Patents by Inventor Stéphane Barnabe

Stéphane Barnabe 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: 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: Stéphane Barnabe, Fabrice Durand-Cochet
  • 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