US Patent No. 9,577,378

CONNECTOR HAVING A PLURALITY OF FIRST HOUSINGS MATING WITH A SECOND HOUSING ACTUATED BY A LEVER


Patent No. 9,577,378
Issue Date February 21, 2017
Title Connector Having A Plurality Of First Housings Mating With A Second Housing Actuated By A Lever
Inventorship Takashi Iida, Yamato (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,577,378

1. A connector comprising:
a plurality of first housings;
a second housing configured to be inserted into the first housing along an insertion direction,
a lever mounted around a shaft portion provided on an outside surface of the second housing configured to move in a rotational
direction between an unlocked position reclined with respect to the insertion direction of the second housing and a locked
position upright with respect to the insertion direction of the second housing; and

wherein a protruding portion is formed on a one of the first housings or the lever and configured to contact another of the
first housings or the lever before complete insertion of the second housing into the first housing and causing the lever to
approach the locked position.