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Feb. 23, 1965 A. D. VAN HoRssr-:N

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United States Patent O 3,170,748 COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR Arden l). Van Horssen, Minneapolis, Minn., assignor to Nil-Line Industries, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., a corporation of Minnesota Filed Jan. 17, 1962, Ser. No. 173,851 7 Claims. (Cl. 3394-88) This is a continuation-impart of applicants copending application Sen'al No. 63,518 filed October 19, 1960, now abandoned.

This invention relates to an electrical cable connector and more particularly relates to a connector for a coaxial cable. Y

Electrical cable connectors used in aircraft and many industrial applications must bte easily operated even though provision is made to prevent random physical shocks and vibrations from interrupting continuity of electrical service through the connector. This is also true regardless of the physical size of the connector. In the past it has been experienced that miniaturized connectors, which are shock and vibration resistant, have oftentimes been diiiicult to operate. Where size is critical it is no solution to merely make the connector larger, thus enabling easier physical handling or manipulation of the parts.

With these comments in mind it is to the elimination of these and other disadvantages that my invention is directed, along with the inclusion of other new and novel advantages.

An object of my invention is to provide a new and improved electrical connector of relatively simple and inexpensive construction and operation.

Another object of my invention is the provision of a novel shock and vibration-resistant electrical connector which lmay be readily and easily operated to effect connection and release of the several parts.

Still another object of my Iinvention is the provision of a novel electrical connector which is well adapted for miniaturization and which is well'adapted for convenient and easy connecting and disconnecting even in miniaturized form.

A further object of my invention is to provide an improved and novel electrical connector which may be readily and easily connected to a coaxial cable so as to prevent any moisture migration along the cable and to the contacts of the connector.

These and other objects and advantages of my invention will more fully appear from the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the connector with portions thereof illustrated in quarter-section foi clarity of internal detail;

FIG. 2 is an end elevation view of the female component or part of the connector;

`FIG. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the elements of the connector;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view, in section, illustrating another of the elements of the connector;

FIG. 5 is a detail perspective view of certain elements of the female component shown in exploded condition; and

FIG. 6 is an enlarged detail sectionview showing the 3l?,?4 Patented Feb. 23, 1965 ICB cable-clamping portions of the female connector cornponent in substantial detail. e e

The electrical connector includes a female component or part, indicated in general by numeral and a male component or part, indicated in general by numeral 111. The male component or part 111 includes a male body sleeve 112 confining an insulating sleeve 113 and acontact pin 114 electrically connected to a conductor element 115, which in the form shown comprises a rigid wire terminal bar, but could well be a cable secured to the male body sleeve in a manner similar to the mounting of the conductor 116 to the female component 11). In the illustrated form, the male component 111 is adapted for mounting on a panel and is provided with an exterior protruding liange 117 and securing means 118 disposed rearwardly thereof and taking the form of a groove or shoulder for receiving a retaining ring therein for clamping the panel against the ange 117.

The male body sleeve 112 has a pair of outwardly protruding bayonet pins 119 adjacent the front end thereof and the male body sleeve also has a resilient sealing ring 120 on the exterior periphery thereof disposed slightly rearwardly from the bayonet pins 119.

The coaxial cable 121 to which the female component 110 is connected includes the conductor 116, the inner primary insulation 122, the metallic braid 123 and the outer secondary insulation 124. It wil-l be seen that the secondary insulation 124- is terminated adjacent the point at which the braid 123 is folded back upon itself and anchored to the female component, and the .primary inner insulation extends forwardly, substantially to the terminal end of the conductor 116 which is soldered to a socket Contact 125 which is adapted to receive the pin contact 114 of the male component.

