Electrical connector having circuit board modules positioned between metal stiffener and a housing

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6884117
APP PUB NO 20050048838A1
SERIAL NO

10728438

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An electrical connector (100) includes a unitary insulative housing (1) including a base (10) defining a number of parallel slots (13) and a first shroud (11) extending forwardly from the base, a number of parallelly arranged circuit board modules (3) and a metal stiffener (2) attached to the housing. The circuit board modules are retained by and between the metal stiffener and the housing. Each circuit board module includes a dielectric spacer (30), a circuit board (36) attached to the dielectric spacer and received in a corresponding slot of the housing, and a row of press-fit contacts (38) mechanically and electrically connecting with the circuit board. The metal stiffener includes a second shroud (201) vertically spaced from the first shroud. The circuit boards have mating portions (362) disposed between the first and the second shrouds.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.TU-CHENGTAIPEI HSIEN11223

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Harlan, Tod M Mechanicsburg, PA 60 619
Juntwait, Eric D Hummelstown, PA 17 471
Korsunsky, Iosif R Harrisburg, PA 57 1033
Yi, Chong H Mechanicsburg, PA 11 419

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