US 9,812,805 B2
Abutting type connector
Kazuhiro Tomine, Shizuoka (JP); and Yasuhiro Otsuta, Shizuoka (JP)
Assigned to YAZAKI CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 14/896,524
Filed by YAZAKI CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Jul. 3, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/067818
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 7, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/002274, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 8, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-140033 (JP), filed on Jul. 3, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0149328 A1, May 26, 2016
Int. Cl. H01R 13/11 (2006.01); H01R 13/24 (2006.01); H01R 13/04 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 13/2457 (2013.01) [H01R 13/04 (2013.01); H01R 13/11 (2013.01); H01R 13/2464 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A butting connector comprising:
a first butting terminal fitting metal sheet having a terminal butting surface;
a second butting terminal fitting made of a metal plate and having a plurality of contact spring pieces which are resiliently deformed when the plurality of the contact spring pieces are butted against the terminal butting surface so as to be electrically conducted and connected to the first butting terminal fitting metal sheet;
a first terminal accommodating member which holds the first butting terminal fitting metal sheet so that the terminal butting surface is exposed; and
a second terminal accommodating member which holds the second butting terminal fitting so that the plurality of the contact spring pieces are butted against the terminal butting surface when the second terminal accommodating member is butted against the first terminal accommodating member,
wherein the terminal butting surface is formed in a curved-surface configuration protruding to a second butting terminal fitting side,
wherein the plurality of the contact spring pieces are a plurality of flat plate leaf spring pieces,
wherein the terminal butting surface is an outer peripheral surface of a semi-cylindrical raised structure whose cross-sectional form is a circular arc surface,
wherein the plurality of the contact spring pieces are flat plate leaf springs which extend in an orthogonal direction to an extending direction in which the terminal butting surface extends along the first butting terminal fitting metal sheet,
wherein the plurality of the contact spring pieces are arranged in a configuration of comb teeth at regular intervals to the extending direction of the terminal butting surface, and
wherein each of the plurality of the contact spring pieces has a linear shape and are parallel to each other.