Electrical connector device securable to metal member

  • US 4,023,882 A
  • Filed: 05/10/1976
  • Issued: 05/17/1977
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/25/1974
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for providing a good and durable mechanical and electrical connection between an electrical conductor and an object member even though the object member may have an electrically insulating surface coating that is required to remain intact except in a limited zone of electrical connection, said device comprising:

  • A. a rigid connector element of electrically conductive material having a substantially flat surface that faces substantially in one direction;

    B. means on a portion of said connector element other than its said surface for connecting an electrical conductor to it;

    C. substantially hard electrically conductive contact means on said connector element, projecting a distance in said one direction from said surface thereof and tapering to an edge remote from said surface that is capable of penetrating a surface coating on an object member, said contact means being spaced from the edges of said surface of the connector element;

    D. a sealing element of elastically deformable material

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