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Number: 439/842
Name: Electrical connectors > Metallic connector or contact having movable or resilient securing part > Spring actuated or resilient securing part > Socket adapted to receive push-pull-engaging elongated contact by insertion along longitudinal axis of contact
Description: Electrical connector comprising a female connector having surfaces or edges between which an elongated male contact or the end of an elongated conductor is adapted to be telescopically received and resiliently gripped, at least one of the surfaces or edges is resiliently urged or moved toward another surface or edge so that the male contact or conductor end is resiliently grasped, gripped, or clamped between the surfaces or edges; and wherein the electrical joint between the female connector and the male contact or conductor end to be secured is made either (a) by telescoping the elongated male contact or conductor end along its longitudinal axis into the female connector or (b) by telescoping the female connector along the longitudinal axis of the male contact or conductor end onto the said male contact or conductor end.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
439/858 Having cantilevered clamping finger resiliently urged toward rigid clamping jaw 53
439/848 Having latching detent or means operated by mating contact to lock or manipulate resilient part 55
439/856 Having opposed cantilevered clamping fingers resiliently urged toward one another 187
439/843 Having separate gripping spring means located within or extending into rigid socket body 285
439/850 Resilient channel-like socket for receiving thin blade contact (e.g., spade receiving) 83
439/851 Socket comprises tubular body having resilient means for gripping inserted elongated contact (includes split or slotted tube) 296
439/855 Socket perpendicular to wire-securing barrel (e.g., right-angle connector) 38

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8435084 Communication jack having layered plug interface contacts May. 7, 2013
8419486 Receptacle terminal with a contact spring Apr. 16, 2013
8246392 Securable connector Aug. 21, 2012
8232818 Probe head for a microelectronic contactor assembly, the probe head having SMT electronic components thereon Jul. 31, 2012
8154883 Navigation tool socket for a handheld wireless communication device Apr. 10, 2012
8105116 Communication jack having layered plug interface contacts Jan. 31, 2012
7955122 Conductive contact unit Jun. 7, 2011
7699670 Ignition wire spark plug terminal assembly Apr. 20, 2010
7591690 Connecting device for solar panel Sep. 22, 2009
7568957 Relay connector Aug. 4, 2009
7458863 Terminal fitting and a connector Dec. 2, 2008
7347747 Terminal fitting with a resilient reinforcing piece Mar. 25, 2008
6709300 Female connectors for use with male electrodes Mar. 23, 2004
6527600 Electrical connector Mar. 4, 2003
6475041 One-piece two-leg contact spring Nov. 5, 2002
6447345 Receptacle terminal Sep. 10, 2002
6439935 Female terminal fitting Aug. 27, 2002
6435922 Electrical connector Aug. 20, 2002
6398574 Sleeve and stud connector latch Jun. 4, 2002
6346015 Terminal having retaining piece for holding terminal in housing Feb. 12, 2002
6338634 Surface mount electrical connector with anti-wicking terminals Jan. 15, 2002
6086434 One piece terminal system Jul. 11, 2000
5681190 Torsional blade receptacle Oct. 28, 1997
5658174 Female electrical terminal Aug. 19, 1997
5634829 Low engagement force terminal with easy off-axis disengagement Jun. 3, 1997
5588860 Bulb socket Dec. 31, 1996
5529518 Electrical contact assembly Jun. 25, 1996
5437567 Female electrical terminal Aug. 1, 1995
5427553 Female type metal connection terminal Jun. 27, 1995
5252097 Female connector with dual beam contacts Oct. 12, 1993
5228560 Electrical contact unit, particularly an electrical switch Jul. 20, 1993
5224866 Surface mount connector Jul. 6, 1993
5167544 Female electrical contact Dec. 1, 1992
5162003 Electrical connector with a constant radius of curvature beam Nov. 10, 1992
5131874 Female contact in a connector Jul. 21, 1992
5116266 Electrical connector May. 26, 1992
4992062 Electrical connection device Feb. 12, 1991
4975088 Potential connector Dec. 4, 1990
4952178 Female electrical connector Aug. 28, 1990
4887980 Preloaded electrical contact Dec. 19, 1989
4886474 Spindle-receiving jack for forming an electrical connection and electrical connector comprising at least one such jack Dec. 12, 1989
4874338 Receptacle box terminal with improved contact area Oct. 17, 1989
4865567 Miniature barrel female terminal Sep. 12, 1989
4810214 Electrical terminal and method of making same Mar. 7, 1989
4790779 Burn-in socket for zig-zag inline semiconductor package Dec. 13, 1988
4728304 Low insertion force lead socket insert Mar. 1, 1988
4721484 Integrated circuit package with terminals having receptacles with elastic contacts Jan. 26, 1988
4720277 Receptacle Jan. 19, 1988
4717352 Connection element between an electric connector and a connector contact Jan. 5, 1988
4715834 Connector for a telescopic isolating switch Dec. 29, 1987

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