It will be understood that all of the elements and parts hereinafter mentioned of the female component 110 are circular in shape and are concentrically oriented with respect to an axis defined by the conductor 116. The female component 119 includes a female body sleeve 126 having a smooth and cylindrical exterior surface along the intermediate and rear end portions thereof and also has an enlarged forward end portion 127 wherein a plurality of inwardly biased spring fingers 128 are formed integrally for producing a sound electrical connection between the female body sleeve 126 and the male body sleeve 112 when assembled therewith. The female body sleeve 126 has an abrupt rearwardly facing shoulder surface 129 at the rear end of the enlarged forward end 127 thereof, and the female body sleeve also has a plurality of circumferentially spaced and longitudinally extending bayonet pin-receiving slots 130 extendingl entirely from the abrupt shoulder 129 to the front surface 131. The female body sleeve also defines an internal forwardly facing seating surface 132 disposed slightly forwardly of the abrupt shoulder 129 for mating in end-to-end relation with the front surface of the male body sleeve 112, with the resilient gasket 133 disposed therebetween in sealing relation.

It will be noted that the front end 127 of the female body member 126 has recesses 134 at the sides of the .bayonet pin-receiving slots to receive the bayonet pins in captured relation.

The recesses 134 are normally obstructed by the forwardly projecting lugs or lingers 135 which lie in and substantially lill the slots 130. The fingers or lugs 135 are mounted on and formed integrally with a rigid mounting ring 136 which is slidably mounted on the reduced intermediate portion of the female body sleeve 126. A coil spring 137 on the female body sleeve 126 bears forwardly against the ring 136 and is anchored against rearward movement by a rigid guide ring 138, which, in turn, is anchored against rearward movement by a snap ring 139 lying in a shallow exterior annular groove 140 in the outer periphery of the female body sleeve 126, the groove 140 appearing in FIGURE 6. It will be noted that the spring 137 permits sufiicient rearward movement of the ring 136 as -to permit the lugs 135 to move out of obstructing relation with the recesses 134, thereby permitting the bayonet ears 119 to be released for removal from the slots 130. However, the convolutions of the spring bottom against each other to prevent excessive rearward movement of the ring 136 and to prevent the fingers 135 from sliding rearwardly out of the slots 130.

The female component 110 also includes an outer movable sleeve 141 encompassing and confining the intermediate and rear portions of the female body sleeve 126, the ring 136, spring 137, guide ring 138 and retaining ring 139. The rear end of the outer sleeve 141 may extend rearwardly to the retaining nut 142 which carries a resilient sealing ring 143 and engages the rear end of the sleeve 141 in moisture-sealing relation.

The outer sleeve 141 also includes an inwardly protruding annular flange 144 disposed between the ring 135 and the abrupt shoulder 129, and having a pair of openings 145 (see FIGURE 4) therein slidably receiving the lugs 135 therethrough and permitting relative movement l between the lugs 135 and the outer sleeve 141.

The outer sleeve 141 is slidably mounted on the guide ring 138 and has a forwardly extending skirt portion 146 slidably mounted on the front end 27 of the female body sleeve, and the skirt portion 146 protrudes endwise forwardly from the front end of the female body sleeve and normally lies in sealing engagement with the resilient sealing ring 120 on the male component 111. It will be noted that a portion of the exterior surface of the outer sleeve 141 is knurled such as at 147 to permit a person to readily and easily grip the outer sleeve and move it endwise rearwardly against the action of spring 137.

In the operation of the male and female components in connect and disconnect operations, it will be seen that where, as in the present situation wherein the male component is assumed to be mounted on a panel, a person need merely grip the outer surface of the outer sleeve 141 with one hand and move the female component 110 into endwise assembly with the male component 111, by guiding the female body sleeve 126 into encompassing relation with the male body sleeve 112 and aligning the slots 130 with the bayonet pins 119. Because the spring 137 normally urges the ring 136 to a forwardly disposed position wherein the lugs 135 are in obstructing relation with the recesses 134, the bayonet pins 119 of the male component will engage the front vbeveled ends 135a of the lugs and cause the lugs 135 and ring 136 to move rearwardly with respect to the female body member 128 to the position wherein the recesses 134 are unobstructed. During this entire operation, only one hand need be used in gripping the outer sleeve 141 to urge the entire female component 110 in a forward direction. When the bayonet pins 119 have been moved into confronting relation with the recesses 134, a slight turning of the outer sleeve 141 will cause a similar turning of the female body sleeve 126, thereby causing the bayonet pins 119 to move into the recesses 134, whereupon the action of spring 137 causes ring 136 and lugs 135 to move forwardly so as to again obstruct the recesses 134 and effectively capture the bayonet pins 119 therein. During this forward movement of the female component 110 with respect to the male component 111, the forward end of the outer sleeve 141 will be moved into encompassing and sealing relation with the sealing ring 120 on the male component so as to seal the entire apparatus confined within the outer sleeve 141 against contamination due to moisture, dirt, dust and the like.

