US Patent No. 9,219,338


Patent No. 9,219,338
Issue Date December 22, 2015
Title Low Profile Connector
Inventorship Akira Sagayama, Yamato (JP)
Toshihiro Niitsu, Machida (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,219,338

1. A connector, the connector including two halves, the connector comprising:
a first half and a second half; and
a plurality of plate-shaped terminals disposed on the first half for mating with the second half, each plate-shaped terminal
including an opening able to enclose a corresponding protruding terminal of the second half;

wherein: each opening includes a wide portion, a narrow portion and a transitional portion that transitions from the wide
portion to the narrow portion, and, in a top view, are provided with a first shape and a second shape, the first shape being
left-right asymmetric with respect to the centerline of the plate-shaped terminals and inverted about the centerline; and

each of the plate-shaped terminals is arrayed in the width direction of the connector, such that they include a first opening
including the first shape and a second opening including the second shape.