Patent Number: 6,984,135

Title: Press fit pin

Abstract: A press fit pin of the present invention has a press-fitted region to be press-fitted and connected to a conductive through hole of a printed circuit board or other circuit substrate. The press-fitted region is formed into substantially an M-shape in cross-section, which has two beam-like regions extending substantially in parallel, and a connection region connecting the beam-like regions in a deformable manner. The connection region is formed into such an arcuate shape in cross-section that an upper surface corresponding to a valley side of the M-shape is a concave surface and an opposite lower surface is a convex surface. A part of the upper surface is partially located on the lower surface side with respect to a straight line L connecting left and right inner side continuous portions where the lower surface of the connection region and inner surfaces of the two beam-like regions are continuous to each other.

Inventors: Kaneko; Tomonari (Yamato, JP), Makino; Kimiyasu (Kawasaki, JP), Miyazawa; Junichi (Yokohama, JP), Ito; Yoshikazu (Yamato, JP)

Assignee: Molex Incorporated

International Classification: H01R 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/10/02018