Patent Number: 6,480,390

Title: Card-type peripheral device

Abstract: A card-type peripheral device with a connector element, the device comprising the function of shielding contacts when the device is not in use. The device comprises a circuit board, a connector element including a plurality of contacts for connecting a circuit board to an intended apparatus, and a hollow card-type housing having openings for exposing an contact portion on the intended apparatus side of each contact. The housing contains the circuit board fixedly, and the connector element movably, therein. The connector element has a slide knob, and by moving the slide knob within a slide knob opening, can assume two states including an open state in which the contact portions are exposed from the openings and connectable with the terminals of the intended apparatus and a closed state in which the contact portions are contained in the housing and protected from external dust and dirt, etc.

Inventors: Matsumiya; Hiroshi (Tokyo, JP), Saitoh; Nobuo (Tokyo, JP), Ikemori; Naoki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Takamisawa Component Limited

International Classification: H05K 5/02 (20060101); H05K 1/11 (20060101); H05K 005/02 (); H01R 009/00 (); H01R 013/447 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019