Internally locking coaxial connector

  • US 6,712,631 B1
  • Filed: 12/04/2002
  • Issued: 03/30/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An internally locking coaxial cable connector for connecting a coaxial cable, comprising:

  • an outer body having a coupling nut slidable on the outer body, the coupling nut having an inwardly extending rear annular flange;

    a conductive insert having a substantially cylindrical body having a front end and a rear end, the insert having an outwardly extending annular flange at the front end, the insert being retained in the outer body; and

    a lock washer disposed about the insert between the front flange of the insert and the rear flange of the coupling nut;

    whereby when the coupling nut is threaded onto a male coaxial connector, the lock washer member is compressed between the front flange of the insert and the rear annular flange of the coupling nut so that the lock washer maintains a tension force between the female and male connectors to prevent separation of the connectors during use.

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