US Patent No. 9,748,713

HORIZONTALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,748,713
Issue Date August 29, 2017
Title Horizontally 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. 9,748,713

1. A connector, comprising:
a connector housing including a body portion and a first mating portion and a second mating portion, the first and second
mating portions positioned side by side, the body portion having a first height and the mating portions having a second height,
the first and second mating portions having a front edge and being rectangular shaped, the body portion being larger than
the mating portions and the first height being greater than the second height;

a first mating blade and second mating blade positioned in 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 positioned in 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.