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HARNESS CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026412D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 109K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In reprographic machines or other types of office equipment, it is commonly known to utilize wiring harnesses for the connection of electrical components. More particularly, certain connections on these harnesses may be made to connectors on a printed wiring board assembly or other component having tab or pin-like connectors (taps). From a safetykervice perspective, it is necessary to assure that all connectors be completely covered by the appropriate connector in order to avoid the potential for accidental shock during operation or service of such machines.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

HARNESS CONNECTOR Proposed Gary R. Schaeffer Classification

U.S. C1.439/483 Int. C1. HOlr 13/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 16, No. 5 September/October 1991 343

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HARNESS CONNECTOR(Cont'd)

In reprographic machines or other types of office equipment, it is commonly known to utilize wiring harnesses for the connection of electrical components. More particularly, certain connections on these harnesses may be made to connectors on a printed wiring board assembly or other component having tab or pin-like connectors (taps). From a safetykervice perspective, it is necessary to assure that all connectors be completely covered by the appropriate connector in order to avoid the potential for accidental shock during operation or service of such machines.

Accordingly, the present invention is directed to a novel connector assembly which includes provisions for completely covering the terminal or tap to be connected, as well as assuring that associated unused terminals are also covered. For example, Figure 1A illustrates one embodiment of the present invention, wherein connector assembly 12 is used for...