Patent Number: 8,821,198

Title: Surface mounted electrical contact

Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for electrically connecting a connecting object to a printed circuit board, without the need of a housing. The electrical contact a board mounting portion, a spring region, and a contact portion. The board mounting portion extends parallel to the major surface of the printed circuit board with one end mounted thereto. The spring region extends from another end of the board mounting portion and having a holding portion that extends parallel to the major surface of the printed circuit board and an inclined portion that extends vertically from the holding portion and with respect to the printed circuit board. The contact portion connects to the inclined portion of the spring region and includes a curved shape with a connecting object contact point at a top of a curved part.

Inventors: Harada; Yohei (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.

International Classification: H01R 4/48 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018