This is the generic class for a pair of mated conductors comprisingat least two electrically conducting elements which are interconnectedto permit relative motion of such conducting elements during usewithout a break in electrical conductivity therebetween (see SubclassReferences to the Current Class, below).
Also, this is the generic class for a device constitutingan electricity conducting contact between conductors of electricity;wherein the joint is of a type which may be readily made and broken,repeatedly by attachment and detachment of contact supporting structureon each conductor.
(1)Note. A soldered joint or joint formed by twisting togethera pair of conductors and any of various other splices that is moreor less permanent in nature is not generally provided for in thisclass. See the reference to Class 174 below for location of a device relatingto such a splice joint. Also, see below for the scope of this classwith regard to general utility and the lines with respect to otherclasses providing for a joint, per se.
(2)Note. Included under this class definition is a device knownin the art as a contact plug, an outlet receptacle, a lamp socket,a vacuum tube socket, a connection block, a cable terminal, a cablejoint, a binding post, a cube tap, a grounding strap, etc.
(3)Note. This class also includes a device specialized for usewith an electrical connector and not elsewhere classifiable. Sucha device may be, for example, any of certain types of mounting orsupporting means, a locking device, a shield or cover, a strain relievingdevice, etc.