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1. WO2000041271 - WIRE-TRAP COMPRESSION CONNECTOR

Publication Number WO/2000/041271
Publication Date 13.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/027618
International Filing Date 19.11.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 12.07.2000
IPC
H01R 4/48 2006.01
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
28Clamped connections; Spring connections
48using a spring, clip or other resilient member
CPC
H01R 12/515
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
50Fixed connections
51for rigid printed circuits or like structures
515Terminal blocks providing connections to wires or cables
H01R 4/4827
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
28Clamped connections, spring connections
48utilising a spring, clip, or other resilient member
4809using a leaf spring
4818adapted for axial insertion of a wire end
4827with an opening in the housing for insertion of a release tool
Applicants
  • METHODE ELECTRONICS, INC. [US/US]; 7444 West Wilson Avenue Chicago, IL 60656-4549, US
Inventors
  • STEFANIU, Michael, V.; US
  • KOZEL, Charles, A.; US
Agents
  • BARRETT, Robert, M.; Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC P.O. Box 1135 Chicago, IL 60690-1135, US
Priority Data
09/224,61131.12.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) WIRE-TRAP COMPRESSION CONNECTOR
(FR) CONNECTEUR SERRE-FIL
Abstract
(EN)
A wire-trap connector (10) provides an adjustable mounted compression tail (50) which protrudes from a contact within a housing of the wire trap connector. The compression tail is oriented at a right angle to one side of the connector housing or extends perpendicular from the connector housing. The invention thus allows a means of attaching wires to an electronic assembly without soldering the connector to the PCB. This provides the benefit of eliminating the soldering process from manufacturing. In addition, the compression tail offers alternate circuit assembly options to be used without the addition of a wave solder or manual solder step. Thus, the invention offers a significant cost reduction compared to current technology.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un connecteur serre-fil (10) comportant une languette (50) de compression montée réglable et faisant saillie d'un contact dans un corps du connecteur. La languette de compression est orientée au niveau d'un angle droit par rapport à un côté du corps du connecteur ou s'étend perpendiculairement depuis le corps du connecteur. Cette invention permet de fixer des fils à un ensemble électronique sans souder le connecteur à la carte à circuit imprimé, ce qui a l'avantage d'éliminer le soudage du processus de fabrication. De plus, la languette de compression offre des options alternées d'assemblage de circuit sans avoir à effectuer une soudure à vague ou une étape de soudure manuelle. Cette invention permet également de réduire considérablement les coûts de fabrication par rapport aux technologies actuelles.
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