US Patent No. 9,350,095

CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,350,095
Issue Date May 24, 2016
Title Connector
Inventorship Kenta Arichika, Yamato (JP)
Toshiyuki Someya, Yamato (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,350,095

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a connector main body, the connector main body having an end portion, the connector main body including a mating guide portion
formed on the end portion of the connector main body, the mating guide portion mating with an opposing mating guide portion
formed on an end portion of the opposing connector main body of an opposing connector;

terminals mounted in the connector main body; and
a reinforcing metal fitting mounted to the connector main body, the reinforcing metal fitting including a main body portion,
a pair of left and right connecting arm portions, a pair of left and right contact arm portions, and a pair of left and right
side guide portions, the connecting arm portions being connected to opposite ends of the main body portion and extending transversely
from the main body portion, the contact arm portions being connected to the connecting arm portions, the side guide portions
being connected to the connecting arm portions, the side guide portions being disposed in the mating guide portion, the side
guide portions guiding the opposing mating guide portion, and the contact arm portions establishing contact with an opposing
reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the opposing connector main body when the connector main body is mated with the opposing
connector main body.