Patent Number: 6,305,963

Title: Push-lock BNC connector

Abstract: A locking assembly for releasably locking together a mating connector pair comprises a housing having a central aperture therethrough and adapted to be mounted to the first connector portion of the mating connector pair. A locking sleeve also having a central aperture is sized to receive the first connector portion and is also sized to be slidably received by the central aperture of the housing so that the locking sleeve can be rotated within the housing from a locked position to an unlocked position. The locking sleeve also includes a locking pin engaging boss for releasably engaging a locking pin associated with the second connector portion of the mating connector pair. Specifically, the locking pin engaging boss rotates the locking sleeve to the unlocked position as the first connector portion is engaged with the second connector portion. The locking pin engaging boss also allows the locking sleeve to be rotated to the locked position when the first and second connector portions are fully engaged. A biasing device associated with the locking sleeve biases the locking sleeve to the locked position.

Inventors: Felps; Jimmie D. (Colorado Springs, CO)

Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/08 (20060101); H01R 13/00 (20060101); H01R 13/639 (20060101); H01R 13/04 (20060101); H01R 13/646 (20060101); H01R 13/629 (20060101); H01R 004/54 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018