Biometric belt connector

  • US 9,059,532 B2
  • Filed: 06/24/2011
  • Issued: 06/16/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/25/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electrode belt and a belt connector for electrically connecting a conductor of the electrode belt to a male portion of a snap connector electrode connected to a biometric device, the belt connector comprising:

  • a molded plastic frame including a receiving hole having radial flexibility, the receiving hole being configured to function as a female snap button fastener for receiving and fastening the frame to a protrusion of the male portion of the snap connector electrode,a fastener configured to fasten the frame to a first end of said electrode belt, andan engaging member adjacent to said receiving hole, the engaging member engaging the conductor of the electrode belt by the conductor passing through the receiving hole while being wrapped around the engaging member, such that when the male portion of the snap connector electrode penetrates the receiving hole, the conductor is forced into physical contact with at least a lateral surface of the male portion of the snap connector electrode,wherein radial flexibility of said receiving hole is achieved by one or more slot extending from said hole, and wherein said receiving hole and one or more slot are formed by at least one elongated member having flexibility transverse to its longitudinal axis, thus imparting flexibility to the width of the hole.

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