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Publication numberUST958009 I4
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 05/714,525
Publication dateMay 3, 1977
Filing dateAug 16, 1976
Priority dateAug 16, 1976
Also published asCA1085011A, CA1085011A1
Publication number05714525, 714525, US T958009 I4, US T958009I4, US-I4-T958009, UST958009 I4, UST958009I4
InventorsDennis Rex Snyder
Original AssigneeBell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electrical adapter
US T958009 I4
an adapter in accordance with the present invention comprises a male member joined to a female member. The male member includes a plug portion having a plurality of spaced slots into which a plurality of blade contacts are respectively inserted, the blade contacts making electrical connection with conductors positioned within troughs that respectively communicate with the slots. Each conductor is doubled over within its associated trough, and both ends of each conductor are terminated with a wire spring contact. The contacts at one end of these conductors are mounted in a first contact carrier, while the contacts at the other end are mounted in a second contact carrier. In addition, a plurality of conductors, also terminated at both ends with wire spring contacts, extend directly between the carriers.
The contact carriers are respectively accommodated within a pair of internally communicating openings in the female member in such a manner that the wire spring contacts are exposed within a pair of externally communicating openings of the female member. Each externally communicating opening is adapted to accommodate a plug having contacts arranged so as to engage the contacts of the associated carrier and thereby be electrically connected to the blade contacts in the plug portion and to the contacts of the other carrier.
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EP0018654A1 *May 2, 1980Nov 12, 1980Western Electric Company, IncorporatedMulti-outlet adapter for modular telephone cords
WO1980002475A1 *Apr 18, 1980Nov 13, 1980Western Electric CoMulti-oulet adapter for modular telephone cords
U.S. Classification439/418
International ClassificationH01R31/02
Cooperative ClassificationH01R31/02
European ClassificationH01R31/02