Patent Number: 6,305,948

Title: Contact for surface mounted connector

Abstract: An IC card connector comprises an elongate housing and a number of terminals fitted in two rows therein. The housing has a pair of step-shaped sidewalls, a number of passageways ranged along the length of the housing, and a pair of spindles longitudinally extending along the length of the housing and intersecting each passageway. Each terminal includes a base with a mounting surface at a bottom thereof, a fitting tail extending from the base, an annular beam moveably surrounding a corresponding spindle, and a spring beam defining a retaining portion at a free end thereof. Each fitting tail is adjacent and parallel to the base thereby ensuring coplanarity between the mounting surfaces of the plurality of terminals and a circuit board. The annular beams are supported by the spindles thereby positioning the terminals in corresponding passageways, and the retaining portions abut against the sidewalls thereby ensuring uniform normal forces applied by the terminals against an IC card pressed against the connector.

Inventors: Wu; Kun-Tsan (Tu-Chen, TW)

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

International Classification: G06K 7/00 (20060101); H01R 13/24 (20060101); H01R 13/22 (20060101); H01R 012/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018