Coaxial connector having detachable locking sleeve

  • US 6,767,247 B2
  • Filed: 02/06/2003
  • Issued: 07/27/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A connector for terminating an end of a coaxial cable comprising:

  • a connector body having a cable receiving end for accommodating said end of said cable; and

    a locking sleeve attached to said cable receiving end of said body and being detachable and reattachable thereto to define an attached position and a detached position, said locking sleeve receiving said cable end in either of said attached or detached positions and being movable with respect to said connector body for locking said cable to said connector body, said locking sleeve being movable with respect to said body from a first position retaining said cable end to a second position locking said cable to said body;

    wherein said connector body and locking sleeve include cooperative detent structure for permitting detachment and reattachment of said connector body and said locking sleeve, said detent structure being in the form of a radially extending rib and an annular groove, the rib being resilient in the groove in said first position.

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