1t will be noted, as `a practical matter, the assembly of the female component with the male component 111, merely involves the guiding of the outer sleeve 141 into encompassing relation with `the sealing ring and the orienting of the component 110 so that the slots 130 receive the bayonet ears or pins 119, and the person effecting the connection need be concerned with nothing else whatever. During the time when the female component 110 is being moved forwardly over the male cornponent 111, the person effecting the coupling needs to perform no operation whatever except the producing of a forward movement. The beveled ends a of the lugs 135 cooperate with the bayonet pins 119 causing relative rotation of the female component so that for all practical purposes the coupling is effected by a straight forward movement, plus a very slight rotation to move the bayonet pins 119 into the recesses 134. Simultaneously, the socket contact 1275 is moved into encompassing and electrically engaging relation with the pin contact 114 so that the electrical connection is completed. v

In the disconnect operation wherein lthe female and male components 110 and 111 of the connector are to be Separated, the outer sleeve 141 will again be merely gripped with one hand and will be pulled rearwardly away from the fiange 117 of the male component 111. The rearward movement of the outer sleeve causes a correysponding rearward movement of the ring 136 and lugs 135 lwhile the body sleeve 126, at least temporarily remains stationary. When the lugs 135 move past the recesses 134 so as to remove the obstruction in front of the recesses 134, the body sleeve 126 will start moving rearwardly, and the ramp surfaces of the recesses 134 will cause a slight rotation of the entire female component 110 Aas the bayonet pins 119 move along these ramp surfaces so as to produce a camming effect which causes the rotation of the female component 110. The bayonet pins will then pass along the slots 130 as the female component 110 is moved away from the male component 111. It will therefore be seen that as a practical matter, the outer sleeve 141 need merely be gripped and pulled away from the male component 111 so as to effect the disconnect action.

In relation to the clamping of the coaxial cable 121 to the female component 110 and the connection of the braid and central connectors 123 and 116 respectively, it will he seen that an insulating sleeve encompasses and confines the socket contact 125 and is provided with suitably arranged shoulder surfaces to abut against corresponding shoulder surfaces of the socket contact 125 and ofthe female body sleeve 126 so as to prevent forward movement of the socket contact 125 and Ithe insulating sleeve 150 with respect to the female Ibody sleeve 126. The rear end of the insulating sleeve 150 extends rearwardly beyond the contact element 125 and extends to a rearwardly facing abutment shoulder 151 against which an anchor sleeve 152 bears. The outer cylindrical periph- 'eryof the conductive metal anchor sleeve 152 lies flush against the inner periphery of the female body sleeve 126; and the inner periphery of the anchor sleeve 152 is conically -tapered and converges in a forward direction. A braid-clamping sleeve 153 has the metallic braid 123 folded around the front end thereof and mates together with the anchor sleeve 152 in wedging relationship so as to clamp the end of the braid 123 therebetween in a strong physical relationship and a sound and stable elecltrically conductive relationship. The cable-clamping sleeve 153 has` a generally cylindrical and threaded interior periphery which screws onto the resiliently yieldable secondary outer insulation 124 of the cable and produces a moisture-sealing relation therewith, and the outer periphery of the cable-clamping sleeve 153 is conically tapered and converges in a forward direction, substantially conforming to the taper of thc inner periphery of the anchor sleeve 152 so as to efficiently wedge the end of the braid 123 therebetween. At the rear end of the cableclamping sleeve 153, an annular knife-edge 154 is defined to engage and cut through a resiliently compressible and yieldable sealing gasket 155, which is caused to compress rmly against the outersecondary insulation 124 of the cable and against the inner periphery o-f the body sleeve 126. The gasket 155 is urged forwardly and against the annular knife edge 154 at the rear end of the sleeve y153 by a ywasher 156 and a nut 142 which is threadably secured to the rear end of the body sleeve 126.

