US Patent No. 9,225,086

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR WITH MATING INDICATING MEANS


Patent No. 9,225,086
Issue Date December 29, 2015
Title Board-to-board Connector With Mating Indicating Means
Inventorship Ryotaro Takeuchi, Kanagawa (JP)
Toshihisa Hirata, Kanagawa (JP)
Yoshikazu Ito, Kanagawa (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,225,086

1. A board-to-board connector, the board-to-board connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first terminal and a first housing, the first housing including a recessed
portion and a first reinforcing bracket equipped thereon;

a second connector, the second connector including a second terminal and a second housing, the second terminal contacting
the first terminal, the second housing including a raised portion and a second reinforcing bracket equipped thereon, the raised
portion being insertable into the recessed portion; and

a switch configured to detect completion of mating of the first connector and the second connector together, the switch including
a plurality of switch members, each switch member having the ability to contact another switch member, one of the first and
second reinforcing brackets including one of the switch members, and wherein one of the switch members functions as a stop
to limit displacement in the mating direction of the first and second connectors.