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1. (WO2018200116) RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CONNECTOR PIN ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200116    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/024808
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 29 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H01R 12/57
H01R 24/50
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS RF LLC
Inventors: FLAHERTY, Thomas Edmond, IV
STEIN, Casey Roy
Title: RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CONNECTOR PIN ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A radio frequency (RF) connector pin assembly is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the RF connector pin assembly includes a first dielectric, a second dielectric, and a contact pin positioned in a housing. The contact pin has a first pin section, a second pin section, and an annular collar. Axial movement of the contact pin is limited by the annular collar moving in a gap between the first and second dielectrics. The first pin section is adapted to provide electrical continuity with an external component, for example, a connector, and the second pin section terminates distally in a connection feature, which may be connected to an external structure, for example, a printed circuit board (PCB). The contact pin axially moves, or floats, in response to movement of the connection feature by engagement with the external structure. Multiple housings may be independently removably mounted in a block with independently movable contact pins.