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JP2013008544A
JP2013008544A JP2011140238A JP2011140238A JP2013008544A JP 2013008544 A JP2013008544 A JP 2013008544A JP 2011140238 A JP2011140238 A JP 2011140238A JP 2011140238 A JP2011140238 A JP 2011140238A JP 2013008544 A JP2013008544 A JP 2013008544A
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a connector device in which a wiring platy member is inserted in a housing, capable of carrying out locking and releasing the locking to the wiring platy member while improving the durability of means for locking and releasing the locking and reducing a manufacturing cost.SOLUTION: An elastic engaging member 25 is provided, which locks to a printed-circuit board 15 inserted in a housing 13, and releases the locking. The elastic engaging member has a fixed portion 26B fixed in the housing, an elastic moving arm-shaped portion 28B extending from the fixed portion 26B, and a locking releasing portion 34 projecting to the outside of the housing. The elastic moving arm-shaped portion is provided with a locking portion 32B. When moving operation for separating from the housing while the locking portion locks the printed-circuit board, the locking releasing portion generates elastic displacement separating from the printed-circuit board on the elastic moving arm-shaped portion, thereby releasing the locking to the printed-circuit board by the locking portion.

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本願の特許請求の範囲に記載された発明は、フレキシブル印刷配線基板(FPC)やフレキシブル平板状ケーブル(FFC)等の配線板状部材が装着されるもとで、装着された配線板状部材に設けられた接触端子部に接触接続されるコンタクトと装着された配線板状部材に対する係止及び係止解除を行う係合部材とを備えたコネクタ装置に関する。   The invention described in the claims of the present application is based on the fact that a wiring board member such as a flexible printed wiring board (FPC) or a flexible flat cable (FFC) is attached. The present invention relates to a connector device that includes a contact that is contact-connected to a provided contact terminal portion and an engaging member that locks and unlocks a mounted wiring board member.

各種の電子機器に実装される比較的小型なフレキシブル印刷配線基板やフレキシブル平板状ケーブル等の配線板状部材は、種々の電気部品が取り付けられる主配線基板への取付けが、当該主配線基板に電気的接続がなされて固定されるコネクタ装置が用いられて行われることが多いものとされる。このような配線板状部材の主配線基板への取付けにあたって用いられるコネクタ装置は、配線板状部材に設けられた接触端子部に接触接続される導電性のコンタクトを有していて、そのコンタクトを介して、配線板状部材に設けられた接触端子部を主配線基板に設けられた配線端子に電気的に接続する。   Wiring plate members such as flexible printed wiring boards and flexible flat cables that are mounted on various electronic devices are attached to the main wiring board to which various electrical components are attached. It is often performed by using a connector device that is fixedly connected by a mechanical connection. The connector device used for attaching the wiring board member to the main wiring board has a conductive contact that is contact-connected to a contact terminal portion provided on the wiring board member, and the contact Then, the contact terminal portion provided on the wiring plate-like member is electrically connected to the wiring terminal provided on the main wiring board.

従来提案されている、例えば、フレキシブル印刷配線基板とされる配線板状部材の主配線基板への取付けに用いられるコネクタ装置であって第1の類型に属するものは、例えば、絶縁材料によって形成され、配線板状部材が差し込まれる差込み部が設けられたものとされて主配線基板に配されるハウジングを有している。そして、そのハウジングに配列配置されて設けられて主配線基板に設けられた配線端子に連結され、配線板状部材が差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれたとき、その配線板状部材に設けられた複数の接触端子部に夫々対応するものとなる複数のコンタクトと、ハウジングに対して回動可能に設けられたアクチュエータとを備えている。   A conventionally proposed connector device used for mounting a wiring plate-like member, for example, a flexible printed wiring board, to the main wiring board and belonging to the first type is formed of, for example, an insulating material. The housing is provided with an insertion portion into which the wiring plate member is inserted, and is disposed on the main wiring board. When the wiring board member is inserted into the housing through the insertion portion, the plurality of wiring board members provided in the housing are arranged and arranged in the housing and connected to the wiring terminals provided on the main wiring board. A plurality of contacts corresponding to the contact terminal portions, and an actuator provided to be rotatable with respect to the housing.

斯かる従来の第1の類型に属するコネクタ装置に備えられるアクチュエータは、複数のコンタクトの夫々に係合し、回動せしめられるとき複数のコンタクトの夫々における作動部を変位させて、複数のコンタクトに、差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材に設けられた複数の接触端子部に夫々接触接続された状態、もしくは、複数の接触端子部との接触接続から解放された状態をとらせるもの、または、差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材に当接し、回動せしめられるとき、配線板状部材を押圧して当該配線板状部材に設けられた複数の接触端子部を複数のコンタクトに夫々接触接続された状態におく、もしくは、配線板状部材に対する押圧を解除して当該配線板状部材に設けられた複数の接触端子部を複数のコンタクトとの接触接続から解放された状態におくものとされる。そして、複数のコンタクトと配線板状部材に設けられた複数の接触端子部とが相互接触接続されることにより、配線板状部材が主配線基板との電気的接続状態におかれる。   The conventional actuator provided in the connector device belonging to the first type engages with each of the plurality of contacts and displaces the operating portion of each of the plurality of contacts to turn the plurality of contacts into the plurality of contacts. , A state in which a plurality of contact terminal portions provided on the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the insertion portion are contact-connected, or a state in which they are released from contact connection with the plurality of contact terminal portions Or, when contacting and rotating the wiring plate member inserted into the housing through the insertion portion, the plurality of contact terminal portions provided on the wiring plate member are pressed by pressing the wiring plate member. A plurality of contact terminals that are placed in contact with the contacts or released from the pressure on the wiring plate member and provided on the wiring plate member. The are intended to put in a state of being released from the contacting of a plurality of contacts. Then, the plurality of contacts and the plurality of contact terminal portions provided on the wiring plate-like member are connected in contact with each other, whereby the wiring plate-like member is placed in an electrical connection state with the main wiring board.

さらに、従来提案されている配線板状部材の主配線基板への取付けに用いられるコネクタ装置であって第2の類型に属するものは、上述のようなハウジングを有し、上述のような複数のコンタクトを備えるとともに、外部からの電磁波ノイズに対するシールド効果を得るため、ハウジングを部分的もしくは全体的に覆うものとして配されて主配線基板に設けられた接地端子に連結される導電性シェルを、必要に応じて備えているが、ハウジングに対して回動可能に設けられるアクチュエータは備えていない。斯かる従来の第2の類型に属するコネクタ装置にあっては、配線板状部材が差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれたとき、自動的に、ハウジング内に設けられた複数のコンタクトが、差し込まれた配線板状部材に設けられた複数の接触端子部に夫々接触接続され、配線板状部材が差込み部を通じてハウジングに適正に差し込まれるだけで、配線板状部材が主配線基板との電気的接続状態におかれる。   Further, the connector device used for attaching the wiring plate-like member conventionally proposed to the main wiring board and belonging to the second type has a housing as described above, and includes a plurality of the devices as described above. In order to provide a shielding effect against electromagnetic wave noise from the outside as well as having a contact, a conductive shell is required that is arranged to cover the housing partly or entirely and connected to the ground terminal provided on the main wiring board However, the actuator provided so as to be rotatable with respect to the housing is not provided. In such a conventional connector device belonging to the second type, when the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing through the insertion portion, a plurality of contacts provided in the housing are automatically inserted. The wiring plate-like member is electrically connected to the main wiring board simply by being connected to a plurality of contact terminal portions provided on the wiring plate-like member, and the wiring plate-like member is properly inserted into the housing through the insertion portion. Smelled.

このような従来提案されているコネクタ装置にあっては、ハウジングに対して回動可能に設けられるアクチュエータを備えたもの及び斯かるアクチュエータを備えていないもののいずれの場合にも、例えば、フレキシブル印刷配線基板とされる配線板状部材が、主配線基板に配されたハウジングに差込み部を通じて差し込まれて、ハウジングに配された複数のコンタクトが、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における複数の接触端子部に夫々接触接続され、それにより、配線板状部材が主配線基板との電気的接続状態におかれるにあたり、配線板状部材がハウジングから不所望に抜脱するような事態が回避されなくてはならない。当然のことながら、ハウジングに配された複数のコンタクトがハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における複数の接触端子部に夫々接触接続された状態が適正に維持されるためには、ハウジングに差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材が、その状態を安定に維持することができ、ハウジングから不所望に抜脱されるような事態をまねかないものとされることが必要とされるのである。   In such a connector device that has been proposed in the past, for example, a flexible printed wiring, in either case of an actuator that is provided so as to be rotatable with respect to the housing, or an actuator that does not have such an actuator. A wiring board-like member to be a board is inserted into a housing arranged on the main wiring board through an insertion portion, and a plurality of contacts arranged on the housing are a plurality of contact terminals in the wiring board-like member inserted into the housing As a result, it is not avoided that the wiring plate-like member is undesirably pulled out of the housing when the wiring plate-like member is brought into electrical connection with the main wiring board. Must not. As a matter of course, in order for the plurality of contacts arranged in the housing to be properly contacted and connected to the plurality of contact terminal portions in the wiring board member inserted into the housing, It is necessary that the wiring board-like member inserted through can maintain its state stably and does not cause an undesired removal from the housing.

そのため、上述のような、ハウジングを有し、複数のコンタクトとハウジングに対して回動可能とされるアクチュエータとを備えた第1の類型に属するコネクタ装置であって、ハウジングに差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材に係合して、当該配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱の阻止に関与する係止手段を備えたものが従来提案されている(例えば、特許文献1参照。)。また、上述のような、ハウジングを有し、複数のコンタクトを備え、さらに、導電性シェルを必要に応じて備えているが、ハウジングに対して回動可能とされるアクチュエータは備えていない第2の類型に属するコネクタ装置であって、ハウジングに差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材に係合して、当該配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱を阻止する係止手段を備えたものも従来提案されている(例えば、特許文献2及び特許文献3参照。)。   Therefore, as described above, the connector device belongs to the first type and includes a plurality of contacts and an actuator that is rotatable with respect to the housing, and is inserted into the housing through the insertion portion. In the related art, there has been proposed an engaging means that engages with a wiring board-like member and is provided with locking means involved in preventing undesired removal of the wiring board-like member from the housing (see, for example, Patent Document 1). .) Further, as described above, the second housing has a housing, includes a plurality of contacts, and further includes a conductive shell as necessary, but does not include an actuator that can rotate with respect to the housing. A connector device belonging to the above-mentioned type, comprising a locking means for engaging with a wiring board member inserted into the housing through the insertion portion and preventing undesired removal of the wiring board member from the housing. Conventionally, there have also been proposed (see, for example, Patent Document 2 and Patent Document 3).

特許文献1に示されるコネクタ装置(フレキシブル基板用コネクタ)にあっては、ハウジング(2) における複数のコンタクト(6) の配列方向の両端側壁(5) に一対の補強金具(20)が夫々取り付けられており、各補強金具には、ハウジングに差込み部(開口部(3))を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材(フレキシブル基板(30)) に当接して配線板状部材にそれを押し上げる方向の押圧力を作用させる、もしくは、ハウジングに差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材における係合部(係合孔又は切欠き部(32)) に係合する状態をとる係止手段(弾性支持片(25)) が形成されている。そして、ハウジングに対して回動可能に設けられたアクチュエータ(加圧部材(12)) が、ハウジングに対して起き上がった位置からハウジングに対して伏した位置へと回動されるとき、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材が、アクチュエータによって、補強金具に形成された係止手段とは反対側から当該係止手段に向かって押圧される。   In the connector device (flexible substrate connector) disclosed in Patent Document 1, a pair of reinforcing metal fittings (20) are attached to both side walls (5) in the arrangement direction of the plurality of contacts (6) in the housing (2). Each reinforcing bracket is in contact with the wiring board member (flexible substrate (30)) inserted through the insertion part (opening (3)) into the housing and pushes it up to the wiring board member. Locking means (elastic supporting piece) that applies a pressing force or engages with an engaging portion (engagement hole or notch (32)) of a wiring board member inserted into the housing through the insertion portion (25)) is formed. When the actuator (pressurizing member (12)) provided so as to be rotatable with respect to the housing is rotated from a position where it is raised relative to the housing to a position where it is depressed relative to the housing, it is inserted into the housing. The printed wiring board member is pressed by the actuator toward the locking means from the side opposite to the locking means formed on the reinforcing metal fitting.

