Connectors and contacts for transmitting electrical power

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7425145
APP PUB NO 20070275586A1
SERIAL NO

11441856

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A connector system includes a first connector, and a second connector that mates with the first connector. The same type of power contact is used in the first and second connectors.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLCRENO, NV561

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ngo, Hung Viet Harrisburg, PA 104 1325

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MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
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5533915 Electrical connector assembly 77 1993
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6740820 Heat distributor for electrical connector 62 2001
 
HONDA TSUSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD. (1)
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FRAMATOME CONNECTORS INTERNATIONAL (1)
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First International Computer Inc. (1)
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GROUP DEKKO INTERNATIONAL AN IN CORPORATION (1)
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Abrams Electronics, Inc. (1)
5431578 Compression mating electrical connector 137 1994
 
FormFactor, Inc. (1)
5772451 Sockets for electronic components and methods of connecting to electronic components 421 1995
 
TRANSPACIFIC IP LTD. (1)
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XILINX, INC. (1)
5955888 Apparatus and method for testing ball grid array packaged integrated circuits 144 1997
 
METHODE ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
5637008 Zero insertion force miniature grid array socket 88 1995
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5743009 Method of making multi-pin connector 73 1996
 
THE WHITAKER CORPORATION (11)
5274918 Method for producing contact shorting bar insert for modular jack assembly 137 1993
5381314 Heat dissipating EMI/RFI protective function box 87 1993
5582519 Make-first-break-last ground connections 66 1994
5618187 Board mount bus bar contact 109 1995
5609502 Contact retention system 136 1995
5746608 Surface mount socket for an electronic package, and contact for use therewith 164 1995
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5755595 Shielded electrical connector 124 1996
5795191 Connector assembly with shielded modules and method of making same 253 1997
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6077130 Device-to-board electrical connector 84 1999
 
J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD. (2)
6796831 Connector 61 2000
2002/0142,676 Electric connector for twisted pair cable using resin solder and a method of connecting electric wire to the electric connector 64 2002
 
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP. (1)
5831314 Trench-shaped read-only memory and its method of fabrication 56 1996
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP K.K. (1)
7273382 Electrical connector and electrical connector assembly 58 2006
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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TYCO ELECTRONICS LOGISTICS AG (1)
5971817 Contact spring for a plug-in connector 113 1998
 
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD. (2)
6219913 Connector producing method and a connector produced by insert molding 133 1999
6347952 Connector with locking member and audible indication of complete locking 122 2000
 
SYLVA INDUSTRIES LTD. (1)
6929504 Combined electrical connector and radiator for high current applications 60 2003
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (3)
6506081 Floatable connector assembly with a staggered overlapping contact pattern 129 2001
6835103 Electrical contacts and socket assembly 69 2003
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (8)
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5276964 Method of manufacturing a high density connector system 56 1993
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HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (18)
5984726 Shielded electrical connector 76 1997
6012948 Boardlock for an electrical connector 74 1997
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6125535 Method for insert molding a contact module 130 1999
6196871 Method for adjusting differential thermal expansion between an electrical socket and a circuit board 72 1999
6152756 IC socket having standoffs 69 1999
6174198 Electrical connector assembly 98 1999
6363607 Method for manufacturing a high density connector 142 1999
6220884 BGA socket 66 1999
6183287 Electrical connector 68 1999
6210197 BGA socket 69 1999
6431914 Grounding scheme for a high speed backplane connector system 152 2001
6435914 Electrical connector having improved shielding means 130 2001
6702594 Electrical contact for retaining solder preform 94 2001
6716068 Low profile electrical connector having improved contacts 65 2002
6705902 Connector assembly having contacts with uniform electrical property of resistance 81 2002
6884117 Electrical connector having circuit board modules positioned between metal stiffener and a housing 103 2003
2005/0112,952 Power jack connector 55 2004
 
HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH (2)
6514103 Printed circuit board connector 69 2001
6776649 Contact assembly for a plug connector, in particular for a PCB plug connector 111 2002
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (24)
5817973 Low cross talk and impedance controlled electrical cable assembly 131 1995
6183301 Surface mount connector with integrated PCB assembly 104 1997
6068520 Low profile double deck connector with improved cross talk isolation 183 1997
5741144 Low cross and impedance controlled electric connector 156 1997
6139336 High density connector having a ball type of contact surface 146 1997
6146203 Low cross talk and impedance controlled electrical connector 127 1997
5975921 High density connector system 71 1997
5961355 High density interstitial connector system 147 1997
* 6319075 Power connector 200 1998
6220896 Shielded header 145 1999
6193537 Hermaphroditic contact 65 1999
6471523 Electrical power connector 80 2000
6544046 Electrical connector with strain relief 69 2000
6471548 Shielded header 143 2001
6869294 Power connector 64 2001
7070464 Power connector 65 2001
6692272 High speed electrical connector 154 2001
6572410 Connection header and shield 147 2002
6652318 Cross-talk canceling technique for high speed electrical connectors 187 2002
6848953 Power connector 71 2003
* 6848950 Multi-interface power contact and electrical connector including same 80 2003
* 6994569 Electrical connectors having contacts that may be selectively designated as either signal or ground contacts 132 2003
7182642 Power contact having current flow guiding feature and electrical connector containing same 63 2004
7168963 Electrical power connector 63 2006
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
6095827 Electrical connector with stress isolating solder tail 102 1998
6123554 Connector cover with board stiffener 140 1999
6672907 Connector 94 2001
 
AAVID THERMALLOY, LLC (1)
5930114 Heat sink mounting assembly for surface mount electronic device packages 85 1997
 
APEX BRANDS, INC. (1)
6257478 Soldering/unsoldering arrangement 75 1999
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (3)
5810607 Interconnector with contact pads having enhanced durability 188 1995
5874776 Thermal stress relieving substrate 74 1997
6360940 Method and apparatus for removing known good die 67 2000
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5214308 Substrate for packaging a semiconductor device 310 1991
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (17)
4560222 Drawer connector 124 1984
4820182 Hermaphroditic L. I. F. mating electrical contacts 75 1987
4907990 Elastically supported dual cantilever beam pin-receiving electrical contact 139 1988
4900271 Electrical connector for fuel injector and terminals therefor 126 1989
5077893 Method for forming electrical terminal 131 1991
5094634 Electrical connector employing terminal pins 59 1991
5558542 Electrical connector with improved terminal-receiving passage means 129 1995
5730609 High performance card edge connector 135 1996
5876248 Matable electrical connectors having signal and power terminals 94 1997
6071152 Electrical connector with inserted terminals 76 1998
6220895 Shielded electrical connector 71 1998
6210240 Electrical connector with improved terminal 94 2000
2001/0003,685 Electrical connector assembly with heat dissipating terminals 60 2000
6746278 Interstitial ground assembly for connector 105 2002
6843687 Pseudo-coaxial wafer assembly for connector 82 2004
7001189 Board mounted power connector 69 2004
7104812 Laminated electrical terminal 71 2005
 
RAMBUS INC. (1)
5908333 Connector with integral transmission line bus 142 1997
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
6769935 Matrix connector 67 2002
 
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. (1)
6212755 Method for manufacturing insert-resin-molded product 122 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
4815987 Electrical connector 126 1987
5475922 Method of assembling a connector using frangible contact parts 118 1994
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (2)
4371912 Method of mounting interrelated components 145 1980
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NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD. (1)
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A.W. INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
6299492 Electrical connectors 95 1999
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6202916 Method of wave soldering thin laminate circuit boards 65 1999
 
Elco Corporation (1)
5590463 Circuit board connectors 139 1995
 
INTEL CORPORATION (5)
5883782 Apparatus for attaching a heat sink to a PCB mounted semiconductor package 126 1997
6259039 Surface mount connector with pins in vias 75 1998
6359783 Integrated circuit socket having a built-in voltage regulator 80 1999
6309245 RF amplifier assembly with reliable RF pallet ground 108 2000
6829143 Heatsink retention apparatus 69 2002
 
BURNDY CORPORATION (1)
4767344 Solder mounting of electrical contacts 125 1987
 
HUNTER FAN COMPANY (1)
6769883 Fan with motor ventilation system 53 2002
 
AT&T Labs, Inc. (1)
4878611 Process for controlling solder joint geometry when surface mounting a leadless integrated circuit package on a substrate 232 1988
 
Integral Technologies, Inc. (1)
6947012 Low cost electrical cable connector housings and cable heads manufactured from conductive loaded resin-based materials 61 2004
 
ADVANCED INTERCONNECTIONS CORPORATION (1)
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SILICON BANDWIDTH, INC. (1)
6905367 Modular coaxial electrical interconnect system having a modular frame and electrically shielded signal paths and a method of making the same 71 2002
 
YAZAKI CORPORATION (3)
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5857857 Connector structure 67 1997
6050862 Female terminal with flexible contact area having inclined free edge portion 121 1998
 
HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
5238414 High-speed transmission electrical connector 153 1992
 
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (1)
6848886 Snubber 64 2003
 
HIGH CONNECTION DENSITY, INC. (2)
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FUJITSU TAKAMISAWA COMPONENT LIMITED (1)
6269539 Fabrication method of connector having internal switch 126 1999
 
BERG TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
4383724 Bridge connector for electrically connecting two pins 127 1981
5745349 Shielded circuit board connector module 72 1997
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
4717360 Modular electrical connector 118 1986
 
GETTIG TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 4963102 Electrical connector of the hermaphroditic type 88 1990
 
INTERNATIONAL COMPUTERS LIMITED (1)
4536955 Devices for and methods of mounting integrated circuit packages on a printed circuit board 77 1982
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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PRECISION MECHANIQUE LABINAL, A CORP. OF FRANCE (1)
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AMP Incorporated (10)
4403821 Wiring line tap 67 1981
* 4552425 High current connector 86 1983
4505529 Electrical connector for use between circuit boards 103 1983
* 4685886 Electrical plug header 88 1986
4881905 High density controlled impedance connector 91 1987
* 5024610 Low profile spring contact with protective guard means 86 1989
5052953 Stackable connector assembly 69 1989
* 5035639 Hermaphroditic electrical connector 79 1990
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TESSERA, INC. (2)
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Connecteurs Cinch (1)
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
6146202 Connector apparatus 189 1999
 
WABCO GMBH (1)
6537111 Electric contact plug with deformable attributes 113 2001
 
NEC TOKIN CORPORATION (1)
6328602 Connector with less crosstalk 144 2000
 
BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD. (1)
6743037 Surface mount socket contact providing uniform solder ball loading and method 65 2002
 
PCD, INC. (1)
5741161 Electrical connection system with discrete wire interconnections 136 1996
 
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Aries Electronics, Inc. (1)
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TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (9)
6386924 Connector assembly with stabilized modules 73 2000
6350134 Electrical connector having triad contact groups arranged in an alternating inverted sequence 224 2000
6461202 Terminal module having open side for enhanced electrical performance 219 2001
6776635 Multi-beam power contact for an electrical connector 81 2001
6663426 Floating interface for electrical connector 72 2002
6669514 High-density receptacle connector 70 2002
6811440 Power connector 71 2003
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OHIO ASSOCIATED ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
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North American Philips Corporation (1)
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AMPHENOL CORPORATION (7)
5980321 High speed, high density electrical connector 204 1997
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6379188 Differential signal electrical connectors 234 1998
6293827 Differential signal electrical connector 240 2000
6554647 Differential signal electrical connectors 191 2000
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TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K. (1)
D542736 Electrical connector 86 2004
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd (1)
* 8435043 Power connector assembly 2 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 8616926 Solid wire terminal 6 2011
* 2012/0083,171 SOLID WIRE TERMINAL 5 2011
* 8920201 Solid wire terminal 4 2013
* 2014/0113,510 SOLID WIRE TERMINAL 0 2013
9871323 Electrical connector with reduced stack height 0 2017
 
HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
* 8986020 Inter-terminal connection structure 0 2013
* 2013/0295,799 INTER-TERMINAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE 1 2013
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (37)
7726982 Electrical connectors with air-circulation features 33 2007
7905731 Electrical connector with stress-distribution features 13 2007
7641500 Power cable connector system 9 2008
7762857 Power connectors with contact-retention features 13 2008
7749009 Surface-mount connector 1 2008
* 7690937 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 24 2008
7775822 Electrical connectors having power contacts with alignment/or restraining features 15 2008
D619099 Electrical connector 2 2009
D618180 Asymmetrical electrical connector 22 2009
D618181 Asymmetrical electrical connector 24 2009
8062051 Electrical communication system having latching and strain relief features 3 2009
7862359 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 7 2009
8323049 Electrical connector having power contacts 10 2010
D653621 Asymmetrical electrical connector 24 2010
8062046 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 21 2010
8187017 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 9 2011
D727852 Ground shield for a right angle electrical connector 6 2012
D727268 Vertical electrical connector 8 2012
D718253 Electrical cable connector 7 2012
D751507 Electrical connector 2 2012
D745852 Electrical connector 2 2013
9048583 Electrical connector having ribbed ground plate 1 2013
9257778 High speed electrical connector 3 2013
8944831 Electrical connector having ribbed ground plate with engagement members 17 2013
D720698 Electrical cable connector 7 2013
9543703 Electrical connector with reduced stack height 2 2013
9461410 Electrical connector having ribbed ground plate 0 2014
D733662 Connector housing for electrical connector 5 2014
D748063 Electrical ground shield 7 2014
D746236 Electrical connector housing 3 2014
D750030 Electrical cable connector 6 2014
* 9853388 Electrical power connector 0 2014
D750025 Vertical electrical connector 7 2015
D772168 Connector housing for electrical connector 0 2015
D766832 Electrical connector 0 2015
D790471 Vertical electrical connector 4 2015
9831605 High speed electrical connector 0 2016
 
FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
RE41283 Power connector with safety feature 4 2007
 
FCI (1)
8905651 Dismountable optical coupling device 0 2013
 
ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD. (1)
* 9401558 Power connector 2 2015
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
* 8123567 Connector assemblies and contacts for implantable medical electrical systems 4 2008
* 2010/0304,592 Connector Assemblies and Contacts for Implantable Medical Electrical Systems 2 2008
9403022 Header assembly for implantable medical device 2 2010
8206180 Connector assemblies and contacts for implantable medical electrical systems 4 2012
 
CHIEF LAND ELECTRONIC CO., LTD. (2)
* 8262395 Power connector assembly with improved terminals 4 2010
* 2012/0164,892 POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED TERMINALS 5 2010
 
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION (1)
* 9666962 Power terminal with compliant pin for electrical power connector 0 2015
 
BYRNE, NORMAN R. (1)
9711921 Electrical contact receptacle for bus bars and blade terminals 0 2016
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 8616915 Wire-free, unibody jumper 2 2011
 
ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD. (1)
* 2011/0076,871 POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY 5 2010
 
OUPIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD (1)
* 9537242 Electrical power connector and a terminal assembly 0 2015
 
Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd. (2)
* 8932082 Electrical connector with improved retention structure 2 2013
* 2014/0127,945 ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED RETENTION STRUCTURE 1 2013
 
HOSIDEN CORPORATION (2)
* 8821195 Connector 0 2012
* 2013/0178,115 CONNECTOR 2 2012
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0227,482 MECHANICALLY SUPPORTED CONTACT AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR UTILIZING THE SAME 0 2009
 
FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED (2)
* 8152548 Connector apparatus 4 2010
* 2010/0297,893 CONNECTOR APPARATUS 3 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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