Patent Number: 6,254,939

Title: Method for coating an electrical contact with a gel sealant

Abstract: A method for environmentally sealing an electrical contact including spraying a curable gel sealant in an uncured fluid form onto all exposed surfaces of the electrical contact and curing it to form an environmentally protective gel coating on all of the exposed surfaces of the contact. In another embodiment of the method, at least one bead of the curable gel sealant in its fluid form is deposited onto an electrical contact and spread across all exposed surfaces of the contact with a stream of air directed against the bead of the sealant. The sealant is then cured to form an environmentally protective gel coating on all of the exposed surfaces of the contact.

Inventors: Cowan; Douglas Lewis (Snellville, GA), Kerr; David Stevens (Morris Plains, NJ), Pawlenko; Ivan (Holland, PA), Tancreto; Anthony Robert (Brooklyn, NY)

Assignee: Avaya Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/03 (20060101); H01R 43/00 (20060101); H01R 4/24 (20060101); H01R 13/52 (20060101); C08J 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018