Abstract: A floating panel mount system is disclosed for mounting an electrical connector to a panel. The system includes a panel having an aperture arrangement therethrough. A connector housing has a mating portion adapted to pass through the aperture arrangement from one side of the panel for mating with a complementary connecting device on the opposite side of the panel and adapted to provide substantial clearance in the aperture arrangement permitting floating motion relative to the panel. A locking portion of the connector housing is adapted to pass through the aperture arrangement from the one side of the panel and adapted to provide substantial clearance in the aperture arrangement. A flange portion of the connector housing is adapted to engage the one side of the panel laterally of the aperture arrangement. A retaining cap lockingly interengages with the locking portion and is engageable with the opposite side o the panel to prevent the mating portion from pulling back out of the aperture arrangement.
Abstract: A device for connecting a flat cable to a wiring board in which the cable is composed of a plurality of layers. A first insulating layer carries a shield foil layer upon which a central insulation layer is placed. A plurality of conductors, parallel to each other and spaced apart transversely, are on the central layer and, in turn, are covered by a second insulating layer. The cable has a connecting end wherein the first layer and second layer are absent, thus exposing portions of the conductors and the shield layer for making contact with the device.The device itself is made up of a housing containing a series of cavities which correspond to the conductors. Each cavity contains a fixed terminal. The terminals project out of the cavities and contact the wiring board. The other ends of the contacts have a pressing element and a terminal contact.
Abstract: A plug (101) for connection to the stripped end of a heart electrode wire or of another implantable wire comprises a contact piece (110), the front region of which is constructed as a plug pin (112) and the rear region (114) of which has a recess (118), an insulating housing (120) which surrounds the rear region (114) of the contact piece (110) and leaves free access to the recess (118), and a clamping piece (130) which, in the assembled state, engages with the recess (118), whereby the stripped wire end is bent round and clamped in the recess (118).
August 7, 1995
Date of Patent:
August 18, 1998
Lothar Schilder, Kay Muller, Christian Skutta, Hanke Sierk
Abstract: An improved electrical connector has terminals with tapered mold engaging ends formed to be complimentary in shape to notches made in a mold component in order to retain the pitch of the terminal ends during injection molding of a connector housing thereabout.
Abstract: A safety lamp socket in which the center metal contact plate is fastened to a first through hole on the socket body, having a flanged transverse head at one end fastened to a retaining groove inside the first through hole, a pointed upright tip disposed outside the first through hole for piercing the electric wire to make electrical contact with one conductor thereof, and a springy tail at an opposite end disposed inside the socket body and supported on at least one first inside projecting bearing portion inside the socket body for contact with the tip contact of the lamp bulb.
Abstract: For a unilaterally contacting contact spring for electric connectors, it is proposed to influence the contact force of the spring limb by means of an adjusting spring which acts upon the spring limb. As a result, a high contact pressure is already achieved upon slight deflection of the spring limb and, upon maximum deflection, the characteristic curve of the spring presents a flatter shape so that the contact force does not assume excessively high values.
January 4, 1996
Date of Patent:
November 11, 1997
Harting Elektronik GmbH
Dietmar Harting, Gunter Pape, Karin Forster
Abstract: A universally adaptable battery charger connector which couples electrically a battery charger outlet to pairs of terminals of different types and kinds of rechargeable battery devices. The universal adaptable battery charger includes an attachment arrangement for engaging releasably one of the pairs of battery device terminals. The attachment arrangement includes a pair of electrodes coupled electrically to a battery charger outlet for helping to supply electrical current to the battery device terminals. The universal connector also includes a securing device for mounting removably on the battery device to be charged. Each one of the electrodes includes a resilient contact for pressing resiliently into engagement with the terminals to maintain an electrical and mechanical contact between the securing device and the battery device terminals.
Abstract: A panel mounted angled modular jack assembly allows a mating modular plug to be inserted at an angle to the panel while permitting the jack contact assembly to be inserted perpendicular to the panel. A printed circuit board terminating ends of the contacts is mounted parallel to the panel allowing conductors to be terminated on an insulation displacement strip located on the board terminal in a direction perpendicular to the board and the jack mounting panel.
Abstract: A stackable splice module adapted to engage and mount to additional stackable splice modules to form an electrical connector for pairs of wires, the stackable splice module including an upper portion and a lower portion. A series of indexing teeth are formed along the length of the upper portion, defining wire receiving passages therebetween. Contact elements are mounted within the stackable splice modules, each having an upper end that projects into the teeth of the upper portion of its stackable splice module. The contact elements each include a wire receiving slot aligned with a wire receiving passage of the upper portion and which engages in the insulated wires to establish contact therewith. Lower ends of each contact element project into the lower portions of the splice modules and each include contact slots adapted to engage and receive a contact member of an upper end of a contact element of an additional splice module being stacked thereunder.
Abstract: A header adapter which is a separately molded part and which is designed to be secured to receiving portions of the header and pulse generator case of an implantable cardiac stimulation device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, in order to provide a different lead connector port configuration than that provided by the header of the device. The header adapter has a plurality of adapter lead connector ports and a plurality of lead connectors affixed to a rear portion (mounting side) thereof. The lead connectors extend outwardly from the rear portion of the header adapter, and are insertable into corresponding lead connector ports of the header of the implantable cardiac stimulation device to which the header adapter is to be secured.
Abstract: A waterproof tap cover for use in a waterproof connector which prevents a waterproof tap from being damaged when a terminal metal member is removed from a connector housing in the waterproof connector. The waterproof tap, which is formed of rubber and includes a plurality of insertion holes respectively formed so as to oppose a plurality of terminal storage chambers formed in the connector housing, is fitted with the rear portion of the connector housing, and the waterproof tap is fixed by the waterproof tap cover which has a plurality of through holes corresponding to the insertion holes. Chamfered escape recesses are formed in the hole edge portions of the through holes adjacent the waterproof tap in order to accommodate ridge portions of the waterproof tap when the terminals are withdrawn from the connector housing so that the connector can be resealed when the terminals are inserted again.
