Patents Assigned to Connecteurs Cinch
  • Publication number: 20040229485
    Abstract: Combination of a locking lever and a connector of the type utilizing a female housing member and a male housing member, wherein one of the male and female housing members includes studs arranged on two opposite walls, and wherein the locking lever is a U-shaped member that has two flanges and a holding strip portion. The U-shaped member is mounted in an articulated manner on two corresponding walls of another of the male and female housing members. Each of the two flanges has a cam adapted to cooperate with one of the studs. The locking lever is movable at least between a rest position and a locking position. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: CONNECTEURS CINCH
    Inventors: Sylvain Cloarec, Julien Larde
  • Patent number: 6186810
    Abstract: A female electrical contact member has a body extended by a bush open at its free end for insertion of a male member and a male-member-receiving member comprises a ring extended by elastic tongues which grip the male member. The ring is mounted to slide and float in the bush and is connected to the body by a flexible electrical connection. Sliding of the ring in the bush is restricted. The flexible electrical connection forms a loop at a point part way along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: St├ęphane Barnabe, Fabrice Durand-Cochet
  • Patent number: 6152768
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing element has a locking key inserted in a passage parallel to and between channels in the housing element. The housing element has elastic tongues projecting into the conduit and the locking key terminates in a protuberance which, in a locking position, pushes the tongues through corresponding slots into the channels so that they project into the channels at the rear end of the electrical contact members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Philippe Beugnot, Sylvain Cloarec, Jean-Louis Duclos
  • Patent number: 6030235
    Abstract: Connector includes a housing member to which is articulated a locking lever having a holding bar held in a locked position by a latch. An abutment is provided against which the corresponding edge of the lever bears in the locked position. This edge is in the form of an elastic tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Jean Ittah, Thierry Badaroux
  • Patent number: 5951314
    Abstract: Female electrical contact member includes a body with an arrangement at one end for receiving an electrical conductor and a receiving member for the elastic engagement of a complementary male electrical contact member. The body is extended by a bush open at its free end to provide a passage for the male member and the receiving member includes a ring extended towards the arrangement for receiving an electrical conductor by elastic tongues adapted to grip the male member. The ring slides and floats in the bush and is connected by a flexible electrical connection to the body, an arrangement being provided to limit sliding of the ring in the bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Fabrice Durand-Cochet, Nicolas Deloge
  • Patent number: 5938486
    Abstract: A female electrical contact member comprises a body with connecting members at one end for connecting it to an electrical conductor, such as crimping lugs, and at the other end a series of elastic lugs for gripping a cylindrical male member and extending from a cylindrical ring connected to the connecting members by a profiled part. It is completed by an outer sleeve having a bush inserted in and fixed to the cylindrical ring and a sleeve with cut-out elastic tongues which cooperate with the elastic lugs to strengthen their action. The outer sleeve has retaining members which cooperate with a shoulder in a passage of a connector housing member and receive the female member. The part of the body including the elastic lugs has a diameter less than that of the ring, the two parts being joined by a shoulder. The diameter of the sleeve of the outer sleeve is smaller than that of the bush, the two parts being joined by a shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Fabrice Durand-Cochet, Stephane Barnabe
  • Patent number: 5893780
    Abstract: Electrical connector comprises a housing member having a series of passages each of which receives a female electrical contact member having a profiled part which cooperates with a locking key mobile in a slot perpendicular to the passages and having a series of slots aligned with the passages, each female electrical contact member including a boss which cooperates with a guide slot of each passage and a retaining tongue cut out from a lateral wall and the free end of which is at the same end as the profiled part. The part of each passage between the insertion end and the slot includes a recess the depth of which increases in the direction towards the slot and wherein the retaining tongue is housed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch, Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Fabrice Durand-Cochet
  • Patent number: 5890931
    Abstract: A system is provided for polarizing electrical connectors of generally parallelepipedal shape and of the type having a male housing part adapted to be inserted in a skirt of a female housing part, one of these parts having along one wall at least one longitudinal tongue and the other of these parts having at least one corresponding groove which receives the tongue when the male housing part is fitted into the skirt of the female housing part. The free end of the tongue terminates in a bevel, the free edge of the skirt terminates in a corresponding bevel and the bevels on the tongue and on the free edge of the skirt are oriented so that, if the male housing part is not offered up in the correct position for insertion into the skirt, the bevels bear one against the other and tend to close up the opening of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Jean Ittah, Olivier Plessis
  • Patent number: 5873745
    Abstract: Device for coupling two electrical connector housing members includes two toothed sectors on one member, each sector including a slot leading to a cam. The cams cooperate with two lugs on the other member. The sectors are rotated to occupy either an open first position or a locked second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Duclos, Jean Ittah, David Rognerud
  • Patent number: 5822197
    Abstract: An electrical connection system includes a frame, a main printed circuit "mother board", a series of secondary printed circuit "daughter boards", and interconnecting spacers formed of an insulative material plate with holes in it into each of which is inserted a buffer that is a good conductor of electricity. The frame includes a support plate with series of slides, the mother board resting on the support plate and receiving the interconnecting spacer. The daughter boards are slid into the slides and include, along an edge which cooperates with the interconnecting spacer, a heel-piece on which is mounted and to which is fixed a flexible printed circuit the tracks of which are connected to those of the daughter board and cooperate with the buffers. Arrangements are provided to fix the daughter boards to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventor: Michel Thuault
