Global Patent Index - EP 2028727 A1

EP 2028727 A1 2009-02-25 - RF latching connector with polymer spring

Title (en)

RF latching connector with polymer spring

Title (de)

RF Verbinder mit Verriegelung und Kunststofffeder

Title (fr)

Connecteur RF à verrouillage avec ressort de polymère

Publication

EP 2028727 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 07114747 A

Priority

EP 07114747 A

Abstract (en)

This invention relates to an RF connector latching system. Some RF connectors are designed with a latching system to ensure that male and female connectors remain locked together to prevent accidental disconnection. With some connectors this locking system comprises a sprung loaded sleeve which requires forced axial movement to permit separation of the two connectors. The current design as shown in Fig 1 and 2 incorporates a wire formed compression spring trapped between two locking washers which allows forced movement in two axial dimensions permitting release of the mating connector at the extremities of movement. This sprung mechanism is difficult to assemble and inspect after assembly. This invention relates to an injection moulded spring as shown in Fig 5 which has a semi-circular form so that two springs can be easily assembled from each side of the connector as shown in Fig 4 and held in place with an injection moulded sleeve as shown in Fig 3 . The spring locates in two groves to lock to the inner body and outer latching sleeve as shown in Fig 6 .

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/03 (2006.01); H01R 13/646 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 24/40 (2013.01); H01R 13/035 (2013.01); H01R 2103/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2028727 A1 20090225

INPADOC legal status


2009-10-28 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090911

2009-06-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20090427

2009-02-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: AL BA HR MK RS