US 11,658,437 B2
Holding frame comprising a fixing element held in a movable manner
Alexander Schönfeld, Osnabruck (DE)
Assigned to HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG, Espelkamp (DE)
Appl. No. 15/756,262
Filed by HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG, Espelkamp (DE)
PCT Filed Aug. 19, 2016, PCT No. PCT/DE2016/100378
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 28, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/036451, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 9, 2017.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2015 114 701.7 (DE), filed on Sep. 3, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0269621 A1, Sep. 20, 2018
Int. Cl. H01R 13/518 (2006.01); H01R 13/514 (2006.01); H01R 43/26 (2006.01); H01R 13/506 (2006.01); H01R 13/627 (2006.01); H01R 43/20 (2006.01); H01R 9/16 (2006.01); H01R 13/502 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 13/518 (2013.01) [H01R 13/506 (2013.01); H01R 13/514 (2013.01); H01R 13/627 (2013.01); H01R 43/20 (2013.01); H01R 9/16 (2013.01); H01R 13/502 (2013.01); H01R 43/26 (2013.01); Y10T 29/53239 (2015.01); Y10T 29/53252 (2015.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A holding frame into which plug connector modules having outwardly projecting lugs are insertable, the holding frame comprising:
two frame halves, namely, a first frame half and a second frame half, which are connected to one another and configured to pivot relative to each other between a closed position and an open position, and which each include openings to receive the outwardly projecting lugs of the plug connector modules when the plug connector modules are loaded in the holding frame in the open position and the frame halves are thereafter moved from the open position to the closed position; and
at least one blocking element that is separate and distinct from the two frame halves of the holding frame, and wherein the blocking element is attached directly to one of the two frame halves of the holding frame at a movable joint that enables the blocking element to move relative to the one of the two frame halves between a blocking position and an unblocking position, and whereby the two frame halves are secured in the closed position by the at least one blocking element when the at least one blocking element is moved into the blocking position to physically contact the other one of the two frame halves and physically block the first frame half and the second frame half from pivoting to the open position.