Patent Number: 6,250,938

Title: Electrical connector with circuit board ejector

Abstract: An electrical connector includes insulative housing with a slot for receiving an auxiliary circuit card, a pair of pivotable ejectors for ejecting the circuit card, and pair of fasteners for mounting the connector to a primary circuit board. Each of the fasteners is anchored within the housing and includes a projecting mounting portion that is insertably mountable in a mounting aperture in the primary circuit board. Each of the ejectors is pivotably mounted on an ejector retaining portion of the fastener. In an embodiment, the ejector retaining portion of the fastener is formed by two resilient beams arranged parallel to each other. The ejector fits between the beams. At a free end of each beam, a protrusion is formed which is held in a biased manner inwardly against a cooperative detent in a side of the ejector. The ejector is held pivotably by the opposed protrusions riding within the detents. The arrangement facilitates a slim design of the connector, occupying less space. Furthermore, the design avoids a need to form ejector mounting holes in sides of the housing wall, which undesirably weakens the housing.

Inventors: Tung; Shyh-Lin (Taiping, TW)

Assignee: Molex Incorporated

International Classification: H01R 13/633 (20060101); H01R 013/62 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018