Electrical connector having improved terminal configuration

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7789716
APP PUB NO 20090221192A1
SERIAL NO

12463202

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An electrical terminal of the type to be inserted into an aperture of an electrical panel member is provided. The electrical terminal may include a base, an insertion portion extending from the base to a first end, a slit formed through the insertion portion and defining a compliant portion having a first leg and a second leg. A segment of the first leg may be deformed in one direction, while a segment of the second leg may deformed in the opposite direction. Midpoints of each or both legs may be offset from the midpoint of the slit to achieve improved mechanical and electrical performance within a connector. Also provided is an electrical terminal having a tip that facilitates alignment with a panel member aperture and provides tactile feedback to a user, as well as an electrical terminal having a mounting end that is substantially smaller than its mating end, and connectors containing such terminals. Methods of routing electrical traces between adjacent electrical terminals are also provided.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATIONBERWYN, PA1533

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fedder, James L Etters, US 30 863
Glover, Douglas W Dauphin, US 28 1141
Helster, David W Harrisburg, US 18 585
Morgan, Chad W Mechanicsburg, US 27 320
Rothermel, Brent Pottstown, US 5 110
Sharf, Alex M Harrisburg, US 9 207
Taylor, Attalee S Palmyra, US 61 1847
Trout, David A Lancaster, US 18 255

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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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