Connector having a conductively coated member and method of use thereof

  • US 8,157,589 B2
  • Filed: 05/31/2011
  • Issued: 04/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A connector for coupling an end of a coaxial cable and for facilitating electrical connection with a male coaxial cable interface port, the coaxial cable having a center conductor surrounded by a dielectric, the dielectric being surrounded by a conductive grounding shield, the conductive grounding shield being surrounded by a protective outer jacket, the connector comprising:

  • a connector body, configured to receive at least a portion of the coaxial cable;

    a post, having a mating edge, the post configured to electrically contact the conductive grounding shield of the coaxial cable; and

    a conductively coated member, configured to reside within a coupling member of the connector, the conductively coated member positioned to physically and electrically contact the mating edge of the post to facilitate grounding of the connector through the conductively coated member and the post to the cable when the connector is threadably advanced onto an interface port and to help shield against ingress of unwanted electromagnetic interference.

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