SHIELDLESS, HIGH-SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20080248693A1
SERIAL NO

12140810

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A shieldless, high-speed electrical connector is disclosed. Such a connector may include a first column of electrical contacts comprising a first arrangement of differential signal pairs separated from one another by first ground contacts, and a second column of electrical contacts adjacent to the first column, the second column of electrical contacts comprising a second arrangement of differential signal pairs separated from one another by second ground contacts. The connector may be devoid of electrical shield plates between the first column of electrical contacts and the second column of electrical contacts. The connector may be capable of transferring differential signals at data transfer rates of at least ten gigabits per second through the connector while producing no more than an acceptable level of cross talk on any of the differential signal pairs.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLCRENO, NV557

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Houtz, Timothy W Etters, PA 55 1628
Hull, Gregory A York, PA 24 958
Lemke, Timothy A Dillsburg, PA 63 2000
Minich, Steven E York, PA 111 2183
Sercu, Stefaan Hendrik Jozef Brasschaat, BE 24 477
Shuey, Joseph B Camp Hill, PA 52 2233
Smith, Stephen B Mechanicsburg, PA 142 3164
Winings, Clifford L Marco Island, FL 23 1121

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5302135 Electrical plug 113 1993
 
YAZAKI CORPORATION (2)
* 4973271 Low insertion-force terminal 125 1990
* 6050862 Female terminal with flexible contact area having inclined free edge portion 122 1998
 
FRAMATOME CONNECTORS FRANCE (1)
* 5356301 Modular electrical-connection element 81 1992
 
ACE LABEL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6547066 Compact disk storage systems 66 2001
 
HONDA TSUSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD. (2)
* 2003/0203,665 High-frequency electric connector having no ground terminals 28 2003
* 6843686 High-frequency electric connector having no ground terminals 79 2003
 
CEELITE, INC. (1)
* 6280809 Luminous disk 40 1999
 
ERNI ELEKTROAPPARATE GMBH (1)
* 2003/0143,894 Connector assembly interface for L-shaped ground shields and differential contact pairs 42 2002
 
Abrams Electronics, Inc. (1)
* 5431578 Compression mating electrical connector 141 1994
 
BERG TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 4383724 Bridge connector for electrically connecting two pins 130 1981
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 4717360 Modular electrical connector 119 1986
 
TRANSPACIFIC IP LTD. (1)
* 5254012 Zero insertion force socket 127 1992
 
THE WHITAKER CORPORATION (4)
* 5286212 Shielded back plane connector 144 1993
* 5342211 Shielded back plane connector 144 1993
* 5356300 Blind mating guides with ground contacts 150 1993
* 6129592 Connector assembly having terminal modules 78 1998
 
JINGPIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 5357050 Apparatus and method to reduce electromagnetic emissions in a multi-layer circuit board 83 1992
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS LOGISTICS AG (1)
* 5971817 Contact spring for a plug-in connector 114 1998
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 4867713 Electrical connector 132 1988
 
AMP Incorporated (2)
* 5066236 Impedance matched backplane connector 256 1990
* 5163849 Lead frame and electrical connector 75 1991
 
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD. (1)
* 6347952 Connector with locking member and audible indication of complete locking 123 2000
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 6506081 Floatable connector assembly with a staggered overlapping contact pattern 130 2001
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 6764341 Plug connector that can be turned by 90.degree. 94 2002
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (3)
* 6431914 Grounding scheme for a high speed backplane connector system 153 2001
* 6435914 Electrical connector having improved shielding means 131 2001
* 2005/0009,402 Electrical connector with double mating interfaces for electronic components 31 2004
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (32)
* 5967844 Electrically enhanced modular connector for printed wiring board 72 1995
* 5713746 Electrical connector 76 1996
* 6139336 High density connector having a ball type of contact surface 147 1997
* 5961355 High density interstitial connector system 148 1997
* 6227882 Connector for electrical isolation in a condensed area 87 1998
* 6319075 Power connector 202 1998
* 6171149 High speed connector and method of making same 92 1998
* 6116926 Connector for electrical isolation in a condensed area 117 1999
* 6527587 Header assembly for mounting to a circuit substrate and having ground shields therewithin 116 1999
* 6220896 Shielded header 146 1999
* 6322393 Electrically enhanced modular connector for printed wiring board 63 1999
* 6485330 Shroud retention wafer 69 1999
* 6361366 High speed modular electrical connector and receptacle for use therein 68 2000
* 6322379 Connector for electrical isolation in a condensed area 75 2000
* 6354877 High speed modular electrical connector and receptacle for use therein 72 2000
* 6805278 Self-centering connector with hold down 58 2000
* 6482038 Header assembly for mounting to a circuit substrate 75 2001
* 6471548 Shielded header 144 2001
* 6343955 Electrical connector with grounding system 92 2001
* 6869292 Modular mezzanine connector 80 2001
* 6695627 Profiled header ground pin 74 2001
* 6848944 Connector for high-speed communications 73 2001
* 6692272 High speed electrical connector 155 2001
* 6520803 Connection of shields in an electrical connector 82 2002
* 6572410 Connection header and shield 148 2002
* 6652318 Cross-talk canceling technique for high speed electrical connectors 190 2002
* 6851974 Shroud retention wafer 60 2002
* 2003/0171,010 Cross talk reduction and impedance-matching for high speed electrical connectors 27 2002
* 6994569 Electrical connectors having contacts that may be selectively designated as either signal or ground contacts 134 2003
* 6981883 Impedance control in electrical connectors 80 2004
* 2005/0118,869 Connector for high-speed communications 30 2005
* 2006/0046,526 Contact protector for electrical connectors 31 2005
 
HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH (2)
* 6776649 Contact assembly for a plug connector, in particular for a PCB plug connector 112 2002
* 2002/0106,930 Contact assembly for a plug connector, in particular for a PCB plug connector 32 2002
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 6123554 Connector cover with board stiffener 141 1999
 
WABCO GMBH (1)
* 6537111 Electric contact plug with deformable attributes 114 2001
 
NEC TOKIN CORPORATION (1)
* 6375478 Connector well fit with printed circuit board 70 2000
 
FCI (1)
* 5277624 Modular electrical-connection element 146 1992
 
PCD, INC. (1)
* 5741161 Electrical connection system with discrete wire interconnections 138 1996
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (7)
* 4907990 Elastically supported dual cantilever beam pin-receiving electrical contact 140 1988
* 4913664 Miniature circular DIN connector 93 1988
* 5558542 Electrical connector with improved terminal-receiving passage means 130 1995
* 5730609 High performance card edge connector 136 1996
* 6358061 High-speed connector with shorting capability 81 1999
* 6945796 Impedance-tuned connector 98 2002
* 6953351 High-density, impedance-tuned connector having modular construction 73 2003
 
RAMBUS INC. (1)
* 5908333 Connector with integral transmission line bus 143 1997
 
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. (1)
* 6212755 Method for manufacturing insert-resin-molded product 123 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 4815987 Electrical connector 127 1987
 
Aries Electronics, Inc. (1)
* 4402563 Zero insertion force connector 138 1981
 
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (11)
* 6267604 Electrical connector including a housing that holds parallel circuit boards 115 2000
* 6824391 Electrical connector having customizable circuit board wafers 73 2000
* 6171115 Electrical connector having circuit boards and keying for different types of circuit boards 102 2000
* 6461202 Terminal module having open side for enhanced electrical performance 221 2001
* 6540559 Connector with staggered contact pattern 140 2001
* 6890214 Multi-sequenced contacts from single lead frame 78 2002
* 2003/0220,021 High speed electrical connector 43 2002
* 6808399 Electrical connector with wafers having split ground planes 78 2002
* 6932649 Active wafer for improved gigabit signal recovery, in a serial point-to-point architecture 112 2004
* 2006/0014,433 Electrical connector with ESD protection 35 2004
* 6913490 High speed electrical connector 107 2004
 
JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED (1)
* 7097506 Contact module in which mounting of contacts is simplified 69 2004
 
COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (1)
* 6116965 Low crosstalk connector configuration 106 1999
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (4)
* 6379188 Differential signal electrical connectors 238 1998
* 6554647 Differential signal electrical connectors 192 2000
* 6386914 Electrical connector having mixed grounded and non-grounded contacts 91 2001
* 2002/0098,727 Electrical connector 33 2002
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (2)
* 7621781 Electrical connector with crosstalk canceling features 42 2007
* 2008/0233,806 Electrical connector with crosstalk canceling features 19 2007
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD. (2)
* 9484671 Electrical connector and conductive terminal assembly thereof 0 2015
* 2015/0222,056 Electrical Connector and Conductive Terminal Assembly Thereof 1 2015
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (3)
8608510 Dual impedance electrical connector 0 2010
* 2011/0159,710 ARRAY OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS HAVING OFFSET ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS 2 2010
* 2011/0159,473 ARRAY OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS HAVING OFFSET ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS 1 2010
 
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
7850488 High-speed transmission connector with ground terminals between pair of transmission terminals on a common flat surface and a plurality of ground plates on another common flat surface 5 2009
* 2010/0068,933 HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION CONNECTOR, PLUG FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION CONNECTOR, AND SOCKET FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION CONNECTOR 1 2009
 
JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED (1)
9124051 Connector including pairs of contacts for high-speed signal transmission having signal contact portions surrounded by ground contact portions 1 2014
 
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 9006910 Interconnection structure 1 2011
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
9444192 Communication connector and electronic device using communication connector 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner