US Patent No. 9,595,795

HEADER ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 9,595,795
Issue Date March 14, 2017
Title Header Assembly
Inventorship David James Lane, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Jesse Alan Baker, Elizabethtown, PA (US)
Assignee TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,595,795

1. A header assembly comprising:
a center contact;
a dielectric body surrounding the center contact;
an outer housing holding the center contact and the dielectric body, the outer housing having a rear shell and an outer contact
extending forward from the rear shell, the outer contact receiving the center contact and the dielectric body, the outer contact
having multiple locking tabs extending from an exterior thereof, the locking tabs spaced apart at different angular positions
around a perimeter of the outer contact, the locking tabs each including two sides and a back surface extending between the
two sides, the back surface facing towards the rear shell; and

a nose cone coupled to and surrounding the outer contact, the nose cone defining a cavity that receives the outer contact
therein, the nose cone having one or more keying ribs along an exterior thereof, the nose cone having multiple latches spaced
apart at different angular positions around a perimeter of the nose cone, the latches engaging the back surfaces of the corresponding
locking tabs to secure the nose cone to the outer housing in one of at least two distinct rotational orientations, the nose
cone further including multiple alignment lugs that extend into the cavity and are received in spaces defined between adjacent
locking tabs of the outer contact, the alignment lugs configured to engage the sides of the locking tabs to block rotation
of the nose cone relative to the outer contact.