Patent Number: 6,254,403

Title: Assembly for and method of selectively grounding contacts of a connector to a rear portion of the connector

Abstract: An assembly for selectively grounding one or more contacts of a connector includes an elongate ground insert having a resilient outer periphery for fixing and electrically connecting the ground insert to an inner wall of a rear portion of the connector, the ground insert including an inner wall forming a perimeter around and spaced from all of the back portions of the contacts of the connector, while the ground insert is fixed to and within the rear portion. The assembly includes an elongate grounding leg fastenable to an upper rim of the ground insert, the grounding leg including first and second spaced ends for respectively engaging the ground insert and a back portion of a selected contact to be grounded, to thereby electrically connect the selected contact to the rear portion through the grounding leg and the ground insert.

Inventors: Bernardini; Allen J. (Southbury, CT)

Assignee: Litton Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/658 (20060101); H01R 004/66 (); H01R 013/648 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018