US Patent No. 9,077,100

RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,077,100
Issue Date July 07, 2015
Title Receptacle Connector
Inventorship Ronald C. Hodge, Aurora, IL (US)
Assignee Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,077,100

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:
a body having a first and second end, an inner surface and an outer surface, a terminal receiving passageway extending substantially
between the first and second end, and a seal retention aperture having a predetermined dimension provided therethrough, the
seal retention aperture being spaced from the first and second ends and offset from the terminal receiving passageway;

a conductive terminal mounted in the terminal receiving passageway; and
an elastomeric seal positioned between the first and second end and extending around the outer surface, the seal having an
outer ring defining a passageway into which the body is seated, and a locking extension extending from the outer ring into
the passageway, the locking extension comprising a base extending from the outer ring and a flange provided at an end of the
base, the flange being larger in dimension than the base and the flange being larger in dimension than the seal retention
aperture such that the flange is positioned within the housing and engages the inner surface of the housing, the base is seated
within the seal retention aperture and the outer ring is positioned outside of the housing and engages the outer surface of
the housing, the seal being removable from the body.