Patent Number: 6,254,408

Title: Plug-in connection structure

Abstract: A plug-in connecting structure where a first unit, on an outer surface of which a first connector housing is installed, and a second unit, on an outer surface of which a second connector housing is installed, are connected electrically with each other by connecting the connector housings with each other, simultaneously with the mechanical connection of the units with a certain support being as a guide. When advancing toward a connecting portion of the second connector housing, a connecting portion of the first unit automatically aligns its center axis with a center axis of the connecting portion of the second connector housing, with being guided by a tapered surface. The first and second connector housings are never forcibly connected with each center axis thereof remaining offset from each other.

Inventors: Hattori; Tetsuya (Aichi, JP), Kato; Yoshiaki (Aichi, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

International Classification: H01R 13/629 (20060101); H01R 013/62 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018