Global Patent Index - EP 1094556 A2

EP 1094556 A2 2001-04-25 - Low profile high density sockets and related method of manufacturing

Title (en)

Low profile high density sockets and related method of manufacturing

Title (de)

Niedrigprofilierte Buchsen hoher Dichte und entsprechendes Herstellungsverfahren

Title (fr)

Douilles à profil mince et à haute densité et méthode de fabrication y relative

Publication

EP 1094556 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00122236 A

Priority

US 42171699 A

Abstract (en)

The invention resides in an electrical connector (2) capable of being used in an array of contact element (12, 12', 12'') disposed between two parallel spaced apart plates defining a gap (70) into which the connector (2) is inserted. The connector (2) employs a plurality of spacer bars (14) on which are carried a plurality of contact rings which are spaced apart from one another by one or more spacer elements (16, 16'). The position of the contact elements (12, 12', 12'') can be readily varied from one spacer bar (14) to the other by the addition or elimination of one or more spacers to customize the contact array for adapting to the contact placement on the contact plates. Another embodiment of the invention may include using spacer rods made from an elastomeric material which can be stretched to allow the contact rings to be slid over a necked down portion of the rod (16). <IMAGE>

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

H01R 12/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 11/01 (2006.01); H01R 12/70 (2011.01); H01R 13/24 (2006.01); H01R 43/00 (2006.01); H01R 12/52 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/2414 (2013.01); H01R 12/7082 (2013.01); H01R 12/52 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1094556 A2 20010425; EP 1094556 A3 20011024; EP 1094556 B1 20030502; DE 60002412 D1 20030605; DE 60002412 T2 20040311; DE 60016982 D1 20050127; DE 60016982 T2 20051229; EP 1315244 A1 20030528; EP 1315244 B1 20041222; JP 2001155804 A 20010608

INPADOC legal status


2009-11-30 [PG25 GB] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: GB

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

- Effective date: 20081017

2009-10-30 [PG25 FR] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: FR

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

- Effective date: 20081031

2009-08-31 [PG25 DE] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: DE

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

- Effective date: 20090501

2009-07-24 [REG FR ST] NOTIFICATION OF LAPSE

- Effective date: 20090630

2009-06-24 [GBPC] GB: EUROPEAN PATENT CEASED THROUGH NON-PAYMENT OF RENEWAL FEE

- Effective date: 20081017

2008-04-30 [PGFP FR] POSTGRANT: ANNUAL FEES PAID TO NATIONAL OFFICE

- Ref Country Code: FR

- Payment date: 20071004

- Year of fee payment: 8

2008-01-31 [PGFP DE] POSTGRANT: ANNUAL FEES PAID TO NATIONAL OFFICE

- Ref Country Code: DE

- Payment date: 20071031

- Year of fee payment: 8

2008-01-02 [PGFP GB] POSTGRANT: ANNUAL FEES PAID TO NATIONAL OFFICE

- Ref Country Code: GB

- Payment date: 20070918

- Year of fee payment: 8

2004-04-21 [26N] NO OPPOSITION FILED

- Effective date: 20040203

2003-10-17 [ET] FR: TRANSLATION FILED

2003-06-05 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

- Document: DE 60002412 P 20030605

2003-05-07 [REG GB FG4D] EUROPEAN PATENT GRANTED

2003-05-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2003-05-02 [PG25 IT] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: IT

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

- Effective date: 20030502

2003-03-05 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: FCI

2002-11-27 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: LOW PROFILE HIGH DENSITY SOCKETS

2002-11-20 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: LOW PROFILE HIGH DENSITY SOCKETS

2002-07-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: DE FR GB IT

2002-06-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020419

2002-05-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020222

2001-10-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-10-24 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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

2001-10-24 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 01R 12/22 A, 7H 01R 13/24 B

2001-04-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2001-04-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-04-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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