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Spring Retainer for Retention of Cable Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089321D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Meyer, GE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A socket 3 and spring retainer 4 are secured to a board 5 by the threaded portions 6 of a pair of alignment pins 7, which project through aligned apertures in each of the three assembled elements, and each carry a pair of nuts which compressively secure the board, socket flange and spring retainer therebetween. The spring retainer 4 includes a central aperture 8 that surrounds the socket projection 10, inwardly curved retaining portions 12 and diverging camming portions 13. The alignment pin guide portions 19 project into slotted openings 20 of the spring retainer. A plug 15 has flanges 16 in which are formed apertures 17.

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Spring Retainer for Retention of Cable Connector

A socket 3 and spring retainer 4 are secured to a board 5 by the threaded portions 6 of a pair of alignment pins 7, which project through aligned apertures in each of the three assembled elements, and each carry a pair of nuts which compressively secure the board, socket flange and spring retainer therebetween. The spring retainer 4 includes a central aperture 8 that surrounds the socket projection 10, inwardly curved retaining portions 12 and diverging camming portions 13. The alignment pin guide portions 19 project into slotted openings 20 of the spring retainer. A plug 15 has flanges 16 in which are formed apertures
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The plug 15 is assembled to the socket 3 by being pressed into engagement with the alignment pin guide portions 19 received in plug flange apertures 17 and the edges 21 of flanges 16, engaging and forcing retainer camming surfaces 13 apart until the plug 15 engages socket 3 and the retaining portions 12 overlie plug flange 16. The plug is thereupon secured in position until sufficient withdrawal force is applied to the plug to overcome the restraining force of retainer 4.

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