それにより、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材が、アクチュエータと補強金具に形成された係止手段とによって押圧挟持されることにより係止され、もしくは、補強金具に形成された係止手段が配線板状部材における係合部に係合することにより係止される。それにより、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱が阻止される。   As a result, the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing is locked by being pressed and clamped by the actuator and the locking means formed on the reinforcing bracket, or the locking means formed on the reinforcing bracket is wired. The plate member is locked by engaging with the engaging portion. Thereby, undesired removal of the wiring plate member inserted into the housing from the housing is prevented.

その後、アクチュエータが、ハウジングに対して伏した位置からハウジングに対して起き上がった位置へと回動されるとき、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材がアクチュエータにより押圧されなくなり、配線板状部材がアクチュエータと補強金具に形成された係止手段とによって押圧挟持された状態、もしくは、補強金具に形成された係止手段が配線板状部材における係合部に係合した状態が解除される。それにより、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材がハウジングから抜脱され得る状態におかれる。   After that, when the actuator is rotated from the position lying with respect to the housing to the position raised with respect to the housing, the wiring board member inserted into the housing is not pressed by the actuator, and the wiring board member becomes the actuator. And the locking means formed on the reinforcing metal fitting, or the state where the locking means formed on the reinforcing metal fitting is engaged with the engaging portion of the wiring plate member is released. As a result, the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing can be removed from the housing.

また、特許文献2に示されるコネクタ装置(ロック付きFPC用コネクタ)にあっては、ハウジング(絶縁ハウジング(5))にそれに対してスライド可能に設けられた可動導電性シェル(イジェクトプレート(8))が備えられている。この可動導電性シェルは、ハウジングとの間に配されたコイルスプリング等の弾性部材(7) によって、ハウジングに対する配線板状部材 (FPC基板(2))の差込み方向とは逆の方向に付勢されている。また、ハウジングにおける複数のコンタクト(コンタクトピン(4))の配列方向の両端部分に一対の可動係止手段(弾性係止爪(6) が夫々取り付けられており、各可動係止手段は、その先端部に、ハウジングに差込み部(開口部(3))を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材における係合部(凹部(2d)) に係合する状態をとる係止部(6c)が形成されていて、配線板状部材に対するロック装置を構成している。   Further, in the connector device (FPC connector with lock) disclosed in Patent Document 2, a movable conductive shell (eject plate (8)) provided on a housing (insulating housing (5)) so as to be slidable thereto. ) Is provided. This movable conductive shell is urged in a direction opposite to the insertion direction of the wiring plate member (FPC board (2)) with respect to the housing by an elastic member (7) such as a coil spring disposed between the housing and the housing. Has been. Also, a pair of movable locking means (elastic locking claws (6) are respectively attached to both ends of the housing in the arrangement direction of the plurality of contacts (contact pins (4)), and each movable locking means A locking portion (6c) is formed at the distal end portion to engage with the engaging portion (recess (2d)) of the wiring board member inserted into the housing through the insertion portion (opening (3)). Thus, a locking device for the wiring plate member is configured.

各可動係止手段には、可動導電性シェルにおける透孔内に配される突起を成すイジェクト係止片(6d)が形成されていて、このイジェクト係止片(6d)には、可動導電性シェルがスライドするとき、当該可動導電性シェルにおける透孔に形成されたテーパ部(8a)が係合する。   Each movable locking means is formed with an eject locking piece (6d) that forms a protrusion arranged in a through hole in the movable conductive shell. The eject locking piece (6d) has a movable conductive property. When the shell slides, the tapered portion (8a) formed in the through hole in the movable conductive shell is engaged.

そして、各可動係止手段に形成されたイジェクト係止片が可動導電性シェルにおける透孔内に配されていて、当該透孔に形成されたテーパ部がイジェクト係止片に係合していないもとで、配線板状部材がハウジングに差込み部を通じて差し込まれると、可動係止手段に形成された係止部が、配線板状部材における係合部に係合して配線板状部材を係止する。それにより、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱が阻止される。   And the ejection locking piece formed in each movable locking means is arranged in the through hole in the movable conductive shell, and the taper portion formed in the through hole is not engaged with the ejection locking piece. Originally, when the wiring plate-like member is inserted into the housing through the insertion portion, the locking portion formed on the movable locking means engages with the engaging portion of the wiring plate-like member to engage the wiring plate-like member. Stop. Thereby, undesired removal of the wiring plate member inserted into the housing from the housing is prevented.

その後、可動導電性シェルが、それをハウジングに対する配線板状部材の差込み方向とは逆の方向に付勢している弾性部材の付勢力に抗して、ハウジングに対する配線板状部材の差込み方向に沿う方向にスライドせしめられると、スライドする可動導電性シェルにおける透孔に形成されたテーパ部が、可動係止手段に形成されたイジェクト係止片に係合して、そのイジェクト係止片を押圧し、可動係止手段をそれに形成された係止部の配線板状部材における係合部との係合状態を解除する方向に移動させる。それにより、可動係止手段に形成された係止部が配線板状部材における係合部との係合から解放され、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材がハウジングから抜脱され得る状態におかれる。   Thereafter, the movable conductive shell moves in the insertion direction of the wiring plate member relative to the housing against the biasing force of the elastic member biasing it in the direction opposite to the insertion direction of the wiring plate member relative to the housing. When it is slid in the direction along, the tapered portion formed in the through hole in the sliding movable conductive shell engages with the ejection locking piece formed on the movable locking means, and presses the ejection locking piece. Then, the movable locking means is moved in a direction to release the engaged state of the locking portion formed on the wiring plate-like member with the engaging portion. As a result, the locking portion formed on the movable locking means is released from the engagement with the engaging portion of the wiring plate-like member, and the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing can be removed from the housing. It is burned.

さらに、特許文献3に示されるコネクタ装置にあっては、ハウジング(11)の外面部を部分的に覆うものとして配された導電性シェル(14)に、ハウジング内に伸びて、ハウジングにそれに設けられた板状部材差込み部(12)を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材であるフレキシブル印刷配線基板(40)を係止する状態をとる係止手段(ロック部(20)) が形成されている。また、ハウジングには、それと一体的に形成されて移動可能とされ、一端部が導電性シェルの外方に突出するとともに、他端部が係止手段に係合する係止解除手段(ロック解除部(30)) が設けられている。   Further, in the connector device disclosed in Patent Document 3, the conductive shell (14) arranged to partially cover the outer surface of the housing (11) extends into the housing and is provided in the housing. Locking means (locking portion (20)) is formed to lock the flexible printed wiring board (40), which is a wiring plate-like member inserted through the plate-like member insertion portion (12). Further, the housing is formed integrally with the housing so as to be movable. One end of the housing protrudes outward from the conductive shell, and the other end engages with the locking means. Part (30)).

係止手段は、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における係合部(43;44) に係合して配線板状部材を係止する係止部(23)と係止部を変位可能に支持する弾性アーム部(22)とを備えており、弾性アーム部に係止解除手段の他端部が係合する。 The locking means engages with the engaging portion (43; 44) of the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing so as to displace the locking portion (23) and the locking portion. And an elastic arm portion (22) to be supported, and the other end portion of the unlocking means is engaged with the elastic arm portion.

そして、配線板状部材がハウジングに板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれたとき、配線板状部材における係合部に係止手段における係止部が係合して配線板状部材を係止し、それにより、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱が阻止される。   Then, when the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing through the plate member insertion portion, the locking portion in the locking means engages with the engaging portion in the wiring plate member, and the wiring plate member is locked. Thereby, undesired removal of the wiring plate member inserted into the housing from the housing is prevented.

その後、導電性シェルの外部に突出した係止解除手段の一端部をハウジング内に向けて押圧する押圧操作が行われると、係止解除手段の他端部が係止手段における弾性アーム部に係合してその弾性アーム部を変位させ、それに伴って、弾性アーム部より支持された係止部が配線板状部材における係合部との係合を解除する位置へと変位せしめられる。それにより、可動係止手段に形成された係止部が配線板状部材における係合部との係合から解放され、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材がハウジングから抜脱され得る状態におかれる。   Thereafter, when a pressing operation is performed to press one end of the unlocking means protruding outside the conductive shell into the housing, the other end of the unlocking means is engaged with the elastic arm portion of the locking means. Accordingly, the elastic arm portion is displaced, and accordingly, the engaging portion supported by the elastic arm portion is displaced to a position where the engagement with the engaging portion in the wiring plate member is released. As a result, the locking portion formed on the movable locking means is released from the engagement with the engaging portion of the wiring plate-like member, and the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing can be removed from the housing. It is burned.

特開2003−100370号公報(3〜4頁,図1〜10)JP 2003-100370 A (pages 3 to 4, FIGS. 1 to 10) 特開2009−231069号公報(3〜4頁,図1〜5)JP 2009-231069 (page 3-4, FIGS. 1-5) 特開2011−40246号公報(11〜16頁,図5〜11,15〜17)Japanese Patent Laying-Open No. 2011-40246 (pages 11-16, FIGS. 5-11, 15-17)

上述のような、ハウジングに差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板等の配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱の阻止に関与する係止手段を備えた、配線板状部材の主配線基板への取付けに用いられるコネクタ装置として従来提案されているものにあっては、係止手段の配線板状部材に対する係止への関与がハウジングに対して回動可能とされたアクチュエータの回動操作に連動して行われる状態,係止手段による配線板状部材に対する係止解除がハウジングに対して移動可能に設けられた可動導電性シェルの移動に連動して行われる状態、あるいは、導電性シェルに形成された係止手段による配線板状部材に対する係止解除がハウジングに一体的に設けられた係止解除手段が押圧操作されることにより行われる状態がとられる。   To the main wiring board of the wiring plate-like member provided with the locking means involved in preventing undesired removal of the wiring plate-like member such as the flexible printed wiring board inserted into the housing from the housing as described above In the case of a connector device that has been proposed as a connector device used for mounting, the engagement of the locking means with respect to the wiring plate-like member is related to the rotation operation of the actuator that can rotate with respect to the housing. A state in which interlocking is performed, a state in which the locking means is unlocked with respect to the wiring plate-like member is interlocked with the movement of the movable conductive shell provided movably with respect to the housing, or the conductive shell The state where the unlocking of the wiring plate-like member by the formed locking means is performed by pressing the locking releasing means integrally provided in the housing is taken.

そして、係止手段の配線板状部材に対する係止への関与がハウジングに対して回動可能とされたアクチュエータの回動操作に連動して行われる状態がとられる従来のコネクタ装置の場合には、ハウジングに対して回動可能とされたアクチュエータを備えることが不可欠とされ、そのことが、コネクタ装置の製造コストを嵩ませる要因となる。それに加えて、係止手段を配線板状部材に対する係止あるいは係止解除に関与させるにあたっては、アクチュエータをハウジングに対して回動させる操作が不可欠とされ、斯かる操作を行うための不所望なスペースをコネクタ装置の周囲に設けることが必要とされる。   In the case of the conventional connector device in which the engagement of the locking means with respect to the wiring plate-like member is performed in conjunction with the rotation operation of the actuator that is rotatable with respect to the housing, It is indispensable to provide an actuator that can be rotated with respect to the housing, and this increases the manufacturing cost of the connector device. In addition, when the locking means is involved in locking or unlocking the wiring plate member, it is essential to rotate the actuator with respect to the housing. It is necessary to provide space around the connector device.

また、ハウジングに対して移動可能とされた可動導電性シェルが備えられ、係止手段による配線板状部材に対する係止解除が可動導電性シェルの移動に連動して行われる状態がとられる従来のコネクタ装置の場合には、可動導電性シェルがハウジングに対して移動可能とされるので、コネクタ装置の主配線基板への固定のために導電性シェルを利用することができず、別途、コネクタ装置を主配線基板に固定するための部材(ホールドダウン部材)を備えることが必要とされ、そのことが、コネクタ装置の製造コストを嵩ませる要因となる。さらに、ハウジングに対して可動導電性シェルを移動可能とするための機構が必要とされて、そのことが構成の複雑化をまねき、コネクタ装置の製造コストをなお一層嵩ませることになってしまう。   Further, there is provided a movable conductive shell that is movable with respect to the housing, and a state in which the latching means is unlocked by the latching means in conjunction with the movement of the movable conductive shell is provided. In the case of the connector device, since the movable conductive shell is movable with respect to the housing, the conductive shell cannot be used for fixing the connector device to the main wiring board. It is necessary to provide a member (hold-down member) for fixing the connector to the main wiring board, which increases the manufacturing cost of the connector device. Furthermore, a mechanism for enabling the movable conductive shell to move with respect to the housing is required, which leads to a complicated configuration and further increases the manufacturing cost of the connector device.