A substantially rigid insulating ring 157 lbears forwardly against an interior shoulder surface of ythe insuia tion sleeve 150 and also bears forwardly against the rear end of the contact element 125 for maintaining the contact element 125 and the insulating sleeve 154i in predetermined relation with each other. The insulating sleeve 7 essentially comprises a portion of the insulating sleeve 151B in an operational sense and bears rearwardly against a resiliently compressible sealing gasket 158 which also bears against the forward end of the cable-clamping sleeve 153 with the braid 123 wrapped therearound so as to be caused to deform outwardly and inwardly against the rear end of the insulating sleeve 15) and against the inner primary insulation 122 respectively, thereby establishing a moisture-sealing relation between the inner primary insulation 122 and the insulation sleeve 156 to prevent moisture migration longitudinally therebetween.

The conductor 116 is inserted into a recess at the rear of the contact element 125 and is soldered therein to produce and maintain a sound and sta-ble electrical connection.

It will be seen that the braid 123 of lthe cable is electrically connected to the male body sleeve 112 through the medium of the cable clamping sleeve 153, anchor sleeve 152, female body sleeve 126 and the resilient spring lingers 128.

Moisture migration to the contact element 125 and pin contact 114 is prevented through the cooperation of the sealing rings 120 and 143, the gasket 155, the sealing ring 158, and the resilient gasket 133 which engages the end of the male body sleeve 112. V

It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of the invention which consists of the matter shown and described herein and set forth in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A shock and vibration-resisting connector for coupling a pair of electrical conductors,

comprising female and male body sleeves having cooperating contaot means,

said male body sleeve having outwardly protruding bayonet pins thereon and means attachable to one of the conductors,

the female body sleeve having forward and rear ends and an intermediate portion, said forward end having a forwardly facing surface and being of a greater exterior diameter than the exterior diameter of the intermediate portion and defining an abrupt rearwardly facing exterior shoulder surface, said forward end having an inner periphery of a diameter substantially the same as the yexterior diameter of the intermediate portion and receiving the male body sleeve, the enlarged forward end of said female body sleeve having circumferentially spaced bayonet pinreceiving slots extending entirely from the abrupt shoulder surface to the forwardly facing surface and longitudinally therethrough and opening endwise in both directions, the forward end of said female sleeve also having bayonet pin-receiving recesses each at one side of a respective slot and disposed intermediate the ends of the slot,

a slide ring slidably mounted on and guidedfor longitudinal movement by said intermediate portion of the female body sleeve, i

elongate keeper lugs projecting endwise from said'slide ring and being slidably mounted in said lslots in obstructing relation with said pin-receiving recesses,

resilient means engaging the slide ring for urging the ring toward said abrupt shoulder surface at all times to normally maintain said keeper lugs in obstructing relation with the recesses, thereby locking and maintaining the bayonet pins within the recesses against disconnet caused by excessive shock and vibration, said resilient means permitting movement of the slide sufficient to move the lugs out of obstructing relation with the recesses,

an outer sleeve encompassing and slidably related to y said slide ring land being movable along said intermediate portion, said outer sleeve having inwardly protruding tiange means disposed between said slide ring and said abrupt shoulder surface, whereby to produce rearward movement of the ring and lugs when the outer sleeve is moved rearwardly along the female body sleeve, but permitting said lugs and ring to slide rearwardly along the female body sleeve while the outer sleeve remains stationary with the flange means engaging the abrupt shoulder, and means on the rear end of said female body sleeve for securing the other of said conductors thereto. 2. A shock and vibration-resisting connector for Coupling a pair of electrical conductors,

