07429193 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 45 patents.

A connector, such as for harsh environments, may include first and second connector portions being movable between unmated and mated positions. The first connector portion may include a first base, a male contact carried by the first base and extending outwardly therefrom, and a first shell carried by the first base and surrounding the male contact. The second connector portion may include a second base, and a female contact carried by the second base and extending outwardly therefrom. The second connector portion may further include a single-level bladder carried by the second base and defining only a single-level bladder chamber surrounding the female contact, and a second shell carried by the second base and surrounding the single-level bladder. A dual-level bladder connector embodiment may include an end cap defining a seal to end portions of the inner bladder opposite the second base, and an outer bladder surrounding the inner bladder. The outer bladder may define a first seal with the inner bladder adjacent the base and may define a second seal with the end cap.

Title
Harsh environment connector including single-level or dual-level bladder and associated methods
Application Number
11/323150
Publication Number
7429193 (B2)
Application Date
December 30, 2005
Publication Date
September 30, 2008
Inventor
Stewart M Barlow
Ormond Beach
FL, US
James L Cairns
Ormond Beach
FL, US
Agent
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
Assignee
Ocean Design
FL, US
IPC
H01R 9/05
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