Card connector

Application Number  00129564 Application Date  2000.09.29
Publication Number  1290978 Publication Date  2001.04.11
Priority Information   1999/10/4 JP 283531/99  
Applicant(s) Name  ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.  
Inventor(s) Name  Nishioka Akira  
Patent Agency Code  11216 Patent Agent  liu jiyang
AbstractThe invention provides a card connector. The card connector includes a housing, an eject arm, a slide member, a return spring, a retaining member and an operation restricting mechanism. The data storage card may be attached and detached to and from the housing. The eject arm engages with the card and is rotatable in the card inserting and discharging directions. The slide member, to which the eject arm is mounted, slides in the card inserting and discharging directions. The return spring biases the slide member in the card discharging direction. The retaining member retains the slide member at a card insertion position against the biasing force of the return spring. The operation restricting mechanism restricts the movement of the eject arm during the sliding of the slide member.