Connector guide member

  • US 7,344,409 B2
  • Filed: 10/07/2005
  • Issued: 03/18/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/23/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A guide member for guiding a plug connector into engagement with a receptacle connector, comprising:

  • a body including three distinct walls, the three walls including two side walls and a top wall interconnecting the two side walls together, the three walls cooperatively defining a hollow shell having a general inverted U-shape for mounting to a circuit board, the shell including at least one press arm disposed along a first edge thereof, the press arm for pressing against a portion of a plug connector inserted into the hollow shell, said shell including means for aligning the plug connector when said plug connector is inserted into said shell, the alignment means comprising first and second sets of alignment members, the first alignment members including a pair of guide tabs disposed on said body and located along a second edge of said shell opposite that of said press arm, the second alignment members including a pair of alignment notches located along the shell second edge and spaced apart from said guide tabs.

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