Global Patent Index - EP 1063738 A1

EP 1063738 A1 2000-12-27 - Insert-molded electrical connector and method of manufacture

Title (en)

Insert-molded electrical connector and method of manufacture

Title (de)

Eingegossener elektrischer Steckverbinder und Herstellungsverfahren

Title (fr)

Connecteur électrique surmoulé et méthode de fabrication

Publication

EP 1063738 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00113238 A

Priority

JP 17599799 A

Abstract (en)

An electrical connector (10) is provided having a plurality of conductive terminals(15) insert-molded with a housing (30). Each of the terminals (14) has a reduced-thickness tip portion (40) having a stepped profile (42). The stepped profile (42) has a non-curved corner that meets an exposed contact surface (38) of the terminal (14). The corner of the terminal remains positioned against a wall of a mold cavity during the insert-molding process but permits the tip portion (40) to be embedded in the housing material for secure mounting. The terminal advantageously avoids the formation of a burr or resin film on the exposed contact surface (38) during insert-molding. Such a connector is useful, for example, in miniature size connector applications wherein the terminals are small and lack significant rigidity needed to permit easy assembly with a pre-formed housing. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 43/24; H01R 43/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 43/00 (2006.01); B29C 45/14 (2006.01); H01R 13/405 (2006.01); H01R 43/16 (2006.01); H01R 43/20 (2006.01); H01R 43/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 43/24 (2013.01); H01R 13/405 (2013.01); H01R 43/16 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1063738 A1 20001227; CN 1287396 A 20010314; JP 2001023717 A 20010126; KR 20010007458 A 20010126; TW 476461 U 20020211

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