US Pat. No. 9,362,638

OVERMOLDED CONTACT WAFER AND CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A contact wafer, comprising:
a plurality of contacts, each of said contacts having a body portion with a mating end and an opposite tail end, said mating
end being configured to couple to a mating contact and said tail end being configured to engage a printed circuit board; and

an overmold surrounding said body portions of said plurality of contacts such that said mating ends and said tails ends of
said contacts are exposed and extend from opposite first and second ends of said overmold, said overmold having a first side
including a plurality of recessed surfaces, each recessed surface being between adjacent body portions of said plurality of
contacts and sized to receive a corresponding portion of an overmold of another contact wafer, and said overmold having a
stopping member extending from a third end that extends between said first and second ends, said stopping member extending
in a direction substantially perpendicular to a length of said plurality of recessed surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,509,101

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELDED SIGNAL PATHS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising a mating contact portion, wherein
the mating contact portions are disposed to define a mating interface of the electrical connector;

a plurality of conductive walls adjacent the mating contact portions of the plurality of conductive elements, each of the
plurality of conduct walls comprising a forward edge adjacent the mating interface, and the plurality of conductive walls
being disposed to define a plurality regions, each of the plurality of regions containing at least one of the mating contact
portions and being separated from adjacent regions by walls of the plurality of conductive walls,

a plurality of compliant members attached to the plurality of conductive walls, the plurality of compliant members being positioned
adjacent the forward edge,

wherein:
the walls bounding each of the plurality of regions comprise at least two of the plurality of compliant members; and
the walls bounding each of the plurality of regions comprise at least two contact surfaces, the at least two contact surfaces
being set back from the forward edge and adapted for making electrical contact with a compliant member from a mating electrical
connector.

US Pat. No. 9,190,745

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A conductive element for use in an electrical connector to form an electrical connection with a mating contact, the conductive
element comprising:
a contact tail constructed and arranged to be mounted to a printed circuit board;
a first contact portion extending from the contact tail and comprising two mating bumps, each of the mating bumps of the first
contact portion having a contact surface configured to contact the mating contact; and

a second contact portion adjacent to the first contact portion and extending from the contact tail and, the second contact
portion comprising two mating bumps, each of the mating bumps of the second contact portion having a contact surface configured
to contact the mating contact such that at least four points of electrical contact are formed upon contact of the respective
mating bumps of each of the first and second contact portions with the mating contact, and wherein the two mating bumps of
the first contact portion are spaced further apart from one another than the two mating bumps of the second contact portion.

US Pat. No. 9,397,450

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH PORT LIGHT INDICATOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing having an interface side and a printed circuit board engagement side;
at least one internal circuit board received in said housing;
at least one port at said interface side of said housing, said port being adapted to receive a mating connector, said at least
one port including at least one signal contact connected to said internal circuit board, said signal contact being configured
to mate with a corresponding contact of the mating connector, said internal circuit board having at least one terminal with
a tail end extending though said printed circuit board engagement side of said housing;

at least one port light indicator adjacent said at least one port, said at least one port light indicator having a light element
facing outwardly at said interface side of said housing and a terminal end opposite said light element; and

at least one spring element received in said housing, said at least one spring element having a contact end and an opposite
press-fit end, said contact end being biased against and in contact with said terminal end of said at least one port light
indicator, and said press-fit end extending through said printed circuit board engagement side of said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,735,531

FLOAT ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. Method of manufacturing of a float adapter, comprising the steps of:
stamping a piece from a metal sheet;
rolling the stamped piece into a cylindrical body to form a conductive shell;
providing at least one insulator, the at least one insulator having an engagement end, an interface end opposite the engagement
member, and an inner bore extending through the engagement end and the interface end;

inserting one end of an inner contact into the inner bore of the at least one insulator;
inserting the at least one insulator and the inner contact into the conductive shell through one end of the conductive shell;
and

coupling a retaining sleeve around the conductive shell such that the retaining sleeve engages the at least one insulator.

US Pat. No. 9,184,530

DIRECT CONNECT ORTHOGONAL CONNECTION SYSTEMS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising a mating portion adjacent a distal
end of the conductive element, the mating portion comprising:

a first beam extending in a first direction;
a second beam parallel to the first beam, each of the first beam and the second beam comprising a mating surface; and
a third beam comprising a mating surface, the third beam being shorter than the first beam and the second beam,
wherein:
the mating surfaces of the first beam, the second beam and the third beam face in the same direction, perpendicular to the
first direction; and

for each of the plurality of conductive elements, the first beam and second beam are integrally formed with a conductive member;
and the third beam is fused to the conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,106,020

MIDPLANE ESPECIALLY APPLICABLE TO AN ORTHOGONAL ARCHITECTURE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An interconnection system, comprising:
a printed circuit board comprising a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and a ground plane;
a plurality of vias extending from the first side to the second side of the printed circuit board in a plurality of rows and
a plurality of columns;

a plurality of row electrical connectors configured to electrically connect with the printed circuit board on the first side
of the printed circuit board, including a first row electrical connector configured to electrically connect with a first row
and a second row of the plurality of vias;

a plurality of column electrical connectors configured to electrically connect with the printed circuit board substantially
perpendicular to the row electrical connectors on the second side of the printed circuit board, including a first column electrical
connector configured to electrically connect with a first column and a second column of the plurality of vias,

wherein the first row of vias and the first column of vias comprises a first via electrically connected to the first row electrical
connector on the first side of the printed circuit board and the first column electrical connector on the second side of the
printed circuit board,

wherein the second row of vias and the second column of vias comprises a second via electrically connected to the first row
electrical connector on the first side of the printed circuit board and the first column electrical connector on the second
side of the printed circuit board,

wherein the first via and the second via are surrounded by an area of the printed circuit board that is free of the ground
plane.

US Pat. No. 9,293,864

SHUNT FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A shunt for an electrical connector, comprising:
a conductive body having two resilient leg extensions connecting at a hinge, each of said leg extensions terminating at a
tail end opposite said hinge, and each of said leg extensions having at least one contact point on an outer surface thereof
for engaging a contact of the electrical connector,

wherein said leg extensions curve such that said leg extensions diverge from one another at least one portion of said conductive
body, said at least one contact point of each of said leg extensions being located at said at least one portion, and said
leg extensions converge and contact one another at said substantially center portion of said conductive body.

US Pat. No. 9,502,825

SHUNT FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A shunt for an electrical connector, comprising:
a conductive body having two resilient leg extensions connecting at a hinge, each of said leg extensions terminating at a
tail end opposite said hinge, and each of said leg extensions having at least one contact point on an outer surface thereof
for engaging a contact of the electrical connector,

wherein said leg extensions curve such that said leg extensions diverge from one another at least one portion of said conductive
body, said at least one contact point of each of said leg extensions being located at said at least one portion, and said
leg extensions contact another at tail ends thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,455,545

LEAD FRAME FOR A HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing; and
a lead frame held within the housing, the lead frame comprising a plurality of conductive members, the plurality of conductive
members comprising a first conductive member and a second conductive member, wherein the second conductive member comprises
a first edge, facing the first conductive member, and a second edge, opposite the first edge;

wherein the lead frame comprises:
an artifact on the first edge, the artifact formed as a result of severing a tie bar between the first conductive member and
the second conductive member; and

a tie bar compensation portion on the second edge.

US Pat. No. 9,419,360

MATING INTERFACES FOR HIGH SPEED HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A mating interface of an electrical connector, the mating interface comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements positioned in a plurality of columns, wherein:
the plurality of conductive elements comprises a plurality of first conductive elements adapted to be signal conductors and
a plurality of second conductive elements adapted to be ground conductors;

the signal conductors are arranged in pairs adapted to carry differential signals;
within each column of the plurality of columns, adjacent pairs of signal conductors are separated by at least one ground conductor;
and

each of the plurality of conductive elements comprises:
a sheet of conductive material formed into a three dimensional structure such that the conductive material is disposed, at
least, on two opposing sides of an opening adapted to receive a mating conductive element; and

two tabs cut in the sheet, each of the two tabs comprising a mating contact surface facing the opening wherein the two tabs
are adapted to make contact with opposite sides of the mating conductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,325,106

ANTI-DECOUPLING MEMBER FOR CONNECTOR COMPONENT

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A coupling member for a connector component, comprising:
an inner sleeve configured to surround a shell near or at an interface end of the shell, said inner sleeve being rotatable
with respect to the shell in a tightening direction to mate with the mating connector component and a release direction opposite
the tightening direction, said inner sleeve having an interface portion on an inner surface thereof adapted to mate with the
mating connector component, and said inner sleeve having an engagement member;

a spring member wrapped around the shell adjacent said inner sleeve, said spring member having at least a first tab end that
engages said engagement member of said inner sleeve; and

an outer sleeve surrounding said inner sleeve and said spring member, said outer sleeve engaging a second tab end of said
spring member,

wherein when said inner sleeve is rotated with respect to the shell in the tightening direction, said inner sleeve pushes
said first tab of said spring member, thereby loosening said spring member around the shell allowing said inner sleeve to
rotate in said tightening direction to engage the mating connector component and said first tab end of said spring member
preventing said inner sleeve from rotating in said release direction.

US Pat. No. 9,294,197

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An optoelectronic transceiver which has the following:
a) an optical transmitter,
b) an optical receiver,
c) coupling means consisting of a first and second optical lens made with optically active interfaces for changing/deflecting
optical paths of on the one hand optical output signals A of the optical transmitter to a connectable optical light guide
and on the other hand of input signals E of the same light guide to the receiver, characterized in that the first lens has
a concave reflection surface which lies inside in the coupling means for signals of the optical transmitter and the second
lens has a convex transmission surface which lies outside for outgoing signals of the optical transmitter and a concave reflection
surface which lies inside for incoming signals.

US Pat. No. 9,124,009

GROUND SLEEVE HAVING IMPROVED IMPEDANCE CONTROL AND HIGH FREQUENCY PERFORMANCE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A conductive sleeve, the conductive sleeve comprising:
a central portion disposed over an end of a cable and extended over at least one conductor of the cable, the central portion
has a front, a rear, and sides;

at least one flange coupled at the sides of the central portion and coupled with a mating conductor; and
a capacitive section that extends from a portion of the central portion at the rear of the central portion, the capacitive
section has a width that is smaller than a width of the central portion and is disposed on top of an insulator of the cable
and another conductor of the cable to form substantially a capacitive shorting circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,093,787

LATCHING CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A spring-loaded latching electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a plug, said plug including a main body, a locking wedge, and first engagement members, said locking wedge including an indented
portion; and

a receptacle configured to receive said plug, said receptacle including a main body and a latching member that is slidable
with respect to said main body of said receptacle, said latching member including a cantilevered spring and second engagement
members configured to receive said first engagement members,

wherein said locking wedge of said plug is configured to deflect said cantilevered spring of said receptacle when said plug
is inserted into said receptacle such that said cantilevered spring engages said indented portion of said locking wedge thereby
retaining said locking wedge in a locked position and indicating proper mating of said plug and said receptacle and said latching
member slides with respect to said main body of said receptacle to a latched position until said first and second engagement
members engage one another for securely mating said plug and said receptacle,

wherein said first and second engagement members are one of bayonet tracks and bayonets.

