Patent Number: 6,250,960

Title: Female to female CATV splice connector

Abstract: A female to female CATV splice connector having a generally cylindrical conductive housing, an axially located conductive cable-engaging member or seizure element and a hollow, elongated insulating member surrounding the seizure element and which is fitted into the cylindrical housing. The conductive cable-engaging member is a female-female inner coaxial cable receptacle and has an elongated intermediate section, two conductive cable engaging units extending lengthwise from the ends of the intermediate section. The conductive cable-engaging member is made of a BeCu alloy which is corrosion resistant. The design of the elongated intermediate section exhibits superior electrical properties over prior connecting systems. More particularly, the elongated intermediate section is specifically sized to obtain good impedance matching at 75 ohms. The mass of the intermediate section determines capacitance, and the shape of this section determines the inductance of the unit. The intermediate section design of the present invention having two parallel and opposed portions is optimum for the practice of the present invention.

Inventors: Youtsey; Timothy L. (Mesa, AZ)

Assignee: PCT International, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 9/05 (20060101); H01R 13/00 (20060101); H01R 13/646 (20060101); H01R 13/622 (20060101); H01R 13/62 (20060101); H01R 009/05 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018