comprising a female body sleeve and a male body sleeve, said male body sleeve having outwardly protruding bayonet pins thereon and means attachable to one of the conductors, the female body sleeve having forward and rear ends and an intermediate portion, said forward end having a forwardly facing surface and receiving said male body sleeve therein, said forward end of .the female body sleeve having circumferentially spaced bayonet pin-receiving slots extending through said facing surface and rearwardly therefrom, the forward end of said female body sleeve also having bayonet pin-receiving recesses each at one side of a respective slot and disposed intermediate the ends of the slot, a slide ring slidably mounted on said intermediate portion of the female body sleeve, elongate keeper lugs projecting forwardly from said slide ring and being slidably mounted in said slots in obstructing relation with said pin-receiving recesses, resilient means engaging the slide ring for urging the ring forwardly to normally maintain the keeper lugs in obstruction relation with the recesses, thereby locking andmaintaining the bayonet pins within the recesses against disconnect caused by excessive shock and vibration, said resilient means permitting rearward movementV of the slide sufficient to move the lugs out of obstructing relation with the recesses, said body sleeve having a rearwardly facing obstruction on :the exterior thereof, an outer sleeve slidably mounted on said female body sleeve, said outer sleeve having stop means defining a forwardly facing stop engaging said obstruction, said stop means also defining a rearwardly facing stop engaging said slide ring to limit forward movement of the ring, whereby to produce rearward movement of the ring and lugs when the outer sleeve is moved rearwardly along the female body sleeve, but permitting said lugs and ring Ito slide rearwardly along the female body sleeve while the outer sleeve remains stationary against said obstruction, and removable means on the female body sleeve for securing the other of said conductors thereto. 3. The invention set forth in claim 2 wherein said outer sleeve encompasses said ring yand has a forwardly extending skint encompassing and slidable along the forward end of the female body sleeve in conning and covering cable of the type having a metallic braid encompassing relation with the lugs, slots and bayonet pins. the center conductor and disposed between the inner pri- 4. The invention set forth -in claim 2 wherein said mary insulation and the outer secondary insulation, female body sleeve also has means electrically connecting said connector including a body sleeve having a rear the female body sleeve to the braid of a coaxial cable, 5 end to receive the cable therein and also having a the female body sleeve having a plurality of inwardly forward end, said sleeve having a rearwardly facing biased resilient contact fingers formed integrally of abrupt shoulder on the interior thereof and inter- :the forward end and being resiliently maintained in mediate said ends, continuous engagement with the male body sleeve. an anchor sleeve within the body sleeve to encompass 5. A shock and vibration-resisting connector for coupling the cable and bearing forwardly against said shoulder, a pair of electrical conductors, said anchor sleeve having a tapered inner periphery comprising female and male body sleeves having coconverging in a forward direction,

operating contact means, a braid clamp sleeve within the body sleeve to encomsaid male body sleeve having front and rear ends and paSS the Cable and having a forward portion Within having outwardly protruding bayonet pins adjacent the anchor sleeve, said forward portion having a forsaid front end and also having a resilient sealing ring wardly convergent tapered outer periphery confronton the outer periphery thereof spaced rearwardly ing the inner periphery of the anchor sleeve for clampfrom said pins, said male body sleeve also having ing the braid therebetween, means attachable to one of the conductors, movable means in the rear end of the body sleeve bearthe female body sleeve having forward and rear ends ing forwardly against the clamp sleeve urging the and an intermediate portion, said forward end having tapered outer periphery thereof in wedging and cablea forwardly facing surface and being a greater exclamping relation with the anchor sleeve, terior diameter than the exterior diameter of the insaid clamp sleeve having a threaded inner periphery to termediate portion and defining an abrupt rearwardly grip the outer secondary insulation of the cable, facing exterior shoulder surface, said forward end 2 a forward contact element within said body sleeve and having an inner periphery of a diameter substantially the same as the exterior diameter of the intermediate portion and receiving the front end of the male body sleeve, the enlarged forward end of said female body spaced forwardly of said cooperating anchor and clamp sleeves for connection with the center conductor,