さらに、導電性シェルに形成された係止手段による配線板状部材に対する係止解除がハウジングに一体的に設けられた係止解除手段が押圧操作されることにより行われる状態がとられる従来のコネクタ装置の場合には、係止手段がハウジングの外面部を部分的に覆う導電性シェルに形成されるのに対して、係止解除手段がハウジングに一体的に設けられるので、導電性シェル及びハウジングの両方についての構成の複雑化がまねかれてしまう。また、導電性シェルは通常金属材料によって形成され、また、ハウジングは通常絶縁材料によって形成されるので、係止手段が金属材料製とされ、一方、係止解除手段は絶縁材料製とされることになり、その結果、ハウジングに一体的に設けられて移動可能とされる係止解除手段が、導電性シェルに形成される係止手段に比して耐久性において劣るものとなることが考えられる。   Further, the conventional connector is configured such that the latch release with respect to the wiring plate member by the latch means formed on the conductive shell is performed by pressing the latch release means provided integrally with the housing. In the case of the apparatus, since the locking means is formed in the conductive shell partially covering the outer surface portion of the housing, the locking release means is integrally provided in the housing. The complexity of the configuration for both is imitated. Also, since the conductive shell is usually made of a metal material and the housing is usually made of an insulating material, the locking means is made of a metal material, while the locking release means is made of an insulating material. As a result, it is conceivable that the unlocking means provided integrally with the housing and movable is inferior in durability compared to the locking means formed on the conductive shell. .

斯かる点に鑑み、本願の特許請求の範囲に記載された発明は、フレキシブル印刷配線基板やフレキシブル平板状ケーブル等とされる配線板状部材の他の配線基板への取付けに用いられる、板状部材差込み部が設けられたハウジングとハウジングに配列配置されて設けられる複数のコンタクトとを備えたコネクタ装置であって、ハウジングに対して回動可能とされるアクチュエータ、あるいは、ハウジングに対して移動可能とされる可動導電性シェル等が不要とされ、さらには、導電性シェルとハウジングとに夫々係止手段と係止解除手段とを設ける必要がなく、それにより、部品点数の減少による製造コストの低減を図ることができ、しかも、配線板状部材に対する係止及び係止の解除を行う手段の耐久性を向上させることができるもとで、ハウジングに板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材に対するハウジングからの不所望な抜脱を阻止するための係止及びその係止の解除を、簡単な構成をもって確実かつ容易に行えることになるものを提供する。   In view of such a point, the invention described in the scope of claims of the present application is a plate-like member used for mounting a wiring plate-like member such as a flexible printed wiring board or a flexible flat cable to other wiring boards. A connector device having a housing provided with a member insertion portion and a plurality of contacts arranged and arranged in the housing, and is an actuator that can be rotated with respect to the housing or movable with respect to the housing In addition, there is no need to provide a movable conductive shell or the like, and there is no need to provide a locking means and a locking release means for the conductive shell and the housing, respectively. In addition, the durability of the means for locking and releasing the locking to the wiring plate member can be improved, It is possible to reliably and easily perform locking and release of the locking to prevent undesired removal from the housing with respect to the wiring plate member inserted through the plate member insertion portion in the winging with a simple configuration. Provide what will be.

本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項1から請求項7までのいずれかに記載された発明(以下、本願発明という。)に係るコネクタ装置は、板状部材差込み部が設けられて配線基板上に配されるハウジングと、ハウジングにその長手方向に沿って配列配置され、配線基板に設けられた配線端子に連結される状態をとり、配線板状部材がハウジングに板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれたとき、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における複数の接触端子部に接触接続される複数のコンタクトと、ハウジングに取り付けられて、配線板状部材がハウジングに板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれたとき、複数のコンタクトが複数の接触端子部に接触接続された状態を維持すべく配線板状部材に対する係止を行う係止状態とその係止を解除する係止解除状態とを選択的にとる弾性係合部材とを備えて成り、弾性係合部材が、ハウジングに固定される固定部と、ハウジングの長手方向となる方向の両端部において固定部から夫々伸びる第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部と、ハウジングにおける長手方向に伸びて第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部を相互連結する可動連結部とを有し、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に、板状部材差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における係合部に係合して配線板状部材を係止する係止部が設けられ、かつ、可動連結部に、ハウジングの外部へと突出し、ハウジングから離隔せしめられる移動操作が係合部により配線板状部材が係止されたもとで加えられるとき、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に配線板状部材から離隔する弾性変位を生じさせて、係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止を解除する係止解除部が設けられていることを特徴とするものとされる。   In the connector device according to the invention described in any one of claims 1 to 7 in the claims of the present application (hereinafter referred to as the present invention), a plate-like member insertion portion is provided on the wiring board. The housing is arranged, arranged in the housing along the longitudinal direction, and connected to the wiring terminal provided on the wiring board, and the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing through the plate member insertion portion. When a plurality of contacts that are contact-connected to a plurality of contact terminal portions in the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing and the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion , Locking state to lock the wiring board member to maintain a state where a plurality of contacts are contact-connected to a plurality of contact terminal portions, and release the locking And an elastic engagement member that selectively takes the unlocking state to be fixed. The elastic engagement member is fixed to the housing from the fixed portion at both ends in the longitudinal direction of the housing. The first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions extending respectively, and the movable connecting portion extending in the longitudinal direction of the housing and interconnecting the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions, Each of the elastic movable arm-like portions is provided with a locking portion that engages with an engaging portion in the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion and locks the wiring plate-like member, and The first and second elastic movable arm-like portions when the moving operation protruding to the outside of the housing and being separated from the housing is applied to the movable connecting portion while the wiring plate-like member is locked by the engaging portion. Wiring to each of And causing elastic displacement away from Jo member, the releasing member for releasing the engagement against the flat circuit device by the locking portion is assumed, characterized in that are provided.

特に、本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項2に記載された本願発明に係るコネクタ装置にあっては、弾性係合部材が有する可動連結部に設けられた係止解除部が、ハウジングの長手方向に伸びるものとされている。   In particular, in the connector device according to the present invention described in claim 2 in the scope of claims of the present application, the unlocking portion provided in the movable connecting portion of the elastic engagement member is provided in the longitudinal direction of the housing. It is supposed to grow.

また、本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項3に記載された本願発明に係るコネクタ装置にあっては、弾性係合部材が金属材料によって一体的に構成されて、弾性係合部材が有する固定部が、ハウジングにおける板状部材差込み部が開口する第1の端面部に対向する第2の端面部の内側に固定され、弾性係合部材が有する第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々が、固定部からハウジングにおける第1の端面部に向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を成すものとされる。   Further, in the connector device according to the present invention described in claim 3 in the claims of the present application, the elastic engagement member is integrally formed of a metal material, and the fixing portion which the elastic engagement member has However, each of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions of the elastic engagement member is fixed to the inside of the second end surface portion facing the first end surface portion where the plate-like member insertion portion in the housing opens. However, it forms a swingable displaceable portion extending from the fixed portion toward the first end surface portion of the housing.

上述のような本願発明に係るコネクタ装置にあっては、配線板状部材が配線基板上に配されるハウジングにそれに設けられた板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれると、ハウジングに配列配置された複数のコンタクトが差し込まれた配線板状部材における複数の接触端子部に接触接続されるとともに、ハウジングに取り付けられた弾性係合部材が、ハウジング内において、差し込まれた配線板状部材を係止し、配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱を阻止する。そして、弾性係合部材が配線板状部材を係止したもとで、弾性係合部材に所定の操作が加えられると、配線板状部材を係止した弾性係合部材が、ハウジング内において、配線板状部材に対する係止を解除して、配線板状部材のハウジングからの抜脱を可能とする。   In the connector device according to the present invention as described above, when the wiring plate-like member is inserted into the housing arranged on the wiring board through the plate-like member insertion portion provided therein, a plurality of arrangements are arranged in the housing. Are connected to a plurality of contact terminal portions in the wiring board-like member into which the contacts are inserted, and an elastic engagement member attached to the housing locks the inserted wiring board-like member in the housing, Undesirable removal of the wiring plate member from the housing is prevented. Then, when a predetermined operation is applied to the elastic engagement member while the elastic engagement member has locked the wiring plate member, the elastic engagement member that has locked the wiring plate member is in the housing. The locking with respect to the wiring plate member is released, and the wiring plate member can be removed from the housing.

弾性係合部材は、ハウジングに固定される固定部とハウジングにおける長手方向の両端部において固定部から夫々伸びる第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部とハウジングにおける長手方向に伸びて第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部を相互連結する可動連結部とを有しており、例えば、金属材料によって一体的に構成される。斯かるもとで、弾性係合部材の第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々には、板状部材差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における、例えば、係合切欠き部もしくは係合孔とされる係合部に係合して当該配線板状部材を係止する係止部が設けられ、また、弾性係合部材の可動連結部には、ハウジングの外部へと突出する係止解除部が設けられる。そして、係止解除部は、それをハウジングから離隔せしめる移動操作が係合部により配線板状部材が係止されたもとで加えられるとき、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に配線板状部材から離隔する弾性変位を生じさせて、係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止を解除する。   The elastic engagement member includes a fixed portion fixed to the housing and first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions extending from the fixed portion at both ends in the longitudinal direction of the housing and the first and first elastic movable arm-shaped portions extending in the longitudinal direction of the housing. A movable connecting portion that interconnects the two elastic movable arm-shaped portions, and is integrally formed of, for example, a metal material. Under such circumstances, each of the first and second elastic movable arm-like portions of the elastic engagement member has, for example, an engagement notch portion in the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion. Alternatively, a locking portion that locks the wiring plate member by engaging with an engagement portion that is an engagement hole is provided, and the movable coupling portion of the elastic engagement member projects to the outside of the housing. An unlocking portion is provided. The unlocking portion is wired to each of the first and second elastic movable arm-like portions when a movement operation for separating it from the housing is applied while the wiring plate-like member is locked by the engaging portion. The elastic displacement which separates from a plate-shaped member is produced, and the latching with respect to the wiring board-shaped member by a latching | locking part is cancelled | released.

さらに、弾性係合部材の可動連結部に設けられる係止解除部は、例えば、本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項2に記載された本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の場合のように、ハウジングの長手方向に沿って伸びるものとされる。   Further, the unlocking portion provided in the movable connecting portion of the elastic engagement member is, for example, the longitudinal direction of the housing as in the case of the connector device according to the present invention described in claim 2 in the claims of the present application. It shall extend along the direction.

また、弾性係合部材にあっては、例えば、本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項3に記載された本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の場合のように、金属材料によって一体的に構成されるもとで、固定部がハウジングにおける板状部材差込み部が開口する第1の端面部に対向する第2の端面部に固定され、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々が固定部からハウジングにおける第1の端面部に向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を成す。   In addition, the elastic engagement member is integrally formed of a metal material as in the case of the connector device according to the present invention described in claim 3 in the claims of the present application. The fixed portion is fixed to the second end surface portion facing the first end surface portion where the plate-like member insertion portion in the housing opens, and each of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions is moved from the fixed portion to the housing. A swingable displaceable portion extending toward the first end face portion of the.

