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Self Centering Connector Socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080425D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Skinner, DW: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a self-centering connector socket adapted to receive an electrical component device inserted therein. The connector socket comprises a housing 10 having a matrix array of cavities 11, each adapted to receive and hold an electrical connector spring contact element 12, and an overlying retaining cap 13. The retaining cap 13 has a corresponding matrix array of counterbored pin lead-in holes 14 therein.

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Self Centering Connector Socket

This is a self-centering connector socket adapted to receive an electrical component device inserted therein. The connector socket comprises a housing 10 having a matrix array of cavities 11, each adapted to receive and hold an electrical connector spring contact element 12, and an overlying retaining cap 13. The retaining cap 13 has a corresponding matrix array of counterbored pin lead- in holes 14 therein.

A salient feature of the connector socket device, is the self-centering of the retaining cap 13 provided by the "V" notched rows 15 in the housing 10 and mating "V" ribs 16 on the retaining cap 13. When the retaining cap 13 is placed in mating position on the housing 10, the V ribs 16 on the cap 13 protrude into the corresponding V notches 15 of the housing 10, and thereby function to center the electrical contact spring elements 12 under the lead-in holes 14 in the cap 13.

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