Global Patent Index - EP 1081795 A1

EP 1081795 A1 2001-03-07 - Arrowhead-shaped boardlock fastener for mounting a connector

Title (en)

Arrowhead-shaped boardlock fastener for mounting a connector

Title (de)

Pfeilspitze-geformte Leiterplattenbefestigung eines elektrischen Verbinders

Title (fr)

Elément de blocage d'un connecteur électrique sur une plaquette de circuit imprimé en forme de flèche

Publication

EP 1081795 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99117228 A

Priority

  • EP 99117228 A
  • SG 1999004244 A

Abstract (en)

A boardlock fastener for a connector includes an anchoring section and a mounting section. The anchoring section holds the fastener securely in a slot formed in a connector housing, while the mounting section is configured for insertion into a through-hole in a circuit board for mounting the connector against the circuit board. The mounting section of the fastener is generally arrowhead-shaped, having a central leg which projects downwardly relative to the connector body and two arms extending in a sloping manner upwardly, forming a V-shape. Each of the arms has a bend at an intermediate location along the arm, forming a tine which is angled inwardly and upwardly, such that the two tines converge toward each other. During mounting of the connector, the mounting section of the fastener is inserted into the though-hole until the bends in the arms pass beyond a lower edge of the through-hole in the circuit board, opposite the housing of the connector. In this position, the tines are biased outwardly against the edge of the through-hole, securely holding the connector onto the circuit board. The resilient contact of the inwardly-angled tines facilitates the compensation of tolerance deviations while maintaining a secure mounting force. <IMAGE>

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

H01R 12/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/55 (2011.01); H01R 12/71 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/7029 (2013.01); H01R 12/7064 (2013.01); H01R 12/716 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1081795 A1 20010307; SG 87826 A1 20020416

INPADOC legal status


2002-09-19 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2002-08-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010908

2001-11-28 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-03-07 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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