US 9,812,815 B2
Combinatorial light string plug and receptacle
Johnny Chen, Taipei (TW)
Assigned to Willis Electric Co., Ltd., Taipei (TW)
Filed by Willis Electric Co., Ltd., Taipei (TW)
Filed on Nov. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/355,178.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/257,098, filed on Nov. 18, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0141516 A1, May 18, 2017
Int. Cl. H01R 13/506 (2006.01); H01R 13/516 (2006.01); H01R 13/64 (2006.01); H01R 4/18 (2006.01); H01R 13/05 (2006.01); H01R 13/11 (2006.01); H01R 13/432 (2006.01); H01R 13/46 (2006.01); H01R 13/717 (2006.01); H01R 24/20 (2011.01); H01R 24/28 (2011.01); H01R 107/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 13/64 (2013.01) [H01R 4/185 (2013.01); H01R 13/052 (2013.01); H01R 13/111 (2013.01); H01R 13/432 (2013.01); H01R 13/46 (2013.01); H01R 13/7175 (2013.01); H01R 24/20 (2013.01); H01R 24/28 (2013.01); H01R 2107/00 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A connector, comprising:
a receptacle assembly, including:
a receptacle housing including an open end and a closed end separated by at least one side wall, the receptacle housing defining a receptacle housing cavity;
a receptacle insert disposed in the receptacle housing cavity, the receptacle insert including
a receptacle body having an outer peripheral surface that extends rearward from a forward face to a rearward face, the receptacle body including an internal bulkhead and defining a first forward cavity forward of the internal bulkhead,
a first rodular projection extending forward from the internal bulkhead into the first forward cavity and being centered about a first rodular projection axis, the first rodular projection axis being perpendicular to the internal bulkhead, an outer surface of the first rodular projection cooperating with an inner surface of the first forward cavity to define a first annular gap that surrounds the first rodular projection, the first rodular projection defining a first pair of terminal bores extending through the first rodular projection and through the internal bulkhead, the first pair of terminal bores defining a first pair of terminal bore axes that are perpendicular to the internal bulkhead, the first pair of terminal bore axes being parallel and defining a plane,
a first receptacle partition wall extending rearward from the receptacle body, the first receptacle partition wall extending between the bores of the first pair of terminal bores and perpendicular to the plane of the first pair of terminal bore axes, and
a first pair of female electrical terminals, each disposed in a respective one of the first pair of terminal bores, the first pair of female electrical terminals extending rearward from the receptacle insert adjacent opposing sides of the first receptacle partition wall.