US Patent No. 9,692,163

CRUSH RIB HOUSING FOR POSTIVE LOCK RECEPTACLE


Patent No. 9,692,163
Issue Date June 27, 2017
Title Crush Rib Housing For Postive Lock Receptacle
Inventorship Michael Edward Didonato, Harrisburg, PA (US)
David T. Humphrey, Red Lion, PA (US)
Raymond L. Landon, III, Elizabethtown, PA (US)
Assignee TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,692,163

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:
(a) a positive lock receptacle, wherein the positive lock receptacle includes:
(i) a wire receiving portion; and
(ii) a housing insertion portion, wherein the housing insertion portion further includes a first electrical contact roll and
a second electrical contact roll; and

(b) a housing adapted to receive the positive lock receptacle, wherein the housing includes:
(i) an insulating housing body; and
(ii) a first crush rib positioned within the insulating housing body and a second crush rib positioned within the insulating
housing body,

(iii) wherein the first and second crush ribs engage and secure the first and second electrical contact rolls respectively
upon insertion of the housing insertion portion of the positive lock receptacle into the housing.