US Patent No. 9,178,325

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,178,325
Issue Date November 03, 2015
Title Low Profile Connector
Inventorship Foong-Ching Soo, Singapore (SG)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,178,325

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing having a front side and a rear side opposite the front side;
a cage engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together defining a slot, and an entrance of the slot being adjacent
to the front side so as to allow an electronic card to enter into and exit from the slot along a card insertion direction;
and

a detection switch provided to the housing and adjacent to a side of the slot, the side extending along the card insertion
direction, and the detection switch comprising:

a first resilient terminal having a first fixed portion fixed to the housing and positioned outside the slot, a first resilient
arm portion extending from the first fixed portion toward the rear side and offsetting toward the slot, and a first end portion
extending from a distal end of the first resilient arm portion and extending into the slot and adjacent to the rear side;
and

a second resilient terminal having a second fixed portion fixed to the housing and positioned outside the slot, a second resilient
arm portion extending from the second fixed portion toward the rear side and offsetting toward the slot, and a second end
portion extending from a distal end of the second resilient arm portion, the second end portion being further adjacent to
the front side relative to the first end portion, and when the electronic card is not inserted into the slot, the second end
portion contacting the first resilient arm portion, when the electronic card is received in the slot, the first end portion
being pushed by the electronic card and driving the first resilient arm portion to allow the first resilient arm portion to
be separated from the second end portion.