US Patent No. 10,461,467

COMPACT CARD EDGE CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,461,467
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Compact Card Edge Connector
Inventorship Nazareth Eppley, Camp Hill, PA (US)
Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Paul Rubens, Allen, TX (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,461,467

1. A card edge connector, comprising:a housing comprising a slot shaped to receive an edge of a card;
an array of contacts disposed along walls of the slot, and
a latching member pivotally mounted to the housing between a first portion of the array of contacts and a second portion of the array of contacts such that the latching member pivots between an unlocked position and a locked position,
wherein
the latching member comprising a central portion having a first end and a second end;
the central portion is pivotally mounted to the housing between the first end and the second end;
the latching member comprises a first protrusion at the first end that extends into the slot when the latching member is in the locked position, the first protrusion extending from the central portion in a first direction when the latching member is in the locked position; and
the latching member further comprises a second protrusion at the second end, the second protrusion extending from the central portion in the first direction when the latching member is in the locked position.