US Pat. No. 9,807,869

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers;
signal vias extending through at least the attachment layers, the signal vias including signal conductors;
ground vias extending through at least the attachment layers, the ground vias including ground conductors; and
slot vias extending through the attachment layers, the slot vias including slot conductors that interconnect ground planes
of two or more of the attachment layers, wherein the slot vias extend only through the attachment layers, thereby allowing
use of the routing layers for routing of signal traces.

US Pat. No. 9,300,074

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a first layer having a first planar surface, the first layer formed from an insulative material;
a plurality of conductors, each of the conductors having an intermediate portion disposed in the first layer; and
a second layer having a length, a width, and a second surface, the second layer formed from an electrically lossy material
and configured to provide electrical bridging between the plurality of conductors,

wherein the second surface of the second layer forms a continuous planar surface extending along an entirety of the length
and an entirety of the width of the second layer, the continuous planar surface being parallel to and in direct contact with
the first planar surface.

US Pat. No. 9,287,656

HEAT DISSIPATING ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a terminal adapted to mate with another terminal, said terminal being a socket or a pin; and
at least one heat dissipating element having opposing ends and an opening therebetween, at least one of said ends including
at least one printed circuit board engagement member configured to engage a printed circuit board for electrical current transfer,
and said opening receiving said terminal such that heat dissipating element substantially surrounds and contacts said terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,219,335

HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulative housing;
a plurality of conductive members disposed in a plurality of parallel columns of conductive members affixed to the insulative
housing, each of the plurality of conductive members comprising a mating interface portion;

a plurality of lossy members, each lossy member being positioned adjacent the mating interface portions of conductive members
in a column of the plurality of columns.

US Pat. No. 9,490,597

RAIL MOUNTED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. A submersible electrical connector, comprising:
a first mating component having a housing with at least one port having a cable termination end and an opposite interface
end, said port defining a cavity supporting at least one first contact;

a second mating component having a housing with at least one port having a cable termination end and an opposite interface
end configured to engage said interface end of said first mating component, said port of said second mating component defining
a cavity supporting at least one second contact configured to engage said at least one first contact; and

means for mounting the first and second mating components on a DIN rail.

US Pat. No. 9,450,344

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELDED SIGNAL PATHS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of modules, each of the plurality of modules comprising an insulative portion and at least one conductive element;
and

electromagnetic shielding material,
wherein:
the insulative portion separates the at least one conductive element from the electromagnetic shielding material;
the plurality of modules are disposed in a two-dimensional array;
the shielding material separates adjacent modules of the plurality of modules; and
the shielding material comprises a first shield member and a second shield member disposed on opposing sides of a module.

US Pat. No. 9,091,506

FLOAT SUPPORT MEMBER FOR ROCKET LAUNCHER

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

20. A float support member for a rocket launcher, comprising:
a base mounted to a rocket received in a launch tube housing;
first and second primary linkages rotatably coupled by a primary pin, said primary pin being coupled to a frame supported
by said launch tube housing, and said primary pin defining a primary movable pin point that moves both in a lateral direction
and a transverse direction transverse to said lateral direction;

first and second secondary linkages rotatably coupled to said first and second primary linkages, respectively, by first and
second secondary pins, respectively, said first and second secondary pins defining first and second secondary movable pin
points, respectively, that each move both in a lateral direction and a transverse direction transverse to said lateral direction,

said first and second secondary linkages being rotatably coupled to said base by first and second stationary pins, respectively,
defining first and second stationary pin points, respectively,

each of said first and second secondary linkages including a spring member, said spring members biasing said first and second
secondary movable pin points, respectively, outwardly away from one another, said first and second stationary pins extending
through each of said spring members, respectively,

wherein the position of the rocket with respect to the launch tube housing is determined by the position of said primary movable
pin point in both the lateral and transverse directions which depends on the position of both of said first and second secondary
moveable pin points in both the lateral and transverse directions and vice versa, thereby providing two degrees of freedom
between the rocket and the launch tube housing.

US Pat. No. 9,577,362

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a first connector component including a housing supporting at least one first exposed contact at an interface surface thereof,
said housing having a body portion for terminating a first cable, said first cable defining a longitudinal axis; and

a second connector component adapted to slidably receive said first connector component such that said first and second connector
components are mated and unmated in the same direction, said second connector component including a housing supporting at
least one second exposed contact at an interface surface thereof corresponding to said at least one first exposed contact,
said housing of said second connector component having a body portion for terminating a second cable, said second cable defining
a longitudinal axis,

wherein when said first connector component is received in said second connector component, said first and second connector
components are mated such that said at least one first exposed contact engages said at least one second exposed contact, thereby
forming a first electrical connection between said first and second connector components, and said longitudinal axis of said
first cable is spaced from and substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis of said second cable.

US Pat. No. 9,653,831

FLOAT ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a first connector having at least one contact extending into at least one cavity;
a second connector having at least one contact extending into at least one cavity; and
at least one float adapter coupling said first and second connectors, said float adapter including:
a conductive shell having opposite first and second ends, said first end having an engagement member configured to engage
a corresponding engagement member in said cavity of said first connector,

an insulator received in said conductive shell, said insulator including an engagement end and an interface end opposite said
engagement end, a middle portion between said engagement and interface ends, said middle portion having a diameter that is
smaller than a diameter of either said engagement end or said interface end, and an inner bore extending through said engagement
and interface ends, and said reduced diameter middle portion, said interface end having a lead-in tip portion extending outside
of said first end of said conductive shell, said lead-in tip portion having a shoulder defining an outer diameter that is
larger than the inner diameter of said conductive shell, and said reduced diameter middle portion defining an annular space
between said insulator and said conductive shell, and

an inner contact received in said inner bore of said insulator, said inner contact having first and second contacts at either
end thereof for connecting with said contacts of said first and second connectors, respectively;

wherein said at least one float adapter provides axial and radial float between said first and second connectors.

US Pat. No. 9,450,322

ELECTRICAL CONTACT HAVING TINES WITH EDGES OF DIFFERENT LENGTHS

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. A socket electrical contact comprising a body having
a. a base; and
b. at least two tines extending from the base, each tine containing two opposing edges, a contact surface, and an exterior
surface, and each of the edges of each tine defining a length from the base to a tip of each tine, respectively, wherein the
lengths of the two opposing edges are different, such that at least two slots defined between the at least two tines have
different lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,484,674

DIFFERENTIAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED SKEW CONTROL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing;
a plurality of conductive elements comprising intermediate portions held within the housing, the plurality of conductive elements
comprising at least one pair comprising a first conductive element and a second conductive element, the first conductive element
being longer than the second conductive element,

wherein:
the housing comprises a first region of a first dielectric constant and a second region of a second dielectric constant;
the second dielectric constant is lower than the first dielectric constant;
the second region is preferentially positioned over the first conductive element for a distance along a length of the first
conductive element;

the first conductive element comprises a widened portion adjacent the second region; and
the second conductive element is jogged adjacent the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,461,383

HIGH SIGNAL ISOLATION ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector for mounting to a printed circuit board, the electrical connector having a connector housing with
a printed circuit board interface, and at least one port supporting a central signal contact, and a metal component at said
printed circuit board interface, said metal component having at least one hole corresponding said at least one port and said
hole having an inner diameter surface, the improvement comprising of:
at least one outer contact being disposed in said at least one port at said printed circuit board interface of said connector
housing, said outer contact surrounding said central signal contact, said outer contact including,

a conductive body having opposite first and second ends, said first end forming a ring disposed in said connector housing
at said at least one port, and a plurality of outwardly flared tines extending from said ring, each of said tines having a
flexible arm with a lip portion at a distal end thereof, said lip portion having an outer lead-in surface that tapers outwardly
from said second end of said conductive body toward said first end, and said lip portion having an outer shielding contact
surface, each of said outer shielding contact surfaces being adapted to contact said inner diameter surface of said at least
one hole of said metal component.

US Pat. No. 9,240,644

HIGH-FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing;
a plurality of conductive elements disposed in a column, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising a mating
contact portion, a contact tail, and an intermediate portion between the mating contact portion and the contact tail, wherein:

the intermediate portions of the plurality of conductive elements are disposed within the housing and the mating contact portions
of the plurality of conductive elements extend from the housing;

the plurality of conductive elements comprises a first conductive element and a second conductive element disposed adjacent
the first conductive element; and

a first proximal end of a first mating contact portion of the first conductive element is spaced apart from a second proximal
end of a second mating contact portion of the second conductive element by a first distance, wherein the first mating contact
portion of the first conductive element comprises a first beam and a second beam, and wherein the second mating contact portion
of the second conductive element comprises a third beam and a fourth beam; and

the first and second beams of the first conductive element jog away from the second conductive element and the third and fourth
beams of the second conductive element jog away from the first conductive element, such that a first distal end of the first
mating contact portion of the first conductive element is spaced apart from a second distal end of the second mating contact
portion of the second conductive element by a second distance that is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,081,151

OPTICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An optical connector configured to make optical connections with each of a plurality of optical fibers, the connector comprising:
a connector housing, the housing bounding a cavity, the housing having a first opening into the cavity and a second opening
into the cavity;

a support disposed within the cavity, the support comprising:
a first portion comprising a plurality of ferrule receiving sections, the first portion facing the first opening;
a second portion comprising a plurality of rigid, enclosed channels, each of the plurality of channels:
having a first end adjacent a respective ferrule receiving section of the plurality of ferrule receiving sections and a second
end facing the second opening, and

being shaped to slidably hold a fiber of a plurality of fibers while constraining motion transverse to an axis of the fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,800,004

BUSBAR CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A busbar connector assembly, comprising:
a housing having first and second housing portions facing one another, each of said first and second housing portions having
opposite inner and outer surfaces and two sections including an attachment section and a guide section;

a first receiving area is defined between said inner surfaces of said first and second housing portions at said attachment
sections thereof, said first receiving area being configured to receive a first busbar;

a second receiving area is defined between said inner surfaces of said first and second housing portions at said guide sections
thereof, said second receiving area being configured to receive a second busbar;

a first contact member coupled to said inner surface of said first housing portion at said attachment section thereof, said
first contact member having a fixed end attached to said attachment section of said first housing portion and a flexible end
having a busbar contact surface;

a second contact member coupled to said inner surface of said second housing portion at said attachment section thereof, said
second contact member having a fixed end attached to said attachment section of said second housing portion and a flexible
end having a busbar contact surface; and

at least one fastener extending through said attachments sections of said first and second housing portions, through said
first receiving area, and through said fixed ends of said first and second contact members,

wherein said housing has first and second open ends that lead into said first and second receiving areas, respectively, said
first open end having a substantially continuous width between said attachment sections of said first and second housing portions,
said second open end including first and second lead-in surfaces formed in said guide sections of said first and second housing
portions, respectively, and said first and second lead-in surfaces defining a largest width of said second open end converging
to a smallest width of said second open end,

wherein said smallest width of said second open end is substantially the same as said width of said first open end.

