Terminal structure for use in power feeding

  • US 11,031,716 B2
  • Filed: 10/25/2019
  • Issued: 06/08/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A terminal structure for use in power feeding, comprising:

  • a first terminal; and

    a second terminal;

    the first terminal including a base portion and a tip portion, the first terminal having a shape extending from the base portion to the tip portion along an axis of the first terminal, the first terminal being insertable into and removable from the second terminal, the second terminal being tubular,the first terminal having a first form at a predetermined temperature, the first form being a form in which an outer dimension of the tip portion is smaller than an outer dimension of the base portion when viewed in a direction of a central axis of the first terminal,the first terminal being configured to deform into a second form when a temperature of the first terminal exceeds the predetermined temperature, the second form being a form of the first terminal in which an outer dimension of the tip portion is larger than the outer dimension of the tip portion of the first form when viewed in a direction of the central axis of the first terminal.

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