本願発明に係るコネクタ装置においては、上述のように、ハウジングにそれに設けられた板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材に対しての、ハウジングに取り付けられた弾性係合部材による、配線板状部材のハウジングからの不所望な抜脱を阻止するための係止、及び、配線板状部材のハウジングからの抜脱を可能とするための係止の解除を行うにあたり、例えば、ハウジングに対して回動可能とされるアクチュエータ、あるいは、ハウジングに対して移動可能とされる可動導電性シェル等が不要とされ、さらには、ハウジングの外面部を覆う導電性シェルとハウジングとに夫々係止手段と係止解除手段とを設けることが必要とされず、それにより、部品点数の減少による製造コストの低減を図ることができ、しかも、配線板状部材に対する係止及び係止の解除を行う手段の耐久性を向上させることができる。   In the connector device according to the present invention, as described above, the wiring by the elastic engagement member attached to the housing with respect to the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion provided on the housing. In order to prevent the plate member from being undesirably removed from the housing and to release the lock to enable the wiring plate member to be removed from the housing, for example, in the housing There is no need for an actuator that can rotate relative to the housing, or a movable conductive shell that can move with respect to the housing, and the conductive shell that covers the outer surface of the housing and the housing are respectively locked. It is not necessary to provide the means and the unlocking means, whereby the manufacturing cost can be reduced by reducing the number of parts, and the wiring board It is possible to improve the durability of the unit to release the locking and locking against member.

また、ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材に対する係止及び係止の解除を行う弾性係合部材が、ハウジングに固定される固定部と、固定部から伸びる第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部と、ハウジングにおける長手方向に伸びて第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部を相互連結する可動連結部と、を有しており、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々には、板状部材差込み部を通じてハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における、例えば、係合切欠き部もしくは係合孔とされる係合部に係合して当該配線板状部材を係止する係止部が設けられ、また、可動連結部には、ハウジングの外部へと突出する係止解除部が設けられる。そして、係止解除部は、それをハウジングから離隔せしめる移動操作が係合部により配線板状部材が係止されたもとで加えられるとき、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に配線板状部材から離隔する弾性変位を生じさせて、係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止を解除する。従って、弾性係合部材は、配線板状部材を係止する係止部と係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止を解除する操作部及び押圧部とを含む全体を、例えば、金属材料をもって一体的に形成することができる、簡単で容易に得ることができる構成を有していることになる。   The elastic engagement member for locking and releasing the locking to the wiring plate member inserted into the housing has a fixed portion fixed to the housing, and first and second elastic movable arm shapes extending from the fixed portion. And a movable connecting portion extending in the longitudinal direction of the housing and interconnecting the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions, and each of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions. In the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion, for example, an engagement portion that engages with an engagement portion that is an engagement notch portion or an engagement hole to lock the wiring plate-like member. A stop portion is provided, and the movable connecting portion is provided with an unlocking portion that protrudes to the outside of the housing. The unlocking portion is wired to each of the first and second elastic movable arm-like portions when a movement operation for separating it from the housing is applied while the wiring plate-like member is locked by the engaging portion. The elastic displacement which separates from a plate-shaped member is produced, and the latching with respect to the wiring board-shaped member by a latching | locking part is cancelled | released. Accordingly, the elastic engagement member includes, for example, a metal material as a whole including a locking portion that locks the wiring plate member, and an operation portion and a pressing portion that release the locking of the wiring plate member by the locking portion. It has the structure which can be formed integrally and can be obtained easily and easily.

そして、このような本願発明に係るコネクタ装置にあっては、配線板状部材をハウジングにそれに設けられた板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込むだけで、配線板状部材に対しての弾性係合部材の係止部による係止を行うことができ、それとともに、配線板状部材に対しての係止部による係止の解除を、ハウジングの外部へと突出する弾性係合部材の係止解除部に、それをハウジングから離隔せしめる移動操作を加えるだけで行うことができるので、配線板状部材についての弾性係合部材による係止及び係止解除を極めて簡単な操作によって行うことができるとともに、斯かる操作のために部材の周囲に不所望なスペースを設けることが必要とされない。   In such a connector device according to the present invention, the elastic engagement member with respect to the wiring plate member can be simply inserted into the housing through the plate member insertion portion provided in the housing. Locking by the locking portion can be performed, and at the same time, the locking by the locking portion with respect to the wiring plate member is released to the locking releasing portion of the elastic engagement member protruding to the outside of the housing. Since it can be performed only by adding a moving operation for separating it from the housing, the latching and unlocking of the wiring plate member by the elastic engaging member can be performed by a very simple operation. It is not necessary to provide undesired space around the member for operation.

特に、本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項2に記載された本願発明に係るコネクタ装置にあっては、弾性係合部材の可動連結部に設けられる係止解除部がハウジングの長手方向に沿って伸びるものとされるので、配線板状部材についての弾性係合部材による係止を解除するための係止解除部に対する移動操作が極めて行い易いものとされる。   In particular, in the connector device according to the present invention described in claim 2 in the claims of the present application, the unlocking portion provided in the movable coupling portion of the elastic engagement member is provided along the longitudinal direction of the housing. Since it extends, the movement operation with respect to the latch release part for releasing the latch by the elastic engagement member of the wiring plate member is extremely easy to perform.

さらに、本願の特許請求の範囲における請求項3に記載された本願発明に係るコネクタ装置にあっては、弾性係合部材が、金属材料によって一体的に構成されるもとで、固定部がハウジングにおける板状部材差込み部が開口する第1の端面部に対向する第2の端面部に固定され、第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々が固定部からハウジングにおける第1の端面部に向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を成すものとされる。それにより、斯かる弾性係合部材にあっては、全体の小型化を図ることができるもとで、係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止に寄与する弾性力と係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止の解除に寄与する弾性力とを、揺動変位可能部を成す第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々の設定によって調整することができるので、係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止をより確実にすることができるとともに、係止部による配線板状部材に対する係止の解除をより容易にすることができる。   Furthermore, in the connector device according to the present invention described in claim 3 in the claims of the present application, the fixing portion is a housing in which the elastic engagement member is integrally formed of a metal material. The plate-like member insertion portion is fixed to the second end surface portion facing the first end surface portion where the first end surface portion is opened, and each of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions is fixed to the first end surface portion of the housing. It is assumed that it forms a swingable displaceable portion extending toward Thereby, in such an elastic engaging member, the entire size can be reduced, and the elastic force contributing to the locking of the wiring plate member by the locking portion and the wiring board by the locking portion. Since the elastic force that contributes to the release of the locking with respect to the shaped member can be adjusted by the setting of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped parts constituting the swingable displaceable part, the wiring by the locking part The locking with respect to the plate-like member can be made more reliable, and the release of the locking with respect to the wiring plate-like member by the locking portion can be made easier.

本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例をそれが配された配線基板の部分及びそれに装着されるフレキシブル印刷配線基板と共に示す斜視図である。It is a perspective view which shows an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention with the part of the wiring board in which it was arranged, and the flexible printed wiring board with which it is mounted | worn. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例をそれが配された配線基板の部分と共に示す平面図である。It is a top view which shows an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention with the part of the wiring board in which it was distribute | arranged. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例をそれが配された配線基板の部分と共に示す正面図である。It is a front view which shows an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention with the part of the wiring board in which it was distribute | arranged. 図3におけるIV−IV線断面を示す断面図である。It is sectional drawing which shows the IV-IV sectional view in FIG. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例が備える弾性係合部材を示す斜視図である。It is a perspective view which shows the elastic engagement member with which an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention is provided. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例が備える弾性係合部材を示す斜視図である。It is a perspective view which shows the elastic engagement member with which an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention is provided. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例をそれに装着されるフレキシブル印刷配線基板の部分と共に示す断面図である。It is sectional drawing shown with the part of the flexible printed wiring board with which an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention is mounted | worn with it. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例が備えるハウジングに対するフレキシブル印刷配線基板の差込みが開始された状態を示す断面図である。It is sectional drawing which shows the state by which insertion of the flexible printed wiring board with respect to the housing with which an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention is equipped was started. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例が備える弾性係合部材が、コネクタ装置の一例が備えるハウジングに差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板を係止した状態を示す断面図である。It is sectional drawing which shows the state which the elastic engagement member with which an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention was equipped latched the flexible printed wiring board inserted in the housing with which an example of a connector apparatus is equipped. 本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例が備える弾性係合部材が、コネクタ装置の一例が備えるハウジングに差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板に対する係止を解除した状態を示す断面図である。It is sectional drawing which shows the state which the latching with respect to the flexible printed wiring board with which the elastic engagement member with which an example of the connector apparatus which concerns on this invention is equipped was inserted in the housing with which an example of a connector apparatus is released.

本願発明を実施するための形態は、以下に述べられる本願発明についての実施例をもって説明される。   The form for implementing this invention is demonstrated with the Example about this invention described below.

図1(斜視図)は、本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例をそれが配された電子機器の配線基板の部分及びそれに装着されるフレキシブル印刷配線基板の部分と共に示し、図2(平面図)及び図3(正面図)は、本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例をそれが配された電子機器の配線基板の部分と共に示す。   FIG. 1 (perspective view) shows an example of a connector device according to the present invention together with a wiring board portion of an electronic device on which the connector device is arranged and a flexible printed wiring board portion attached thereto, and FIG. FIG. 3 (front view) shows an example of the connector device according to the present invention, together with the wiring board portion of the electronic device in which it is arranged.

図1,図2及び図3において、本願発明に係るコネクタ装置の一例を成すコネクタ装置10は、合成樹脂等の絶縁材料によって形成され、電子機器の配線基板11における部品等搭載面12上に配されたハウジング13を備えている。ハウジング13には、その正面側端面部13Fに板状部材差込み部14が設けられており、板状部材差込み部14からハウジング13の内部へと板状部材収容空間が伸びている。   1, 2 and 3, a connector device 10, which is an example of a connector device according to the present invention, is formed of an insulating material such as a synthetic resin and arranged on a component mounting surface 12 on a wiring board 11 of an electronic device. The housing 13 is provided. The housing 13 is provided with a plate-like member insertion portion 14 on the front side end face portion 13 </ b> F, and a plate-like member accommodation space extends from the plate-like member insertion portion 14 to the inside of the housing 13.

ハウジング13が配線基板11における部品等搭載面12上に配されることにより、コネクタ装置10の全体が配線基板11に取り付けられたものとされる。その際、ハウジング13における正面側端面部13Fとそれに対向する背面側端面部13Rとに挟まれた一対の対向外面部のうちの一方が配線基板11の部品等搭載面12に対接する外面部とされて他方が解放された外面部とされる。以下においては、配線基板11の部品等搭載面12に対接するハウジング13の一外面部を下方外面部13Dといい、それに対向するハウジング13の他外面部を上方外面部13Uという。そして、正面側端面部13Fに設けられた板状部材差込み部14を通じて、例えば、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15が、配線板状部材を成すものとして、ハウジング13にその内部へと差し込まれる。   By disposing the housing 13 on the component mounting surface 12 of the wiring board 11, the entire connector device 10 is attached to the wiring board 11. At that time, one of the pair of opposing outer surface portions sandwiched between the front side end surface portion 13F and the rear side end surface portion 13R facing the housing 13 is an outer surface portion that contacts the component mounting surface 12 of the wiring board 11 and the like. Thus, the other is the released outer surface. Hereinafter, one outer surface portion of the housing 13 that contacts the component mounting surface 12 of the wiring board 11 is referred to as a lower outer surface portion 13D, and the other outer surface portion of the housing 13 that faces the housing 13 is referred to as an upper outer surface portion 13U. Then, for example, the flexible printed wiring board 15 is inserted into the housing 13 as a wiring plate-like member through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 provided on the front side end face portion 13F.

ハウジング13には、各々が弾性導電材料で形成された複数のコンタクト16が、配線基板11の部品等搭載面12に沿う方向となるハウジング13の長手方向に沿って配列配置されて設けられている。複数のコンタクト16は、配線板状部材を成すフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に配列配置された複数の接触端子部17に接触接続される信号用コンタクトとして設けられているが、他のフレキシブル印刷配線基板における複数の信号接続端子部及び接地接続部に接触接続される信号用及び接地用コンタクトとして用いられてもよい。   In the housing 13, a plurality of contacts 16 each formed of an elastic conductive material are arranged and arranged along the longitudinal direction of the housing 13, which is the direction along the component mounting surface 12 of the wiring board 11. . The plurality of contacts 16 are provided as signal contacts that are contact-connected to the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 arranged and arranged on the flexible printed wiring board 15 forming the wiring plate-like member. It may be used as a signal contact and a ground contact that are contact-connected to a plurality of signal connection terminal portions and a ground connection portion.