US Pat. No. 9,472,904

DISCRETE PACKAGING ADAPTER FOR CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electronic system comprising:
an electrical connector;
a printed circuit board having a first surface;
a via in the printed circuit board and extending to the first surface of the printed circuit board;
a conductor in electrical communication with said electrical connector to receive an external signal from said electrical
connector, said conductor mounted on the first surface of the printed circuit board;

an electronic component electrically connecting the via with the conductor, the electronic component having a first terminal
and a second terminal; and

an adapter holding the electronic component, the adapter comprising:
a housing defining an interior volume, said housing retaining the electronic component;
a first contact member disposed partially inside of the interior volume and partially outside of the housing, the first contact
member directly connected to the via and connected to the first terminal; and

a second contact member disposed partially inside of the interior volume and partially outside of the housing, the second
contact member directly connected to the conductor and connected to the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,362,646

MATING INTERFACES FOR HIGH SPEED HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A contact for a high speed electrical connector, the contact comprising:
a base region;
a first elongated member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion of the first elongated member
being attached to the base region;

a second elongated member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion of the second elongated
member being attached to the base region; and

a strap coupling the first elongated member to the second elongated member, wherein the strap is conductive and compliant
such that the first elongated member is capable of moving independently of and is electrically connected to the second elongated
member, and wherein:

the distal portion of the first elongated member comprises a contact region; and
the compliant strap is attached to the first elongated member at a location between the contact region and the proximal portion
of the first elongated member.

US Pat. No. 9,583,880

DIRECT CONNECT ORTHOGONAL CONNECTION SYSTEMS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of sets of conductive elements, each of the sets comprising first type conductive elements and second type conductive
elements, and

a conductive member comprising a plurality of openings therethrough,
wherein:
each of the first type conductive elements comprises a contact tail adapted for attachment to a printed circuit board, a mating
portion, an intermediate portion joining the contact tail and the mating portion, broad sides and edges joining the broad
sides, the broad sides being wider than the edges; and

in each of the plurality of sets:
a broad side of the contact tail of each of the first type conductive elements is disposed in a first plane; and
the first type conductive elements comprise a fold in the intermediate portion such that a broad side of the mating portion
of each of the first type conductive elements is disposed in a second plane, the second plane being transverse to the first
plane,

the first type conductive elements pass through the openings and the second type conductive elements are electrically coupled
to the conductive member; and

the first type conductive elements are positioned with the folds within respective openings of the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 9,356,374

FLOAT ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A float adapter for an electrical connector, comprising:
a conductive shell having opposite first and second ends;
an insulator received in said conductive shell, said insulator including an engagement end, an interface end opposite said
engagement end, and a reduced diameter middle portion therebetween, said insulator including an inner bore extending through
said engagement end, said interface end, and said reduced diameter middle portion, said interface end having a lead-in tip
portion extending outside of said first end of said conductive shell, said lead-in tip portion having a tapered outer surface
terminating in an end face surface, and a shoulder remote from said end face surface defining an outer diameter that is larger
than the inner diameter of said conductive shell, and said reduced diameter middle portion defining an annular space between
said insulator and said conductive shell; and

an inner contact received in said inner bore of said insulator, said inner contact having socket openings at either end.

US Pat. No. 9,225,085

HIGH PERFORMANCE CONNECTOR CONTACT STRUCTURE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector module, comprising:
a lead frame providing a coplanar waveguide structure, the lead frame comprising:
a plurality of signal conductors; and
a plurality of ground conductors adjacent to the signal conductors,
wherein:
the ground conductors are wider than the signal conductors; and
each of the plurality of signal conductors comprises a mating contact portion having a planar portion and a beam portion with
a first contact surface on the planar portion and a second contact surface on the beam portion.

US Pat. No. 9,862,566

METHOD OF INSTALLING CABLE ON CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of installing cable on a cable reel, comprising the steps of:
providing a cable reel that includes first and second opposing flanges, the first flange having a first hub portion and the
second flange having a second hub portion, the first hub portion being longer than the second hub portion, the first hub portion
having a plurality of flexible segments;

placing a cable coil over the first hub portion and on the first flange so that the first hub portion extends through the
cable coil; and

inserting the second hub portion inside of the first hub portion, thereby expanding the flexible segments so that flexible
segments engage the cable coil.

US Pat. No. 9,608,383

HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELD PLATE LOUVERS

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An electrical assembly comprising:
a lead frame having at least one elongated conductor, said lead frame having a first side and a second side opposite the first
side;

a first ground shield at the first side of said lead frame, said first ground shield defining a first plane and having a first
integral louver extending out of the first plane to connect with the at least one elongated conductor of said lead frame;
and

a second ground shield at the second side of said lead frame, said second ground shield defining a second plane and having
a second integral louver extending out of the second plane to connect with the at least one elongated conductor of said lead
frame.

US Pat. No. 9,520,689

HOUSING FOR A HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a plurality of conductive members, each comprising a contact tail, a mating contact and an intermediate portion joining the
contact tail and the mating contact;

an housing, the housing comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein:
the intermediate portion of each of the plurality of conductive members is disposed within the housing;
the first portion has a first surface, the first surface comprising a plurality of recesses formed therein;
the second portion has a second surface, the second surface comprising a plurality of projections, the projections being disposed
within the recesses; and

the plurality of conductive members extend through the first surface and the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,564,696

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a plurality of wafers arranged in a side-by-side configuration, each of the plurality of wafers comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising a mating contact portion, a contact
tail and an intermediate portion connecting the mating contact portion and the contact tail, the plurality of conductive elements
being disposed in a line;

a first plurality of conductive, concave segments disposed on a first side of the line; and
a second plurality of conductive, concave segments disposed on a second side of the line, the first plurality of conductive,
concave segments and the second plurality of conductive, concave segments cooperating to form a plurality of conductive channels
at least partially enclosing the plurality of conductive elements.

US Pat. No. 9,451,697

HIGH SPEED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH UNIFORM VIA INSIDE DIAMETER

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a plurality of first layers having patterned conductive traces;
a plurality of second insulating layers separating the plurality of first layers, wherein the first layers and second layers
are bonded together in a stack; and

a plated via extending into the stack having a length-to-diameter ratio of at least 15:1 and having a substantially uniform
internal diameter along a length of the plated via and at an end of the plated via that is adapted to receive a press fit
segment, wherein the plated via comprises a tapered hole formed in the stack having an un-plated inside diameter that decreases
with depth into the stack and further comprises a conductive plating on the wall of the tapered hole having a plating thickness
that decreases with depth into the stack.

US Pat. No. 9,775,231

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

18. A printed circuit board comprising:
a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns comprising:
dual diameter first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias being configured
to accept contact tails of signal conductors of a connector;

dual diameter ground shadow vias adjacent to each of the first and second signal vias, wherein the dual diameter shadow ground
vias have a reversed diameter configuration with respect to the dual diameter first and second signal vias; and

ground vias configured to accept contact tails of ground conductors of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,730,313

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns comprising:
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through the attachment
layers and connecting to respective signal traces on a breakout layer of the routing layers;

ground vias extending through at least the attachment layers;
an antipad of a first type around and between the first and second signal vias in one or more of the attachment layers; and
antipads of a second type around the first and second signal vias in at least one routing layer adjacent to the breakout layer.

US Pat. No. 9,559,468

CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED CONTACTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:
a first connector having a first conductor with a body and two elongated beams extending outward from said first conductor
body, said two elongated beams each having an outer edge, wherein said two elongated beams have a proximal end connected to
the first conductor body and a distal end connected to said second conductor and an intermediate portion therebetween and
wherein a cross member connects said distal ends of the two elongated beams; and,

a second connector having a second conductor with a body and a narrowed tab portion extending outward from said second conductor
body, said narrowed tab portion having outer opposite edges, wherein said narrowed tab portion fits between at least a portion
of the outer edges of said two elongated beams.

US Pat. No. 9,070,998

HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONTACT ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A contact assembly, comprising:
a conductive outer body, said outer body defining an outer perimeter; and
an insulative insert body receivable in said outer body, said insert body supporting first and second contacts in a spaced
arrangement, and said insert body including an area that surrounds said contacts between said contacts and said outer perimeter
of said outer body,

wherein the distance between said contacts and said outer perimeter of said outer body defined by said area of said insert
body is substantially constant.

US Pat. No. 9,559,457

ANTI-VIBRATION COUPLING DEVICE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A coupling device for an electrical connector, comprising:
a connector shell having first and second ends and a ratchet engagement between said first and second ends;
an inner coupling member rotatably coupled to said connector shell, said inner coupling member having an actuating end through
which said first end of said connector shell extends, said actuating end of said inner coupling member defining a cavity,
and an outer surface of said inner coupling member at said actuating end including at least one first locking guide;

a spring ratchet member received in said cavity of said inner coupling member and configured to engage said ratchet engagement
of said connector shell, said spring ratchet member including a ring main body and at least one spring arm, said at least
one spring arm including at least one pawl, and said pawl pivots as said outer sleeve and said inner coupling member rotate
in the mating direction; and

an outer sleeve disposed over said inner coupling member, said outer sleeve having an inner surface with at least one second
locking guide that cooperates with said at least one first locking guide of said inner coupling member to rotate said inner
coupling member in a mating direction and an unmating direction opposite the mating direction, and said inner surface of said
outer sleeve having at least one decoupling member,

wherein rotating said outer sleeve in the mating direction rotates said inner coupling member in the mating direction with
respect to said connector shell, thereby allowing said spring ratchet member to engage said ratchet engagement of said connector
shell in a one-way ratchet and preventing said inner coupling member from rotating in the unmating direction.

