"Further, when the camera module is removed, free tip parts 13a of spring hooks 13 slide pressing against the side faces of the camera module that moves in the removing direction, outside the positions where free tip parts 13a lock with engaging parts 22.
"To prevent deformation of spring hooks 13 due to this slide and secure the restoring force of free tip parts 13a, spring hooks 13 are configured to have deforming parts of a predetermined length L, from the upper end of shield cases 14 to free tip parts 13a."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "Technical Problem
"Recently, electronic devices are miniaturized including mobile telephones on which modules such as camera modules are mounted and, accompanying this, there is a demand to make module connectors itself in lower profile used in mounting in the module.
"However, according to the configuration of a conventional module connector, to prevent deformation of spring hooks 13 when the module is removed and secure the restoring force of free tip parts 13a, it is necessary to secure the length L of deforming parts between the upper ends of shield cases 14 and free tip part 13a.
"For this reason, the sidewall parts surrounding container 11 require a height L2 to ensure the length L of the deforming parts projecting from the upper end of the sidewall parts toward bottom face 10a of container 11, and therefore it was difficult to make module connectors in lower profile.
"It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a module connector that can accommodate a miniaturized module such as a camera module and reliably fix the module in an electrically connected state, and that can be made in lower profile.
"Solution to Problem
"To achieve the above object, the present invention employs a configuration which includes: a housing that has a concave container which accommodates a module that is inserted directing a bottom face to the housing in which a plurality of planar contact parts are disposed in the bottom face; a contact that provides a contact point part which contacts the planar contact part, with a tip of an arm part which is elastically deformable and projects toward the concave container from a bottom face of the concave container; and a shield cover that is attached detachably to the housing and that abuts on an upper face of the module urged in a direction opposite to an insertion direction by means of elastic deformation of the arm part of the contact, to sandwich the module in combination with the contact.
"Advantageous Effects of Invention
"The present invention can accommodate a miniaturized module such as a camera module and reliably fix the module in an electrically connected state, and can be made in lower profile."
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