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Title: Flexible connector

Abstract

An electrical connector accommodates high current, is not labor intensive to assemble and disassemble, and allows a wide range of motion to accommodate mechanical variations and movement of connected components. The connector comprises several parts with joints therebetween, wherein each joint provides electrical connection between and allows relative motion of the joined parts. The combination of parts and joints maintains electrical connection between two electrical components even if the components are misaligned or move after connection.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872402
Patent Number(s):
5927996
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02B - BOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01R - ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
flexible; connector; electrical; accommodates; current; labor; intensive; assemble; disassemble; allows; wide; range; motion; accommodate; mechanical; variations; movement; connected; components; comprises; joints; therebetween; joint; provides; connection; relative; joined; combination; maintains; misaligned; move; provides electrical; electrical components; relative motion; electrical connector; wide range; electrical connection; mechanical variations; flexible connector; electrical component; /439/

Citation Formats

Savage, Mark E, and Simpson, Walter W. Flexible connector. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Savage, Mark E, & Simpson, Walter W. Flexible connector. United States.
Savage, Mark E, and Simpson, Walter W. Fri . "Flexible connector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872402.
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abstractNote = {An electrical connector accommodates high current, is not labor intensive to assemble and disassemble, and allows a wide range of motion to accommodate mechanical variations and movement of connected components. The connector comprises several parts with joints therebetween, wherein each joint provides electrical connection between and allows relative motion of the joined parts. The combination of parts and joints maintains electrical connection between two electrical components even if the components are misaligned or move after connection.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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