US Patent No. 10,485,129

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR EQUIPPED WITH DUAL LEVERS


Patent No. 10,485,129
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Electrical Connector Equipped With Dual Levers
Inventorship Fang-Jwu Liao, New Taipei (TW)
Assignee FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., Kunshan (CN) FOXCONN INTER...

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,129

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing dimensioned and configured for receiving an electronic package therein and mounting to a printed circuit board;
a metallic stiffener at least partially surrounding the housing and defining a first pivot section at a rear end and a second pivot section at a front end opposite to each other in a front-to-back direction;
a first lever including a first pivot pivotally mounted upon the first pivot section, and a first handle moveable in a first vertical plane between a first open position and a first closed position, an offset section formed on the first pivot of the first lever;
a second lever including a second pivot pivotally mounted upon the second pivot section, and a second handle moveable in a second vertical plane between a second open position and a second closed position; and
a load plate pivotally mounted upon the offset section and moveable between an open position and a closed position; wherein
the first pivot section forms at least an upstanding stopper restricting both the load plate and the first lever from excessively rearwardly/outwardly moving while allowing more than ninety degrees rotation of the load plate between the open position and the closed position, as well as of the first lever between the first open position and the first closed position, thus assuring loading/unloading the electronic package with regard to the housing without interference against either the load plate and the first lever.