Card connector having an improved grounding member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6390850
APP PUB NO 20010014554A1
SERIAL NO

09311399

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Abstract

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A card connector provides for reliable grounding and, at the same time, makes it possible to simplify the mounting, maintenance and servicing operations. Card connector (10) comprises a main body (11) including a dielectric housing (13) accommodating multiple electrical contacts (12) and a grounding member (14) that is fabricated separately from the main body (11) and is secured thereto. The grounding member (14) has tabs (17) that electrically connect with an outer surface of a card inserted in the card connector (10) and connecting sections (16), the purpose of which is to electrically connect with electrical circuitry of a circuit board. The grounding member (14) can be latchably attached to the main body (11) that is mounted to the circuit board (100), and if necessary, it can be removed, thus providing access to connecting sections (12a) of electrical contacts (12).

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE WHITAKER CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE695

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Futatsugi, Takashi Tokyo, JP 13 94
Yamamoto, Yoshihisa Yokohama, JP 144 1533
Yoshimura, Yoji Yokohama, JP 9 614

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Honda Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 5636999 Surface mounting type of connector for IC cards 28 1995
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 5967803 Card connector 25 1997
 
THE WHITAKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5470259 Grounding shroud for surface mounted electrical connector 51 1994
 
JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED (1)
* 5660558 Shielded connector having a shell with integral latch arms 115 1996
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Amphenol Taiwan Corporation (1)
* 6866530 Memory card connector 3 2004
 
CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 7661988 Card connector 4 2008
 
JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED (2)
* 8858249 Connector having a cam operating portion which presses a connection object with being rotated 1 2012
* 2012/0315,791 CONNECTOR HAVING A CAM OPERATING PORTION WHICH PRESSES A CONNECTION OBJECT WITH BEING ROTATED 0 2012
 
COACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
* 7234970 Smart card connector with fraud protection 2 2005
* 2006/0073,735 Smart card connector with fraud protection 1 2005
* Cited By Examiner