Patent Number: 6,168,444

Title: Vacuum suction pick-up device mountable to electrical connector

Abstract: A pick-up device is mountable to an electrical connector for facilitating pneumatic handling thereof. The connector has a receiving slot defined by two side walls and a bottom wall connecting therebetween. The pick-up device includes a base plate having a substantially flat top face engageable by a suction cup and a bottom face positioned on top edges of the side walls of the connector. A post extends from the bottom face of the base plate and is inserted into the receiving slot with a free end thereof received in and interferentially engaging with a bore defined in the bottom wall of the connector thereby securing the pick-up device to the connector. The pick-up device may further include two resilient arms extending from the bottom face of the base plate on opposite sides of the post. Each resilient arm has a J-shaped free end for engaging with a corresponding hole defined in the bottom wall of the connector. Each J-shaped free end has an inclined section for guiding the free end into the corresponding hole. The bottom face of the base plate forms contacting means engaging with inside faces of the side walls for firmly supporting the pick-up device on the connector.

Inventors: Wu; Ming- Chuan (Shu-Lin, TW), Lai; Ching-Ho (Ta-His, TW)

Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 43/20 (20060101); H05K 13/04 (20060101); H01R 013/44 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018