3835443 is referenced by 135 patents and cites 9 patents.

A radio frequency and electromagnetic interference shield for an electrical connector comprising a helically coiled conductive spring which is interposed between facing surfaces on the mating halves of the connector. The spring is coiled in such a manner that the convolutions thereof are slanted at an oblique angle to the center axis of the connector members. The axial distance between said facing surfaces when the connector members are mated is less than the normal outside helical diameter of the convolutions of the spring. Thus, mating of the connector members axially flattens the spring to form an almost continuous metal shield between the connector members.

Title
Electrical connector shield
Application Number
05/354,330
Publication Number
3835443
Application Date
April 25, 1973
Publication Date
September 10, 1974
Inventor
Keith John T
Arnold Bruce K
Agent
Peterson Thomas L
Assignee
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
IPC
H01r 13/54
H01R 13/658
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