Patent Number: 7,101,187

Title: Rotatable electrical connector

Abstract: A rotatable electrical connector provides a tangle free electrical connection between a cable modular male plug and a modular female jack of a device. The connector includes a male subassembly with a modular plug secured to a printed circuit board. A female subassembly includes a modular jack secured to another printed circuit board. At least one multi-pin block is secured to one of the printed circuit boards. The multi-pin block has a plurality of resilient electrically conducting elements which contact traces on each of the printed circuit boards. An axle rotatably connects the male and female subassemblies which may be enclosed in a housing.

Inventors: Deconinck; Joseph F. (West Babylon, NY), Azzoli; William J. (Howard Beach, NY)

Assignee: Protex International Corp.

International Classification: H01R 39/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018