WO/2004/073488 is referenced by 164 patents.
The present disclosure relates to a connector (20) for electromechanically connecting an electrosurgical cable (16) to a flexible circuit board (302) of a surgical instrument. The connector includes a fixed portion (20a) having a cavity defined therein which includes a wire guide block (406). A series of wire slots (407a-c) are defined within the wire guide block wherein each wire slot is dimensioned to receive a respective conductive wire disposed within the electrosurgical cable. The connector also includes a cap portion (20b) designed for selective, friction-fit engagement with the cavity of the fixed portion. The cap portion includes a series of detents (502a-d) which define a corresponding series of slots (505a-c) therebetween for wedging the conductive wires of the cable against a series of corresponding terminal contacts disposed on the flexible circuit board.