US 9,810,858 B2
Lockable connectors and connection assemblies
Jeffrey Gniadek, Northbridge, MA (US); Yuki Nishiguchi, Marlborough, MA (US); and Kazu Takano, Southborough, MA (US)
Assigned to Senko Advanced Components, Inc., Marlborough, MA (US)
Filed by Senko Advanced Components, Inc., Marlborough, MA (US)
Filed on Oct. 14, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/293,836.
Application 15/293,836 is a division of application No. 14/137,922, filed on Dec. 20, 2013, granted, now 9,477,049.
Prior Publication US 2017/0031108 A1, Feb. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. G02B 6/38 (2006.01); H01R 13/625 (2006.01); H01R 13/639 (2006.01); G02B 6/42 (2006.01); H01R 13/623 (2006.01); H01R 13/622 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/3891 (2013.01) [G02B 6/3825 (2013.01); G02B 6/3894 (2013.01); G02B 6/4292 (2013.01); H01R 13/623 (2013.01); H01R 13/625 (2013.01); H01R 13/639 (2013.01); H01R 13/622 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lockable connection component comprising:
a coupling nut configured to rotatably couple the lockable connection component with a complementary mating component, the coupling nut having at least one slot;
a connector body configured to be non-rotatably attached to the lockable connection component and having at least one external recess, the connector body being arranged within a longitudinal bore of the coupling nut such that the at least one slot corresponds with the at least one external recess; and
a clip component having at least one protrusion, the clip component being configured to engage the coupling nut such that the at least one protrusion extends through the at least one slot and engages the at least one external recess, thereby preventing the coupling nut from rotating and disconnecting from the complementary mating component.