Electrical connector assembly

  • US 7,530,855 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2007
  • Issued: 05/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electrical connector comprising:

  • a housing comprising an insulating material at least partially forming a female receptacle having a receptacle opening for at least partially receiving a male connector electrode;

    a female electrode disposed at least partially within the female receptacle;

    a resilient member retained by the female receptacle for urging together the female electrode and a male connector electrode, when a male electrode is at least partially inserted into the female receptacle, the resilient member farther comprising an anchor portion extending away from the receptacle opening; and

    a channel formed by the housing and extending from the female receptacle;

    wherein at least a portion of the anchor portion of the resilient member is secured within at least a portion of the channel such that the housing electrically insulates the anchor portion within the channel from the female electrode.

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