Electrical connector with stress-distribution features

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7905731
APP PUB NO 20080293267A1
SERIAL NO

11751351

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A connector capable of being mounted onto a substrate is disclosed. Such a connector may include a housing, and a contact mounted within the housing. The contact may include a body, terminal pins extending from a first edge of the body, contact beams extending from a second edge of the body, and a flared portion. The edges of a first contact beam and a second contact beam of the contact beams may be positioned proximate respective adjacent surfaces of the housing. The flared portion may also be positioned proximate a respective adjacent surface of the housing. The relationship between the first contact beam and its respective adjacent surface, the relationship between the second contact beam and its respective adjacent surface, and the relationship between the flared portion and its respective surface may inhibit bowing of the body of the contact when the connector is mounted on the substrate.

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FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLCRENO, NV557

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Houtz, Timothy W Etters, US 55 1654
Ngo, Hung Viet Harrisburg, US 106 1445

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