Patent Number: 6,332,790

Title: Card connector

Abstract: A card connector 1 comprising a card member 3 having card-side terminals 9 on the leading edge thereof, a card holding member 5 which has mother-apparatus-side terminals on the leading edge thereof and which the card member 3 can be inserted in and extracted from, and a slider 7 which slides inside the card holding member 5 along with the insertion and extraction of the card member 3. An oscillating member 27 which can oscillate freely is provided in the slider 7, an engaging protrusion 29 which engages with the engaging indention on the card member 3 is formed in the mid section of the oscillating member 27, and a cam protrusion 31 is provided at the tip of the oscillating member 27. A cam groove 19 is provided on the inside side wall of the card holding member 5 in opposition to the tip of the cam protrusion 31. By means of the cam mechanism consisting of the cam protrusion 31 and the cam grove 19, the card member 3 is held in the card holding member 5 in the state where the card-side terminals 9 are in contact with the mother-apparatus-side terminals 17 as a result of the card member 3 being pushed into the card holding member 5, and the card member 3 is positioned and held in the position where it can be inserted in and extracted from the card holding member 5.

Inventors: Ishikawa; Yasuhiro (Sagamihara, JP), Suzuki; Masao (Sagamihara, JP), Tadokoro; Hideo (Sagamihara, JP), Amatatsu; Seiya (Tokyo, JP), Nakanishi; Atsushi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Union Machinery Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 13/635 (20060101); H01R 13/633 (20060101); H01R 013/62 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018