Hermaphroditic multiple connector plug
Anti-decoupling mechanism for an electrical connector assembly Patent #: 4525017
ApplicationNo. 06/697368 filed on 02/01/1985
US Classes:439/289, Butt coupling439/322, Coupling part having concentric contacts439/355, Plural independent coupling parts439/376, For constrained pivotal or plural movement coupling439/675, Having annular, push-pull-engaging contact concentrically disposed about longitudinal axis of engagement439/680By key or guideway
ExaminersPrimary: McGlynn, Joseph H.
Assistant: Pirlot, David L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG02B 6/38 (20060101)
H01R 24/00 (20060101)
H01R 13/623 (20060101)
H01R 24/18 (20060101)
H01R 13/62 (20060101)
AbstractA connector 13 is provided with a rotationally spring-loaded coupling ring 21 having a set of thread segments 139 distributed around its front end. A pair of identical such connectors 13 may be quickly interlocked by pressing the connectors together and twisting their coupling rings in mutually opposite directions.Also disclosed is an alignment tube segment 47 which when interfitted with its identical counterpart forms an alignment tube for precisely maintaining a pair of contact bushings 111 on a single axis. A tool 211 designed to install such an alignment tube segment into the disclosed connector is also disclosed.