US 9,812,827 B2
Connector having tongue portion with peripheral support unitarily formed with metallic shell
Jing-Jie Guo, HauiAn (CN); Jun Zhao, HuaiAn (CN); and Cai-Yun Zhang, HuaiAn (CN)
Assigned to FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Grand Cayman (KY)
Filed by FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Grand Cayman (KY)
Filed on Dec. 13, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/377,928.
Claims priority of application No. 2016 1 0010896 (CN), filed on Jan. 9, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0201053 A1, Jul. 13, 2017
Int. Cl. H01R 13/648 (2006.01); H01R 24/64 (2011.01); H01R 12/75 (2011.01); H01R 13/6581 (2011.01); H01R 107/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 24/64 (2013.01) [H01R 12/75 (2013.01); H01R 13/6581 (2013.01); H01R 2107/00 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector comprising:
a unitary metallic shield including a main body, a tubular section forwardly extending from the main body in a front-to-back direction, and an inner part located in the tubular section and extending forwardly in said front-to-back direction and defining a receiving cavity therein;
an insulative housing enclosing within the metallic shield and including a main base and a tongue portion forwardly extending from the main base in said front-to-back direction; and
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing; wherein the tongue portion is protectively and snugly received within the receiving cavity for mating;
wherein said inner part including a frame structure, a pair of side arms spaced from each other in a transverse direction perpendicular to said front-to-back direction and forwardly extending from two opposite lateral sides of the frame structure in said front-to-back direction; and said tongue portion forwardly extends through the frame structure in said front-to-back direction, and two lateral sides of the tongue portion are protectively engaged with the corresponding side arms so as to form a reinforced tongue portion for mating.