US 7,927,140 B2 Apr. 19, 2011
(54) CONNECTOR HAVING AN OVERMOLD
CONFIGURED FOR RECEIVING A USER'S
(75) Inventor: Timothy M. Beck, York Haven, PA (US)
(73) Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Berwyn, PA (US)
( * ) 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.: 12/359,661
(22) Filed: Jan. 26, 2009
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2010/0190379 Al Jul. 29, 2010
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 439/606
(58) Field of Classification Search 439/606,
439/604, 610, 341, 372 See application file for complete search history.
An overmold for an electrical connector is disclosed. The connector includes a connector body that communicates with a device and an overmold that substantially covers the connector body. The overmold includes an outside surface that has a plurality of depressions for receiving a user's hand such that when an insertion force is applied to insert the connector into a receiver of the device, the insertion force is transferred from the depressions to an axis of the connector.
17 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets