06638108 is referenced by 258 patents and cites 2 patents.

A connector has an auxiliary housing (

10

) with cavities (

11

) and locks (

14

) cantilevered into the cavities (

11

). The locks (

14

) deform into deformation permitting spaces (S) during insertion of terminal fittings (

12

) into the cavities (

11

). The locks (

14

) resiliently return to an undeflected condition to engage locking holes (

12

a

) in terminal fittings (

12

) after insertion to proper depth. Deformation restricting portions (

58

) are integrally provided in an accommodation recess (

53

) of a housing main body (

50

) for accommodating the auxiliary housing (

10

). The deformation restricting portions (

58

) enter the deformation permitting spaces (S) for the locks (

14

) as the auxiliary housing (

10

) is accommodated into the accommodation recess (

53

), thereby preventing the locks (

14

) from inadvertently undergoing an elastic deformation.

Title
Connector with plural housings accommodated in a casing
Application Number
9/995050
Publication Number
6638108 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2001
Publication Date
October 28, 2003
Inventor
Hideshi Tachi
Yokkaichi
US
Agent
Anthony J Casella
US
Gerald E Hespos
US
Assignee
Sumitomo Wiring Systems
US
IPC
H01R 13/40
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