US 7,789,713 B2 Sep. 7, 2010
(54) CONNECTOR JACK WITH REDUCED HOST PCB FOOTPRINT, ASSEMBLY THEREOF AND FABRICATION METHOD OF THE SAME
(75) Inventor: Dmitry Slepov, Taipei (TW)
(73) Assignee: Tibbo Technology, Inc., Taipei (TW)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 12/144,914
(22) Filed: Jun. 24, 2008
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2009/0318015 Al Dec. 24, 2009
(51) Int. CI.
H01R 24/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 439/676
(58) Field of Classification Search 439/676,
439/490; 29/874; 340/815 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A connector jack with reduced host PCB footprint and an assembly of the same are provided. The provided connector jack is constructed based on a housing defining at least a front face with a plug receiving cavity on the surface thereof and with a plurality of electrical contacts positioned within the cavity, and a bottom face having a recess area on the surface thereof and adapted for mounting on a circuit board. In the present invention, at least a portion of the housing is made of a transparent or translucent material so that the status indicators located within the recess will be visible through the transparent portion of the front face of the jack housing, and the recess area occupies a substantial portion of the bottom face and allows to place additional components on the circuit board at least partially within the recess area.
10 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets