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Lock on Trilead Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056469D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Auerbach, IA Bove, R [+details]

Abstract

A connector assembly 1, having a part of tuning fork-type connectors 2 and 3 for electrically connecting a signal pin 4 and a ground rail 5, is formed with side supports 6 adjacent signal connector 2 so as to provide improved pin support and minimize disengagement due to vibration. To further prevent disengagement of the assembly 1, the underside of the assembly housing 7, associated with the ground rail 5, is formed with lips 8 which contact the bottom of the rail 5 and lock the assembly thereto when the assembly is fully inserted on the signal pin 2 and ground rail 5, thereby requiring a substantial pull-out force for removal of the assembly.