No assignee for this patent application has been made.
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a card connector, and more particularly to a card connector adapted for being embedded in a circuit board.
"With the development of electronic technology, the trend in connector design is towards miniaturization and thin profile, and a card connector adapted for being embedded in a circuit board comes with the tide of fashion. The card connector generally includes an insulating housing, a plurality of electrical terminals disposed in the insulating housing, and a shielding shell enclosing the insulating housing. Each of the electrical terminals has a soldering tail projecting behind the insulating housing. The shielding shell has two side plates die-cut and then oppositely bent outward to form a plurality of soldering feet. The circuit board defines a mounting cavity for mounting the card connector therein. The soldering tails of the electrical terminals and the soldering feet of the shielding shell are located in the same plane to be soldered on the circuit board around the mounting cavity. However, in use, due to easy deformation of the soldering tails and the soldering feet, the force of inserting and extracting an electronic card into and out of the card connector is apt to slant the card connector upward or downward with respect to the circuit board. As a result, the card connector easily looses relative to the circuit board."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide a card connector adapted for being mounted to a circuit board which defines a mounting cavity. The card connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of electrical terminals, a shielding shell and a plurality of fastening blocks. The insulating housing defines a receiving room passing through a top and a front thereof. A pair of side walls is formed at two opposite sides of the receiving room. The electrical terminals are disposed in the insulating housing and electrically project upward into the receiving room. The shielding shell encloses the insulating housing. The fastening blocks are apart secured to outsides of the side walls of the insulating housing. The card connector is mounted in the mounting cavity of the circuit board, and the fastening blocks are fixed on the circuit board around the mounting cavity.
"As described above, the card connector of the present invention utilizes the fastening blocks apart secured to the outsides of the side walls of the insulating housing to fasten the card connector in the circuit board. Because the fastening blocks are not easily deformed, the card connector can be firmly fixed in the circuit board and avoids being slanted downward in use. It further improves a use stability of the card connector.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The present invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art by reading the following description thereof, with reference to the attached drawings, in which:
"FIG. 1 is an assembled perspective view of a card connector according to an embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing that the card connector of FIG. 1 is mounted to a circuit board; and
"FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the card connector and the circuit board of FIG. 2."
For additional information on this patent application, see: Hsu, Ya-Hui; Yu, Ta-Chih. Card Connector Having a Housing with Fastening Blocks for Mounting a Circuit Board. Filed
Keywords for this news article include: Patents, Electronics, Circuit Board.
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