  • Patent number: 5772477
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a male member with conduits arranged in rows and in transverse lines and each designed to receive an electrical contact member. The electrical contact members are locked by a locking key mobile in the male member perpendicularly to the conduits and having slots corresponding to the rows. The key includes notches in the slots and disposed along the transverse lines. The male member and the key carry markers corresponding to the rows and to the transverse lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Sylvain Cloarec, Fabrice Durand-Cochet
  • Patent number: 5697814
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a female housing member and a male housing member and each housing member includes an arrangement for receiving a locking key able to assume two positions. These are a waiting position allowing insertion of the members and a locked position in which the locking keys lock the members. Each locking key includes means for opposing insertion of the male housing member into the female housing member when it is in the waiting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch, Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Pascal Delaunay
  • Patent number: 5674096
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing member includes a body with passages to receive a contact member and a locking key with protuberances which engage in slots opening into the passages. The width of the protuberances is equal to the dimension of the slots which extend the full width of the passages and the protuberances are extended by bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Duclos, Marie-Pierre Mortureux
  • Patent number: 5660556
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a locking key having branches that slide in a female housing member. The branches include ramps to receive studs on a male housing member. The edge of the branches includes a strip with a lug engaged in an opening in the member which has a tongue with a protuberance on it to immobilize the lug in the opening when the key is in a ready position and which can be retracted when the key is pushed towards a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Thierry Badaroux, Jean Ittah
  • Patent number: 5647776
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing member, a coupling sleeve and a complementary member. The housing member is adapted to contain electrical contacts and is inserted in the sleeve. Turning the sleeve simultaneously locks it to the complementary member and locks the contacts in the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Duclos, David Rognerud
  • Patent number: 5634826
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a body, a series of passages adapted to receive an electrical contact member and a locking key having two branches that are inserted into conduits in the body and bars that engage in slots in the body to lock the electrical contact members, cooperating with shoulders on the latter. The bars have a profile with a rib guided in a groove in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Ittah Jean, Plessis Olivier
  • Patent number: 5624285
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing element includes passages each receiving an electrical contact and a system for locking them. The passages are in two series each comprising two rows. The locking system includes two keys in a head-to-tail arrangement and each of which is U-shape with two branches and a core. Each key is mounted so that one of its branches lies between the branches of the other key. Inclined guides are provided in a groove whereby each key can move in the groove in two perpendicular directions. In a locking position the two branches of the first key immobilize the electrical contacts of the two first rows of the two series of passages. In the locking position the two branches of the second key immobilize the electrical contacts of the two second rows of the two series of passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch, Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Gerard Pethieu, Jean Ittah, Olivier Plessis
  • Patent number: 5591051
    Abstract: Female electric contact member includes a first part having crimping lugs at one end extended by a profiled part in turn extended by a body ending in two elastic bars which form a clamp for gripping a corresponding male electric contact. A complementary part fixed to the body includes two elastic bars to strengthen the elastic action of the bars. The body of the first part has a circular cross-section, the complementary part having a corresponding circular cross-section and, along each of two opposite edges which are contiguous after bending, a lug adapted to be inserted in a slot in the body of the first part and a cut-out lug at an intermediate point of its surface which is inserted in a slot of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch, Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Jean Ittah
  • Patent number: 5577928
    Abstract: A hermaphroditic electrical contact member has a channel section body having a floor wall extended to form a male tongue, two lateral walls and a ceiling wall. A resilient contact arm extends in the channel. The ceiling wall is formed by an extension of each of the lateral walls, each extension being bent to lie parallel to the floor wall and the two extensions being then in a common plane. At least one of the extensions is joined by a lug to a point midway along the length of the resilient contact arm. Along this lug, the resilient contact arm is bent so as to lie inside the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Duclos
  • Patent number: 5575685
    Abstract: Electrical connector assembly comprising a first housing member and a second housing member complementary to the first housing member, the second housing member having a series of passages in each of which a female electrical contact member is inserted. The first housing member includes a series of passages each adapted to receive a male electrical contact member, with the male electrical contact member having a contact part adapted to be inserted into a corresponding female contact member of the second housing member, a body including notches and elements for fixing an electrical conductor. The first housing member includes a face and a second projection on the face adapted to face towards the second housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Connecteurs Cinch
    Inventors: Jean Ittah, Thierry Badaroux