US 9,813,832 B2
Mating assurance system and method
Khalil John Maalouf, Chambersburg, PA (US); and Rodney Kenneth Spade, Elizabethtown, PA (US)
Assigned to TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)
Filed by TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)
Filed on Jan. 25, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/5,572.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/119,475, filed on Feb. 23, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0249147 A1, Aug. 25, 2016
Int. Cl. H04R 29/00 (2006.01); H01R 13/639 (2006.01); H04R 3/00 (2006.01); G10L 21/0224 (2013.01); H04R 1/06 (2006.01); H01R 13/641 (2006.01); H01R 43/26 (2006.01)
CPC H04R 29/005 (2013.01) [G10L 21/0224 (2013.01); H01R 13/639 (2013.01); H01R 13/641 (2013.01); H01R 43/26 (2013.01); H04R 1/06 (2013.01); H04R 3/005 (2013.01); H04R 2420/00 (2013.01); H04R 2430/20 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mating assurance system comprising:
first and second microphones configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors, the first microphone being located a first distance from the mating zone and the second microphone being located a second distance from the mating zone, the first and second microphones configured to detect audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated; and
an output unit connected to the first and second microphones and receiving audio signals from the first and second microphones, the output unit processing the audio signals from the first microphone and from the second microphone for mating assurance, wherein the output unit compares the audio signals from the first microphone with the audio signals from the second microphone for mating assurance.