Abstract: The multimedia outlet of the present invention exhibits a combination of form and function. The outlet provides six openings for various telecommunicating connectors that provide for up to 12 ports of mixed media or up to 24 fiber optic ports. Also, provided is a cable management arrangement complying with industry standards specifications. The form of the outlet, having inwardly angled sides allows for "true" gravity feed connections, which are desirable. The outlet also includes multiple cable access/raceway knockout ports and a concealed labeling system.
Abstract: A lever-coupling type connector includes a pair of one and other connector housings to be fit into each other; a lever rotatably supported by the one connector housing and having a guiding groove; the other connector housing having an introducing protrusion to be engaged with the guiding groove; wherein the lever has a locking hook protruded from its supporting shaft, and the one connector housing includes an elastic locking piece having an elastic step to be engaged with the locking hook when the lever is rotated in a direction of coupling both connector housings. The lever is urged in an anti-fitting direction by the elastic force of the elastic locking piece in a state where both connector housings are completed fit into each other. This permits the state of semi-fitting of both connector housings to be easily recognized.
Abstract: An electrical socket contact which is connectable to a pin contact by insertion movement of the pin contact into the socket contact in an insertion direction. The socket contact includes: a body portion having elements for securing the socket contact in an opening in a receptacle housing so that the body portion is fixed in position in the receptacle; a first beam cantilevered to the body portion; a second beam having a proximal end cantilevered to the first beam and having a distal end spaced a distance from the first beam in a direction away from the first beam and parallel to the insertion direction; a first contact element located at the distal end of the second beam; a support arm secured to the proximal end of the second beam and having a distal end spaced a distance from the proximal end of the second beam in a direction away from the first beam and parallel to the insertion direction; and a second contact element located at the distal end of the support arm.
Abstract: Connectors are provided for propagation of electrical signals in a plurality of closely spaced propagation paths, such as between circuits connected to conductive pads of circuit boards, each circuit presenting a certain characteristic impedance at a pad connected thereto. For example, each connector includes a plurality of resilient and electrically conductive signal-propagating interconnect means having opposite ends engageable with conductive pads on a pair of the circuit boards. The interconnect means are supported by insulating means of a support structure which also provides conductive ground means in adjacent relation to the conductive interconnect means. The conductive ground means are arranged for connection to grounding elements of the circuit boards.
Abstract: An electrical connector for mating with a second complementary connector, wherein the electrical connector comprises a camming slide incorporated therein that cooperates with the complementary connector to draw the connector pair together, where in response to mating displacement of the camming slide, a camming lug is driven along a camming slot and in response to de-mating displacement of the camming slide, the camming lug is driven oppositely along the camming slot the connector being characterized in that in response to the mating displacement the camming lug is driven along a first camming surface and in response to the de-mating displacement the camming lug is driven along a second camming surface. The improved camming slide providing for the greatest mechanical advantage where needed in both the mating and de-mating strokes of the camming slide.
Abstract: An improved structure for the connector of a coaxial cable ensures that there are multiple contact points between the contact component and the central wire of the coaxial cable. The connector has holes on the top and bottom of the two ends of the contact component. The material of the holes is punched inward but is not removed from the tube forming the contact component such that a pair of inclined planes extend toward the interior of each end of the tube. One pair of insulation components which slip on the inside of the connector body join with one end of the contact component to fix and to support the contact component in order to increase the quality of transmission. The connector can be used in a specific range of central wire for cable that allows larger current flows, therefore being suitable for use in a combination of TV and telephone as well as with the current cable TV system.
Abstract: The present invention provides a co-axial connector for a high frequency cable which includes a slit in the earth metal fittings. The slit enables the earth metal fittings to be widened and allows insertion of an insulating bushing into the earth metal fittings. After insertion, the slit returns to its home position by the spring tension of the earth metal fittings and retains the insulating bushing by spring tension. This configuration makes assembly easier. Furthermore, after the insertion of the insulating bushing into the earth metal fitting, a shielding cylinder is engaged with the earth metal fittings in order to cover the rear end of the earth metal fittings. This configuration prevents high-frequency signals from leaking, and does not require the widening of the slit, while connected to the other connectors, which loosens the engagement between the earth metal fittings and the insulating bushing.
Abstract: An obliquely disposed insulation displacement contact for the communication and data transfer. Wires having a lower rigidity than a copper wire of 0.4 mm diameter can also be contacted, and the insulation displacement contact to be provided is intended to fit into the previously used receiving portions of housings, without reducing the rigidity of the insulation displacement contact. This is achieved by opposingly providing angles, bending or parallely displacing contact parts towards outside the contact zones of the contact legs in the area of the contact slot or by cut-free portions of the contact zones.
Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for connecting a coaxial cable to a terminal port wherein a connector sleeve assists in retaining an end of the coaxial cable, and a coupling member between the sleeve and the port draws the sleeve into flush engagement with an end of the port, an improved sealing device is provided in which an annular seal member is interposed between a grooved portion on the forward end wall of the sleeve, the annular end of the port and within the coupling member, the seal being of a size greater than the groove and being partially compressed into the groove when the sleeve and port are drawn together so as to prevent moisture infiltration through the connecting interfaces between the coupling and connector as well as the coupling and port; and an extension wall of the connector which surrounds the end of the coaxial cable is selectively increased in thickness so as to prevent its collapse when a crimping force is applied to the extension wall.