US 983258 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. L. BLISS.
CONNECTOR FOR ELECTRIC GONDUCTORS.
APPLICATION FILED AUG427.1907.
UNITED srArEs PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM Loan BLISS, or BRookLYn, NEW from, ASSIGNOR, BY mnsnn ASSIGNMENTS,
TO THE UNITED STATES LIGHT conronn'rron' or MAINE.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM LORD Buss, a citizen of the United, States, residi-n at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and tate of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Connectors for Electric Conductors, of which the following is a full,
clear, concise, and exact descriptlon, refer ence being had to the accompan 'ing drawing, forming a part of this specf cation.
My invention relates to improvements in connectors for electric conductors.
Une of the objects of my invention is to providea connector by'means of which sets of electric conductors may be connected in such a manner that they will always have a definite relation.
Another object of my invention. is to-provide a connector for an electric conductor in which provision is made 'to. accommodate any slight discrepancies in the set of the members thereof.
For the purpose of disclosing my invention I have illustrated in the accompanying draw' one embodiment thereof.
In sa1d drawings: Figure I is a perspective view ofthe connectorwith the members thereof disconnected. Fig. II is a sectional view of my connector, the members thereof being connected.
The connector is preferabl formed of two cooperating members A an B, preferably cylindrical in form and constructed of insulatin material. ;Each of the members is adapte to receive a series of electricconf ductors.
Themember A of theconnect or has secured therein the 'endsl of a plurality of conductors, which extend entlrely therethrough and have the portions thereof,'
which project from the face of the member,
bared of insulating material. The conductors illustrated are formed of a plurality of strands of wire, and to preventthe se aration of these strands. the exposed on s) of the member are surrounded by tubular casings 3. It will be noted that the insulation of the conductors surrounds the same and is interposed between the walls of the openings in the member A and the conductors and extends to the front face of the connector The conductors 1 are securely-held within the openings within the member A by their tight fit therein and also by a winding 4 set Specification of Letters Pateht.
Application filed August 27, 1907. Serial No. 390,370. v
' its '0 elation, what I claim Patented Jan. 31, 1911.
in a groove 4:, which extends sufliciently deep to permit the winding to engage the conductors 1. One of the sleeves 3 is preferablymade of greater diameter than the reg ma1ning sleeves, the purpose of which will appear more fully hereinafter.
lie-member B of the connector is provided with a plurality of sockets 6 into yvhich are arranged to be inserted the proectin ity 0 conductors 2 have their bared or exposed ends extended into openings in themember Band suitably connected with the sockets 6 b solder or in any other desired manner. ne of the sockets 6 of the female member B is made larger than the remaining sockets to accommodate the larger sleeve in the male member in order that when the Sleeves 3 are inserted in the sockets 6 of the female member they will always be inserted in the same relation. It is aipparent that by the provision of an enlarge a correspondingly enlarged socket that the connections wil be made always in the same relation, as'it will be impossible to insert the enlarged conductor in any but its proper socket, which will insure the insertion of .the remaining conductors in their proper sockets. The sockets 6 and 6 are secured in position in the member B by screws 9 which egztend through the side walls ofthe member, and through the walls of the sockets 6 and 6. These screws serve an conductor and- AND HEATING COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A
ends of the conductors 1. A plurall additional function of securing the male and 1 female members together, as their ends engage the sleeves of the conductors 1 of the malemember. I
It, will be seen that by the construction above setforth, I have provided a connector for electric conductors which insures the connection of the conductorsin their pro er relation and by the provision of the insu ating material between the conductors of the male member and the walls thereof, a resilient cushion is provided which permits a slight lateral movement of the ends of the conductors to accommodate an discrepancies which may occur between t e sockets in the female member and the projected ends of the'conductorsi I and desire 'to' secure y Letters'Patent, is: I In a coupling for electrical conductors,
*I-Iaving, thus described my invention andthe combination with two complementary coupling members, of a plurality of electrical conductors entering each of said-members, aplurality of sockets mounted within one of said members and electricallyv connected to the conductors therein, the conductors in the other of said members being arranged to project therethrough and to be inserted in the sockets of said first men tioned member, and means for binding sa1d pro ecting conductors in said last mentioned member.
