US Patent No. 9,236,682

CYLINDRICAL ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH BIASED CONTACT


Patent No. 9,236,682
Issue Date January 12, 2016 
Title Cylindrical Electric Connector With Biased Contact
Inventorship Michael Glick, Farmington Hills, MI (US)
Reshma Rathod, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Tulasi Sadras-Ravindra, Canton, MI (US)
Slobodan Pavlovic, Novi, MI (US)
Assignee Lear Corporation, Southfield, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,236,682

1. An electric connector comprising:
a terminal body defining an interior space; and
an electric contact located within the internal space and including a base contact ring that is biased into engagement with
the terminal body, an outer ring that is biased into engagement with the terminal body, and a contact arm that extends from
the base contact ring to the outer ring, wherein either:

(1) the contact arm is angled in an inward direction from the base contact ring to a contact area, and further is angled in
an outward direction from the contact area to the outer ring; or

(2) the interior space extends between an interior wall of the terminal body and an outer opening, and an end cap extends
through the outer opening and retains the electric contact in the interior space.