Global Patent Index - EP 0991144 A2

EP 0991144 A2 2000-04-05 - An electrical connector with a transport device

Title (en)

An electrical connector with a transport device

Title (de)

Ein elektrischer Verbinder mit einer Transportvorrichtung

Title (fr)

Connecteur électrique avec un dispositif de transport

Publication

EP 0991144 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99202881 A

Priority

DE 19844689 A

Abstract (en)

An electrical connector (10), for mating with another electrical connector along an axis (X), comprising a housing (16) having opposed side walls (18,20) and opposed end walls (22), each side wall having an upper wall (24) and a lower wall (26) defining opposed slide surfaces (28) extending in a direction (Y) substantially perpendicular to the mating axis, and an aperture (34) in one of the side walls; a substantially U-shaped lever (58) having a pair of arms (60) pivotally mounted on the housing and movable between an unmated position and a mated position; a slider (30,31) positioned adjacent each side wall, each slider having an upper edge (55) and a lower edge (50) making a sliding engagement with the slide surfaces of the upper wall and the lower wall, respectively, of the side walls, engaging means for engaging the other connector, and an aperture (36) in the one slider positioned adjacent the one side wall and alignable with the aperture in the one side wall when the lever is in the unmated position; drive means (66,74;68,80) on each arm and each slider to slide each slider relative to the adjacent side wall on pivoting of the lever relative to the housing between the unmated and mated positions; a body (14) retaining electric contacts positioned inside the housing; an end cap (86) on the body adjacent the lower walls of the side walls of the housing; and a transport device (94) including a forked member (98) engaging the end cap, and a resilient button (102) making a snap fit in the aligned apertures in the one side wall and the one slider when the lever is in the unmated position. Secures the lever (58) and the contact body (14) during transportation. <IMAGE>

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

H01R 13/629

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/629 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/62977 (2013.01); H01R 13/62922 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19844689 A1 20000330; EP 0991144 A2 20000405; EP 0991144 A3 20001102

INPADOC legal status


2005-08-31 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050225

2001-07-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010502

2001-07-18 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2000-11-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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2000-04-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT

2000-04-05 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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