Patents by Inventor Jacques Benoist

Jacques Benoist has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4776816
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a supporting base (210); a locking clip (217) disposed in an open recess (214) in the base, the clip being constituted by a body defining a cavity having resilient stop means (218, 219); and an electrical contact disposed (221) co-operatively in the body of the clip. Said contact is constituted by an oblong member with a ring (220) rigidly mounted therearound and is situated in the cavity in such a manner that the ring (220) co-operates on one side (223) with the stop means (218, 219) to limit its displacement in one direction. The cavity is delimited at the other side (224) by at least one resilient tongue (233) turned towards the inside of the cavity, the tongue being suitable for co-operating with the other side of the ring in such a manner that the distance between the stop means (218, 219) and the contact surface of the tongue (233) is less than the thickness of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Souriau & Cie
    Inventors: Yves Herscovici, Jacques Benoist
  • Patent number: 4373770
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a socket member (1) with a body portion (2) having a tubular leading part (3) into which the tubular leading part (8) of a body portion (7) of a plug member (6) can engage. Locking is effected by means of a ring (11) which is retained on the plug member (6) and provided with an internal screw thread (14) co-operating with an external screw thread (5) on the leading part (3). When the ring (11) is screwed onto the socket (1) a leading end face (18) of the socket (1) is applied against an inclined face (17) of a tactile telltale (16) which is thereby urged outwardly of the ring (11) against the force of a return spring (19) to give a tactile indication to an inspector that the connector, which may be outside the field of vision of the inspector, is fully engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Souriau & Cie
    Inventors: Jacques Raux, Jacques Benoist