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1. WO2011109910 - DUAL CONDUCTOR CABLE CONNECTOR

Publication Number WO/2011/109910
Publication Date 15.09.2011
International Application No. PCT/CA2011/050134
International Filing Date 08.03.2011
IPC
H01R 4/24 2006.1
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
24Connections using contact members penetrating or cutting insulation or cable strands
H01R 13/627 2006.1
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 H01R12/7087
62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
627Snap-action fastening
H01R 13/639 2006.1
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 H01R12/7087
62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
639Additional means for holding or locking coupling parts together after engagement
CPC
H01R 11/20
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
11Individual connecting elements providing two or more spaced connecting locations for conductive members which are, or may be, thereby interconnected, e.g. end pieces for wires or cables supported by the wire or cable and having means for facilitating electrical connection to some other wire, terminal, or conductive member, blocks of binding posts
11End pieces or tapping pieces for wires, supported by the wire and for facilitating electrical connection to some other wire, terminal or conductive member
20End pieces terminating in a needle point or analogous contact for penetrating insulation or cable strands
H01R 25/142
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
25Coupling parts adapted for simultaneous co-operation with two or more identical counterparts, e.g. for distributing energy to two or more circuits
14Rails or bus-bars constructed so that the counterparts can be connected thereto at any point along their length
142Their counterparts
H01R 4/2406
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
24Connections using contact members penetrating or cutting insulation or cable strands
2404the contact members having teeth, prongs, pins or needles penetrating the insulation
2406having needles or pins
Applicants
  • NORTHERN INTERNATIONAL, INC. [CA]/[CA] (AllExceptUS)
  • CHARTRAND, Mathieu [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • BOUCHER, Frederic [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • WARNOCK, Christopher [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • CARPINTERO, Carlos [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CHARTRAND, Mathieu
  • BOUCHER, Frederic
  • WARNOCK, Christopher
  • CARPINTERO, Carlos
Agents
  • PAIN & CEBALLOS LLP
Priority Data
12/720,35309.03.2010US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) DUAL CONDUCTOR CABLE CONNECTOR
(FR) CONNECTEUR DE CÂBLE À DEUX CONDUCTEURS
Abstract
(EN) A connector assembly for use with dual conductor cable is disclosed. The connector assembly includes a first connector, a second connector, first and second fixture wires, and first and second connector terminals. The first and second connectors are removably attachable. The first connector includes a first connector base, two prongs extending from the first connector base, and a first connector slot for accepting the first connector terminal. The second connector includes a second connector base, two wings extending from the second connector base, and a second connector slot for accepting the second connector terminal. The wings are sized and configured to accept the two prongs when the first and second connectors are joined. The first and second connector terminals include a spike extending generally away from the base of the connector into which the terminal has been secured. The first connector terminal is secured in the first connector in electrical communication with the first fixture wire, and the second connector terminal is secured in the second connector in electrical communication with second fixture wire. The first and second connectors, when joined by the insertion of the prongs between the wings, define a central portion sized to allow the passage of the dual conductor cable to which the first and second connectors are connected. When the first and second connectors are joined with the dual connector cable located in the central portion, the spikes of the first and second terminals penetrate into the dual conductor cable, whereby the dual conductor cable is placed into electrical communication with the first and second fixture wire.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un ensemble connecteur destiné à être utilisé avec un câble à deux conducteurs. L'ensemble connecteur comprend un premier connecteur, un second connecteur, des premier et second fils d'appareil d'éclairage, et des première et seconde bornes connecteurs. Les premier et second connecteurs peuvent être fixés de manière amovible. Le premier connecteur comprend une première base connecteur, deux broches s'étendant à partir de la première base connecteur, et une première fente connecteur destinée à accueillir la première borne connecteur. Le second connecteur comprend une seconde base connecteur, deux ailes s'étendant à partir de la seconde base connecteur, et une seconde fente de connecteur destinée à accueillir la seconde borne connecteur. Les ailes sont dimensionnées et configurées pour accueillir les deux broches lorsque les premier et second connecteurs sont assemblés. Les première et seconde bornes connecteurs comprennent une pointe s'étendant généralement à l'opposé de la base du connecteur dans lequel la borne a été fixée. La première borne connecteur est fixée dans le premier connecteur en communication électrique avec le premier fil d'appareil d'éclairage, et la seconde borne connecteur est fixée dans le second connecteur en communication électrique avec le second fil d'appareil d'éclairage. Les premier et second connecteurs, lorsqu'ils sont assemblés par l'insertion des broches entre les ailes, définissent une partie centrale dimensionnée pour permettre le passage du câble à deux conducteurs auquel les premier et second connecteurs sont connectés. Lorsque les premier et second connecteurs sont assemblés avec le câble à deux conducteurs localisé dans la partie centrale, les pointes des première et seconde bornes pénètrent dans le câble à deux conducteurs, le câble à deux conducteurs étant ainsi placé en communication électrique avec les premier et second fils d'appareil d'éclairage.
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