US Pat. No. 9,722,366

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCORPORATING CIRCUIT ELEMENTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector configured to electrically connect a first electrical device and a second electrical device, the
electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing comprising at least one opening disposed therein;
a signal conductor comprising a first segment and a second segment that is spatially separated from the first segment to form
a gap therebetween, wherein a portion of the first signal conductor is disposed within the insulative housing, and wherein
the gap is accessible at the at least one opening;

a circuit element disposed in the at least one opening and electrically connected to the first and second segments to bridge
the gap;

a conducting connecting member electrically connecting the circuit element to at least one of a ground plate and a ground
conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,065,230

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:
a housing having a mating face;
a plug-receiving port within the mating face, the port comprising an opening within the mating face;
a plurality of conductive elements disposed within the housing, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising a
mating contact portion within the port, wherein the port is configured with the mating contact portions of the plurality of
conductive elements disposed in at least one column so as to make contact with corresponding mating contact portions of a
corresponding column of conductive elements on a planar member of a plug inserted into the opening;

a hole in the mating face, the hole being bounded by at least one wall; and
a compliant member within the hole, the compliant member distinct from the plurality of conductive elements and comprising
a segment, the segment being adjacent the wall at a first location and extending toward a centerline of the hole at a second
location, the first location being closer to the mating face than the second location.

US Pat. No. 9,559,452

HOUSING FOR ELECTRICAL CONTACT

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. A housing for an electrical contact, comprising:
a unitary one-piece body, said unitary one-piece body having,
an internal bore that extends between a front end and an opposite rear end of said unitary one-piece body, said internal bore
being adapted to receive the electrical contact,

a front holding member extending into said internal bore from an inner surface of said internal bore, said front holding member
being located at said front end of said one-piece body, said front holding member includes a plurality of ledge portions extending
into said internal bore, each of said ledge portions has opposite front and rear facing surfaces and an end face surface between,
and said plurality of ledge portions are annularly spaced from one another,

a rear holding member extending into said internal bore, said rear holding member being disposed on said inner surface of
said internal bore at said rear end of said one-piece body, and

a contact retaining member receiving area defined in said internal bore between said front holding member and said rear holding
member for capturing a contact retaining member therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,831,588

HIGH-FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising a plurality of conductive elements disposed in a column, wherein:
each of the plurality of conductive elements comprises at least one beam having at least one contact region;
the plurality of conductive elements comprises a plurality of first conductive elements, the plurality of first conductive
elements being arranged in a plurality of pairs of first conductive elements, each of the first conductive elements having
a first width;

the plurality of conductive elements further comprises a plurality of second conductive elements, wherein each of the second
conductive elements has a second width greater than the first width, and is disposed between adjacent pairs of the plurality
of pairs of first conductive elements; and

each of the second conductive elements comprises a plurality of beams, wherein:
the plurality of beams comprises at least two longer beams and at least one shorter beam,
the shorter beam is disposed separate from the two longer beams,
each of the two longer beams and the shorter beam comprises a contact region facing a first direction,
distal portions of the two longer beams are independently movable, and
the plurality of beams are positioned such that when the electrical connector is mated to a mating electrical connector and
the second conductive element makes contact with a corresponding conductive element in the mating connector, the shorter beam
terminates a stub of the corresponding conductive element comprising a wipe region provided on the corresponding conductive
element for the two longer beams.

US Pat. No. 9,829,119

MONOLITHIC THERMOPLASTIC P-CLAMP WITH CUSHION AND LOCKING MECHANISM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A device for securing at least one element comprising:
an elongated plastic body having a curved body portion with a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a first complementary tab assembly at the first end of said elongated plastic body, said first complementary tab assembly
having a platform projecting outward from the first end of said elongated plastic body and having a transverse front surface,
a latch projecting outward from the front surface of said platform, and a first hole extending transversely through said platform;
and

a second complementary tab assembly at the second end of said elongated plastic body, said second complementary tab assembly
having a depression forming a front wall and a bottom, a notch located in the front wall, and a second hole extending transversely
through the bottom of said depression;

wherein the latch of the first complementary tab assembly is received in and locks with the notch of the second complementary
tab assembly, whereby the first hole is aligned with the second hole.

US Pat. No. 9,780,493

MATING CONTACTS FOR HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector configured for mating with a mating electrical connector, the electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements positioned in a housing to make electrical connections with mating contacts of a mating
connector, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising:

a straight portion disposed in a cavity in the housing and held by an insulative wall of the housing;
a wavy portion extending into the cavity in a first direction and having a proximal end connected to the straight portion
and a free distal end away from the proximal end, wherein:

the wavy portion comprises a first inflection point near the free distal end and disposed a first distance from the straight
portion and a second inflection point disposed a second distance from the straight portion, the second distance being smaller
than the first distance; and wherein:

the wavy portion further comprises a first mating contact surface at a convex surface of the first inflection point, and a
second mating contact surface at a convex surface of the second inflection point,

the first mating contact surface and the second mating contact surface face a second direction that is perpendicular to the
first direction and away from the insulative wall of the housing; and

when the beam wavy portion is in an unmated position:
the first mating contact surface is offset from the insulative wall of the housing in the second direction by a third distance;
the second mating contact surface is offset from the insulative wall of the housing in the second direction by a fourth distance;
the distal end is offset from the insulative wall of the housing in the second direction by a fifth distance, and
the fourth distance is smaller than the third distance, the fifth distance is smaller than the third distance.

US Pat. No. 9,774,144

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELDED SIGNAL PATHS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of modules held in a two dimensional array, each of the plurality of modules comprising:
a cable comprising a first end and a second end, the cable comprising:
first and second conductive elements extending from the first end to the second end;
a cable insulator disposed around the first and second conductive elements; and:
a ground structure disposed around the cable insulator;
first and second contact tails attached, respectively, to the first and second conductive elements at the first end of the
cable, wherein the first and second contact tails are separately manufactured from the first and second conductive elements;

an insulative portion disposed around the first and second contact tails to maintain a selected spacing between the first
and second contact tails, wherein the insulative portion is separately manufactured from the cable insulator disposed around
the first and second conductive elements; and

first and second mating contact portions attached, respectively, to the first and second conductive elements at the second
end of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,583,853

LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE RF CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector module adapted for RF signals, comprising:
a lead frame providing a coplanar waveguide structure, the lead frame comprising:
at least one signal conductor; and
a plurality of ground conductors disposed adjacent the at least one signal conductor, wherein the conductors are arranged
in an order comprising a first ground conductor of the plurality of ground conductors, the at least one signal conductor,
and a second ground conductor of the plurality of ground conductors; and

at least one shield member parallel to the lead frame; and
at least one lossy region, each lossy region adjacent to a ground conductor of the plurality of ground conductors and adjacent
and in contact with a planar shield member of the at least one planar shield members,

wherein greater than 85% of the energy of an RF signal propagates along the coplanar waveguide structure.

US Pat. No. 9,705,255

HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A component for use in an electrical connector, the component comprising:
an insulative housing;
a plurality of conductive elements, wherein:
each conductive element of the plurality of conductive elements comprises a contact tail, a mating contact portion, and an
intermediate portion extending between the contact tail and the mating contact portion;

the intermediate portions of the plurality of conductive elements extend through the insulative housing;
the plurality of conductive elements comprise a first conductive element and a second conductive element adjacent the first
conductive element; and

the mating contact portions of the first and second conductive elements are aligned edge to edge; and
a lossy insert that is separately manufactured and assembled with the insulative housing, wherein the lossy insert is disposed
adjacent a transition region between the intermediate portion of the first conductive element and the mating contact portion
of the first conductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,666,973

SELF-LOCKING CONNECTOR COUPLING

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector coupling, comprising:
a connector body, said connector body having ratchet teeth and defining a longitudinal axis;
an inner sleeve receiving said connector body;
at least one self-locking pawl pivotably coupled to said inner sleeve, said at least one self-locking pawl being configured
to toggle between first and second positions in engagement with said ratchet teeth of said connector body;

an outer sleeve surrounding said inner sleeve, said inner and outer sleeves being rotatable together in opposite mating and
unmating directions with respect to said longitudinal axis of said connector body; and

at least one spring member attached to an inner surface of said outer sleeve, said at least one spring member being configured
to bias said at least one self-locking pawl,

wherein when said at least one self-locking pawl is in said first position engaging said ratchet teeth, said inner and outer
sleeves are rotatable together in said mating direction only and prevented from rotating in said unmating direction and when
said at least one self-locking pawl is in said second position engaging said ratchet teeth, said inner and outer sleeves are
rotatable together in said unmating direction only and prevented from rotating in said mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,039,199

DISCRETE PACKAGING ADAPTER FOR CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An adapter comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
a first elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a first contact of an electronic component;
a second end configured to mate with a first contact of an electronic element; and
a curved section located at least partially within the housing and between the first end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the first elongated contact member; and
a second elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a second contact of the electronic component, wherein the first end of the first elongated contact member and the first end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a first gap;
a second end configured to mate with a second contact of the electronic element, wherein the second end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a second gap; and
a curved section located at least partially within the housing and between the first end of the second elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member.

US Pat. No. 9,695,008

CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable reel, comprising:
first and second opposing flanges, said first flange having a first hub portion and said second flange having a second hub
portion, said first and second hub portions being axially aligned and configured to mate with one another to support cable,

said first hub portion including an elongated wall extending from said first flange, said elongated wall being sized to support
cable, said elongated wall defining an inner area configured to accept said second hub portion, said elongated wall including
a plurality of flexible segments, and

said second hub portion including a truncated wall receivable in said inner area of said first hub portion, said truncated
wall including a tapered outer surface for engaging and expanding said plurality of flexible segments.

US Pat. No. 9,825,391

METHOD OF FORMING AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of forming an electrical connector, said method comprising:
providing a first plurality of conductors, each having a first end and a second end;
forming a first housing around the first plurality of conductors with the first and second ends extending outside the first
housing, the first housing having a top surface with channels formed in the top surface;

providing a second plurality of conductors;
placing the second plurality of conductors on the first housing so that each of the second plurality of conductors is received
in one of the channels; and,

forming a second housing around the second plurality of conductors and within the channels.

