US Patent No. 10,056,707

ELECTRICAL CONTACT INCLUDING CORROSION-RESISTANT COATING


Patent No. 10,056,707
Issue Date August 21, 2018
Title Electrical Contact Including Corrosion-resistant Coating
Inventorship Doyle R. Anderson, Etters, PA (US)
John D. Dodds, Etters, PA (US)
Antoine Fares-Karam, Besancon (FR)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,056,707

1. An electrical contact having a mating end and a mounting end, the electrical contact comprising:an electrically conductive base; and
a multi-layered coating disposed on an outer surface of the base at the mating end, the multi-layered coating including:
a metallic layer comprising a silver layer and a gold layer disposed directly on the silver layer; and
a layer of lubricant disposed directly on the gold layer, wherein the layer of lubricant is effective to seal at least some wear regions created on the metallic layer due to micromotion of the mating end in use, wherein the layer of lubricant comprises a perfluorinated compound.