Electrical connectors having power contacts with alignment/or restraining features

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7775822
APP PUB NO 20090042417A1
SERIAL NO

12257242

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Preferred embodiments of power contacts have alignment features that can maintain conductors of the power contacts in a state of alignment during and after insertion of the power contacts into a housing.

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FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLCRENO, NV559

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Daily, Christopher G Harrisburg, US 28 943
Ngo, Hung Viet Harrisburg, US 103 1296
Swain, Wilfred James Mechanicsburg, US 6 291

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Patent Citation Ranking

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ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 8662923 Electrical plug connector, electrical socket connector, electrical plug and socket connector assembly 6 2012
* 2013/0052,880 ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL SOCKET CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL PLUG AND SOCKET CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY 1 2012
 
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BYRNE, NORMAN R. (1)
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FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC (3)
* 8062046 Electrical power contacts and connectors comprising same 21 2010
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AMPHENOL CORPORATION (4)
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* Cited By Examiner

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