US Patent No. 9,461,374

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTING MEMBER THEREOF


Patent No. 9,461,374
Issue Date October 04, 2016
Title Electrical Connector Assembly And Connecting Member Thereof
Inventorship Yue-You Li, Dongguan (CN)
Xiao-An Wang, Dongguan (CN)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,461,374

1. A connecting member, the connecting member comprising:
a base portion, the base portion including an upper surface and a lower surface;
a first connecting portion, the first connecting portion including two first protruding ribs, spaced apart from each other
and protruding upwardly from the upper surface of the base portion, and two first latching grooves, respectively provided
at opposite inner sides of the two first protruding ribs, the two first latching grooves extending along a front-rear direction;

a second connecting portion, the second connecting portion including at least two upright extending walls, spaced apart from
each other and extending downwardly out from the lower surface of the base portion, and at least two first latching flanges,
respectively extending horizontally out from the at least two upright extending walls in opposite directions, away from the
other; and
a resilient latching arm, the resilient latching arm extending out from one end of the base portion, the resilient latching
arm including a first positioning portion provided to an upper surface thereof and a second positioning portion provided to
a lower surface thereof, wherein a front end of the first latching groove includes a first stopping portion, and an underside
of the first latching groove includes a first protruding portion, the first protruding portion protruding upwardly from the
upper surface of the base portion.