electrical connector with board locking means

  • US 5,971,803 A
  • Filed: 12/23/1997
  • Issued: 10/26/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electrical connector for use with a circuit board, comprising:

  • an insulative housing having a bottom wall facing the circuit board and defining a receiving portion therein which consists of a first cavity and a second cavity having a width less than that of first cavity;

    a board locking means received within the receiving portion of the housing, including a base which is received within said second cavity and integrally formed with at least a cantilevered flexible retention portion extending downward beyond the receiving portion for latching with a corresponding through hole defined in the circuit board, at least a cantilevered flexible extensive arm extending downward from said base and having an attachment portion thereon for orienting and retaining the board locking means in the receiving portion of the housing in an enhancement status wherein a space separates the cantilevered flexible extensive arm from the cantilevered flexible retention portion.

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