an insulating sleeve encompassing the contact element sleeve having circumferentially spaced bayonet pinwithin said body sleeve and having a rear end extendreceiving slots extending entirely from the abrupt ing to said anchor sleeve, a resilient sealing ring withshoulder surface to the forwardly facing surface and in the rear end of the insulating sleeve and comlongitudinally therethrough and opening endwise in pressed thereby against the inner primary insulation both directions, the forward end of said female sleeve f the cable, said ring also being compressed forwardalso having bayonet pin-receiving recesses each at ly and rearwardly against the insulating sleeve and one side of a respective slot and disposed intermediate the forward end of the clamp sleeve with the braid the ends of the slot, wrapped therearourid,

a slide ring slidably mounted on and guided for longiand shoulder means cooperatively engaging each other tudinal movement by said intermediate portion of on the body sleeve, insulating sleeve and contact elethe female body sleeve, ment preventing forward movement of the insulating elongate keeper lugs projecting endwise from said slide ring and being slidably mounted in said slots in obstructing relation with said pin-receiving recesses, resilient means engaging the slide ring for urging the sleeve and contact element.

7. A shock and vibration resisting connector for coupling a pair of electrical conductors,

comprising female and male body sleeves having coopring toward said abrupt shoulder surface at all times erating contact means, to normally maintain said keeper lugs in obstructing said male body sleeve having outwardly protruding relation with the recesses, thereby locking and mainbayonet pins thereon and means attachable to one taining the bayonet pins within the recesses against of the conductors, disconnect caused by excessive shock and vibration, the female body sleeve having forward and rear ends said resilient means permitting movement of the slide and an intermediate portion, said forward end having suicient to move the lugs out of obstructing relation a forwardly facing surface and being of a greater with the recesses, exterior diameter than the exterior diameter of the an outer sleeve encompassing and slidably related to intermediate portion and defining an abrupt rearsaid slide ring and being movable along said interwardly facing exterior shoulder surface, the enlarged mediate portion, said outer sleeve having an inwardly forward end of Said female body sleeve having cirprotruding flange disposed between said slide ring and cumferentially spaced bayonet pin-receiving slots exsaid abrupt shoulder surface to produce rearward tending entirely from the abrupt shoulder surface to movement of the ring and lugs when the outer sleeve the forwardly facing surface and longitudinally thereis moved rearwardly along the female body sleeve, through and opening endwise in both directions, the said frange having openings therein slidably receiving forward end of said female sleeve also having bayonet said lugs therethrough and permitting said lugs and pin-receiving recesses each at one side of a respective ring to slide rearwardly along the female body sleeve slot and disposed intermediate the ends of the slot, while the outer sleeve remains stationary with said slide ring means slidably mounted on and guided for flange-engaging the abrupt shoulder surface, means longitudinal movement by said intermediate portion slidably sealing the rear end of said outer sleeve to of the female body sleeve, the female body member, and said outer sleeve havelongate keeper lugs projecting endwise from said slide ing a forwardly extending skirt encompassing and ring means and being slidably mounted in said slots in slidable along the forward end of the female body obstructing relation with said pin-receiving recesses, sleeve in encompassing and confining relation with resilient means engaging the slide ring means for urging said lugs, slots and bayonet pins, and said sleeve the ring means toward said abrupt shoulder surface engaging the sealing ring of the male body member in at all times to normally maintain said keeper lugs in moisture-sealing relation, Y obstructing relation with the recesses, thereby locking and means on the rear end of said female body sleeve and maintaining the bayonet pins within the recesses for securing the other of said conductors thereto. against disconnect caused by excessive shock and 6. An electrical connector for attachment to a coaxial vibration, said resilient means permitting movement `3,170,748 f 9 i 19 of the slide ring means suilcient to move the lugs References Cited by the Examiner 'out of obstructing relation with the recesses, UNITED STATES PATENTS an outer sleeve encompassing and slidably related to lugsv and ring means to slide rearwardly along the FOREIGN PATENTS' ffgale bodxtlgveWhlenfhenggfffaSggwlgfggn 219,681 12/58 Australia.

hgrfyavg e ang ea 'g g P 793,124 4/58 G reatBrirain. means on the rear end of said female body sleeve for JOSEPH D- SEERSiPf/nfy Examinersecuring the other of said `conductors thereto. 15 ALFRED S, TRASK, Examiner.

