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Fixing Structure between Connectors in a Relay Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239514D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

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Abstract

This publication pertains to a design of a receptacle connector, an overmolded shell, and a jack socket screw which prevents the jack socket screw and thumb screw from rotating together in the relay connection, thereby realizing a highly reliable connection between the connectors.

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Fixing Structure between Connectors in a Relay Connection

This publication pertains to a design of a receptacle connector (item 1), an overmolded shell (item 2), and a jack socket screw (item 3) which prevents the jack socket screw and thumb screw from rotating together in the relay connection, thereby realizing a highly reliable connection between the connectors.

More than two holes (item 4) and a recess in length (item 6) are made in an existing jack socket screw. Also, an ellipse area (item 5) is provided on the jack socket screw. During molding of the shell, resin of the overmolded shell flows into the holes in the jack socket screw, fixing the jack socket screw in the overmolded shell. As a result, the jack socket screw will not be able to rotate or move in the mating direction. Reliability of the connection between the connectors is thereby increased.

This design prevent the jack socket screw and thumb screw (item 8) from rotating together in the relay connection (shown in Fig. 1) thereby realizing a highly reliable connection between the connectors.

Fig. 1 - Relay Connection Fig. 2 - Detailed Design of Jack Socket Screw Fig. 3 - Cross-section of Overmolded Jack Socket Screw


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In some existing designs, the jack socket screw is fixed by a thread in the ring on the end of the shell. In these designs, the jack socket screw and thumb screw may rotate together when a user unscrews the thumb screw. Particularly, for consumer use, an end-user typically...