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1. US20060211295 - Electrical connector having one or more electrical contact points

Office United States of America
Application Number 11080304
Application Date 15.03.2005
Publication Number 20060211295
Publication Date 21.09.2006
Grant Number 7140916
Grant Date 28.11.2006
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H01R 12/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
12Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
H01R 12/24
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
12Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, specially adapted for printed circuits, e.g. printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Coupling devices specially adapted for printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures; Terminals specially adapted for contact with, or insertion into, printed circuits, flat or ribbon cables, or like generally planar structures
14Coupling devices
24specially adapted for flexible printed circuits or flat or ribbon cables
CPC
H01R 4/14
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
4Electrically-conductive connections between two or more conductive members in direct contact, i.e. touching one another; Means for effecting or maintaining such contact; Electrically-conductive connections having two or more spaced connecting locations for conductors and using contact members penetrating insulation
10effected solely by twisting, wrapping, bending, crimping, or other permanent deformation
14by wrapping
H01R 9/15
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
9Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, e.g. terminal strips or terminal blocks; Terminals or binding posts mounted upon a base or in a case; Bases therefor
15Connectors for wire wrapping
H01R 13/2492
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
02Contact members
22Contacts for co-operating by abutting
24resilient; resiliently-mounted
2464characterized by the contact point
2492multiple contact points
H01R 13/6315
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
629Additional means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts, e.g. aligning or guiding means, levers, gas pressure ; electrical locking indicators, manufacturing tolerances
631for engagement only
6315allowing relative movement between coupling parts, e.g. floating connection
H01R 2201/20
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
2201Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications
20for testing or measuring purposes
Applicants Tribotek, Inc.
Inventors Sweetland Matthew
Agents Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Title
(EN) Electrical connector having one or more electrical contact points
Abstract
(EN)

An electrical connector having one or more electrical contacts for providing an electrical connection to an inserted pin is provided. The electrical connector includes a spring made of electrically conductive material and a loading element attached to the spring and arranged to define an opening for pin insertion. The spring is physically arranged relative to the loading element to create a tension on the loading element. The electrical connector includes at least one conductive wire in electrical communication with the spring. The wire is wound around the spring and the loading element, providing multiple electrical contact points radially inward relative to a center of the opening to provide electrical contact to the inserted pin. When the pin is inserted into the opening, the loading element is tensioned such that the loading element generates a contact force at each contact point.

Also published as
EP6737359