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1. (WO2009129064) ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/129064    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/039524
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2009 International Filing Date: Apr 3, 2009
IPC: H01R 9/11
H01R 13/58
H01R 9/22
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: UMLAUF, Thomas, E.
Title: ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR
Abstract:
An electrical connector configured to maintain an electrical connection with a conductor during heating and cooling cycles is provided. The electrical connector includes a base portion and an arm extending from the base portion. The arm and the base portion combine to define an opening configured to receive the conductor, and one of the arm and the base portion defines a bore communicating with the opening. A fastener inserted into the bore is configured to retain the conductor inserted into the opening, and the arm is configured to deflect to provide a spring force that secures the fastener against the conductor during the heating and cooling cycles.