図2、さらには、図3におけるIV−IV線断面をあらわす図4に示されるように、複数のコンタクト16の夫々は、ハウジング13に固定される固定部21と、固定部21からハウジング13の内部へと伸びる屈曲アーム部22と、固定部21からハウジング13の外部へと伸びる接続端子部23とを有している。屈曲アーム部22には、その先端部分に接点部24が形成されている。接続端子部23は、ハウジング13が配された配線基板11に設けられた配線端子に、例えば、半田付けにより接続される。そして、複数のコンタクト16は、例えば、ハウジング13の背面側端面部13R側から、ハウジング13の内部へと押圧挿入されて、各々の固定部21がハウジング13の背面側端面部13Rに固定される。   As shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 4 showing a cross section taken along line IV-IV in FIG. 3, each of the plurality of contacts 16 includes a fixing portion 21 fixed to the housing 13, and the fixing portion 21 to the housing 13. It has a bent arm portion 22 extending inward and a connection terminal portion 23 extending from the fixed portion 21 to the outside of the housing 13. A contact portion 24 is formed at the tip of the bent arm portion 22. The connection terminal portion 23 is connected to a wiring terminal provided on the wiring substrate 11 on which the housing 13 is disposed, for example, by soldering. The plurality of contacts 16 are, for example, pressed and inserted into the housing 13 from the side of the rear side end surface portion 13 </ b> R of the housing 13, and each fixing portion 21 is fixed to the rear side end surface portion 13 </ b> R of the housing 13. .

このようなもとで、ハウジング13に板状部材差込み部14を通じて差し込まれるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、それにおける複数の接触端子部17がハウジング13に配列配置された複数のコンタクト16に夫々対応する位置をとる状態におかれる。そして、複数のコンタクト16の夫々における接点部24が、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17のうちの対応するものに接触接続される。それにより、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17が、複数のコンタクト16を介して、ハウジング13が配された配線基板11に設けられた配線端子に連結される。フレキシブル印刷配線基板15には、複数の接触端子部17の配列方向における両側縁部に切欠き係合部18A及び18Bが夫々形成されている。   Under such circumstances, the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 corresponds to the plurality of contacts 16 in which the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 are arranged in the housing 13. Place in position. The contact portions 24 in each of the plurality of contacts 16 are contact-connected to corresponding ones of the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 in the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13. Thereby, the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 in the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 are coupled to the wiring terminals provided on the wiring board 11 on which the housing 13 is arranged via the plurality of contacts 16. . The flexible printed wiring board 15 is formed with notched engaging portions 18A and 18B at both side edges in the arrangement direction of the plurality of contact terminal portions 17, respectively.

また、コネクタ装置10は、ハウジング13における板状部材差込み部14が設けられた正面側端面部13F側に、ハウジング13の長手方向に伸びる、例えば、金属材料によって形成された弾性係合部材25を備えている。この弾性係合部材25は、その長手方向をハウジング13の長手方向と同方向としており、配線板状部材を成すフレキシブル印刷配線基板15が板状部材差込み部14を通じてハウジング13に差し込まれたとき、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止を行う係止状態とその係止を解除する係止解除状態とを選択的にとるためのものとして、ハウジング13に取り付けられている。   Further, the connector device 10 has an elastic engagement member 25 formed of, for example, a metal material extending in the longitudinal direction of the housing 13 on the front side end face portion 13F side of the housing 13 where the plate-like member insertion portion 14 is provided. I have. The elastic engagement member 25 has the longitudinal direction the same as the longitudinal direction of the housing 13, and when the flexible printed wiring board 15 constituting the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing 13 through the plate member insertion portion 14, It is attached to the housing 13 for selectively taking a locked state in which the flexible printed wiring board 15 is locked and a locked state in which the locked state is released.

弾性係合部材25は、例えば、弾性金属板材に打抜き屈曲加工が施されて一体形成され、各々が弾性係合部材25を単体で示す図5(斜視図)及び図6(斜視図)に示されるように、ハウジング13における背面側端面部13Rの内側に固定される一対の固定部26A及び26Bと、固定部26A及び26Bを相互連結する第1の固定連結部27と、固定部26A及び26Bから夫々伸びる一対の弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bと、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bを相互連結する可動連結部29と、固定部26A及び26Bから夫々伸びてハウジング13が配される配線基板11に設けられた導体部分に接続される一対の基板接続アーム状部30A及び30Bと、基板接続アーム状部30A及び30Bを相互連結するとともにハウジング13が配される配線基板11に設けられた導体部分に接続される第2の固定連結部31とを有している。一対の基板接続アーム状部30A及び30Bと第2の固定連結部31とは、それらの全体で基板接続部を構成している。   The elastic engagement member 25 is integrally formed by, for example, punching and bending an elastic metal plate material, and each of the elastic engagement members 25 is shown in FIG. 5 (perspective view) and FIG. 6 (perspective view). As shown, a pair of fixing portions 26A and 26B fixed to the inner side of the rear side end surface portion 13R of the housing 13, a first fixed connecting portion 27 that interconnects the fixing portions 26A and 26B, and fixing portions 26A and 26B. A pair of elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B, a movable connecting portion 29 interconnecting the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B, and a wiring board on which the housing 13 is arranged extending from the fixed portions 26A and 26B. A pair of board connecting arm-like parts 30A and 30B connected to the conductor portion provided in 11 and board connecting arm-like parts 30A and 30B are interconnected and Managing 13 and a second fixed coupling part 31 connected to the conductive portion provided on the wiring substrate 11 that is disposed. The pair of substrate connection arm-like portions 30A and 30B and the second fixed connection portion 31 constitute a substrate connection portion as a whole.

固定部26A及び26Bは、弾性係合部材25における長手方向(ハウジング13の長手方向と同方向)の両端部に夫々配されており、それゆえ、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bは、弾性係合部材25における長手方向の両端部において、固定部26A及び26Bから夫々伸びており、また、基板接続アーム状部30A及び30Bも、弾性係合部材25における長手方向の両端部において、固定部26A及び26Bから夫々伸びている。さらに、第1の固定連結部27,可動連結部29及び第2の固定連結部31の夫々は、弾性係合部材25の長手方向に沿って伸びている。   The fixed portions 26A and 26B are respectively disposed at both ends of the elastic engagement member 25 in the longitudinal direction (the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the housing 13). Therefore, the elastic movable arm portions 28A and 28B are elastically engaged. At both ends in the longitudinal direction of the joint member 25, the fixing portions 26A and 26B extend from the fixing portions 26A and 26B, respectively, and the board connecting arm-shaped portions 30A and 30B are also fixed at the both ends in the longitudinal direction of the elastic engagement member 25. And 26B, respectively. Further, each of the first fixed connecting portion 27, the movable connecting portion 29, and the second fixed connecting portion 31 extends along the longitudinal direction of the elastic engagement member 25.

弾性可動アーム状部28Aは、固定部26Aから伸びて基板接続アーム状部30Aに所定の距離をおいて対向するものとして配されていて、弾性可動アーム状部28Aには、板状部材差込み部14を通じてハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における切欠き係合部18Aに係合してフレキシブル印刷配線基板15を係止する係止部32Aが、基板接続アーム状部30Aに向かって突出するものとして屈曲形成されており、さらに、ハウジング13への板状部材差込み部14を通じたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15の差込み方向に沿って下降傾斜することになる傾斜面を形成する傾斜面部33Aが係止部32Aに連なるものとして設けられている。そして、弾性可動アーム状部28Aは、それに屈曲形成された係止部32A及び係止部32Aに連なる傾斜面部33Aを伴って、基板接続アーム状部30Aに近接あるいは離隔する揺動を弾性をもって行う、固定部26Aからハウジング13における正面側端面部13Fに向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を形成している。   The elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A is arranged so as to extend from the fixed portion 26A and face the substrate connecting arm-shaped portion 30A at a predetermined distance. The elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A has a plate-like member insertion portion. A locking portion 32A that engages with the notch engaging portion 18A in the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 through 14 to lock the flexible printed wiring board 15 protrudes toward the board connecting arm-shaped portion 30A. Further, an inclined surface portion 33A that forms an inclined surface that is bent downward along the insertion direction of the flexible printed wiring board 15 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 to the housing 13 is engaged. It is provided as continuous to the stop portion 32A. The elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A elastically swings close to or away from the board connecting arm-shaped portion 30A with the locking portion 32A bent and formed on the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A and the inclined surface portion 33A connected to the locking portion 32A. A swingable displaceable portion extending from the fixed portion 26A toward the front end surface portion 13F of the housing 13 is formed.

また、弾性可動アーム状部28Bは、固定部26Bから伸びて基板接続アーム状部30Bに所定の距離をおいて対向するものとして配されていて、弾性可動アーム状部28Bには、板状部材差込み部14を通じてハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における切欠き係合部18Bに係合してフレキシブル印刷配線基板15を係止する係止部32Bが、基板接続アーム状部30Bに向かって突出するものとして屈曲形成されており、さらに、ハウジング13への板状部材差込み部14を通じたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15の差込み方向に沿って下降傾斜することになる傾斜面を形成する傾斜面部33Bが係止部32Bに連なるものとして設けられている。そして、弾性可動アーム状部28Bは、それに屈曲形成された係止部32B及び係止部32Bに連なる傾斜面部33Bを伴って基板接続アーム状部30Bに近接あるいは離隔する揺動を弾性をもって行う、固定部26Bからハウジング13における正面側端面部13Fに向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を形成している。   The elastic movable arm portion 28B extends from the fixed portion 26B so as to face the substrate connection arm portion 30B at a predetermined distance. The elastic movable arm portion 28B has a plate-like member. A locking portion 32B that engages with the notch engaging portion 18B of the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 through the insertion portion 14 to lock the flexible printed wiring board 15 faces the board connecting arm-shaped portion 30B. Further, an inclined surface portion 33B that forms an inclined surface that is downwardly inclined along the insertion direction of the flexible printed wiring board 15 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 to the housing 13 is formed. Is provided to be continuous with the locking portion 32B. The elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B elastically swings close to or away from the substrate connecting arm-shaped portion 30B with the locking portion 32B formed bent and the inclined surface portion 33B connected to the locking portion 32B. A swingable displaceable portion extending from the fixed portion 26B toward the front side end surface portion 13F of the housing 13 is formed.

弾性可動アーム状部28Aに設けられた傾斜面部33A及び弾性可動アーム状部28Bに設けられた傾斜面部33Bには、板状部材差込み部14を通じてハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15の先端部分が当接係合する。   The tip of the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 is provided on the inclined surface portion 33A provided on the elastic movable arm-like portion 28A and the inclined surface portion 33B provided on the elastic movable arm-like portion 28B. The parts abut and engage.

可動連結部29には、弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32A及び弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止を解除すべく操作される係止解除部34が設けられている。係止解除部34は、可動連結部29からその長手方向の全体に亙って伸び、ハウジング13における上方外面部13Uからハウジング13の外部へと突出することになるものとされている。従って、係止解除部34は、ハウジング13の長手方向に沿って伸びるものとされていることになる。   The movable connecting portion 29 is released from the engagement with the flexible printed circuit board 15 by the locking portion 32A bent to the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A and the locking portion 32B bent to the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B. An unlocking portion 34 that is operated accordingly is provided. The unlocking portion 34 extends from the movable connecting portion 29 over the entire length thereof and protrudes from the upper outer surface portion 13U of the housing 13 to the outside of the housing 13. Accordingly, the lock release portion 34 extends along the longitudinal direction of the housing 13.

なお、基板接続部を構成する基板接続アーム状部30Aには、それから突出してハウジング13に係合する係合突起部35Aが設けられており、また、同様に基板接続部を構成する基板接続アーム状部30Bには、それから突出してハウジング13に係合する係合突起部35Bが設けられている。これらの係合突起部35A及び35Bは、弾性係合部材25がハウジング13に取り付けられるにあたり、弾性係合部材25のハウジング13に対する堅固な固定に貢献する。   The board connection arm-shaped part 30A constituting the board connection part is provided with an engaging projection 35A that projects from the board connection arm 30A and engages the housing 13, and similarly, the board connection arm constituting the board connection part. The protrusion 30 </ b> B is provided with an engaging protrusion 35 </ b> B that protrudes therefrom and engages the housing 13. These engagement protrusions 35 </ b> A and 35 </ b> B contribute to firm fixation of the elastic engagement member 25 to the housing 13 when the elastic engagement member 25 is attached to the housing 13.

