US 9,812,824 B1
Multi-contact connector for an audio jack assembly
David Polinski, Stuart, FL (US)
Filed by David Polinski, Stuart, FL (US)
Filed on Sep. 13, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/263,937.
Int. Cl. H01R 24/58 (2011.01); H01R 13/40 (2006.01); H01R 13/74 (2006.01); H01R 105/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 24/58 (2013.01) [H01R 13/40 (2013.01); H01R 13/746 (2013.01); H01R 2105/00 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A stereo audio jack assembly for receiving a conventional audio plug comprising:
a support housing having a passageway sized to receive the audio plug, said support housing having an entry collar, a support surface adjoining said entry collar, and a mounting collar adjoining said support surface;
a first insulating ring positionable on said mounting collar;
a first connector having a first disk base with a centrally disposed aperture, said first disk base supporting first and second terminal strips each having a proximal end formed integral with said first disk base and extending obliquely and symmetrically from an outer edge of said first disk base to a distal end each positioned to engage a grooved tip of the audio plug when engaged, said first connector positionable on said mounting collar having a coupling tab 84 formed integral to said first and second terminal strips, said first connector electrically isolated from said support surface by said first insulating ring;
a second insulating ring positionable on said mounting collar;
a second connector having a second disk base with a centrally disposed aperture and a third terminal strip (106) having a proximal end extending from an outer edge of said second disk base to engage a portion of said audio plug when inserted, said second connector positionable on said mounting collar having a second coupling tab formed integral to said third terminal strip, said second connector electrically isolated from said first connector by said second insulating ring;
a third insulating ring positionable on said mounting collar;
a third connector having a third disk base with a centrally disposed aperture and a fourth terminal strip having a proximal end extending obliquely and symmetrically from an outer edge of said third disk base to a distal end positioned to engage a portion of the audio plug, said third connector positionable on said mounting collar having a third coupling tab formed integral to said third connector, said third connector electrically isolated from said second connector by said third insulating ring;
wherein said connectors are fastened to said support housing.