Patent Number: 6,309,259

Title: Metal terminal with elastic locking portions

Abstract: A metal terminal is inserted into a contact hole of an electrical circuit substrate and makes electrical contact at the contact hole. The terminal has a stop member that abuts the substrate at a rearward end of the contact hole thereby preventing further insertion of the terminal, and a removal prevention portion that abuts the substrate at a forward end of the contact hole to resist accidental withdrawal of the terminal. The removal prevention portion is resiliently deformable to allow it to pass through the contact hole during insertion of the terminal. Contact elements between the stop member and the removal prevention portion make electrical contact with the contact hole.

Inventors: Yamashita; Kazunori (Yokkaichi, JP)

Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

International Classification: H05K 3/30 (20060101); H01R 013/415 (); H01R 013/05 (); H01R 013/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018