John M. Poliak - East Meadow NY
Juan M. Lopez - Jamaica NY
Robert W. Gritz - Little Neck NY
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. - Little Neck NY
The present invention teaches a novel device that electrically connects conductors from a cable to the electrical contacts of a plug or receptacle by means of a single fastener. The device comprises a shell, and an assembly carried by the shell. The assembly is capable of mating engagement with other electrical contacts and has receiving means for receiving electrical conductors. A single fastener holds the terminals of the conductors in electrical connection with the electrical contacts. The single fastener includes a movable carriage on which is mounted a nut through which a screw is threaded with a head with a flange that is engaged with the wall of the assembly so that when the screw is rotated, the carriage moves so as to decrease or enlarge a chamber in which the conductor terminals and a portion of the electrical contacts are situated.