US Patent No. 9,209,559


Patent No. 9,209,559
Issue Date December 08, 2015
Title Power Connector
Inventorship Ronald C. Hodge, Aurora, IL (US)
Victor Zaderej, St. Charles, IL (US)
Joseph D. Comerci, Elmhurst, IL (US)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,209,559

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a pocket;
a terminal supported by the housing, the terminal including an aperture aligned with the pocket;
a ball positioned in the pocket, the ball being one of a magnet or a ferrite-based material;
the terminal configured to restrain the ball in the pocket, wherein the ball is sized so as to be able to partially extend
through the aperture so that in operation, position of the aperture adjacent a contact and a magnetic attraction member causes
the ball to extend through the aperture.