Shieldless, high-speed electrical connectors

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7229318
APP PUB NO 20060246756A1
SERIAL NO

11326011

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An electrical connector that includes first and second linear arrays of electrical contacts is disclosed. The first linear array is arranged in a first pattern of signal contacts and ground contacts. The second linear array is arranged in a second pattern of signal contacts and ground contacts that is different from the first pattern. The signal contacts define differential signal pairs. The signal contacts in the first linear array are elongated along a direction along which the first linear array extends.

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FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLCRENO, NV559

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Houtz, Timothy W Etters, PA 55 1558
Hull, Gregory A York, PA 24 920
Lemke, Timothy A Dillsburg, PA 63 1924
Minich, Steven E York, PA 108 2007
Sercu, Stefaan Hendrik Josef Velddriel, BE 9 457
Shuey, Joseph B Camp Hill, PA 52 2131
Smith, Stephen B Mechanicsburg, PA 129 2944
Winings, Clifford L Marco Island, FL 23 1074

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (12)
8142236 Electrical connector having improved density and routing characteristics and related methods 3 2008
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FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (17)
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JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED (2)
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HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
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