Patent Number: 7,131,858

Title: Angled coaxial cable connector for mating axis termination method

Abstract: A right-angle connector for a coaxial cable has two main components. A first component and second component are made of electrically conductive material. The second component is attached to the first component such that the second component can rotate relative to the first component. The components are temporarily latched in an initial in-line configuration. In this configuration, the two components have a common, straight central axis and receive a terminal crimped on a stripped end of a coaxial cable. The terminal is fastened within a block of dielectric material in the first component at a mating end of the connector. The second component is then rotated to bend the cable end. The second component locks into a second configuration wherein a central axis of the second component is perpendicular to a central axis of the first component. An exposed braided conductive sheath of the cable end is clamped on a section of the second component by a cylindrical ferrule.

Inventors: Zerebilov; Arkady Y. (Lancaster, PA)

Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00