US Patent No. 10,398,051

SOCKET HAVING A TERMINAL UNIT ASSEMBLY ACCOMMODATED WITHIN A RECESS OF A FRAME MEMBER


Patent No. 10,398,051
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Socket Having A Terminal Unit Assembly Accommodated Within A Recess Of A Frame Member
Inventorship Masato Kawabata, Yamato (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,398,051

1. A socket comprising:a terminal unit assembly with a plurality of terminal units, each extending in a longitudinal direction and arranged along a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction; and
a frame member including an assembly accommodating recess that accommodates the terminal unit assembly,
wherein the terminal units each include:
a terminal holding part extending in the longitudinal direction;
a plurality of terminals; and
a side wall,
the plurality of terminals each including a body held by the terminal holding part, a contact part protruding upward beyond an upper surface of the terminal unit or protruding downward beyond a lower surface of the terminal unit, and a contact arm connecting the body and the contact part; and the side wall extending in the longitudinal direction, including a plurality of abutting parts capable of abutting the contact arm, and being arranged adjacent to the terminal holding part in the lateral direction, and
when the contact part receives force in a vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction, the side wall receives force toward one side in the longitudinal direction,
wherein, the contact arm includes an inner arm diagonally extending from the body toward the one side in the longitudinal direction, a curved part connected to a distal end of the inner arm, and an outer arm diagonally extending toward the other side in the longitudinal direction from the curved part to the contact part, and the curved part abuts a corresponding abutting part when the contact part receives force in the vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction.