US Patent No. 9,461,392

VERTICALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,461,392
Issue Date October 04, 2016
Title Vertically Configured Connector
Inventorship Kent E. Regnier, Lombard, IL (US)
Bruce Reed, Maumelle, AR (US)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,461,392

1. A connector, comprising:
a connector housing, the connector housing having two housing portions, the connector housing including a body portion and
a first mating portion and a second mating portion, the first and second mating portions positioned in a vertical alignment,
the body portion having a first height and the mating portions each having a second height, the mating portions having a front
edge, the body portion being larger than the mating portions and the first height being greater than twice the second height;

a first mating blade and second mating blade aligned with the first mating portion, the first and second mating blades spaced
apart in a vertical orientation; and

a third mating blade and a fourth mating blade aligned with the second mating portion, the third and fourth mating blades
spaced apart in a vertical orientation, each of the mating blades including leading edges that extend toward the front edge
of the respective mating portion.