Patent Number: 6,250,942

Title: Electrical connector with combined shield and latch

Abstract: An electrical connector comprising a housing, an electrical contact in the housing, and a shield connected to the housing. The shield comprises a latching section with a latch, a deflection control section, and a first torsionally deflectable beam extending laterally from the latching section at a location between the latch and the deflection control section. The beam connects the latching section to the rest of the shield.

Inventors: Lemke; Timothy A. (Dillsburg, PA), Houtz; Timothy W. (Etters, PA)

Assignee: Berg Technology, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 13/648 (20060101); H01R 013/627 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018