US Pat. No. 9,742,179

CONDUIT AND END FITTING FOR OFFSHORE CABLE ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An offshore cable assembly, comprising:
a plurality of conduits, each conduit supporting a plurality of cables, hoses, or combination thereof, each said conduit including
a conduit body having an end and at least one longitudinal strength member embedded therein, said at least one longitudinal
strength member extending substantially the length of said conduit body;

a plurality of end fittings configured to terminate said ends of each of said conduits, each of said end fittings having a
mounting flange and an insert extension extending therefrom, and each of said insert extensions extending into each of said
conduit bodies, respectively; and

a clamp securing together said plurality of conduits, said clamp including a plurality of first curved pieces and a plurality
of second curved pieces corresponding to said first curved pieces and adapted to be fastened thereto such that each conduit
body is captured between one of said first curved pieces and one of said second curved pieces.

US Pat. No. 9,735,521

FLOAT ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. A float adapter for an electrical connector, comprising:
a conductive shell having opposite first and second ends;
at least one insulator received in said conductive shell, said at least one insulator having an engagement end and an interface
end opposite said engagement end, said interface end having a lead-in tip portion extending outside of one of said first and
second ends of said shell, said at least one insulator having an inner bore for receiving an inner contact;

an inner contact being received in said inner bore; and
a retaining sleeve disposed around said conductive shell, said retaining sleeve having an engagement member for engaging said
at least one insulator.

US Pat. No. 9,722,350

CONNECTOR TERMINAL AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A unit-mountable connector, comprising:
a connector body having an adapter engagement end and a unit engagement end opposite said adapter engagement end, and
a mounting member there between for mounting the connector body to a unit;
an insert extending through on said connector body, said insert having an inner bore extending between a cable interface end
and a unit interface end opposite said cable interface end, and a connector body interface portion between said cable interface
and unit interface ends; and

at least one double-sided contact received in said inner bore of said insert, said double-sided contact being one-piece with
one end that is a cable termination end configured to terminate to at least one conductor of a cable and an opposite end that
is a unit termination end configured to terminate at least one conductor of the unit;

wherein said cable termination end is a clamp termination and said unit termination end is a crimp termination;
wherein said cable interface end of said insert includes at least one hole that receives a clamp fastener, and said clamp
fastener engages said clamp termination of said double-sided contact;

wherein said mounting member includes a groove in a mounting surface thereof that receives a sealing member, said mounting
surface faces said unit engagement end of said connector body;

wherein said cable interface end of said insert extends through and beyond said adapter engagement end of said connector body;
and

said unit interface end of said insert extends through and beyond said unit engagement end of said connector body.

US Pat. No. 9,685,736

VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH IMPEDANCE CONTROL IN MATING REGION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An interconnection system, comprising:
a plurality of signal conductors, each signal conductor of the plurality of signal conductors comprising a contact tail adapted
to be attached to a printed circuit board, a mating contact portion, and an intermediate portion electrically coupling the
contact tail and the mating contact portion; and

a housing portion holding the plurality of signal conductors, the housing portion comprising a plurality of mating regions,
wherein:

a first mating contact portion of the at least one signal conductor is disposed in a mating region of the plurality of mating
regions;

the housing portion comprises a mating interface surface having an opening therein, wherein the opening is sized and positioned
to receive a second mating contact portion from a mating component for mating with the first mating contact portion; and

wherein each mating region of the plurality of mating regions comprises at least one projecting member, the at least one projecting
member extending along a mating direction beyond the mating interface surface and beyond a distal end of the first mating
contact portion of the at least one signal conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,050,367

SPRING LOADED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing having a mating interface end section and an opposite cable termination end section, and the housing having an inner support member;
a core slidably coupled to the inner support member of the housing, the core including a receiving end and a spring engagement end;
a spring member received inside of the housing and behind the core for abutment with the spring engagement end of the core; and
an interposer received in the receiving end of the core and remote from the spring member,
wherein the core is axially slidable with respect to the inner support member along a longitudinal axis of the housing between an unmated position, in which the spring member pushes the core outwardly away from the cable termination end of the housing, and a mated position, in which the core pushes inwardly against the spring member.

US Pat. No. 9,873,588

CABLE REEL WITH BRAKING

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable reel, comprising:
at least one support frame having an outwardly extending braking gear member, said outwardly extending gear member being located
off-center on said frame;

a first flange having a central opening and a first hub portion surrounding said central opening, said central opening having
an internal braking gear member engaging said outwardly extending gear member of said frame, thereby rotatably coupling said
at least one support frame and said first flange; and

a second flange opposing said first flange, said second flange having a second hub portion, said first and second hub portions
being configured to mate with one another to support cable,

wherein said engagement of said gear members providing a friction for cable payoff.

US Pat. No. 9,660,384

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH HYBRID SHIELD

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements, wherein:
each conductive element of the plurality of conductive elements comprises a contact tail adapted to be attached to a printed
circuit board, a mating contact, and an intermediate portion between the contact tail and the mating contact;

the mating contacts of the plurality of conductive elements are arranged in a column; and
the plurality of conductive elements comprise first and second conductive elements; and
a hybrid shield comprising a conductive layer and a lossy layer, wherein the electrical connector comprises an intermediate
region and a mating interface region separate from the intermediate region;

the intermediate portions of the first and second conductive elements are disposed within the intermediate region;
the mating contacts of the first and second conductive elements are disposed within the mating interface region; and
the hybrid shield is disposed within the mating interface region.

US Pat. No. 10,020,607

CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED CONTACTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:a first connector having a first conductor with a body and two elongated beams extending outward from said first conductor body, said two elongated beams each having an outer edge and an inner edge opposite to the outer edge; and
a second connector having a second conductor with a body and a tab portion extending outward from the second conductor body, said tab portion having outer opposite edges;
wherein said two elongated beams each having a proximal end connected to the first conductor body, a distal end connected to the second conductor, and an intermediate portion therebetween;
wherein the intermediate portion is curved upward with respect to the proximal end and each of the distal end is curved downward to contact the second conductor body; and
wherein the distance between the outer edges of the tab portion is shorter than the distance between the outer edges of the two elongated beams.

US Pat. No. 9,948,027

HIGH POWER ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH STRAIN RELIEF

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A high power electrical connector, comprising:a housing having an interface end for mating with a complimentary connector and a cable termination end opposite said interface end for terminating a high power cable, said housing being insulative;
an extended anchor member fixed to an outer surface of said housing, said extended anchor member having a locking end, a strain relief end, and an intermediate extended body therebetween separating said locking end and said strain relief end; and
a gripping member having a coupling end coupled to said extended anchor member at said strain relief end thereof, and a flexible body configured to provide strain relief to the high power cable,
wherein said strain relief end of said extended anchor member includes an annular groove for coupling to said coupling end of said gripping member, said annular groove receives and engages one or more fastener members, and said one or more fastener members engages said coupling end of said gripping member, and said locking end of said extended anchor member includes an annular channel for receiving a locking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,033,132

CONNECTOR TERMINAL AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector terminal, comprising:a unit-mountable connector including,
a connector body having an adapter engagement end and a unit engagement end opposite said adapter engagement end, and a mounting member therebetween for mounting the connector body to a unit,
an insert extending through said connector body, said insert having an inner bore extending between a cable interface end and a unit interface end opposite said cable interface end, and a connector body interface portion between said cable interface and unit interface ends, and
at least one double-sided contact received in said inner bore of said insert; and
a cable sealing adapter mateable with said unit-mountable connector, said cable sealing adapter including a housing having a mating end configured to engage said adapter engagement end of said connector body and receive said cable interface end of said insert and a cable securing end opposite said mating end, said cable securing end being configured to terminate a cable, and said cable sealing adapter being devoid of any contacts,
wherein said double-sided contact of said unit-mountable connector is one-piece with one end that is a cable termination end configured to terminate to at least one conductor of the cable supported by said cable sealing adapter and an opposite end that is a unit termination end configured to terminate at least one conductor of the unit.

US Pat. No. 9,899,736

LOW COST ACTIVE ANTENNA SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An antenna array comprising at least three radiating elements arranged in sequence, wherein alternate radiating elements
have feeds configured for direct feeding from output ports of corresponding radio frequency transmitters, and wherein each
radiating element situated between a pair of directly-connected elements has a feed coupled to the feeds of the adjacent directly-fed
elements.

US Pat. No. 9,899,774

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A wafer for an electrical connector having a plurality of wafers, the wafer comprising:
an insulative material
a plurality of signal conductors disposed in the insulative material,
a plurality of shield strips, each of the plurality of shield strips is adjacent to and shields a pair of signal conductors
of the plurality of signal conductors; and

a bridge layer bridging the plurality of shield strips, wherein the bridge layer comprises lossy conductive or lossy magnetic
material.

US Pat. No. 9,991,630

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH TORQUE SLEEVE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a connector including a coupling member rotatably coupled to a body, said coupling member having an interface end configured to engage a mating connector;
a gripping sleeve having one end that receives at least a portion of said body of said connector and another end that receives at least a portion of said coupling member of said connector; and
a torque limiting feature associated with both said gripping sleeve and said coupling member, said torque limiting feature having first and second predetermined torque limits,
wherein rotation of said gripping sleeve applies torque to and rotates said coupling member in a tightening direction until said first predetermined torque limit is reached thereby allowing said gripping sleeve to rotate with respect to said coupling member in the tightening direction such that no additional torque is applied to said coupling member by said gripping sleeve that is greater than said first predetermined torque limit, and
wherein said gripping sleeve rotates with respect to coupling member in a loosening direction that is opposite the tightening direction until the second predetermined torque limit is reached thereby allowing said gripping sleeve to rotate said coupling member in the loosening direction.

US Pat. No. 10,485,097

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
columns of via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, wherein via patterns in adjacent columns are offset in a direction of the columns, each of the via patterns comprising:
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through the attachment layers to at least one breakout layer of the routing layers;
at least one antipad surrounding the first and second signal vias; and
first and second conductive shadow vias located between the first and second signal vias of the differential pair on a first line that is perpendicular to a second line through the first and second signal vias and that is midway between the first and second signal vias.

US Pat. No. 10,051,746

HIGH-SPEED INTERCONNECTS FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer;
reinforcing filling material within one or each of the first insulating layer and second insulating layer; and
a conductive interconnect comprising a first surface adjacent to the first insulating layer and a second surface opposite the first surface and adjacent to the second insulating layer, wherein at least a first region of the first surface exhibits greater adhesion to the first insulating layer than a second region of the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,034,366

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
via patterns formed in one or more of the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns comprising:
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through the attachment layers and connecting to respective signal traces on a breakout layer of the routing layers;
ground vias extending through at least the attachment layers; and
shadow vias located adjacent to each of the signal vias and extending through the attachment layers, the shadow vias being free of conductive material in the attachment layers.

