Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Aircraft/pylon multi-contact electrical connector










Image Number 14 for United States Patent #4265503.

The invention is directed to an electrical connector with multi-pin/socket contacts suitable for use in locations where the receptacle assembly is attached to a support, such as the underside of an aircraft wing, and the plug assembly is mounted on a separate detachable structure, such as a pylon. The plug assembly engages the receptacle through collet fingertips. A separate, but not independent, capsule assembly is mated with the receptacle socket contacts by vertical movement imparted by a cam assembly. The mated/engaged connector is locked in that relation by balls juxtaposed between a capsule assembly channel and a plug housing sleeve. The plug housing is suitably floated on spring loaded mounts attached to the pylon skin. The connector is unmated, unlocked and disengaged when movement of the pylon skin depresses trip ears on the plug housing; the ears depress the outer locking sleeve to release the ball-lock and to permit spring action to unmate the receptacle/plug contacts; spring action then further depresses the outer locking shell so that the fingertips release the receptacle and the plug assembly is free and ready for another engagement/mating. A retractable button signals a no mate relation except when the connector is fully mated and locked.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Web-based system and method for video analysis
Channel estimating method and device
Specializing disambiguation of a natural language expression
Detachably integrated battery charger for mobile cell phones and like devices
Configurable memory controller/memory module communication system
Method and apparatus for detecting an intermittent path to a storage system
Biological analysis arrangement and approach therefor
  Randomly Featured Patents
Assembly of sectors of a dispensing unit in a gas turbine
Handgun holster mounting device
Catalyst for the hydroisomerization of contaminated hydrocarbon feedstock
Protection circuit for devices comprising nonvolatile memories
Engine control system for providing incentive to drivers
Rear seat having a backrest implemented with a back board
AFPC Phase detector with no output from alternate sync pulses
Mineral fortification systems
Process for transforming a high resolution profile to a control profile by filtering and decimating data
Bicyclononene derivatives