このように構成された弾性係合部材25が、ハウジング13に取り付けられたときには、弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32A及びそれに連なる傾斜面部33Aと弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32B及びそれに連なる傾斜面部33Bとが、ハウジング13の正面側端面部13Fに設けられた板状部材差込み部14からハウジング13の内部へと伸びる板状部材収容空間内となる位置に配され、また、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bを相互連結する可動連結部29に設けられた係止解除部34が、ハウジング13における上方外面部13Uからその外方に突出するものとされる。   When the elastic engagement member 25 configured in this way is attached to the housing 13, the engaging portion 32A formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A, the inclined surface portion 33A connected thereto, and the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B. The bent locking member 32B and the inclined surface portion 33B connected to the bent locking member 32B extend from the plate member insertion portion 14 provided on the front side end surface portion 13F of the housing 13 to the inside of the housing 13. Further, an unlocking portion 34 provided on the movable connecting portion 29 that interconnects the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B protrudes from the upper outer surface portion 13U of the housing 13 to the outside. It is said.

弾性係合部材25が取り付けられたハウジング13は、配線基板11における部品等搭載面12上に配され、複数のコンタクト16の夫々の接続端子部23が配線基板11に設けられた配線端子に接続され、また、弾性係合部材25における一対の基板接続アーム状部30A及び30Bと第2の固定連結部31とにより構成される基板接続部が配線基板11に設けられた導体部分に接続されて、コネクタ装置10の全体が配線基板11に取り付けられる状態におかれる。   The housing 13 to which the elastic engagement member 25 is attached is disposed on the component mounting surface 12 of the wiring board 11, and the connection terminal portions 23 of the plurality of contacts 16 are connected to the wiring terminals provided on the wiring board 11. In addition, a board connecting portion constituted by the pair of board connecting arm-like portions 30A and 30B and the second fixed connecting portion 31 in the elastic engagement member 25 is connected to a conductor portion provided on the wiring board 11. The entire connector device 10 is placed on the wiring board 11.

そして、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15がハウジング13に板状部材差込み部14を通じて差し込まれるときには、先ず、ハウジング13内における板状部材収容空間内となる位置に配された傾斜面部33A及び33Bにフレキシブル印刷配線基板15の先端部が当接し、その後、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15の更なる差込みに伴って、板状部材収容空間内となる位置に配された係止部32A及び32Bが、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15における切欠き係合部18A及び18Bに夫々係合してフレキシブル印刷配線基板15を係止する。そして、係止部32A及び32Bがフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における切欠き係合部18A及び18Bに夫々係合してフレキシブル印刷配線基板15を係止しているもとで、ハウジング13における上方外面部13Uからその外方に突出するものとされた係止解除部34に、ハウジング13から離隔せしめられる移動操作が加えられると、係止解除部34は、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bの夫々に係止部32A及び32Bにより係止されたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15から離隔する弾性変位を生じさせ、それにより、係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止を解除する。   When the flexible printed wiring board 15 is inserted into the housing 13 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14, first, the flexible printed wiring is applied to the inclined surface portions 33 </ b> A and 33 </ b> B arranged in the plate-like member accommodating space in the housing 13. The front end portion of the substrate 15 abuts, and then, as the flexible printed wiring board 15 is further inserted, the locking portions 32A and 32B arranged at the positions within the plate-like member accommodating space are the flexible printed wiring board 15. The flexible printed wiring board 15 is locked by engaging with the notch engaging portions 18A and 18B in FIG. The upper outer surface portion of the housing 13 is engaged with the engaging portions 32A and 32B engaging the notch engaging portions 18A and 18B of the flexible printed wiring board 15 to lock the flexible printed wiring board 15, respectively. When a movement operation that is separated from the housing 13 is applied to the unlocking portion 34 that protrudes outward from 13U, the unlocking portion 34 is attached to each of the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B. The elastic displacement which separates from the flexible printed wiring board 15 latched by the latching parts 32A and 32B is generated, and thereby the latching of the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the latching parts 32A and 32B is released.

斯かる構成のもとで、各々が揺動変位可能部を形成する弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bが夫々具える弾性力は、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bの夫々の設定によって個別に設定され、夫々が個別に最適なものとされ得る。それにより、係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止をより確実にすることと係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止の解除をより容易にすることとが両立される。   Under such a configuration, the elastic forces provided by the elastic movable arm portions 28A and 28B, each of which forms a swingable displaceable portion, are individually set by setting the elastic movable arm portions 28A and 28B. Each can be individually optimized. Thereby, it is possible to make the locking to the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the locking portions 32A and 32B more reliable and to easily release the locking to the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the locking portions 32A and 32B. It is compatible.

弾性係合部材25における係止解除部34のハウジング13の外部への突出は、ハウジング13における板状部材差込み部14が設けられた正面側端面部13F側における上方外面部13Uの一部が切り取られて形成された切欠き部13Cから、係止解除部34が、ハウジング13の長手方向に伸びるものとして、上方外面部13Uの上方に飛び出す状態をもってなされる。それにより、係止解除部34に対するそれをハウジング13から離隔させる移動操作は、極めて行い易く、確実に行うことができるものとされる。   The protrusion of the unlocking portion 34 in the elastic engagement member 25 to the outside of the housing 13 is cut off by a part of the upper outer surface portion 13U on the front end surface portion 13F side where the plate-like member insertion portion 14 is provided in the housing 13. The notch portion 13 </ b> C formed in this way is formed so that the locking release portion 34 protrudes above the upper outer surface portion 13 </ b> U as extending in the longitudinal direction of the housing 13. As a result, the moving operation for separating the locking release portion 34 from the housing 13 is extremely easy and can be performed reliably.

このようなもとで、コネクタ装置10のハウジング13が、その下方外面部13Dを配線基板11における部品等搭載面12に対接させて、配線基板11に取り付けられたもとで、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15が板状部材差込み部14を通じてハウジング13に差し込まれる際には、上述の図1に示されるように、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17が配列配置された部分の先端部が、ハウジング13の正面側端面部13Fに設けられた板状部材差込み部14に対向する位置に配される。そして、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、それにおける複数の接触端子部17がコネクタ装置10のハウジング13に配列配置された複数のコンタクト16に夫々対応する位置をとる状態におかれる。   Under such circumstances, the housing 13 of the connector device 10 is attached to the wiring board 11 with its lower outer surface portion 13D in contact with the component mounting surface 12 of the wiring board 11, so that the flexible printed wiring board 15 is attached. Is inserted into the housing 13 through the plate member insertion portion 14, as shown in FIG. 1 described above, the tip portion of the portion where the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 in the flexible printed wiring board 15 are arranged and arranged, It is arranged at a position facing the plate-like member insertion portion 14 provided on the front side end face portion 13F of the housing 13. The flexible printed wiring board 15 is placed in a state where the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 thereof correspond to the plurality of contacts 16 arranged in the housing 13 of the connector device 10.

このとき、コネクタ装置10のハウジング13における長手方向の両端部のうちの一方においては、図7に詳細に示されるように、弾性係合部材25における固定部26Bが設けられた端部が、固定部26Bがハウジング13における背面側端面部13Rの内側に固定され、その固定部26Bから伸びる弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32B及びそれに連なる傾斜面部33Bが、ハウジング13の正面側端面部13Fに設けられた板状部材差込み部14からハウジング13の内部へと伸びる板状部材収容空間内に臨み、また、固定部26Bから伸びる基板接続アーム状部30Bが、配線基板11における部品等搭載面12に当接するものとされて、配されている。そして、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、それにおける切欠き係合部18Bが弾性係合部材25の弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32Bに対応する位置をとる。   At this time, at one of the longitudinal ends of the housing 13 of the connector device 10, as shown in detail in FIG. 7, the end portion provided with the fixing portion 26 </ b> B of the elastic engagement member 25 is fixed. The portion 26B is fixed to the inner side of the rear side end surface portion 13R of the housing 13, and a locking portion 32B formed by bending an elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B extending from the fixed portion 26B and an inclined surface portion 33B connected thereto are provided on the front surface of the housing 13. A board-connecting arm-like part 30B extending from the plate-like member insertion part 14 provided on the side end face part 13F to the inside of the housing 13 and extending to the inside of the housing 13 and extending from the fixing part 26B is provided on the wiring board 11. The parts are mounted so as to abut on the component mounting surface 12. And the flexible printed wiring board 15 takes the position where the notch engaging part 18B in it corresponds to the latching | locking part 32B formed by bending in the elastic movable arm-shaped part 28B of the elastic engagement member 25. FIG.

同様に、コネクタ装置10のハウジング13における長手方向の両端部のうちの他方においても、弾性係合部材25における固定部26Aが設けられた端部が、固定部26Aがハウジング13における背面側端面部13Rの内側に固定され、その固定部26Aから伸びる弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32A及びそれに連なる傾斜面部33Aが、ハウジング13の正面側端面部13Fに設けられた板状部材差込み部14からハウジング13の内部へと伸びる板状部材収容空間内に臨み、また、固定部26Aから伸びる基板接続アーム状部30Aが、配線基板11における部品等搭載面12に当接するものとされて、配されている。そして、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、それにおける切欠き係合部18Aが弾性係合部材25の弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aに対応する位置をとる。   Similarly, at the other of the longitudinal end portions of the housing 13 of the connector device 10, the end portion of the elastic engagement member 25 provided with the fixing portion 26 </ b> A is the end portion of the back side of the housing 13. A locking portion 32A that is fixed to the inside of 13R and that is bent and formed on an elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A extending from the fixing portion 26A, and an inclined surface portion 33A that is connected to the locking portion 32A, are provided on the front side end surface portion 13F of the housing 13. The board connecting arm-like part 30A extending from the member insertion part 14 to the inside of the housing 13 and extending to the inside of the housing 13 and extending from the fixing part 26A comes into contact with the component mounting surface 12 on the wiring board 11. Has been arranged. And the flexible printed wiring board 15 takes the position where the notch engaging part 18A in it corresponds to the latching | locking part 32A formed by bending in the elastic movable arm-shaped part 28A of the elastic engagement member 25. FIG.

このとき、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bを相互連結する可動連結部29に設けられた係止解除部34が、ハウジング13の上方外面部13Uに形成された切欠き部13Cを通じてハウジング13の外部へと突出している。   At this time, the locking release portion 34 provided in the movable connecting portion 29 that interconnects the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B in the elastic engagement member 25 is a notch portion formed in the upper outer surface portion 13U of the housing 13. Projecting to the outside of the housing 13 through 13C.

その後、図8に示されるように、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、コネクタ装置10のハウジング13に、その正面側端面部13Fに設けられた板状部材差込み部14を通じて差し込まれる。その際には、先ず、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17が配列配置された部分を挟む一対の側端縁部の夫々の先端部が、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに設けられた傾斜面部33Bが形成する傾斜面、及び、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Aに設けられた傾斜面部33Aが形成する傾斜面に夫々当接する。   Thereafter, as shown in FIG. 8, the flexible printed wiring board 15 is inserted into the housing 13 of the connector device 10 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 provided on the front end surface portion 13 </ b> F thereof. In that case, first, the respective distal end portions of the pair of side edge portions sandwiching the portion where the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 are arranged in the flexible printed circuit board 15 are formed as elastic movable arm shapes in the elastic engagement member 25. The inclined surface formed by the inclined surface portion 33B provided on the portion 28B and the inclined surface formed by the inclined surface portion 33A provided on the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A of the elastic engagement member 25 are in contact with each other.

続いて、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15における一対の側端縁部は、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15のハウジング13に対する差込み移動に伴って、夫々、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに設けられた傾斜面部33Bが形成する傾斜面及び弾性可動アーム状部28Aに設けられた傾斜面部33Aが形成する傾斜面による案内を受けて、弾性可動アーム状部28B及び28Aを弾性係合部材25における基板接続アーム状部30B及び30Aから夫々離隔する方向(上方)に弾性変位させつつ進み、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28B及び28Aに夫々屈曲形成された係止部32B及び32Aが、当該一対の側端縁部を夫々乗り越える状態がとられる。   Subsequently, the pair of side edge portions of the flexible printed wiring board 15 are provided on the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B of the elastic engagement member 25 as the flexible printed wiring board 15 is inserted into the housing 13 and moved. The elastic movable arm portions 28B and 28A are connected to the substrate in the elastic engagement member 25 by receiving guidance from the inclined surface formed by the inclined surface portion 33B and the inclined surface formed by the inclined surface portion 33A provided on the elastic movable arm portion 28A. The locking portions 32B and 32A, which are advanced while being elastically displaced in the directions (upward) away from the arm-shaped portions 30B and 30A, respectively, are bent at the elastic movable arm-shaped portions 28B and 28A in the elastic engagement member 25, respectively. A state of overcoming the pair of side edge portions is taken.

