Shieldless, High-Speed Electrical Connectors

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20080214029A1
SERIAL NO

11627778

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An electrical connector that includes a mass disposed within the connector such that the connector has a first center of gravity in the absence of the mass and a second center of gravity with the mass is disclosed. Such a connector may include a connector housing and an insert molded leadframe assembly (IMLA) positioned within the connector housing. The IMLA may include an array of electrically-conductive contacts and a dielectric leadframe housing overmolded onto the array of contacts. The mass may be disposed within the connector such that the mass causes the connector to be balanced. The connector may be unbalanced about the first center of gravity and balanced about the second center of gravity. The connector may be a right angle, ball grid array connector.

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Patent Owner(s)

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

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Houtz, Timothy W Etters, PA 55 1604
Lemke, Timothy A Dillsburg, PA 63 1974

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