention;

FIG. 3 is a bottom view of the connector body 3 in FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view of the nut 6 looking in the direction of the arrows 4-4 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a top view of an adapter 7 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top view of the adapter 70 illustrating connection thereof to a coaxial cable 400;

FIG. 7 is a perspective-exploded view of the top half of a partially assembled connector embodying the invention;

FIG. 8 is a perspective-exploded view of the bottom half of a partially assembled connector embodying this invention, with the walls of collar 34b and tubular portion 28 partially broken away;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the bottom half of an assembled connector; and

FIG. 10 is a perspective-exploded view of an alter 0 nate embodiment of this invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIG. 1, an electrical connector embodying this invention for interconnecting a pair of coaxial cables comprises an elongated cylindrical body or housing 3 which is norlrotatably secured in the opening 4 of a panel 5 by a nut 6, a pair of adapters 7a and 7b, and a pair of cap nuts 8a and 8b.

The elongated body 3 (see FIG. 2) comprises a rearwardly projecting cylindrical section 10 which is externally threaded for engagement with the similarly threaded bore 11 of nut 6 and a forward projecting cylindrical section 12 which is externally threaded adjacent the end thereof for engagement with the similarly threaded bore (not shown) of cap nut 80. Section 10 has a longitudinal keying flat 14 extending over the length thereof for aligning and preventing rotation of the connector body 3 in the similarly shaped opening 4 which may be stamped in panel 5. The diameter of the keyed section 10 is less thanthat of section 12 to form a shoulder 15 at the junction'thereof which is used as an abutment when the connector is mounted in the panel. The connector body has a first large bore 16 extending over the major portion of the length of section 12 and a second smaller bore 17 extending through section 10 into bore 16. A pair of open-ended slots 18a and 18b are milled through the wall of section 12. A tubular dielectric sleeve 19, which may be made of Teflon, is supported in the bore 17 (see FIG. 3). A center conductor pin 20 is located in the bore in sleeve 19. The pin 20 has a groove 21 milled in one end 200 thereof and a center hole 22 in the other end 20b thereof.

The nut 6 has a lower base portion 27 with an external angularly shaped outer surface and a tubular portion 28 projecting from the base 27. The bore 11 through nut 6 is threaded for engagement with the threads on the body section 10. The flat surfaces 29 of base 27 (see FIG. 4) are oriented for engagemetnt with a wrench for threading nut 6 on the lower body portion 10 and tightening the nut securely against panel 5. The tubular portion 28 also has a pair of open-ended slots 30a and 30b milled through the wall thereof. The circumference of the tubular portion 28 is threaded for engagement with the similarly threaded bore 13 of cap nut 8b. Associated flats 29a and 29b of base 27 are spaced farther apart then the circumference of the tubular portion 28 to provide a shoulder 31.

The adapters 7a and 7b are identical and each cornprises a cylindrical collar 34 having an aperture 35 in one wall thereof for receiving a tubular sleeve 36. The sleeve 36 is oriented in the aperture 35 with its longitudinal axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of collar 34 and extends approximately one-quarter of the way into the interior section of the collar 34 (see FIG. Sleeve 36 is rigidly secured to the collar such as by silver solder 37 around the aperture 35. The exterior length of the sleeve 36 is approximately three times the length thereof within the collar. The inner diameter of sleeve 36 is sized for the sleeve to slide smoothly over the tubular dielectric of a coaxial cable to which connection is to be made. The outer diameter of sleeve 36 is slightly less than the width of the slots 18 and 30 in the body section 12 and nut 6, respectively. The inner diameter of collar 34 is sized so that the collar will slide smoothly over the slotted body section 12 and the 'nut portion 28 with the sleeve 36 in a slot 18 or 30. The height of collar 34 is less than that of the slotted body section 12 and nut portion 28 in order to expose threads on which to screw the cap nuts 8a and 8b, respectively.

Prior to the time that is desired to make connections to coaxialcables, the center conductor pin 20 is press fit into the central opening in the dielectric sleeve 19 which is then press fit into the smaller bore 17 of the connector body with a slot 18 and groove 21 in alignment. Each adapter 7 is fabricated by silver soldering a sleeve 36 in the aperture'35 of a collar 34. Assembled connector bodies 3 and adapters 7'are then stored. During fabrication of equipment utilizing the connector, an assembled connector body 3 is preferably rigidly secured in the panel 5 with a nut 6. Alternatively, connector body 3 may be secured in the panel 5 by a conventional nut and lock-washer or a locknut (not shown).

Each of the adapters 7a and 7b is connected to an associated coaxial cable 40a and 40b in the same manner as is illustrated in FIG. 6. The procedure for electrically connecting the adapter 7a to a coaxial cable 40a comprising an outer insulation cover, a braided outer conductor 41a, a tubular'dielectric sleeve 42a, and an inner conductor 43a (see FIG. 6) with a connector embodying this invention is very simple and requires little time. First, a short metal tube or ferrule 44a is slipped onto the coaxial cable 400, and the outer insulation cover is removed from the end of the cable to which connection is to be made. In preparing the cable for connection to adapter 7a, portions of the outer conductor braid 41a and tubular dielectric 42a of the cable are cut back to expose a length of inner conductor 43a which is slightly greater than one-quarter of the diameter of the collar 34. After the outer conductor braid 41a is flaired slightly, the adapter 7a is slid over the dielectric 42a with the sleeve 36a extending under the braid and the bared inner conductor 43a extending a little beyond the center of collar 34a. Ferrule 44a is then slid over the exposed braid 41a and sleeve 36a is crimped with a standard crimping tool (not shown) to rigidly secure and electrically connect the adapter 7a to cable 400 and outer conductor 41a. In this manner, the inner conductor 43a and the braided outer conductor 41a are very effectively separated from each other so that the hairlike strands of the latter cannot cause a short circuit therebetween. Since none of these dimensions are critical and soldering is not required here, the

I aforementioned assembly can be completed in a very short time. The adapter 7b is electrically connected to a coaxial cable 40 b in the same manner except that a length of inner conductor 43b that is approximately one-half the diameter of collar 34b is exposed and a 90 bend is formed in the end of inner conductor 43b.

' 7). Engagement of the end of sleeve 36a in the slot 18 of the body section 12 provides an effective metallic interlock which prevents rotation of cable 400 and bending of the cable adjacent to, and relieves stress at, the connection point of the cable and connector. Adapter 7a effectively holds and aligns the inner conductor 43a in groove 21 while conductor 43a is soldered to pin 20. Cap nut 8a is then screwed onto the protruding threads of the slotted section 12 and tightened against collar 34a to ground the outer conductor 41a of the cable to the panel 5, to rigidly secure the cable 40a in the connector, and to shield the connection. The aforementioned soldering of inner conductor 43a to pin 20 is the onlysoldering operation required while actually making electrical connection of the cable 40a to the connector. Thesolder joint is easily inspected by removing cap nut 8a.

The cable 40b is attached to the connector by=placing collar 34b over the slotted tubular portion 28 of nut 6 with one end of the collarabutting shoulder 31, with the end of sleeve 36b in a slot 30, and with the bent end of inner conductor 43b in the opening 22 of the pin 20 (see FIG. 8). The cable 40b and adapter 7b are held in this position until the end of inner conductor 43b is soldered into the hole 22 in the pin end 20b. Cap nut 8b is then screwed onto the protruding threads of the tubular portion 28 and tightened against collar 34b to ground the outer conductor of cable 40b to the panel 5, to rigidly secure cable 40b to the connector body and to shield the connection thereto. Although the nut 6 is shown in FIG. 1 on a connector body 3 that is designed to receive it, the nut 6 may also be used, together with a collar 7 and cap nut 8, for providing shielded connections to ends of conventional BNC and TNC type coaxial connectors that are normally secured to a panel b a locknut.

An alternate embodiment of this invention that is illustrated in FIG. 10 comprises a connector body or housing 47 having an upper portion-48 that is similar to the body portion 12 in FIG. 1, a lower portion 49 that is similar to the tubular portion 28 of nut 6 in FIG. 1, and an enlarged nut-like section 50 at the junction of body portions 48 and 49. The section 50 has a breadth that is greater than the diameter of the body portions 48 and 49 for providing shoulders that are bearing surfaces. The circumference of body portion 49 is threaded over the major portion of the length thereof for providing threads on which to tighten locknut 38 against panel 5. Each of the body portions 48 and 49 has open-ended slots in the wall thereof for receiving an adapter sleeve 36 and has a circumference and length for receiving an adapter collar 34. The center conductor pin 51 in connector body 47 has grooves in both ends thereof that are aligned with the openended slots in body portions 48 and 49. Thus, adapters 7a which are secured to associated coaxial cables having center conductors that do not have a bend in the end thereof are employed to make electrical connection to both ends of connector body 47.

The connector body 47 is mountedin a panel 5 by inserting the lower body portion in the opening 4 with the lower shoulder of section 50 contacting one side of the panel. The connector body is secured in panel 5 by a lock nut 38 which is threaded onto body portion 49 and tightened against the other side of the panel. Coaxial cables having adapters 7a on one end thereof are attached to the connector body 47 by placing the adapter collars 340 over body portions 48 and 49, soldering associatedinner conductors of the cables in the grooves in opposite ends of pin 51, and threading cap nuts 8 onto exposed threads of body portions 48 and 49 until they abut the associated collars 34a. Alternatively, connector body 47 may be secured in panel 5 by placing an adapter sleeve 36a over body portion 49 so that the sleeve contacts the lower surface of panel 5 and threading a cap nut 8 onto body portion 49 and against the collar, instead of using the locknut 38.

Although this invention is described in relation to a preferred embodiment thereof, modifications of this structure will occur to those skilled in the art. By way of example, the bore 16 of the slotted body section 12 may be threaded instead of the circumference thereof and a collar 34 may be fabricated having a height that is slightly larger than that of the associated section 12. A T-shaped cap having a large diameter section slightly greater than the outer diameter of collar 34 and having a smaller diameter section with the circumference thereof threaded for engagement with the threaded bore of the slotted body section 12 is then employed for rigidly securing the collar in place and a coaxial cable to the connector. In a similar manner, the bore 11 of nut 6 may be threaded over the length of the tubular portion 28 for securing a collar to nut 6 with a T- shaped cap. Alternatively, the collars 7a and 7b may be located in the threaded bores 16 and 11, respectively. The caps 8a and 8b are then screwed into the bores 16 and 11, respectively, to contact the associated collar. Also, when mounting the connector body 3 in an opening in a panel 5, a washer (not shown) may be placed between collar 34a and the bulkhead, or a protruding shoulder (not shown) may be formed on the circumference of the slotted body section 12 adjacent shoulder 15 so that the collar 34a is not in direct contact with the panel. Similarly, a washer (not shown) may be located between nut 6 and the panel. The connector is adapted for receiving different size coaxial cables by fabricating a number of adapters 7 with sleeves 36 having inner and outer diameters related to the diameters of the available cables. The nut 6, adapter 7b, and cap nut 8b may also be used in providing shielded connections of coaxial cables to subpanel ends of conventional coaxial BNC and TNC type connectors that are normally secured in a panel by a locknut. Also, the slots 18 and 30 in the connector body 12 and nut 6, respectively, do not have to be aligned and there may be more than two of either of them. Further, longitudinal holes may be formed in the ends of center conductor pin 51 in FIG. 10 instead of the grooves that are shown.

The scope of this invention is therefore to be determined from the appended claims rather than from the above detailed description.

What is claimed is:

1. A right-angle panel mount connector for providing a shielded connection to a first coaxial cable having a braided outer conductor, a coaxial inner conductor,

and a tubular dielectric layer disposed therebetween; 5 said connector comprising:

a tubular housing having a central axial opening, having a first open-ended longitudinal slot extending through the wall of one end thereof, and having threads on a surface of the wall at the one end thereof,

a tubular dielectric sleeve supported in the central opening in said housing,

a center conductor pin having an opening one end thereof for receiving the center conductor of the first cable and having a longitudinal axis, said pin being supported in the central opening in said dielectric sleeve with the one end of said pin located in line with said first slot,

means for holding said housing securely in the panel,

a first ferrule through which the coaxial cable extends,

a first cable adapter comprising a first electrically conductive cylindrical collar having a central opening therethrough and having an aperture in the wall thereof,

a first electrically conductive tubular sleeve rigidly secured in the aperture in said first collar, the dielectric layer of the first cable extending through said first conductive sleeve with a length of bared first cable inner conductor extending into the center of said first collar and the braided first cable outer conductor extending over said first conductive sleeve, said first ferrule being crimped over the first cable braided outer conductor and first conductive sleeve for electrically connecting the latter two elements,

said first collar coaxially mating with the one end of said housing with threads on the surface of the one end of the latter being exposed, with said first conductive sleeve in said first slot, and with the bared first cable inner conductor in the opening in the one end of said pin, said first cable inner conductor and pin being soldered together, and I a first electrically conductive cap having a threaded surface thereof engaging the exposed threads on the one end of said housing and rigidly securing said first collar to said housing.

2. The connector according to claim 1 wherein the opening in the one end of said pin is a diagonal groove that is aligned with said first slot. I

3. The connector according to claim 1 wherein the opening in the one end of said pin is a longitudinal hole.

4. A connector according to claim 1 for interconnecting first and second coaxial cables wherein said housing has a second open-ended longitudinal slot in the other end thereof and threads on a surface of the wall at the other end thereof, and said pin has an opening in the other end thereof that is in line with said second slot, and including a second furrule through which the second coaxial cable extends,

a second cable adapter comprising a second electrically conductive cylindrical collar having a central opening therethrough and an aperture in the wall thereof,

a second electrically conductive tubular sleeve rigidly secured in the aperture in said second collar, the dielectric layer of the second cable extending through said second conductive sleeve with a length of bared second cable inner' conductor extending into the center of said second collar and the braided second cable outer conductor extending over said second conductive sleeve, said second ferrule being crimped over the braided second cable outer conductor and second conductive sleeve for electrically connecting the latter two elements,

said second collar coaxially mating with the other end of said housing with threads on the surface of the other end of the latter being exposed, with said second conductive sleeve in said second slot, and with the bared second cable inner conductor in the opening in the other end of said pin, said second cable inner conductor and pin being soldered together, and

a second electrically conductive cap having a threaded surface thereof engaging the exposed threads on the other end of said housing and rigidly securing said second collar to said housing.

5. The connector according to claim 4 wherein the openings in the ends of said pin are diagonal grooves that are aligned with associated slots in said housing.

6. The connector according to claim 5 wherein said housing has threads on its exterior cylindrical surface adjacent the ends thereof, said collars fit over the circumference of said housing, and each of said caps has a threaded bore engaging exposed threads on the circumference of said housing.

7. The connector according to claim 6 wherein said holding means comprises an enlarged nut-shaped central section of said housing having a shoulder contacting a surface of the panel and a locknut.

8. The connector according to claim 1, said housing having a first longitudinal bore in the one end thereof extending only part way therethrough, and having a second longitudinal bore in the other end thereof that is coaxial with, and extends into, the first bore, said dielectric sleeve being located in the second bore with the other end of said pin extending beyond the other end of said housing.

9. The connector according to claim 8 wherein the circumference of said housing is threaded adjacent both ends thereof, said first collar fits over the circumference of the one end of said housing, and said first cap has a threaded bore engaging exposed threads on the one end of said housing.

It). The connector according to claim 9 wherein said holding means comprises a shoulder proximate the center of said housing and having a surface contacting one side of the panel, and a nut threaded onto the other end of said housing and contacting the other side of the panel.

11. The connector according to claim 10 providing a shielded connection to first and second coaxial cables wherein said nut has a base portion adjacent to the panel with a threaded bore, and v a tubular portion projecting away from the panel, said tubular portion having a second open-ended longitudinal slot extending through the wall at-the one end thereof that is spaced from said base portion and having threads on the circumference of the one end thereof, said nut being threaded onto the other end of said housing and against the panel with the other end of said pin aligned'with said second slot, and including a second ferrule through which the second coaxial cable extends,

a second cable adapter comprising a second electrically conductive cylindrical collar having a central opening therethrough and an aperture in the wall thereof,

a second electrically conductive tubular sleeve rigidly secured in the aperture in said second collar, the dielectric layer of the second cable extending through said second conductive sleeve with a length of bared second cable inner conductor extending into the center of said second collar and the second cable braided outer conductor extending over said second conductive sleeve, said second ferrule being crimped over the second cable braided outer conductor and second conductive sleeve for electrically connecting the latter two elements,

said second colar fitting over the circumferenceof the one end of said tubular portion of said nut with threads thereon exposed and said second conductive sleeve in said second slot, the bared second cable inner conductor being located in the opening in the other end of said pin, said second cable inner conductor and pin being soldered together, and

a second electrically conductive cap having a threaded bore engaging the exposed threads on the circumference of the one end of said tubular portion of said nut and rigidly securing said second collar on said housing.

12. The connector according to claim 11 wherein the opening in the one end of said pin is a diagonal groove aligned with the first slot and the opening in the other end of said pin is a longitudinal hole.

13. The connector'according to claim 12 including a plurality of second slots in the tubular portion of said nut.

14. In combination with a panel-mounted coaxial connector having an externally threaded connector body with a coaxial center conductor pin dielectrically supported therein, with both protruding through the panel, the protruding one end of the pin extending beyond the protruding threaded one end of the connector body and having an opening therein, apparatus providing a shielded coaxial connection between the connector body and a coaxial cable having a braided outerconductor, a coaxial inner conductor, and a tubular dielectric layer disposed therebetween, comprising a nut having a tubular portion with a central opening therein and having a base portion connected to one end of the tubular portion; said base portion having a threaded-central bore extending into the opening in said tubular portion; said nut being threaded onto threads of the protruding one end of the connector body with said nut base portion adjacent the panel; said tubular portion having an open-ended longitudinal slot extending through the wall of the other end thereof and aligned with the one end of the pin, and having threads on a cylindrical surface thereof adjacent its other end, and including a ferrule through which the coaxial cable extends,

a cable adapter comprising an electrically conductive cylindrical collar having a central opening therethrough and an aperture in the wall thereof,

an electrically conductive tubular sleeve rigidly secured in the aperture in said collar, the dielectric layer of the cable extending through said conductive sleeve with a length of bared cable inner conductor extending into the center of said collar and the braided outer conductor extending over said conductive sleeve, said ferrule being crimped over the braided outer conductor and conductive sleeve for electrically connecting the later two elements together,

said collar coaxially mating with the other end of the tubular portion of said nut with threads on the surface of the other end of the latter being exposed, with said conductive sleeve in said slot, and with the bared inner conductor of the cable in the opening in the one end of said pin, the cable inner conductor and pin being soldered together, and

an electrically conductive cap having a threaded cylindrical surface thereof engaging the exposed threads on the other end of the tubular portion of said nut and rigidly securing said collar to said nut and thus to said connector body.

15. Apparatus according to claim 14 wherein the circumference of the tubular portion of said nut is threaded adjacent the other end thereof, said collar fits over the circumference of the other end of said tubular portion with threads on the circumference of the latter being exposed, and said cap has a threaded bore engaging the exposed threads on the circumference of the other end of said tubular portion.

16. Apparatus according to claim 15 including a plurality of slots in the wall of said tubular portion.

i i i i Patent NO. 3750090 vDated u y 1973 invento Zale E. Teman It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent I and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:

Column 2, line 8, before "con-" insert an in-process column 2, line 28, before "nut" insert special-;column 2, line 60/61, delete "engagemetnt" and insert therefor engagement Column 3, line 16, after "of" insert the portion of 1- and, same line, after "36" insert inside collar 34 ,3 column 3, line 26, after "that" insert it column 3, line 61/62, after "36a" insert and the ferrule Column 6, claim 4, line 62,- delete "furrule" and insert therefor ferrule Column 8, claim 11, line 24, delete "colar" and insert therefor collar In the drawing, FIG. 1, change. the reference numeral "3a" to 34a Signed and sealed this 25th day of December 1973 (SEAL) Attest:

EDWARD M. FLETCHER,JR. RENE D. TE GTMEYER Attestlng Officer Acting Commissioner of Patents

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Classifications
U.S. Classification439/551, 439/579
International ClassificationH01R9/05, H02B1/015, H02B1/044
Cooperative ClassificationH02B1/044, H01R9/05
European ClassificationH01R9/05, H02B1/044
Legal Events
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Feb 28, 1989ASAssignment
Owner name: AG COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CORPORATION, 2500 W. UTOP
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:GTE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:005060/0501
Effective date: 19881228