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1. (WO2018200015) CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH BALL JOINT INTERFACE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200015    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/038308
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01R 35/00
Applicants: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
Inventors: LIPKE, Dean
RILEY, Jon Clark
MOORE, Ryan C.
RASMUSSEN, Elizabeth
Title: CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH BALL JOINT INTERFACE
Abstract:
A connector assembly that includes an outer shell and a first communication connector. The first communication connector and/or the outer shell is/are movable about one or more degrees of freedom. The first communication connector is configured to form a first electrical or optical connection with an external communication connector. Optionally, the connector assembly includes a second communication connector. The first communication connector may be connected to a cable or the optional second communication connector by a flexible substrate positioned inside the outer shell. The first communication connector may be implemented as a fiber optic connector optically connected to either a fiber optic cable or the second communication connector, which may also be implemented as a fiber optic connector.