2: In a coupling for electrical conductors,
-the combination with two. complementary coupling members, of a plurality of electrical conductors entering each of said members, a plurality of sockets mounted within one of said members and electrically connected to the conductors. therein, the conductors in the other of said members being arranged to project therethrough and to be inserted in the sockets of said first mentioned member, said last mentioned member being provided with a plurality of longitudinally extendingrecesses for receiving the conductors inserted therein, and an annular groove in communication with said recesses and means within said groove for binding said projecting conductors in said last mentioned member.
3. In a coupling for electrical conductors,
the combination with two complementary coupling members, of a plurality of electrical conductors entering each of said memsaid last mentioned members.
k An electrical coupling comprising two complementary members, a plurality of electrical conductors mounted in and projecting from one of said members, sockets carried within one of the complementary members, one of said sockets being larger than. the
other, tubular members mounted upon the projecting electrical conductors of the other complementary members, a plurality of electrical conductors mounted in and projectin being adapted to enter the larger socket, an means for locking the complementary members in coupled position. a
5. An electrical coupling comprising two complementary members, a plurality of electrical conductors mounted in and pro ecting from one of said members, one of said electrical conductors being formed larger than the rest, sockets carried vwithin the other complementary member, one of said sockets being larger than the other, to receive the correspon ingly enlarged projecting conductor, and yielding means for forming a flexible connection between the complementary members.
. 6. An electrical coupling comprising two complementary members, a plurality of sock.-.
ets mounted within one of said members, one of said sockets being enlarged, a plurality of electrical conductors mounted in the other of the complementary members, tubes mounted upon the electrical conductors of the last named member, said tubes being provided with rounded end portions, one of said tubes being larger than the others and adapted to be received within the enlarged socket, ind means for locking the members in coupled position. g
7 An electrical coupling comprising two complementary members, a series of elec trical conductors entering each of said members, the conductors of one member projecting therethrough, sockets formed in the other member for receiving the projecting conductors of the complementary member, and means mounted upon the projecting conductors to form a connection between the sockets and said projecting conductors.
8. An electrical coupling comprisin two complementary members, a plurality oi electrical conductors mounted in each of said complementary members the conductors of one member being yieldingly mounted, sockets mounted in electrical contact with the. conductors of one member, tubes havin rounded ends and mounted upon sai yieldingly mounted conductors permitting of aflexible connection between said conductors and the sockets of the other complementary member, said sockets being adapted to receive the tubes carried u on the conductors always in a definite relative sequence, and means for securing the conductors'within the sockets to lock the complementary members in coupled position.
9. A coupling for electrical conductors comprising two complementary members, a plurality of sockets arranged within one of said members, oneiof said sockets being enlarged, a plurality of conductors extending through the other of said members, tubular members mounted on the ends of said last mentioned conductors and adapted to be inserted in the sockets in the other members,-
one of said tubular members being enlar ed and adapted to fit into said enlar ed soc et to insure the proper connections 0 said conductors, and screws carried by one of said members and extending through the sockets therein for engaging said tubular members .to secure said coupling members together.
,10. A coupling for electrical conductors comprising two complementary members, a plurality of sockets mounted .within one of said members, one of said sockets being enlarged, conductors electrically connected to said sockets, a plurality of electrical conductors extending through the other of said members and resiliently mounted therein, tubular members mounted on the ends of said last mentioned conductors and adapted to be inserted in said sockets, one of said tubular members being enlarged and adapted to fit only in the enlarged socket to insure proper connections of said conductors, and screws carried by one of said coupling members and extending through the sockets therein for engaging said tubular members to secure the coupling members together.
11. An electrical coupling consisting of two parts, each part securing the ends of a plurality of conductors in substantially fixed, spaced relationto each other; the bared extremities of the conductors secured by one part, projecting beyond said part, and a yielding covering between certain conductors and said part, whereby slight relative movement of said extremities is permitted.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto sub scribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM LORD BLISS.
itnesses EDGAR W. MARTIN, E. P. I'IANNIG.