Connector assembly adapted for axial realignment

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6422885
APP PUB NO 20010019912A1
SERIAL NO

09119413

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

An electrical connector assembly (1) for establishing a mated electrical connection with a plug-in unit (2), has an electrical connector (5) mounted on rails (16), and a resilient spring mechanism (19) urged in compression in response to movement of the connector (5) rearwardly to realign its position when mated with an inaccurately aligned plug-in unit (2).

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE WHITAKER CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE695

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kain, Steven Edward Glendale, AZ 1 16
Lucius, John Edward Glendale, AZ 1 16

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YAZAKI CORPORATION (1)
* 5997328 Connector structure connector casing structure and connector fitting method 10 1996
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
* 6033246 Test fixture compliant connector mounting bracketry 2 1998
 
G & H TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5383790 Connector with floating self-alignment and zero impulse separation mechanisms 23 1993
 
FRAMATOME CONNECTORS INTERNATIONAL (2)
* 5873746 Backpanel connector 4 1997
* 5921796 Backpanel connector system 11 1997
 
PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC. (1)
* 5605150 Electrical interface for a portable electronic physiological instrument having separable components 135 1994
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (1)
5397244 Preload release mechanism 17 1994
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
* 4722691 Header assembly for a printed circuit board 61 1986
* 5620329 Self-aligning electrical connective arrangement 30 1996
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (1)
* 5306169 Electrical connector for connecting printed circuit boards 21 1993
 
AMP Incorporated (7)
4580862 Floating coaxial connector 160 1984
* 4647130 Mounting means for high durability drawer connector 42 1986
4664456 High durability drawer connector 72 1986
* 5080604 Self-aligning electrical connector assembly for flat power cable terminations 58 1990
* 5199900 Panel mount electrical connector 21 1992
5197896 Float mounting an electrical connector 11 1992
* 5201663 Connector with flexible mounting features 42 1992
 
SOURIAU (1)
4842537 Device for supporting two connector elements associated respectively with two bases which can be removably assembled together and which are likely to show mutual positioning discrepancies and a connection device using such a support device 6 1988
 
ITT CORPORATION (2)
* 4361372 Connector panel for an electronic cabinet 26 1980
* 5057030 Grommet/seal member for a connector assembly 4 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YAZAKI CORPORATION (1)
* 7670175 Movable connector 2 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 8366468 Connector isolator system 8 2010
* 2012/0045,931 Connector isolator system 17 2010
* 8366469 Connector isolator system 10 2011
* 2012/0045,932 CONNECTOR ISOLATOR SYSTEM 20 2011
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 6773286 Space-saving cable connector assembly with blind mate structure 30 2003
 
GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. (2)
* 8740633 Connector for cash box 1 2010
* 2012/0155,956 CONNECTOR FOR CASH BOX 0 2010
 
CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
* 8167663 Laterally-plugged power connector 0 2011
 
GOODRICH CORPORATION (1)
* 9728889 Circuit card 0 2015
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (3)
* 7354282 Electrical connector having blade terminals 22 2005
7520760 Electrical connector having blade terminals 9 2008
* 2008/0139,041 Electrical Connector Having Blade Terminals 1 2008
 
HITACHI CABLE, LTD. (3)
* 7588449 Connector structure 5 2007
* 2007/0218,747 Connector Structure 7 2007
7749010 Connector structure 4 2009
 
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD. (2)
* 9231337 Connector and mounting method therefor 0 2013
* 2013/0333,944 Connector and mounting method therefor 2 2013
 
EDWARDS JAPAN LIMITED (2)
* 7393228 Terminal structure and vacuum pump 9 2006
* 2006/0281,352 Terminal structure and vacuum pump 1 2006
 
JAPAN DISPLAY WEST INC. (1)
7374435 Connecting device of a flexible printed circuit board 4 2006
* Cited By Examiner