High speed electrical connector without ground contacts

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20050170700A1
SERIAL NO

10917994

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A high speed electrical connector is disclosed. The electrical connector includes a first set of a plurality of differential signal pairs arranged in a first linear array and a second set of a plurality differential signal pairs arranged in a second linear array adjacent to the first linear array. Further, the electrical connector is devoid of a ground contact between the first linear array of differential signal pairs and the second linear array of differential signal pairs.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY, INC.RENO, NV10

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shuey, Joseph B Camp Hill, PA 52 2191
Smith, Stephen B Mechanicsburg, PA 135 3033

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