Patent Number: 6,250,964

Title: Shield for a jack

Abstract: A metallic shield for a jack, and a method for joining a shield to a jack using staking posts, comprising a plurality of planar panels, each for overlying an outer surface of a respective outer wall of the jack, a front one of the panels including at least one aperture for allowing passage of a plug therethrough. At least one of the panels has at least one cantilevered spring beam and at least one bifurcated grounding tab connected to each of the at least one spring beam. A post for mounting the jack is formed from the metallic shield material.

Inventors: Fair; Mervin (late of Glen Rock, PA), Fleming; Jeffrey (York, PA)

Assignee: Stewart Connector Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A47C 1/14 (20060101); A47C 1/00 (20060101); H01R 013/648 (); H01R 013/60 (); H01R 013/66 (); H01R 024/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018