Electrical connectors having contacts that may be selectively designated as either signal or ground contacts

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6994569
APP PUB NO 20040097112A1
SERIAL NO

10634547

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An electrical connector according to the invention includes a linear contact array of electrically conductive contacts and a lead frame into which the contacts at least partially extend. The contacts may be selectively designated as either ground or signal contacts such that, in a first designation, the contacts form at least one differential signal pair comprising a pair of signal contacts, and, in a second designation, the contacts form at least one single-ended signal conductor.

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FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY INCONE EAST FIRST STREET RENO NV 89501

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hull, Gregory A York, PA 24 976
Minich, Steven E York, PA 114 2281
Shuey, Joseph B Camp Hill, PA 52 2288
Smith, Stephen Mechanicsburg, PA 96 1971

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