このとき、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bは、一旦、揺動を生じて、基板接続アーム状部30Bから離隔する位置へと変位し、その後、自らの弾性復元力によって元の位置に戻る。それにより、図9に示されるように、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32Bが、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15に設けられた切欠き係合部18Bに係合する状態が得られる。   At this time, the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B in the elastic engagement member 25 once oscillates and displaces to a position away from the substrate connecting arm-shaped portion 30B, and then the original elastic restoring force causes the original movement Return to position. Accordingly, as shown in FIG. 9, the locking portion 32 </ b> B formed by bending the elastic movable arm-like portion 28 </ b> B of the elastic engagement member 25 is formed on the notch engagement portion 18 </ b> B provided on the flexible printed wiring board 15. An engaged state is obtained.

同様に、図示は省略されているが、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Aも、一旦、揺動を生じて、基板接続アーム状部30Aから離隔する位置へと変位し、その後、自らの弾性復元力によって元の位置に戻る。それにより、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aが、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15に設けられた切欠き係合部18Aに係合する状態が得られる。   Similarly, although not shown, the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A of the elastic engagement member 25 also once oscillates and is displaced to a position away from the substrate connecting arm-shaped portion 30A. It returns to its original position by its own elastic restoring force. As a result, a state is obtained in which the locking portion 32A formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A of the elastic engagement member 25 is engaged with the notch engaging portion 18A provided on the flexible printed wiring board 15.

このようにして、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32Bが切欠き係合部18Bに係合するとともに弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aが切欠き係合部18Aに係合する状態が得られると、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15のハウジング13への差込みが完了し、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、ハウジング13に対する正規の差込み位置をとり、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32及び弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aにより係止されて、ハウジング13からの不所望な抜脱が阻止される状態におかれる。即ち、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、ハウジング13に板状部材差込み部14を通じて適正に差し込まれるだけで、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32及び弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aにより係止されて、ハウジング13からの不所望な抜脱が阻止される状態におかれることになる。   In this way, the locking portion 32B formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B of the elastic engagement member 25 engages with the notch engaging portion 18B and the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A of the elastic engagement member 25. When the state where the locking portion 32A that is bent to the engagement with the notch engaging portion 18A is obtained, the insertion of the flexible printed wiring board 15 into the housing 13 is completed, and the flexible printed wiring board 15 The engagement portion 32 bent at the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B of the elastic engagement member 25 and the engagement portion bent at the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A of the elastic engagement member 25. Locked by 32A, it is placed in a state in which undesired withdrawal from the housing 13 is prevented. That is, the flexible printed circuit board 15 is simply inserted into the housing 13 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 and is inserted into the housing 13 so as to be bent to the elastic movable arm-like portion 28B of the elastic engagement member 25 and the elastic engagement member 32. The joint member 25 is engaged with the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28 </ b> A by the engagement portion 32 </ b> A that is bent and formed, and is prevented from being undesirably removed from the housing 13.

フレキシブル印刷配線基板15がハウジング13への板状部材差込み部14を通じての差込みを完了して正規の差込み位置をとるもとにおいては、ハウジング13に配列配置された複数のコンタクト16が、各々の屈曲アーム部22の先端部分に形成された接点部24をハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17に夫々弾性当接させて、複数の接触端子部17に夫々接触接続された状態におかれる。それにより、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17が、複数のコンタクト16を介して、ハウジング13が配された配線基板11に設けられた配線端子に連結される。斯かる状態は、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15がハウジング13に板状部材差込み部14を通じて適正に差し込まれるだけで得られる。   When the flexible printed wiring board 15 completes the insertion through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 into the housing 13 and takes a normal insertion position, the plurality of contacts 16 arranged in the housing 13 are bent to each of the bent portions. The contact portion 24 formed at the tip portion of the arm portion 22 is elastically brought into contact with each of the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 of the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 so as to be contact-connected to the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 respectively. Put in a state of being done. Thereby, the plurality of contact terminal portions 17 in the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 are coupled to the wiring terminals provided on the wiring board 11 on which the housing 13 is arranged via the plurality of contacts 16. . Such a state can be obtained simply by properly inserting the flexible printed wiring board 15 into the housing 13 through the plate member insertion portion 14.

その後、図10に示されるように、弾性係合部材25において、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bを相互連結する可動連結部29に設けられて、ハウジング13の上方外面部13Uに形成された切欠き部13Cを通じてハウジング13の外部に突出する係止解除部34に、それをハウジング13から離隔させる移動操作が加えられると、それに伴って可動連結部29がハウジング13の上方外面部13Uの外方に向かって移動する。それにより、弾性可動アーム状部28B及び28Aの夫々が、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15から離隔する弾性変位を生じるものとされ、それに伴って、弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32B及び弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aが、夫々ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に設けられた切欠き係合部18B及び18Aに係合しなくなり、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止を解除する。即ち、係止解除部34は、それにハウジング13から離隔させる移動操作が加えられるとき、弾性可動アーム状部28B及び28Aの夫々にハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15から離隔する弾性変位を生じさせて、弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32B及び弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止を解除するのである。   Thereafter, as shown in FIG. 10, the elastic engagement member 25 is provided with a movable connecting portion 29 that interconnects the elastic movable arm-like portions 28 </ b> A and 28 </ b> B, and is formed on the upper outer surface portion 13 </ b> U of the housing 13. When a movement operation for separating the locking release portion 34 projecting outside the housing 13 through the notch portion 13C from the housing 13 is applied, the movable connecting portion 29 is moved outwardly from the upper outer surface portion 13U of the housing 13 accordingly. Move towards. Thereby, each of the elastic movable arm-shaped portions 28B and 28A is caused to be elastically separated from the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13, and accordingly, the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B is bent. The locking portion 32A formed by bending the locking portion 32B and the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A is engaged with the notch engaging portions 18B and 18A provided on the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13, respectively. The engagement with the flexible printed circuit board 15 is released. That is, when a movement operation for separating the locking release portion 34 from the housing 13 is applied thereto, an elastic displacement that separates the flexible movable wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 into each of the elastic movable arm-like portions 28B and 28A. As a result, the locking of the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the locking portion 32B formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B and the locking portion 32A formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A is released.

このようにして、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28Bに屈曲形成された係止部32B及び弾性可動アーム状部28Aに屈曲形成された係止部32Aによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止が解除されることにより、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15が、ハウジング13から適正に抜脱され得る状態におかれる。   In this way, the engagement with the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the engaging portion 32B formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28B and the engaging portion 32A formed by bending the elastic movable arm-shaped portion 28A in the elastic engaging member 25. By releasing the stop, the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 can be properly removed from the housing 13.

そして、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15がハウジング13から適正に抜脱され、弾性係合部材25における係止解除部34にそれをハウジング13から離隔させる移動操作が加えられなくなると、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bの夫々は、自らの弾性復元力によって元の位置に戻り、それに伴って、弾性係合部材25における可動連結部29及び係止解除部34も元の位置に戻る。   Then, when the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 is properly removed from the housing 13 and a movement operation for separating it from the housing 13 is not applied to the unlocking portion 34 in the elastic engagement member 25, Each of the elastic movable arm portions 28A and 28B in the elastic engagement member 25 returns to its original position by its own elastic restoring force, and accordingly, the movable connection portion 29 and the lock release portion 34 in the elastic engagement member 25. Will return to its original position.

なお、上記の例にあっては、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15が一対の切欠き係合部18A及び18Bが設けられたものとされているが、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15は、一対の切欠き係合部18A及び18Bに代えて、一対の係合孔が設けられたものとされてもよく、斯かる場合にも、上述と同様にして、弾性係合部材25における弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bに夫々屈曲形成された係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止及び係止の解除が行われる。   In the above example, the flexible printed wiring board 15 is provided with a pair of notch engaging portions 18A and 18B, but the flexible printed wiring board 15 has a pair of notched engagements. Instead of the portions 18A and 18B, a pair of engagement holes may be provided. In such a case as well, the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B in the elastic engagement member 25 are provided in the same manner as described above. The flexible printed circuit board 15 is locked and unlocked by the locking portions 32A and 32B which are bent and formed respectively.

上述のようなコネクタ装置10にあっては、ハウジング13にそれに設けられた板状部材差込み部14を通じて差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対しての、ハウジング13に取り付けられた弾性係合部材25に設けられた係止部32A及び32Bによる、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15のハウジング13からの不所望な抜脱を阻止するための係止、及び、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15のハウジング13からの抜脱を可能とするための係止の解除を行うにあたり、例えば、ハウジング13に対して回動可能とされるアクチュエータ、あるいは、ハウジング13に対して移動可能とされる可動導電性シェル等が不要とされ、さらには、ハウジング13の外面部を覆う導電性シェルとハウジング13とに夫々係止手段と係止解除手段とを設けることが必要とされず、それにより、部品点数の減少による製造コストの低減を図ることができ、しかも、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止及び係止の解除を行う手段の耐久性を向上させることができる。   In the connector device 10 as described above, the elastic engagement member 25 attached to the housing 13 with respect to the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 through the plate-like member insertion portion 14 provided thereon. The locking portions 32A and 32B provided on the locking plate 32 prevent the flexible printed wiring board 15 from being undesirably detached from the housing 13 and the flexible printed wiring board 15 from the housing 13. In releasing the lock for enabling, for example, an actuator that is rotatable with respect to the housing 13 or a movable conductive shell that is movable with respect to the housing 13 is unnecessary. Furthermore, the conductive shell that covers the outer surface of the housing 13 and the housing 13 are respectively engaged with the locking means and the locking release means. Therefore, the manufacturing cost can be reduced by reducing the number of components, and the durability of the means for locking and unlocking the flexible printed circuit board 15 is improved. Can be made.

また、コネクタ装置10が用いられてそれにおけるハウジング13に配線板状部材を成すフレキシブル印刷配線基板15が差し込まれるもとにあっては、コネクタ装置10が、ハウジング13に配列配置された複数のコンタクト16に加えて、ハウジング13に固定される固定部26A及び26Bと、係止部32A及びそれに連なる傾斜面部33Aと係止部32B及びそれに連なる傾斜面部33Bとが夫々形成された弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bと、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bを相互連結する可動連結部29と、可動連結部29に設けられた係止解除部34とを含んで一体形成された弾性係合部材25を備えるものとされることにより、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15をハウジング13に板状部材差込み部14を通じて差し込むだけで、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15における複数の接触端子部17が、複数のコンタクト16を介して、ハウジング13が配された配線基板11に設けられた配線端子に連結されるとともに、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15を弾性係合部材25に設けられた一対の係止部32A及び32Bによって適正かつ確実に係止することができ、さらに、弾性係合部材25における係止解除部34にハウジング13から離隔させる移動操作を加えるだけで、斯かる操作のために弾性係合部材25の周囲に不所望なスペースを設けることが必要とされることなく、ハウジング13に差し込まれたフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止部32A及び32Bによる係止を要かつ確実に解除することができる。そして、弾性係合部材25は、例えば、金属材料をもって一体に形成することができる、簡単で容易に得ることができる構成を有したものとされる。   Further, when the connector device 10 is used and the flexible printed wiring board 15 forming the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing 13 in the connector device 10, the connector device 10 has a plurality of contacts arranged in the housing 13. 16, an elastic movable arm-like portion in which fixed portions 26 </ b> A and 26 </ b> B fixed to the housing 13, an engaging portion 32 </ b> A, an inclined surface portion 33 </ b> A connected thereto, an engaging portion 32 </ b> B and an inclined surface portion 33 </ b> B connected thereto are formed. An elastic engagement member 25 integrally formed including 28A and 28B, a movable connecting portion 29 that interconnects the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B, and an unlocking portion 34 provided on the movable connecting portion 29. The flexible printed wiring board 15 is inserted into the housing 13 through the plate member insertion portion 14 by being provided. The plurality of contact terminal portions 17 in the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 are connected to the wiring terminals provided on the wiring board 11 on which the housing 13 is arranged via the plurality of contacts 16. In addition, the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the housing 13 can be properly and reliably locked by the pair of locking portions 32A and 32B provided on the elastic engagement member 25. Further, the elastic engagement member By simply performing a moving operation for separating the locking release portion 34 from the housing 13 from the housing 13, it is not necessary to provide an undesired space around the elastic engagement member 25 for such an operation. 13 is required to be locked by the locking portions 32A and 32B to the flexible printed wiring board 15 inserted into the wiring board 13. It can be released. And the elastic engagement member 25 shall have the structure which can be integrally formed with a metal material and can be obtained easily and easily, for example.

