US Patent No. 9,774,119

CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,774,119
Issue Date September 26, 2017
Title Connector
Inventorship Tetsuya Yamane, Yamato (JP)
Akihiko Okajima, Yamato (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,774,119

1. A connector comprising:
a housing having an opening on a front end and an insertion passage for a flat cable connected to a rear of the opening;
a plurality of terminals accommodated in the housing and configured so as to electrically connect the flat cable; and
a retainer accommodated in the housing and having a base portion and a front upper beam extending forward from the base portion
and positioned above the insertion passage, the front upper beam including a middle portion positioned in a middle of the
front upper beam and having an engaging portion configured so as to engage an engaged portion formed in the flat cable and
a forward extending portion extending forward from the middle portion, at least a portion of the engaging portion being positioned
in the insertion passage, a region being defined above the leading end of the forward extending portion for restricting upward
movement of the leading end of the forward extending portion, and the front upper beam being elastically deformable so that
the middle portion moves upward when the upward movement of the leading end of the forward extending portion is restricted
by the region.