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Number: 439/816
Name: Electrical connectors > Metallic connector or contact having movable or resilient securing part > Spring actuated or resilient securing part
Description: Electrical connector wherein the clamping or securing force is caused by the action of an elastic body tending to return to its normal shape after being distorted.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
439/859 Adapted to resiliently engage end face and inner annular shoulder of headed terminal 39
439/834 Clamping pressure provided by cantilevered finger resiliently urged away from opposed clamping member 62
439/817 Compression spring axis transverse of and intersecting conductor axis 50
439/860 Comprising conductor-encircling resilient wire loop or comprising slotted or apertured resilient plate 42
439/830 For receiving end contact of elongated fuselike component inserted transverse to longitudinal axis of component (e.g., fuse clip) 70
439/861 Having cantilevered clamping finger resiliently urged toward opposed clamping jaw 56
439/862 Having cantilevered spring contact finger 493
439/828 Having resilient clamping finger crossing plane of opposed clamping member while in clamping condition 50
439/840 Helically coiled spring forms securing part 78
439/825 Plug having means for resiliently engaging opposed interior surfaces of mating socket connector (e.g., banana plug) 167
439/819 Separate spring means moves rigid nonresilent clamping part into securing condition 65
439/842 Socket adapted to receive push-pull-engaging elongated contact by insertion along longitudinal axis of contact 66
439/839 With additional reinforcing spring means 130
439/835 With movably attached user manipulated means or having user grippable means for manually distorting resilient part 96

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8523618 High frequency adapter Sep. 3, 2013
8517777 Electrically conductive member having a contact portion laterally displaced from a terminal portion Aug. 27, 2013
8317550 Electrical receptacle terminal Nov. 27, 2012
8282428 Contact base Oct. 9, 2012
8284965 Thermoacoustic device with flexible fastener and loudspeaker using the same Oct. 9, 2012
8272905 Structure for a terminal in an electric connector Sep. 25, 2012
8202132 Contact spring for vehicular antenna/amplifier connection Jun. 19, 2012
8182298 Probe connector May. 22, 2012
8137144 Pin connector Mar. 20, 2012
8105119 Flat plunger round barrel test probe Jan. 31, 2012
8040678 Connecting box for a solar panel Oct. 18, 2011
8011931 Probe connector Sep. 6, 2011
7997945 Fastening device for connecting web Aug. 16, 2011
7985105 Multilayer wave springs with different properties Jul. 26, 2011
7927158 Contact terminal for electronic device Apr. 19, 2011
7924129 Ignition coil with spring-loaded boltless mounting to spark plug Apr. 12, 2011
7740511 Electrical contact and electrical connector using the same Jun. 22, 2010
7674140 Modular service switching device Mar. 9, 2010
7667465 Lead insertion system and method Feb. 23, 2010
7578712 Contact spring assembly for electronic devices Aug. 25, 2009
7537495 Auxiliary power coupler May. 26, 2009
7520787 Electrical connection of a contact pin to a sheet metal component Apr. 21, 2009
7384318 Contact housing for an electrical plug connector Jun. 10, 2008
7059047 Sockets for "springed" semiconductor devices Jun. 13, 2006
7008275 Electrical joint forming member and plasma processing apparatus Mar. 7, 2006
6932658 Fuse holder Aug. 23, 2005
6773312 Electrical pressure contact Aug. 10, 2004
6565395 Electrical connection to a coil spring through a local interference fit for connection to a vibratory rotation sensor and method of forming the same May. 20, 2003
6547607 Contact element Apr. 15, 2003
6500012 Contact spring strip for attaching to a holding strip and contact part with a contact spring strip and a holding strip, especially a front panel of a printed circuit module Dec. 31, 2002
6471552 Spring for securing a terminal block or the like to a rail Oct. 29, 2002
6454616 Distribution wiring harness assembly Sep. 24, 2002
6435922 Electrical connector Aug. 20, 2002
6315597 Power connector for releasable engaged retention of a wire Nov. 13, 2001
6232149 Sockets for "springed" semiconductor devices May. 15, 2001
6120304 Electrical contacts for housings Sep. 19, 2000
5807144 Device for affixing a lead connector to an implantable stimulator Sep. 15, 1998
5569892 Magnet switch for starter Oct. 29, 1996
5558547 Contact spring having a detent sleeve constructed as an overspring Sep. 24, 1996
5551883 Electrical connector Sep. 3, 1996
5360355 Contact apparatus Nov. 1, 1994
5278353 Automatic splice Jan. 11, 1994
5081696 Electrically grounded water heater Jan. 14, 1992
5044997 High voltage electrical connector Sep. 3, 1991
4961712 Mechanical and electrical connection between an extruded metal profile and a cast metal member Oct. 9, 1990
4941853 Electrical contact torsion bar systems Jul. 17, 1990
4913661 Neon electrode with plug-in connector Apr. 3, 1990
4908590 Chip-like LC filter Mar. 13, 1990
4894029 Contact for metallized film Jan. 16, 1990
4846734 Vertical edge card connectors Jul. 11, 1989

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