US Pat. No. 9,905,975

VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH EDGE TO BROADSIDE TRANSITION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a pair of signal conductors comprising a first signal conductor and a second signal conductor, each of the first signal conductor
and the second signal conductor comprising:

a plurality of end portions, comprising at least a first end portion and a second end portion;
a contact tail formed at the first end portion;
a mating contact portion formed at the second end portion;
an intermediate portion joining the first end portion and the second end portion; and
a transition region between the intermediate portion and an end portion of the plurality of end portions;
wherein the signal conductors of the pair are configured such that:
the intermediate portion of the first signal conductor is adjacent to and parallel to the intermediate portion of the second
signal conductor so as to provide broadside coupling between the intermediate portions of the first signal conductor and the
second signal conductor; and

an end portion of the plurality of end portions of the first signal conductor is disposed adjacent to an end portion of the
plurality of end portions of the second signal conductor so as to provide edge coupling between said end portion of the first
signal conductor and said end portion of the second signal conductor, and

wherein the electrical connector further comprises at least one lossy member adjacent to the transition region.

US Pat. No. 9,991,617

ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical interconnection system, comprising:a first connector comprising one or more mating contacts; and
a second, mating connector comprising:
one or more conductive receptacles constructed and arranged to receive the one or more mating contacts when the first and second connectors are moved to a mated configuration, each conductive receptacle having a longitudinal axis; and
one or more non-conductive receptacles constructed and arranged to receive the one or more mating contacts before the first and second connectors are moved to a mated configuration, wherein:
when the interconnection system is in an unmated configuration with the one or more mating contacts positioned within the one or more non-conductive receptacles, the one or more mating contacts are misaligned with the longitudinal axis of the one or more conductive receptacles, and
moving the interconnection system to the mated configuration along a mating direction of the first and second connectors causes the one or more mating contacts to deform to create one or more contact points with the conductive receptacles.

US Pat. No. 9,929,499

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH TORQUE SLEEVE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a connector including a coupling member rotatably coupled to a body, said coupling member having an interface end configured to engage a mating connector;
a gripping sleeve having a rear end that receives at least a portion of said body and a front end that receives at least a portion of said coupling member; and
a torque limiting feature including at least one slip element associated with said front end of said gripping sleeve and at least one engaging element associated with said coupling member, said torque limiting feature having first and second predetermined torque limits, said second predetermined torque limit being greater than said first predetermined torque limit,
wherein said slip element and said engaging element engage one another such that rotation of said gripping sleeve applies torque to and rotates said coupling member in a tightening direction until said first predetermined torque limit is reached when said slip element disengages from said engaging element thereby allowing said gripping sleeve to rotate with respect to said coupling member in the tightening direction such that no additional torque is applied to said coupling member by said gripping sleeve that is greater than said first predetermined torque limit, and
wherein said gripping sleeve rotates with respect to coupling member in a loosening direction that is opposite the tightening direction until the second predetermined torque limit is reached when said slip element re-engages said engaging element allowing said gripping sleeve to rotate said coupling member in the loosening direction.

US Pat. No. 9,887,485

RUGGEDIZED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A ruggedized electrical connector, comprising:
a shell having an interface front side and an opposite rear side for mounting on a printed circuit board;
an interface sealing member coupled to said interface front side of said shell, said interface sealing member substantially
covering said interface front side of said shell for preventing contaminants from passing externally around said shell;

a contact subassembly received in said shell including a plurality of contacts and a housing supporting said contacts, each
of said plurality of contacts having an interface end and a tail end, said interface ends being configured and arranged in
a mating platform extending from said housing toward said interface front side of said shell for engaging a mating connector;

an internal sealing member coupled around said housing for preventing contaminants from passing internally though said shell;
a conductive rear shield behind said housing of said contact subassembly and coupled to said rear side of said housing; and
a deformable rear shim spacer being provided between said rear shield and said housing of said contact subassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,617,027

DISCRETE PACKAGING ADAPTER FOR CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An adapter comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
a first elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a first contact of a first electronic component;
a second end configured to mate with a first contact of a second electronic component; and
a first curved section located between the first end and the second end such that the first end and the second end are parallel to each other and offset by the first curved section, wherein the first end and the second end of said first elongated contact member extend inwardly from the first curved section; and
a second elongated contact member fixed to the housing and including:
a first end configured to mate with a second contact of the first electronic component;
a second end configured to mate with a second contact of the second electronic component, wherein the second end of the first elongated contact member and the second end of the second elongated contact member are co-linear, aligned with each other, and separated from each other by a gap; and
a second curved section located between the first end and the second end of the second elongated contact member such that the first end and the second end of the second elongated contact member are substantially parallel to each other and offset by the second curved section, and wherein the first end and the second end of the second elongated contact member extend inwardly from the curved section.

US Pat. No. 10,122,129

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector comprising:a shell;
at least one sub-assembly held within the shell, each of the at least one sub-assemblies comprising:
a first monolithic housing portion having a first opening, a first outer surface, and a first inner surface, wherein the first outer surface and the first inner surface face directly away from each other;
a first plurality of conductive elements held by the first monolithic housing portion and including a first pair of adjacent conductive elements, a second pair of adjacent conductive elements, and a first conductive element between the first and second pairs of adjacent conductive elements, each of the conductive elements of the first plurality comprising a mating contact portion adjacent a first end of the conductive element and a tail adjacent a second end of the conductive element, wherein the mating contact portions of the conductive elements of the first plurality of conductive elements are exposed in the first outer surface;
a second monolithic housing portion having a second opening, a second outer surface, and a second inner surface, wherein the second outer surface and the second inner surface face directly away from each other;
a second plurality of conductive elements held by the second monolithic housing portion and including a third pair of adjacent conductive elements, a fourth pair of adjacent conductive elements, and a second conductive element between the third and fourth pairs of adjacent conductive elements, each of the conductive elements of the second plurality comprising a mating contact portion adjacent a first end of the conductive element and a tail adjacent a second end of the conductive element, wherein the mating contact portions of the conductive elements of the second plurality of conductive elements are exposed in the second outer surface; and
a lossy monolithic member disposed between the first monolithic housing portion and the second monolithic housing portion, the lossy monolithic member comprising:
an electrically lossy material;
a first portion extending into the first opening in the first monolithic housing portion and being electrically coupled within the first opening to the first conductive element; and
a second portion extending into the second opening in the second monolithic housing portion and being electrically coupled within the second opening to the second conductive element;
wherein at least a portion of the lossy monolithic member is positioned along a line extending between the mating contact portions of the conductive elements of the first plurality of conductive elements and the mating contact portions of the conductive elements of the second plurality of conductive elements;
wherein a first surface of the lossy monolithic member is adjacent to the first inner surface of the first monolithic housing portion;
wherein a second surface of the lossy monolithic member that is opposite the first surface of the lossy monolithic member is adjacent to the second inner surface of the second monolithic housing portion;
wherein the first monolithic housing portion and the second monolithic housing portion are held within the shell with the first inner surface facing the second inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,201,074

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including conductive layers separated by dielectric layers, the conductive layers including a signal layer; and
via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns comprising first and second signal vias extending from a first surface of the printed circuit board to the signal layer, the signal layer including first and second signal traces connected to the first and second signal vias, respectively, the signal layer further including a ground conductor located between the signal traces and adjacent signal-carrying elements, wherein the first and second signal traces, the ground conductor and the adjacent signal-carrying elements are located in the signal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,638,599

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including conductive layers separated by dielectric layers, the conductive layers including at least one signal layer; and
via patterns formed in the plurality of layers within a connector footprint of the printed circuit board, the via patterns including a first via pattern and a second via pattern,
wherein the signal layer includes a conductor located between the first via pattern and the second via pattern and configured for connection to a reference voltage, wherein the signal layer includes at least one signal trace between the first and second via patterns and wherein the conductor is located between the at least one signal trace and the first via pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,211,577

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A receptacle adapted for mounting to a printed circuit board, the receptacle being configured to receive a member inserted in an insertion direction, and the receptacle comprising:a housing, the housing comprising a first portion with a first cavity and a second portion with a second cavity, the first cavity being bounded by a first surface and an opposing second surface, and the second cavity being bounded by a third surface and an opposing fourth surface;
a first plurality of conductive elements, a second plurality of conductive elements, a third plurality of conductive elements, and a fourth plurality of conductive elements, each conductive element of the first, second, third and fourth pluralities of conductive elements comprising a tail adapted for attachment to the printed circuit board, a mating contact portion and an intermediate portion coupling the tail to the mating contact portion,
wherein:
the mating contact portions of the first plurality of conductive elements are disposed along the first surface of the first cavity;
the mating contact portions of the second plurality of conductive elements are disposed along the second surface of the first cavity;
the mating contact portions of the third plurality of conductive elements are disposed along the third surface of the second cavity;
the mating contact portions of the fourth plurality of conductive elements are disposed along the fourth surface of the second cavity;
the first portion is offset, relative to the second portion, in the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,187,972

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
columns of via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, wherein via patterns in adjacent columns are offset in a direction of the columns, each of the via patterns comprising:
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through at least the attachment layers;
at least one conductive shadow via located between the first and second signal vias of the differential pair; and
an antipad surrounding the first and second signal vias, wherein the at least one conductive shadow via includes two or more conductive shadow vias that electrically short circuit opposite sides of the antipad between the first and second signal vias.

US Pat. No. 10,063,013

LEAD FRAME FOR A HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing; and
a lead frame held within the housing, the lead frame comprising a plurality of conductive members forming a plurality of edges arranged in a plane, the plurality of edges comprising a first edge and a second edge adjacent the first edge in the plane;
wherein the lead frame comprises:
an artifact on the first edge formed as a result of severing a tie bar; and
a tie bar compensation portion on the second edge.

US Pat. No. 10,455,689

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including conductive layers separated by dielectric layers;
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through one or more of the plurality of layers; and
shadow vias associated with each of the signal vias, the shadow vias extending through one or more of the plurality of layers, wherein the shadow vias have a first diameter above a predetermined depth in the plurality of layers and a second diameter, different from the first diameter, below the predetermined depth in the plurality of layers.

US Pat. No. 10,186,814

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A FILM LAYER

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing having a surface;
a signal conductor disposed on the surface of the insulative housing having a first contact end, a second contact end, and an intermediate portion between the first contact end and the second contact end, the intermediate portion having a first signal conductor segment and a second signal conductor segment spatially separated from the first signal conductor segment; and
a film layer disposed on at least a portion of the first signal conductor segment and at least a portion of the second signal conductor segment.

