US Patent No. 9,106,028

CONNECTOR FOR A MEMORY CARD


Patent No. 9,106,028
Issue Date August 11, 2015
Title Connector For A Memory Card
Inventorship Yasuyoshi Matsumoto, Kanagawa (JP)
Mitsuhiro Tomita, Kanagawa (JP)
Takashi Fujikawa, Kanagawa (JP)
Assignee Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,106,028

1. A connector for a card, the connector comprising: a housing, the housing being adapted to receive a card, the housing having
an inner wall portion and a bottom wall portion, the card being equipped with a terminal member;
at least one connection terminal, the at least one terminal being attached to the bottom wall portion and contact the terminal
member; and

a detecting switch, the detecting switch including a first elongated contact member and a second elongated contact member,
the contact members detecting both separation from each other and the insertion of the card into the housing, the first contact
member disposed substantially parallel to the inner wall portion, the second contact member disposed substantially perpendicular
to the inner wall portion;

wherein one of the contact members includes a fixed portion and a moving portion, the fixed portion affixing the contact member
to the housing, the moving portion being displaceable with respect to the housing and mateable with the card ; and

the inner wall portion includes a mating protrusion portion, the moving portion having a mating recessed portion that mates
with the mating protrusion portion, and a protruding portion emanating from a bottom side thereof.