Patent Number: 7,086,882

Title: Card connector having a retarding mechanism for retarding an ejecting operation of a card

Abstract: In a card connector for use in connecting a card, an eject mechanism is coupled to a housing for receiving the card. The eject mechanism is for executing an ejecting operation of ejecting the card from the housing. The card connector is provided with a retarding mechanism which cooperates with the eject mechanism to retard the ejecting operation. The retarding mechanism may include a braking mechanism for braking the card in response to an operation of the eject mechanism. Alternatively, the braking mechanism may be for braking an eject bar which is included in the eject mechanism and movable along the housing for ejecting the card.

Inventors: Kodera; Masafumi (Tokyo, JP), Motojima; Joe (Tokyo, JP), Natori; Akira (Tokyo, JP), Suzuki; Keiichiro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited

International Classification: H01R 13/62 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018