US Patent No: 7,077,708

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Connector assembly

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Abstract

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A connector assembly configured to engage a motor connector having a plurality of contacts is described. The connector assembly includes a plurality of receptacle terminals and first and second housing portions each having channels formed therein for insertion of the receptacle. The channels include an end further including a slot formed therein where the channels are configured to engage respective sides of the receptacle terminals along their longitudinal axis. The slots define a rectangular opening for insertion of a respective tab terminal into each respective receptacle terminal. Each receptacle terminal includes a wire insulation engaging segment, a wire engaging segment, and a receptacle portion.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.BELOIT, WI226

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Johnson, Philip Wayne Bluffton, IN 12 26
Wright, Kamron Mark Fort Wayne, IN 18 37

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DAIICHI DENSO BUHLIN CO., LTD. (1)
5,447,452 Consolidating locking apparatus of a connector frame 6 1994
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
6,508,679 Power connector for DC microwave oven 2 2001

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NIDEC MOTOR CORPORATION (3)
8,328,562 Motor programming tool 2 2011
8,632,353 Motor programming tool 1 2012
8,764,472 Motor programming tool 0 2014
 
HUBBELL INCORPORATED (2)
D613250 Modular connector wiring system 0 2009
D623597 Modular connector wiring system 0 2009
 
NORDYNE LLC (2)
8,672,733 Ventilation airflow rate control 0 2007
7,770,806 Temperature control in variable-capacity HVAC system 2 2007
 
The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (2)
7,481,682 Joint connector 1 2008
7,594,830 Joint connector 0 2008
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
8,070,508 Method and apparatus for aligning and securing a cable strain relief 1 2008
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,347,738 Low profile electrical connector assembly and terminal therefor 4 2006
 
GROUP DEKKO, INC. (1)
8,317,547 Electrical distribution block apparatus and method of assembly 2 2011

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