(19)
(11)EP 1 693 930 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
21.05.2008 Bulletin 2008/21

(43)Date of publication A2:
23.08.2006 Bulletin 2006/34

(21)Application number: 06003058.2

(22)Date of filing:  15.02.2006
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H01R 13/639  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA HR MK YU

(30)Priority: 18.02.2005 US 60998

(71)Applicant: Corning Gilbert Inc.
Glendale, AZ 85301-7597 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Kisling, Brian Lyle
    Phoenix Arizona 85021 (US)
  • Lutz, William Bernard
    Glendale Arizona 85308 (US)
  • Burris, Donald Andrew
    Peoria Arizona 85345 (US)

(74)Representative: Reinhard - Skuhra - Weise & Partner 
Postfach 44 01 51
80750 München
80750 München (DE)

  


(54)Sealed tamper resistant terminator


(57) A tamper-resistant coaxial terminator includes an inner body rotatably captivated within an outer shield. A deformable portion of the inner body extends within an annular recess formed in the outer shield. An optional RF port, containing a resistor, is press-fit within the inner body. The RF port, or alternatively, the inner body, is internally-threaded for engaging the outer conductor of an equipment port. A seal ring extends over the outer conductor of the equipment port and is urged by the outer shield to directly engage the internally-threaded portion of the terminator. A seal is also optionally disposed between the outer shield and the inner body to minimize moisture induced corrosion. A shipping cap, usable at either end of the terminator, helps protect the terminator during shipment and prevents entry of debris.