US Patent No. 10,485,121

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS


Patent No. 10,485,121
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Electrical Connection Box And Wire Harness
Inventorship Shinya Ozaki, Shizuoka (JP)
Assignee YAZAKI CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,121

1. An electrical connection box comprising:an accommodating member in which at least an electronic component that is a printed board on which an electronic device is mounted is accommodated in an internal space of a housing;
a cover member that is assembled to the accommodating member to block an opening by being moved toward the opening of the accommodating member, the cover member separating the printed circuit board from an outside; and
a positioning structure that is arranged in the internal space of the housing including at least the assembled accommodating member and the cover member, and configured to perform positioning in assembly of the accommodating member and the cover member, wherein
the positioning structure includes a positioning pin provided with one of the accommodating member and the cover member, and extending along an assembling direction of the accommodating member and the cover member, and a pin insertion portion provided with the other of the accommodating member and the cover member, and into which the positioning pin is inserted in the assembly of the accommodating member and the cover member,
the electronic component includes a terminal protruding from the accommodating member toward the cover member from the printed circuit board, and
the terminal is exposed to the outside through the cover member, and the cover member includes a terminal insertion hole that allows the terminal to be inserted from a protruding-side tip end and to be exposed to the outside in the assembly of the accommodating member and the cover member, the positioning structure has the positioning pin and the pin insertion portion formed such that the positioning pin starts to be inserted into the pin insertion portion before the terminal starts to be inserted into the terminal insertion hole and before the terminal comes in contact with the cover member.