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Connecting Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043827D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Albu, SM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

When connecting a transducer to an electrical connector assembly, the transducer must be mounted positively and firmly in the connector assembly under all operating conditions. The connector latch shown in the figure enables a firm connection. Connector latch 10 provides interconnecting support for transducer 20 and connector assembly 30. Transducer 20 has two rows of connecting pins 22 for mating with female connectors (not shown) in assembly 30. Transducer 20 is mounted within the latch 10, as illustrated by arrow 24. When transducer 20 is fully inserted into latch 10, it is held in position by the cooperation of latch fingers 12 and shoulders (not shown) on the inside of latch 10 abutting with the lower surface 26 of transducer 20.

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Connecting Latch

When connecting a transducer to an electrical connector assembly, the transducer must be mounted positively and firmly in the connector assembly under all operating conditions. The connector latch shown in the figure enables a firm connection. Connector latch 10 provides interconnecting support for transducer 20 and connector assembly 30. Transducer 20 has two rows of connecting pins 22 for mating with female connectors (not shown) in assembly
30. Transducer 20 is mounted within the latch 10, as illustrated by arrow 24. When transducer 20 is fully inserted into latch 10, it is held in position by the cooperation of latch fingers 12 and shoulders (not shown) on the inside of latch 10 abutting with the lower surface 26 of transducer 20. In similar fashion, connector assembly 30 is mounted within latch 20, as illustrated by arrow 32. Shoulders 34 are retained within rectangular slots 14 in supporting fingers 16 and 17 on latch 10. Hooks 18 and 19 on supporting fingers 16 and 17 also hold assembly 30 in position by engaging the bottom surface 36 of assembly 30. With this arrangement, both transducer 20 and assembly 30 can be independently mounted and retained within latch 10. Latch 10 can also be provided with mounting brackets 13 and 15. Supporting finger 16 is also provided with extension 16a to enable displacement of assembly 30 with respect to transducer
20. This enables connecting pins 22 of transducer 20 to be connected to two different groups...