US Pat. No. 9,991,642

FILTER WAFER ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

11. A wafer assembly for an electrical connector, comprising:a first wafer comprising a plurality of first contacts, each of the first contacts having a body portion with a mating end for coupling to a mating contact and a tail end opposite the mating end for engaging a printed circuit board and an overmold covering the body portions of the first contacts such that the mating and tail ends extend from opposite sides of the overmold;
a second wafer configured to interlock with the first wafer, the second wafer comprising a plurality of second contacts, each of the second contacts having a body portion with a mating end for coupling to a mating contact and a tail end opposite the mating end for engaging a printed circuit board and an overmold covering the body portions of the second contacts such that the mating and tail ends extend from opposite sides of the overmold;
an elongated spring member sandwiched between the first and second wafers, the elongated spring member being conductive; and
a plurality of filter components disposed between the first and second wafers, each of the plurality of filter components being in electrical contact with the elongated spring member and in electrical contact with at least one of the first contacts or second contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,141,676

EXTENDER MODULE FOR MODULAR CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An extender module for a connector, comprising:a pair of elongated signal conductors having a first end and a second end, each signal conductor of the pair comprising a first mating contact portion at the first end and a second mating contact portion at the second end;
wherein the first and second mating contact portions of each signal conductor extend along a direction parallel to a direction in which the signal conductor is elongated, and
wherein:
the first mating contacts of the signal conductors are positioned along a first line;
the second mating contacts of the signals conductors are positioned along a second line; and
the first line is orthogonal to the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,305,224

CONTROLLED IMPEDANCE EDGED COUPLED CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a plurality of signal conductors disposed in a plurality of columns, each of the plurality of signal conductors comprising a mating contact portion and an intermediate portion, the mating contact portions being elongated in a first direction, and the plurality of signal conductors being disposed in a plurality of groups, each of the plurality of groups comprising at least one signal conductor of the plurality of signal conductors; and
a housing comprising a first portion holding the intermediate portions of the plurality of signal conductors, wherein:
the housing comprises a plurality of projections extending in the first direction from the first portion with openings between adjacent projections of the plurality of projections; and
the projections are disposed adjacent the mating contact portions of the plurality of signal conductors such that, for each of the plurality of columns of signal conductors, there is at least one of the plurality of projections and at least one of the openings adjacent the mating contact portions of the signal conductors of the columns.

US Pat. No. 10,096,934

CABLE SUPPORT AND ATTACHMENT DEVICE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable attachment device, comprising:a support member having an elongated support post, the elongated support post having an inner column with at least two opposing notches formed along a length thereof and an outer housing around the inner column; and
at least one cable adapter having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a central bore, the central bore configured to slidably receive the support member,
wherein the cable adapter has at least two opposing resilient prongs extending inwardly from the inner surface of the cable adapter into the central bore, and at least one cable attachment member extending outwardly from the outer surface of the cable adapter configured to secure at least one wire or cable thereto, and
wherein the at least two opposing resilient prongs are configured to engage the at least two opposing notches on the inner column of the support member to secure the cable adapter thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,348,040

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELDED SIGNAL PATHS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable assembly comprising:a plurality of modules held in a two dimensional array, each of the plurality of modules comprising:
a cable comprising
a first end and a second end,
two conductive elements extending from the first end to the second end, each conductive element being surrounded by a cable insulator component, and
a shield member holding together the two cable insulator components;
an insulative portion attached to the two conductive elements of the cable; and
a contact tail extending from the insulative portion and configured to make electrical connection to a circuit board, wherein the contact tail is attached to the at least one conductive element at the first end of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,205,286

COMPLIANT SHIELD FOR VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A compliant shield for an electrical connector, the electrical connector comprising a plurality of contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board, the compliant shield comprising:a conductive body portion comprising
a plurality of openings sized and positioned for the contact tails from the electrical connector to pass therethrough, and
a layer of lossy material,
wherein the conductive body portion provides current flow paths between shields internal to the electrical connector and ground structures of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,096,945

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of manufacturing an electrical connector, the method comprising:molding a housing around a lead frame, the lead frame comprising a plurality of conductive members, the plurality of conductive members being joined by a plurality of tie bars;
subsequent to the molding, with at least one punch, severing the tie bars, the at least one punch passing through open areas of the housing to access the tie bars; and
inserting insulative members in the open areas.

US Pat. No. 10,381,767

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A receptacle adapted for mounting to a printed circuit board, comprising:a housing having a cavity bounded by a first surface that is parallel to the printed circuit board and an opposing second surface that is parallel to the printed circuit board, each of the first and second surfaces being disposed above a first side of the printed circuit board;
a first lead assembly including:
a first monolithic housing member; and
a first plurality of conductive elements each comprising a contact tail adapted for attachment to the printed circuit board that is perpendicular to the first side of the printed circuit board, a mating contact portion disposed along the first surface of the cavity, and an intermediate portion disposed in the first monolithic housing member and coupling the contact tail to the mating contact portion,
wherein the first monolithic housing member comprises exterior projections extending away from the first plurality of conductive elements along a direction parallel to the first surface; and
a second lead assembly including:
a second monolithic housing member; and
a second plurality of conductive elements each comprising a contact tail adapted for attachment to the printed circuit board that is perpendicular to the first side of the printed circuit board, a mating contact portion disposed along the second surface of the cavity, and an intermediate portion disposed in the second monolithic housing member coupling the contact tail to the mating contact portion,
wherein the second monolithic housing member comprises exterior projections extending away from the second plurality of conductive elements along the direction parallel to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,186,804

CABLE CONNECTOR WITH BACKSHELL LOCKING

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable connector, comprising:a housing having opposite first and second ends, the first end being configured to interface with a mating connector, the housing receiving a contact member therein;
an inner sleeve having an insert section extending into the second end of the housing and a cable termination section for receiving a cable, and the cable termination section including a locking portion;
a backshell having a first end that couples to the second end of the housing and an opposite second end that surrounds the cable termination section of the inner sleeve; and
at least one locking member positioned between the cable termination section of the inner sleeve and the second end of the backshell, the locking member having a locking element for cooperating with the locking portion of the inner sleeve,
wherein the backshell is rotatable with respect to the housing in a tightening direction, and the locking element of the locking member engages the locking portion of the inner sleeve such that rotation of the backshell in a loosening direction opposite the tightening direction is prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,170,869

VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH IMPEDANCE CONTROL IN MATING REGION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An interconnection system comprising a connector, the connector comprising:a plurality of signal conductors, each signal conductor of the plurality of signal conductors comprising a contact tail adapted to be attached to a printed circuit board, a mating contact portion, and an intermediate portion electrically coupling the contact tail and the mating contact portion; and
at least one first reference conductor surrounding, on at least two sides, the mating contact portion of at least one signal conductor of the plurality of signal conductors, and at least one second reference conductor adapted to engage with the at least one first reference conductor to capture the at least one signal conductor therebetween,
wherein the at least one first reference conductor and the at least one second reference conductor extend along a mating direction beyond a distal end of the mating contact portion of the at least one signal conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,374,355

ASYMMETRIC LATCHES FOR PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVERS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A pluggable transceiver configured to be mated to a connector along a first direction, the pluggable transceiver comprising:a housing comprising a back wall having an opening for receiving a cable therein and a bottom wall;
a transceiver disposed within the housing, the transceiver comprising a plurality of signal contacts spaced from one another along a second direction; and
a release slide connected to the housing and comprising first and second release elements, the first and second release elements being spatially offset from one another along the first direction and/or along a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions.

US Pat. No. 10,249,973

SPRING LOADED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing having a mating interface end section and an opposite cable termination end section and the housing having an inner support member;
a contact carrier slidably coupled to the housing, the contact carrier including a receiving end and a spring engagement end, and the contact carrier supporting at least one contact member;
at least one spring member received inside of the housing and adjacent the contact carrier for abutment with the spring engagement end of the contact carrier; and
an interposer received in the receiving end of the contact carrier and remote from the spring member, the interposer including at least one contact side for electrically connecting with the contact member,
wherein the contact carrier is slidable with respect to the housing along a mating axis between unmated and mated positions position.

US Pat. No. 10,243,284

MULTI-STAGE BEAM CONTACTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical interconnection assembly comprising:a first electrical connector comprising a wafer having an insulative housing, a first elongated divider panel member extending outward with respect to the insulative housing, and a first elongated beam extending outward from the insulative housing, the first beam having a first contact section that protrudes outward from the first beam to form a first contact point and a first pivot member that protrudes outward from the first beam toward the first divider panel member; and
a second electrical connector comprising a second elongated divider panel member and a second elongated beam, the second beam having a second contact section that protrudes outward with respect to the second beam to form a second contact point,
wherein the first beam slidably engages the second beam, such that the first contact point contacts the second beam, and the second contact point contacts the first beam, whereby the first pivot member contacts the first divider panel.

US Pat. No. 10,312,638

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE TERMINATION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable assembly comprising:a cable comprising an end; and
an electrical termination comprising:
a conductive ground shield enclosing, at least in part, the end of the cable;
a conductive, compressible member disposed between, and in electrical contact with, the end of the cable and the conductive ground shield;
a dielectric member adjacent the conductive, compressible member, wherein the dielectric member comprises a projecting member configured to mate with a depression formed on a surface of the conductive, compressible member; and
conductive elements comprising mating contact portions held within the dielectric member, the conductive elements being electrically coupled to signal conductors of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,243,307

WAFER ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A wafer assembly for an electrical connector, comprising:a first wafer comprising at least one contact that has a body portion with a mating end for coupling to a mating contact and a tail end opposite the mating end for engaging a printed circuit board and the mating and tail ends extend from opposite sides of the first wafer;
a second wafer configured to interlock with the first wafer, the second wafer comprising at least one contact that has a body portion with a mating end for coupling to a mating contact and a tail end opposite the mating end for engaging a printed circuit board and the mating and tail ends extend from opposite sides of the second wafer;
a conductive spring member sandwiched between the first and second wafers; and
at least one electronic component disposed between the first and second wafers, the at least one electronic component being in electrical contact with the spring member and at least one of the contacts of the first or second wafer to provide at least one different electrical property to the wafer assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,559,915

RUGGEDIZED ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A ruggedized electrical receptacle, comprising:a shell including an inner surface defining an inner receiving area having front and rear sections, the front section being configured to receive an interface of a mating connector;
a contact subassembly received in the shell, the contact subassembly comprising,
a contact printed circuit board with first and second opposing faces,
a plurality of interface contacts coupled to the first face of the contact printed circuit board and a plurality of termination contacts coupled to the second face of the contact printed circuit board, and
an overmold overmolded onto the contact subassembly, the overmold surrounding the contact printed circuit board such that free ends of the plurality of interface contacts are exposed and extend toward the front section of the shell for engaging the mating connector and tail ends of the plurality of termination contacts are exposed and extend toward the rear section of the shell for engagement with a main printed circuit board; and
an internal sealing member disposed between an outer surface of the overmold and the inner surface of the shell, thereby creating a seal therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,243,304

CONNECTOR CONFIGURABLE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a first subassembly comprising a first plurality of conductive elements disposed in a first row, each conductive element of the first plurality having a mating contact portion, a contact tail and an intermediate portion connecting the mating contact portion and the contact tail;
a second subassembly comprising a second plurality of conductive elements disposed in a second row, each conductive element of the second plurality having a mating contact portion, a contact tail and an intermediate portion connecting the mating contact portion and the contact tail;
a member disposed between the first subassembly and the second subassembly, the member comprising lossy material and a plurality of conductive, compliant members extending from the lossy material,
wherein:
conductive compliant members of the plurality of conductive compliant members make contact with a portion of conductive elements of the first plurality of conductive elements and a portion of the conductive elements of the second plurality of conductive elements.

