Patent Number: 6,254,417

Title: I/O connector for a portable communications device

Abstract: An I/O connector has a housing with front, rear and top openings. Set within the housing is a monolithically formed latch. This latch has first and second tines. The first tine has a notch at its front end for engaging with an appropriate locking niche on the portable communications device, and a button at its back end. The button protrudes through the top opening of the housing, and the front ends of the tines protrude through the front opening of the housing. By pressing on the button, the first tine is depressed towards the second tine, which unlocks the I/O connector from the locking niche. The second tine is slightly longer than the first tine to ensure that the first tine stays locked within the locking niche.

Inventors: Pan; Long-Jyh (Taipei Hsien, TW)

Assignee: Acer Communications and Multimedia Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018