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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

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Albu, SM Rinkleib, HO [+details]


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.