07364462 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 11 patents.

The present invention discloses an improvement in coaxial compression connectors used in, inter alia, CATV, satellite, and home theater electronics. The present connectors accept a large range of cable sizes, allow replacement of the holding or compression element to accommodate a range of sizes, and allow the connector to be re-uesable. The connector comprises an attachment nut operable for electrically connecting the coaxial cable to another device, a tubular shank attached to the connector nut operable for accepting the dielectric layer of the coaxial cable therewithin, a body portion connecting the nut and tubular shank, a compression ring and an outer shell. In a first embodiment, the compression ring is a relatively short tubular member removably housed within the outer shell. The compression ring has an annular compression groove on the outer circumference thereof which causes a mid-portion of the ring to deform inwardly in response to a longitudinal force applied to opposing ends of the compression ring to securely hold the cable within the connector and create a 360 degree moisture seal. In a second embodiment, the body portion deforms inwardly. In both embodiments, a shoulder within the shell abuts the trailing end of the compressive member and exerts a longitudinal compression force thereon that causes the compressive member to circumferentially buckle inwardly against the cable.

Title
Compression ring for coaxial cable connector
Application Number
11/591690
Publication Number
7364462 (B2)
Application Date
November 1, 2006
Publication Date
April 29, 2008
Inventor
Michael Holland
Santa Barbara, 93109
CA, US
Agent
Michael Petit
Laura Tunnell
IPC
H01R 21/20
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