Power contact having current flow guiding feature and electrical connector containing same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7182642
APP PUB NO 20060035521A1
SERIAL NO

10919632

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An electrical contact for transmitting power to a printed circuit structure. The power contact comprises a main section that includes a first edge and an opposing second edge, and is made from electrically conductive material. A current-receiving interface is disposed between the main section first and second edges. And a plurality of terminals extend from the main section along the second edge. A void of electrically conductive material is formed in the main section for guiding current flow from the current-receiving interface to the terminals.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLCRENO, NV559

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ngo, Hung Viet Harrisburg, PA 103 1295
Swain, Wilfred J Mechanicsburg, PA 13 622

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (3)
6386924 Connector assembly with stabilized modules 71 2000
6669514 High-density receptacle connector 67 2002
6811440 Power connector 69 2003
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 6705902 Connector assembly having contacts with uniform electrical property of resistance 79 2002
 
HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH (1)
6776649 Contact assembly for a plug connector, in particular for a PCB plug connector 109 2002
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
6146202 Connector apparatus 187 1999
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (1)
2001/0003,685 Electrical connector assembly with heat dissipating terminals 58 2000
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (2)
* 6379188 Differential signal electrical connectors 230 1998
* 6293827 Differential signal electrical connector 237 2000
 
AMP Incorporated (2)
5052953 Stackable connector assembly 67 1989
* 5066236 Impedance matched backplane connector 251 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (2)
* 7597573 Low profile high current power connector with cooling slots 22 2007
* 2008/0207,029 LOW PROFILE HIGH CURRENT POWER CONNECTOR WITH COOLING SLOTS 19 2007
 
Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd (1)
* 8303331 Power receptacle, power plug and power connector assembly with improved heat dissipation path 5 2010
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (69)
* 7476108 Electrical power connectors with cooling features 55 2005
* 2006/0228,948 Electrical power connector 29 2005
7384289 Surface-mount connector 41 2005
* 2006/0172,570 Surface-mount connector 0 2005
7458839 Electrical connectors having power contacts with alignment and/or restraining features 60 2006
* 2007/0197,063 ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS HAVING POWER CONTACTS WITH ALIGNMENT AND/OR RESTRAINING FEATURES 3 2006
7425145 Connectors and contacts for transmitting electrical power 53 2006
* 2007/0275,586 Connectors and contacts for transmitting electrical power 4 2006
7452249 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 47 2006
* 2006/0228,927 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 2 2006
7402064 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 50 2007
* 2007/0202,748 ELECTRICAL POWER CONTACTS AND CONNECTORS COMPRISING SAME 3 2007
7726982 Electrical connectors with air-circulation features 32 2007
* 2007/0293,084 ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS WITH AIR-CIRCULATION FEATURES 58 2007
7905731 Electrical connector with stress-distribution features 13 2007
* 2008/0293,267 ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH STRESS-DISTRIBUTION FEATURES 0 2007
7541135 Power contact having conductive plates with curved portions contact beams and board tails 32 2007
7641500 Power cable connector system 9 2008
* 2008/0248,680 POWER CABLE CONNECTOR 9 2008
7762857 Power connectors with contact-retention features 12 2008
* 2009/0088,028 POWER CONNECTORS WITH CONTACT-RETENTION FEATURES 16 2008
7749009 Surface-mount connector 1 2008
* 2008/0207,038 SURFACE-MOUNT CONNECTOR 0 2008
7690937 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 23 2008
* 2008/0248,670 ELECTRICAL POWER CONTACTS AND CONNECTORS COMPRISING SAME 40 2008
7775822 Electrical connectors having power contacts with alignment/or restraining features 15 2008
* 2009/0042,417 ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS HAVING POWER CONTACTS WITH ALIGNMENT/OR RESTRAINING FEATURES 5 2008
D610548 Right-angle electrical connector 30 2009
D608293 Vertical electrical connector 29 2009
D606496 Right-angle electrical connector 30 2009
D619099 Electrical connector 2 2009
D618180 Asymmetrical electrical connector 20 2009
D618181 Asymmetrical electrical connector 22 2009
8062051 Electrical communication system having latching and strain relief features 3 2009
7862359 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 7 2009
* 2010/0048,056 Electrical Power Contacts and Connectors Comprising Same 5 2009
8323049 Electrical connector having power contacts 10 2010
D653621 Asymmetrical electrical connector 22 2010
D640637 Vertical electrical connector 2 2010
* 8267724 Electrical connector having offset mounting terminals 3 2010
* 2011/0104,953 ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING OFFSET MOUNTING TERMINALS 1 2010
D641709 Vertical electrical connector 2 2010
8062046 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 21 2010
D647058 Vertical electrical connector 1 2011
D651981 Vertical electrical connector 2 2011
D660245 Vertical electrical connector 1 2011
8187017 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 8 2011
D664096 Vertical electrical connector 1 2011
D727852 Ground shield for a right angle electrical connector 2 2012
D727268 Vertical electrical connector 4 2012
D718253 Electrical cable connector 3 2012
D751507 Electrical connector 2 2012
D696199 Vertical electrical connector 0 2012
8398440 Electrical connector having offset mounting terminals 0 2012
D745852 Electrical connector 2 2013
9048583 Electrical connector having ribbed ground plate 1 2013
9257778 High speed electrical connector 2 2013
8944831 Electrical connector having ribbed ground plate with engagement members 15 2013
D720698 Electrical cable connector 6 2013
9543703 Electrical connector with reduced stack height 0 2013
9461410 Electrical connector having ribbed ground plate 0 2014
D733662 Connector housing for electrical connector 4 2014
D748063 Electrical ground shield 3 2014
D746236 Electrical connector housing 3 2014
D750030 Electrical cable connector 2 2014
D750025 Vertical electrical connector 3 2015
D772168 Connector housing for electrical connector 0 2015
D766832 Electrical connector 0 2015
D790471 Vertical electrical connector 0 2015
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
RE41283 Power connector with safety feature 4 2007
 
ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD. (1)
* 2011/0287,658 POWER RECEPTACLE, POWER PLUG AND POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION PATH 5 2010
 
FCI (1)
8905651 Dismountable optical coupling device 0 2013
 
MEADWESTVACO CALMAR, INC. (1)
D606497 Vertical electrical connector 29 2009
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (1)
* 2008/0096,399 Heat Dissipating Terminal and Electrical Connector Using Same 4 2005
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (1)
9287656 Heat dissipating electrical connector 0 2013
 
KABELSCHLEPP GMBH (1)
* 2010/0029,126 ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING LATCHING AND STRAIN RELIEF FEATURES 0 2009
 
FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED (2)
* 8708741 Electrical connector with thermal conductive substrate 0 2012
* 2013/0045,634 CONNECTOR 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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