Global Patent Index - EP 0887887 A3

EP 0887887 A3 2000-04-12 - System for smoothly plugging and unplugging large input/output connectors

Title (en)

System for smoothly plugging and unplugging large input/output connectors

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zum sanften kuppeln und entkuppeln von Ein-Ausgangsverbindern mit einer grossen Anzahl von Kontakten

Title (fr)

Dispositif pour accoupler et découpler facilment des connecteurs entrée-sortie à grand nombre de contacts

Publication

EP 0887887 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 98480025 A

Priority

  • EP 98480025 A
  • EP 97480037 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0887887A2] The present invention relates to cable-to-card connectors and more particularly to a system for simplifying plugging and unplugging operations and for preventing any risk of bending pins and damaging contacts first, by guiding the cable and receiving connectors and second by multiplying the operator's insertion/extraction force. The system comprises a pair of guiding posts one on each side of the cable connector and a push-pull unique central screw making the link between guiding posts and the cable connector. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 13/193; H01R 13/629; H01R 23/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/70 (2011.01); H01R 12/89 (2011.01); H01R 13/621 (2006.01); H01R 13/631 (2006.01); H01R 24/28 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/7005 (2013.01); H01R 12/89 (2013.01); H01R 13/111 (2013.01); H01R 24/28 (2013.01); H01R 12/7047 (2013.01); H01R 2107/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0887887 A2 19981230; EP 0887887 A3 20000412; EP 0887887 B1 20050914

INPADOC legal status


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2006-08-23 [26N] NO OPPOSITION FILED

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2006-06-09 [ET] FR: TRANSLATION FILED

2005-10-20 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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2005-09-14 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7H 01R 13/193 A

2005-09-14 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7H 01R 13/629 B

2003-11-12 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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2000-04-12 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 01R 13/193 A, 7H 01R 23/02 B, 7H 01R 13/629 B

1998-12-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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