US Patent No. 9,053,369

CONNECTOR WITH ARTICULATING ACTUATOR


Patent No. 9,053,369
Issue Date June 09, 2015
Title Connector With Articulating Actuator
Inventorship Hong-Liang Wang, Chengdu (CN)
Shang-Xiu Zeng, Chengdu (CN)
Kian Heng Lim, Singapore (SG)
Assignee Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,053,369

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an housing having a bottom wall;
a cage assembled with the housing to define a slot and an insert entrance for moving in and out of the slot, so as to allow
an electronic card to move in and out of the slot along an inserting direction;

a plurality of terminals fixedly provided to the bottom wall of the housing and partially protruding into the slot; and
a card ejecting mechanism provided to the slot and adjacent to a side wall defining the slot and extending along the inserting
direction, the card ejecting mechanism configured to move back and forth between a work position and a ejecting position along
the inserting direction, the card ejecting mechanism comprising a driving rod and a controlling rod pivotally connected with
the driving rod, the driving rod having a first rod body extending along the inserting direction, and an abutting portion
extending transversely away from an end of the controlling rod from the first rod body and facing the insert entrance, the
controlling rod having a second rod body extending along the inserting direction, and an operating portion formed at an end
of the second rod body away from the driving rod for force application, wherein positioning the card ejecting mechanism in
the work position cases a substantial most part of the second rod body to be positioned in the slot so as to be blocked from
pivoting outwardly toward the side wall due to the side wall, and wherein positioning the card ejecting mechanism in the ejecting
position allows the controlling rod to pivot outwardly toward the side wall.