Electronic system and connector used for said system


Application Number: 00118991
Application Date: 2000.07.04
Publication Number: 1299165
Publication Date: 2001.06.13
Priority Information: 1999/7/5 JP 190967/99
International: G06F3/00;H01R12/18;H01R12/26;H01R13/629
Applicant(s) Name: Molex Inc.
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Inventor(s) Name: Yoyota Ichiba;Ishikawa Kenichi
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: lin changan
Abstract The present invention provides a frame connector that includes a hollow portion for receiving a projecting block of a mating connector. Recess portions are provided on an inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion of the frame connector for receiving pin terminals of an electronic device, such as a hard disk drive. The present invention also contemplates a connector system wherein the frame connector is connected to a connector portion of an electronic device, such as a hard disk drive, having a plurality of pin terminals. The frame connector receives each pin terminal in a recess portion of the inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion and is mounted on the connector portion of the electronic device to protect the pin terminals from being bent. A mating, or base, connector is mounted to a substrate. The base connector includes a projecting block including base connector termninals. The projecting block of the base connector is inserted into the hollow portion of the frame connector resulting in the base connector terminals being brought into contact with corresponding pin terminals of the connector portion of the electronic device, thereby completing the electrical connection between the electronic device and the substrate.