Patent Number: 6,332,811

Title: Joint connector and method of manufacturing metal fittings for connection with the joint connector

Abstract: A joint connector includes a metal fittings assembly 110 and a housing 120 for fitting the assembly 110. The assembly 110 consists of two terminals 110A, 110B each having a band-shaped carrier 140 and a plurality of terminal units 130 connected to the carrier 140 through a joint portion 137. In the assembly 110, the terminals 110A, 110B are laid to overlap each other while the terminals 110A, 110B are shifted from each other in a predetermined length in the longitudinal direction of the carriers 140 and the carriers 140 are welded to each other. By bending the joint portions 137 of the upper terminal 110A by a plate thickness of the carrier 140 of the terminal 110B, it is possible to position the adjoining terminal units 130 of the terminals 110A, 110B in an identical plane.

Inventors: Sato; Kei (Shizuoka-ken, JP)

Assignee: Yazaki Corporation

International Classification: H01R 13/502 (20060101); H01R 13/514 (20060101); H01R 13/506 (20060101); H01R 013/502 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018