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1. A SHOCK AND VIBRATION-RESISTING CONNECTOR FOR COUPLING A PAIR OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS, COMPRISING FEMALE AND MALE BODY SLEEVES HAVING COOPERATING CONTACT MEANS, SAID MALE BODY SLEEVE HAVING OUTWARDLY PROTRUDING BAYONET PINS THEREON AND MEANS ATTACHABLE TO ONE OF THE CONDUCTORS, THE FEMALE BODY SLEEVE HAVING FORWARD AND REAR ENDS AND AN INTERMEDIATE PORTION, SAID FORWARD END HAVING A FORWARDLY FACING SURFACE AND BEING OF A GREATER EXTERIOR DIAMETER THAN THE EXTERIOR DIAMETER OF THE INTERMEDIATE PORTION AND DEFINING AN ABRUPT REARWARDLY FACING EXTERIOR SHOULDER SURFACE, SAID FORWARD END HAVING AN INNER PERIPHERY OF A DIAMETER SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME AS THE EXTERIOR DIAMETER OF THE INTERMEDIATE PORTION AND RECEIVING THE MALE BODY SLEEVE, THE ENLARGED FORWARD END OF SAID FEMALE BODY SLEEVE HAVING CIRCUMFERENTIALLY SPACED BAYONET PINRECEIVING SLOTS EXTENDING ENTIRELY FROM THE ABRUPT SHOULDER SURFACE TO THE FORWARDLY FACING SURFACE AND LONGITUDINALLY THERETHROUGH AND OPENING ENDWISE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, THE FORWARD END OF SAID FEMALE SLEEVE ALSO HAVING BAYONET PIN-RECEIVING RECESSES EACH AT ONE SIDE OF A RESPECTIVE SLOT AND DISPOSED INTERMEDIATE THE ENDS OF THE SLOT, A SLIDE RING SLIDABLY MOUNTED ON AND GUIDED FOR LONGITUDINAL MOVEMENT BY SAID INTERMEDIATE PORTION OF THE FEMALE BODY SLEEVE, ELONGATE KEEPER LUGS PROJECTING ENDWISE FROM SAID SLIDE RING AND BEING SLIDABLY MOUNTED IN SAID SLOTS IN OBSTRUCTING RELATION WITH SAID PIN-RECEIVING RECESSES, RESILIENT MEANS ENGAGING THE SLIDE RING FOR URGING THE RING TOWARD SAID ABRUPT SHOULDER SURFACE AT ALL TIMES TO NORMALLY MAINTAIN SAID KEEPER LUGS IN OBSTRUCTING RELATION WITH THE RECESSES, THEREBY LOCKING AND MAINTAINING THE BAYONET PINS WITHIN THE RECESSES AGAINST DISCONNECT CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE SHOCK AND VIBRATION, SAID RESILIENT MEANS PERMITTING MOVEMENT OF THE SLIDE SUFFICIENT TO MOVE THE LUGS OUT OF OBSTRUCTING RELATION WITH THE RECESSES, AN OUTER SLEEVE ENCOMPASSING AND SLIDABLY RELATED TO SAID SLIDE RING AND BEING MOVABLE ALONG SAID INTERMEDIATE PORTION, SAID OUTER SLEEVE HAVING INWARDLY PROTRUDING FLANGE MEANS DISPOSED BETWEEN SAID SLIDE RING AND SAID ABRUPT SHOULDER SURFACE, WHEREBY TO PRODUCE REARWARD MOVEMENT OF THE RING AND LUGS WHEN THE OUTER SLEEVE IS MOVED REARWARDLY ALONG THE FEMALE BODY SLEEVE, BUT PERMITTING SAID LUGS AND RING TO SLIDE REARWARDLY ALONG THE FEMALE BODY SLEEVE WHILE THE OUTER SLEEVE REMAINS STATIONARY WITH THE FLANGE MEANS ENGAGING THE ABRUPT SHOULDER, AND MEANS ON THE REAR END OF SAID FEMALE BODY SLEEVE FOR SECURING THE OTHER OF SAID CONDUCTORS THERETO.
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