Global Patent Index - EP 1085612 A1

EP 1085612 A1 2001-03-21 - A connector

Title (en)

A connector

Title (de)

Verbinder

Title (fr)

Connecteur

Publication

EP 1085612 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00119352 A

Priority

JP 26216799 A

Abstract (en)

To prevent male terminal fillings from being deformed due to an attempt to connect misaligned male and female housings, a larger receptacle (23) is provided around a female terminal accommodating portion (22) in a female housing (20), and a smaller receptacle (12) of a male housing (10) is fittable into the larger receptacle (23). A retainer (40) for doubly locking female terminal fittings is mounted on the front surface of the female terminal accommodating portion (22), and projects more forward than an opening edge (24) of the larger receptacle (23). When an attempt is made to connect misaligned housings (10,20), an opening edge (24A) at one shorter side of the larger receptacle (23) may, for example, deeply enter the smaller receptacle (12). Since the retainer (40) projects more forward than the opening edge (24) of the larger receptacle (23) and is in contact with an opening edge (16) of the smaller receptacle (12), the entered opening edge (24A) stays in a position closer to the opening edge (16) of the smaller receptacle (12), and is prevented from interfering tabs (13A) of male terminal fittings (13) even if the female housing (20) is rotated. <IMAGE>

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

H01R 13/52; H01R 13/436

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/46 (2006.01); H01R 13/42 (2006.01); H01R 13/52 (2006.01); H01R 13/629 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/629 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

[X] US 5252092 A 19931012 - REIDER CHRISTOPHER G [US], et al

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1085612 A1 20010321; JP 2001085097 A 20010330

INPADOC legal status


2002-10-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020327

2002-01-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20011116

2001-12-12 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: DE FR GB IT

2001-03-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001005

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2001-03-21 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI