US Patent No. 10,312,608

INSULATION DISPLACEMENT CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,312,608
Issue Date June 04, 2019
Title Insulation Displacement Connector
Inventorship James M. Sabo, Marysville, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,312,608

1. An insulation displacement contact configured to receive an electrical cable, the insulation displacement contact comprising:a base configured to be mounted onto a substrate so as to place the insulation displacement contact in electrical communication with the substrate; and
a first arm comprising a first segment that extends out with respect to the base, the first arm comprising a second segment including first and second opposed portions that face each other so as to define a first insulation displacement slot therebetween, wherein the second segment extends toward the base, and the first and second opposed portions are configured to move away from each other in response to insertion of the electrical cable in the first insulation displacement slot; and
at least one stop member spaced from the first arm, the at least one stop member configured to abut one of the first and second opposed portions when the first and second opposed portions move away from each other in response to insertion of the electrical cable in the first insulation displacement slot,
wherein the first insulation displacement slot is configured to receive the electrical cable such that first and second piercing members that at least partially define the first insulation displacement slot pierces an outer electrically insulative layer of the electrical cable and contacts an electrical conductor of the electrical cable that is disposed inside the electrically insulative layer.