US 9,810,732 B2
Universal mate-in cable interface system
Alain Lussier, Ogden (CA)
Assigned to Ziota Technology Inc., St-Hubert (CA)
Filed by Ziota Technology Inc., St-Hubert (CA)
Filed on Aug. 29, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/14,320.
Application 14/014,320 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/953,558, filed on Nov. 24, 2010, granted, now 8,547,108.
Prior Publication US 2014/0002101 A1, Jan. 2, 2014
Int. Cl. G01R 31/08 (2006.01); H01R 24/20 (2011.01); H01R 43/00 (2006.01); G01R 31/04 (2006.01); G01R 1/04 (2006.01)
CPC G01R 31/08 (2013.01) [G01R 31/04 (2013.01); H01R 24/20 (2013.01); H01R 43/00 (2013.01); G01R 1/0416 (2013.01); G01R 31/086 (2013.01); Y10T 29/53209 (2015.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An intermediate mate-in interface for enabling a connection between a generic mate-in interface and a specific mate-in interface, wherein the specific mate-in interface is for connecting to harness/equipment connectors, and wherein the generic mate-in interface is for connecting to a test box unit, the intermediate mate-in interface comprising:
a generic-to-intermediate connector for connecting the generic mate-in interface to the intermediate mate-in interface;
an intermediate-to-specific connector for connecting the intermediate mate-in interface to the specific mate-in interface; and
an input/output connector connected between the generic-to-intermediate connector and the intermediate-to-specific connector, the input/output connector providing a device connection to a device distinct from the test box unit, from the generic mate-in interface, from the intermediate mate-in interface and from the specific mate-in interface, where the device connection is between the generic-to-intermediate connector and the intermediate-to-specific connector and excludes the test box unit, where the device connection is the only connection between the device and any one of the generic-to-intermediate connector and the intermediate-to-specific connector, and for enabling at least one of:
inputting a signal into the intermediate mate-in interface by the device; and
outputting a signal from the intermediate mate-in interface to the device.