Phase-adjustable coaxial cable connector

  • US 4,772,223 A
  • Filed: 10/02/1987
  • Issued: 09/20/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A phase-adjustable coaxial cable connector comprising a cylindrical connector body of conductive metal supporting a metal coupling at one end of said connector body, the coupling being rotationally but not axially moveable with respect to said connector body,said connector body being threadingly engaged at its other end with an adjustable coaxial cable support member,said support member supporting a coaxial cable therein, which cable has a center conductor and a conducting shield separated by a dielectric material,said center conductor extending beyond said coaxial cable and into said connector body and having a slackened portion or bend within said connector body,said center conductor being affixed to a central connecting and conducting pin element therein extending into said coupling and being supported within said coupling by a dielectric material which separates said coupling and said central connecting element, said element being rotationally moveable within said dielectric,whereby, rotational movement of said adjustable coaxial cable support member results in axial displacement of said support member with respect to said connector body thereby causing more or less slack in said slackened portion and providing means for adjusting the electrical path length of said connector to permit phase adjustability.

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