Connector having a grounding member

  • US 10,446,983 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2018
  • Issued: 10/15/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A connector comprising:

  • a body portion having a central bore and a first grounding member contact surface;

    a post portion disposed within the central bore and having an outwardly projecting flange at one end configured to produce a first portion of a mating interface, the post portion having tubular sleeve at the other end configured to mechanically and electrically engage the prepared end of a coaxial cable;

    a conductive coupling portion having an engagement surface at a first end configured to mechanically and electrically engage an interface port, a lip at a second end configured to produce a second portion of the mating interface, the first and second portions sliding along the mating interface to rotate about an elongate axis of the cable connector, and a second grounding member contact surface opposing the first grounding member contact surface; and

    a conductive grounding portion comprising a compliant ring disposed between the first and second grounding member contact surfaces, the conductive grounding portion configured to produce an electrical path between the body portion and the conductive coupling portion.

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