US Patent No. 9,362,642

FLEXIBLE CABLE CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,362,642
Issue Date June 07, 2016
Title Flexible Cable Connector
Inventorship Suk Min Kim, Ansan (KR)
Kwan Yeong Hwang, Ansan (KR)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,362,642

1. A flexible cable connector which is configured to connect a flexible cable to a printed circuit board (PCB), whereby a
conductor part on a bottom of the flexible cable is put into direct contact with a conductor part on a top of the PCB, the
flexible cable connector comprising:
a housing, the housing being secured to the PCB, the housing having a lower surface part having front and back end portions,
the lower surface part being positioned at an interval from the top of the PCB, wherein an insertion space is defined between
the lower surface part, which defines an upper boundary of the insertion space, and the top of the PCB, which defines a lower
boundary of the insertion space, such that an insertion opening of the insertion space is defined, the insertion space being
configured to receive the flexible cable therein via the insertion opening; and

an actuator, the actuator being rotatably mounted on the housing, the actuator including first and second opposite end portions,
the second end portion of the actuator including at least one axle, the at least one axle being positioned between the front
and back end portions of the lower surface part, the actuator configured to be moved from an open position to a closed position
by rotating the first end portion thereof toward a front of the housing, the actuator configured to be moved from the closed
position to the open position by rotating the first end portion thereof away from the front of the housing, and wherein, when
the actuator is in the closed position, a part of the at least one axle pushes downward on the inserted flexible cable.