Patent Number: 6,168,478

Title: Snap type retention mechanism for connector terminals

Abstract: The invention discloses an insulation displacement connector terminal having a snap type retention mechanism which securely retains the terminal within its cooperative housing. The terminal has a plurality of flexible tabs protruding from the surface of the terminal. While the terminal is being inserted into its housing, the tabs deflect to pass through the entry slot of the housing. Upon full insertion of the terminal within its housing, the tabs snap back to its original protruded position, wedging the terminal against the entry slot.

Inventors: Daoud; Bassel Hage (Parsippany, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 4/24 (20060101); H01R 13/428 (20060101); H01R 13/432 (20060101); H01R 013/432 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018