また、コネクタ装置10においては、弾性係合部材25における可動連結部29に設けられる係止解除部34が、ハウジング13の長手方向に沿って伸びるものとされるので、フレキシブル印刷配線基板15についての弾性係合部材25に設けられた係止部32A及び32Bによる係止を解除するための係止解除部34に対する移動操作が極めて行い易いものとされる。   In the connector device 10, the unlocking portion 34 provided on the movable connecting portion 29 of the elastic engagement member 25 extends along the longitudinal direction of the housing 13. The movement operation with respect to the lock release portion 34 for releasing the lock by the lock portions 32A and 32B provided on the elastic engagement member 25 is extremely easy to perform.

さらに、コネクタ装置10においては、弾性係合部材25における固定部26A及び26Bがハウジング13における背面側端面部13Rの内側に固定され、弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bが、夫々固定部26A及び26Bからハウジング13における正面側端面部13Fに向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を成すものとされる。それにより、弾性係合部材25にあっては、全体の小型化を図ることができるもとで、係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止に寄与する弾性力とフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止の解除に寄与する弾性力とを、揺動変位可能部を成す弾性可動アーム状部28A及び28Bの夫々の設定によって調整することができるので、係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止をより確実にすることができるとともに、係止部32A及び32Bによるフレキシブル印刷配線基板15に対する係止の解除をより容易にすることができる。   Further, in the connector device 10, the fixing portions 26A and 26B of the elastic engagement member 25 are fixed inside the rear side end surface portion 13R of the housing 13, and the elastic movable arm-shaped portions 28A and 28B are fixed to the fixing portions 26A and 26B, respectively. Thus, a swingable displaceable portion extending from the housing 13 toward the front side end face portion 13F is formed. As a result, the elastic engagement member 25 can be reduced in size as a whole, and the elastic force and the flexible printed wiring that contribute to the locking of the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the locking portions 32A and 32B. Since the elastic force that contributes to the release of the lock on the substrate 15 can be adjusted by the setting of the elastic movable arm-like portions 28A and 28B that constitute the swingable and displaceable portions, the flexible portions by the lock portions 32A and 32B can be adjusted. The locking with respect to the printed wiring board 15 can be made more reliable, and the locking with respect to the flexible printed wiring board 15 by the locking portions 32A and 32B can be made easier.

以上のような本願発明に係るコネクタ装置は、例えば、フレキシブル印刷配線基板等とされる配線板状部材の主配線基板への取付けに用いられる、板状部材差込み部が設けられたハウジングと、ハウジングに配列配置されて設けられる複数のコンタクトと、ハウジングに設けられ、配線板状部材がハウジングに差し込まれたとき、配線板状部材に対する係止状態と係止解除状態とを選択的にとる弾性係合部材とを備えたコネクタ装置であって、構成の簡略化と部品点数の減少とによる製造コストの低減を図ることができ、しかも、配線板状部材に対する係止及び係止の解除を行う手段の耐久性を向上させることができるもとで、ハウジングに板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれた配線板状部材に対するハウジングからの不所望な抜脱を阻止するための係止及びその係止の解除を、簡単な構成をもって確実かつ容易に行えることになるものとして、様々な電子機器等に広く適用され得るものである。   The connector device according to the present invention as described above includes, for example, a housing provided with a plate-like member insertion portion, which is used for mounting a wiring plate-like member such as a flexible printed wiring board to a main wiring board, and a housing A plurality of contacts arranged in an array, and an elastic member that is provided in the housing and selectively takes a locked state and an unlocked state with respect to the wiring plate member when the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing. A connector device provided with a joint member, which can reduce the manufacturing cost by simplifying the configuration and reducing the number of parts, and means for locking and releasing the wiring plate member Prevents undesired removal of the wiring plate-like member inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion from the housing, while improving the durability of the housing. The release of the order of engagement and locking, as will be done reliably and easily with a simple structure, but it can be widely applied to various electronic devices.

10・・・コネクタ装置, 11・・・配線基板, 12・・・部品等搭載面, 13・・・ハウジング, 13F・・・正面側端面部, 13R・・・背面側端面部, 13U・・・上方外面部, 13D・・・下方外面部, 14・・・板状部材差込み部, 15・・・フレキシブル印刷配線基板, 16・・・コンタクト, 17・・・接触端子部, 21・・・(コンタクト16の)固定部, 22・・・屈曲アーム部, 23・・・接続端子部, 24・・・接点部, 25・・・弾性係合部材, 26A,26B・・・(弾性係合部材25の)固定部, 27・・・第1の固定連結部, 28A,28B・・・弾性可動アーム状部, 29・・・可動連結部, 30A,30B・・・基板接続アーム状部, 31・・・第2の固定連結部, 32A,32B・・・係止部, 33A,33B・・・傾斜面部, 34・・・係止解除部, 35A,35B・・・係合突起部   DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 ... Connector apparatus, 11 ... Wiring board, 12 ... Component mounting surface, 13 ... Housing, 13F ... Front side end surface part, 13R ... Back side end surface part, 13U ... -Upper outer surface part, 13D ... Lower outer surface part, 14 ... Plate member insertion part, 15 ... Flexible printed circuit board, 16 ... Contact, 17 ... Contact terminal part, 21 ... Fixed part (of contact 16), 22 ... Bending arm part, 23 ... Connection terminal part, 24 ... Contact part, 25 ... Elastic engagement member, 26A, 26B ... (Elastic engagement) Fixed portion (of member 25), 27 ... first fixed connecting portion, 28A, 28B ... elastic movable arm-like portion, 29 ... movable connecting portion, 30A, 30B ... substrate connecting arm-like portion, 31 ... 2nd fixed connection part, 32 A, 32B ... locking part, 33A, 33B ... inclined surface part, 34 ... locking release part, 35A, 35B ... engaging projection part

Claims (7)

板状部材差込み部が設けられて配線基板上に配されるハウジングと、
該ハウジングに該ハウジングの長手方向に沿って配列配置され、上記配線基板に設けられた配線端子に連結される状態をとり、配線板状部材が上記ハウジングに上記板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれたとき、上記ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における複数の接触端子部に接触接続される複数のコンタクトと、
上記ハウジングに取り付けられて、配線板状部材が上記ハウジングに上記板状部材差込み部を通じて差し込まれたとき、上記複数のコンタクトが上記複数の接触端子部に接触接続された状態を維持すべく上記配線板状部材に対する係止を行う係止状態と上記係止を解除する係止解除状態とを選択的にとる弾性係合部材と、
を備えて成り、
上記弾性係合部材が、上記ハウジングに固定される固定部と、上記ハウジングの長手方向となる方向の両端部において上記固定部から夫々伸びる第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部と、上記長手方向に伸びて上記第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部を相互連結する可動連結部とを有し、上記第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に、上記板状部材差込み部を通じて上記ハウジングに差し込まれた配線板状部材における係合部に係合して上記配線板状部材を係止する係止部が設けられ、かつ、上記可動連結部に、上記ハウジングの外部へと突出し、上記ハウジングから離隔せしめられる移動操作が上記係合部により上記配線板状部材が係止されたもとで加えられるとき、上記第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に上記配線板状部材から離隔する弾性変位を生じさせて、上記係止部に上記配線板状部材に対する係止を解除させる係止解除部が設けられていることを特徴とするコネクタ装置。
A housing provided with a plate-like member insertion portion and disposed on the wiring board;
The housing is arranged along the longitudinal direction of the housing and connected to the wiring terminals provided on the wiring board, and the wiring plate member is inserted into the housing through the plate member insertion portion. A plurality of contacts that are contact-connected to a plurality of contact terminal portions in the wiring plate member inserted into the housing;
When the wiring plate-like member is attached to the housing and inserted into the housing through the plate-like member insertion portion, the wiring is maintained so that the plurality of contacts are in contact with and connected to the plurality of contact terminal portions. An elastic engagement member that selectively takes a locking state for locking the plate-like member and a locking release state for releasing the locking;
Comprising
The elastic engagement member includes a fixed portion fixed to the housing, first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions extending from the fixed portion at both ends in the longitudinal direction of the housing, and the longitudinal A movable connecting portion that extends in the direction and interconnects the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions, and the plate-like member insertion portion is provided in each of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions. A locking portion for locking the wiring plate-like member by engaging with an engaging portion of the wiring plate-like member inserted through the housing is provided, and the movable connecting portion is connected to the outside of the housing. When a movement operation that protrudes and is separated from the housing is applied while the wiring plate-like member is locked by the engaging portion, the wiring plate-like shape is applied to each of the first and second elastic movable arm-like portions. Material And causing the separation elastically displaced, connector device characterized by the releasing member for releasing the locking with respect to the flat circuit member is provided on the locking portion.
上記係止解除部が、上記ハウジングの長手方向に沿って伸びるものとされていることを特徴とする請求項1記載のコネクタ装置。   The connector device according to claim 1, wherein the locking release portion extends along a longitudinal direction of the housing. 上記弾性係合部材が、金属材料によって一体的に構成されて、上記固定部が上記ハウジングにおける上記板状部材差込み部が開口する第1の端面部に対向する第2の端面部の内側に固定され、上記第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々が上記固定部から上記ハウジングにおける第1の端面部に向かって伸びる揺動変位可能部を成すことを特徴とする請求項1記載のコネクタ装置。   The elastic engagement member is integrally formed of a metal material, and the fixing portion is fixed inside the second end surface portion facing the first end surface portion where the plate-like member insertion portion of the housing opens. The first and second elastic movable arm-like portions each form a swingable displaceable portion extending from the fixed portion toward the first end surface portion of the housing. Connector device. 上記第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に、上記係止部に連なり、上記ハウジングへの上記板状部材差込み部を通じた配線板状部材の差込み方向に沿って下降傾斜する傾斜面を形成する傾斜面部が設けられることを特徴とする請求項3記載のコネクタ装置。   Each of the first and second elastic movable arm-shaped portions is an inclined surface that is connected to the locking portion and is inclined downward along the insertion direction of the wiring plate-like member through the plate-like member insertion portion to the housing. 4. The connector device according to claim 3, further comprising an inclined surface portion that forms the shape. 上記弾性係合部材が、金属材料によって一体的に構成され、上記固定部から伸びて上記配線基板に接続される基板接続部を有していることを特徴とする請求項1記載のコネクタ装置。   The connector device according to claim 1, wherein the elastic engagement member is integrally formed of a metal material, and has a board connecting portion that extends from the fixed portion and is connected to the wiring board. 上記基板接続部が、部分的に上記第1及び第2の弾性可動アーム状部の夫々に対向配置されていることを特徴とする請求項5記載のコネクタ装置。   6. The connector device according to claim 5, wherein the board connecting portion is partially disposed opposite to each of the first and second elastic movable arm-like portions. 上記基板接続部が、上記ハウジングにおける第1の端面部から上記ハウジングの外部に臨んで上記配線基板に設けられた導体部分に接続される部分を有し、上記複数のコンタクトの夫々の一端部が、上記ハウジングにおける第2の端面部から上記ハウジングの外部に突出して上記配線基板に設けられた配線端子に接続される接続端子部を成すことを特徴とする請求項5記載のコネクタ装置。   The board connecting portion has a portion connected to a conductor portion provided on the wiring board from the first end surface portion of the housing to the outside of the housing, and one end portion of each of the plurality of contacts is 6. The connector device according to claim 5, wherein a connecting terminal portion is formed to project from the second end face portion of the housing to the outside of the housing and to be connected to a wiring terminal provided on the wiring board.
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