US Pat. No. 10,541,489

ELECTRICAL SOCKET WITH CONTOURED CONTACT BEAMS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of making an electrical socket, comprising the steps of:providing a conductive blank having opposite first and second connecting portions and a plurality of contact beams extending between the first and second connecting portions, each contact beam having a middle section between first and second end sections, the first and second end sections being attached to the first and second connecting portions, respectively;
contouring each of the middle sections of the contact beams of the blank to have a generally C-shaped cross-section that defines a fully radiused, smooth inner contact area;
after the step of contouring the middle sections of the contact beams, rolling the blank to form a cylindrical body wherein the first and second connecting portions form opposite first and second end rings of the body; and
then twisting the first and second end rings in opposite directions with respect to a longitudinal axis of the body, thereby twisting the contact beams into a hyperbolic geometry and forming an inner receiving area of the body configured to accept a mating pin with the fully radiused, smooth inner contact areas of the contact beams facing inside.

US Pat. No. 10,511,128

CONNECTOR CONFIGURABLE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:at least one subassembly comprising a plurality of conductive elements disposed in a first row, each conductive element of the plurality having a mating contact portion, a contact tail and an intermediate portion connecting the mating contact portion and the contact tail;
at least one member, the at least one member comprising lossy material and a plurality of conductive compliant members extending from the lossy material,
wherein:
conductive compliant members of the plurality of conductive compliant members make electrical contact with a portion of conductive elements of the plurality of conductive elements of the at least one subassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,287

ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical interconnection system, comprising:a first connector comprising a mating contact comprising one or more superelastic components; and
a second, mating component comprising one or more conductive receptacles,
wherein the one or more superelastic components deform without yielding within the one or more conductive receptacles to form one or more contact points with the one or more conductive receptacles when the connector is in a mated configuration, and
wherein the one or more superelastic components is characterized by a stress-strain curve having a superelastic regime, and deformation of the one or more superelastic components within the superelastic regime results in at least a partial phase transformation of the one or more superelastic components.

US Pat. No. 10,505,303

FLOAT CONNECTOR FOR INTERCONNECTING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A float connector for interconnecting first and second printed circuit boards, comprising:a contact assembly including a plurality of contacts and a holder configured to axially support the contacts such that opposite first and second ends of each contact are exposed outside of the holder, and the holder supporting each contact in a clearance fit inside thereof, thereby allowing each contact to radially tilt with respect to the holder to compensate for radial misalignment between the first and second printed circuit boards;
a first guide member separable from the contact assembly and supported by the first printed circuit board, the first guide member having a plurality of first guide features corresponding to each of the first ends of the contacts, respectively, the first guide features being configured to aligned the first ends of the contacts for electrical connection with the first printed circuit board;
a second guide member separable from the contact assembly and supported by the second printed circuit board, the second guide member having a plurality of second guide features corresponding to each of the second ends of the contacts, respectively, the second guide features being configured to aligned the second ends of the contacts for electrical connection with the second printed circuit board; and
a biasing member directly between the holder and one of the first and second guide members,
wherein the contact assembly and each of the first and second guide members are axially moveable with respect to one another along an axis generally parallel to longitudinal axes of the contacts to compensate for axial misalignment between the first and second printed circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 10,446,967

CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED CONTACTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:a first conductor with a body and two elongated beams extending outward from said first conductor body, said two elongated beams each having an outer edge and an inner edge opposite to the outer edge; and
a second conductor with a body and a tab portion extending outward from the second conductor body, said tab portion having outer opposite edges;
wherein said two elongated beams each having a proximal end connected to the first conductor body, a distal end connected to the second conductor, and an intermediate portion therebetween;
wherein the intermediate portion is curved upward with respect to the proximal end and each of the distal end is curved downward to contact the second conductor body; and
wherein said tab portion fits between at least a portion of the outer edges of said two elongated beams.

US Pat. No. 10,270,206

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH TORQUE SLEEVE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a connector including a coupling member rotatably coupled to a body, said coupling member having an interface end;
a gripping sleeve that receives at least a portion of said body of said connector and at least a portion of said coupling member of said connector, said gripping sleeve being rotatable in a tightening direction and a rotatable direction; and
a torque limiting feature associated with at least one of said gripping sleeve and said coupling member, said torque limiting feature having first and second predetermined torque limits,
wherein said torque limiting feature is configured such that rotation of said gripping sleeve in the tightening direction applies torque to and rotates said coupling member of said connector with said gripping sleeve in a tightening direction until said first predetermined torque limit is reached such that no additional torque is applied to said coupling member by said gripping sleeve that is greater than said first predetermined torque limit, and
wherein said torque limiting feature is configured such that rotation of said gripping sleeve in the loosening direction allows said gripping sleeve to rotate with respect to said coupling member until the second predetermined torque limit is reached, thereby allowing said gripping sleeve to rotate said coupling member with said gripping sleeve in the loosening direction.

US Pat. No. 10,712,523

BRANCH FIBER OPTIC CABLE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. A branch fiber optic cable assembly, comprising:a main fiber optic cable extending along an axial direction, and having a plurality of branching sites which are spaced apart from each other along the axial direction; and
a plurality of stub cables, each of said stub cables having a first end integrally connected to said main fiber optic cable at one of said branching sites, and a second end extending away from said main fiber optic cable,
wherein said main fiber optic cable includes a plurality of inner cords juxtaposed to each other, and an outer jacket sleeved around said inner cords, each of said inner cords having at least one optical fiber, said branching sites respectively having cut-outs each of which is formed in said outer jacket to extend around and expose said inner cords and which divides said outer jacket into a plurality of jacket portions, each of said branching sites being disposed between two adjacent ones of said jacket portions, each of said stub cables including a section of said at least one optical fiber of at least one of said inner cords, and a protection sleeve sleeved around said section of said at least one optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,630,034

INTEGRATED ANTENNA UNIT WITH BLIND MATE INTERCONNECT

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An antenna unit, comprising:an antenna;
at least one radio unit; and
at least one interconnect including first and second mating connectors, said first connector being configured to be electrically and mechanically coupled to said antenna and said second connector being configured to be electrically and mechanically coupled to said at least one radio unit,
wherein said first connector having lead-in geometry, and radial and axial float for blind mating of said first and second mating connectors,
wherein said first connector has a spring positioned to facilitate the axial float, and a housing, a mounting body,
a housing, a mounting body, and a shroud of said first connector are each formed of a dielectric material, and
wherein a docking station extends from said antenna in a plane substantially perpendicular to said antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,615,530

SPRING LOADED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing having receiving area and a mating interface;
a contact carrier received in the housing, the contact carrier including a receiving portion and a spring engagement portion, and the contact carrier supporting a contact member;
an interposer mounted on the receiving portion of the contact carrier with the contact member therebetween; and
one or more spring members operatively associated with the spring engagement portion of the contact carrier,
wherein the contact carrier is movable with respect to the housing between unmated and mated electrical positions along an axis that is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal mating axis.

US Pat. No. 10,589,957

METHOD OF INSTALLING CABLE ON CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

9. A method of installing a cable reel in a bag, comprising the steps of:securing a first support frame to a base of a bag;
securing a second support frame to a cover of the bag;
placing a first flange on the first support frame, wherein the first flange includes a first hub portion;
placing a second flange on the second support frame, wherein the second flange includes a second hub portion, wherein either the first hub portion or the second hub portion includes an elongated annular wall having a receiving area and the other of the first hub portion and the second hub portion includes a truncated annular wall receivable in the receiving area; and
placing at least a portion of the truncated annular wall within the receiving area of the elongated annular wall.

US Pat. No. 10,446,955

SHIELDED CONNECTOR FOR INTERCONNECTING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A shielded connector for interconnecting printed circuit boards, comprisinga contact assembly including a plurality of contacts electrically connectable to the printed circuit boards;
first and second guide members separable from the contact assembly, each of the first and second guide members being associated with one of the printed circuit boards; and
first and second shields electrically connectable to the printed circuit boards and substantially surrounding at least a portion of the first and second guide members, respectively, each of the first and second shields having at least one portion configured to contact the other of the first and second shields, thereby creating electrical continuity therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,581,203

INSULATIVE SUPPORT FOR VERY HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector module comprising:at least two conductors, each of the at least two conductors comprising:
a first end and a second end; and
an intermediate portion connecting the first end and the second end, the intermediate portion comprising a first edge and a second edge and a first side and a second side between the first edge and the second edge, the first and second sides being wider than the first and second edges, wherein the at least two conductors comprise a first conductor and a second conductor; and
an insulative support holding the first conductor adjacent the second conductor, the insulative support comprising a first pedestal portion, a second pedestal portion, a third pedestal portion, and a fourth pedestal portion,
wherein:
the first pedestal portion contacts the first side of the first conductor, the second pedestal portion contacts the second side of the first conductor, the third pedestal portion contacts the first side of the second conductor, the fourth pedestal portion contacts the second side of the second conductor, and
at least one of the first pedestal portion and the second pedestal portion has a width less than the width of the first and second sides of the first conductor, and
at least one of the third pedestal portion and the fourth pedestal portion has a width less than the width of the first and second sides of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,221,879

PANEL MOUNT FASTENER HAVING AN OUTER SLEEVE WITH A COLLAPSIBLE END PORTION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A fastener for mounting a connector to a panel, comprising:an outer sleeve housing having a mount bushing portion and a locking portion, the locking portion having a collapsible end; and
an inner pin member received in the outer sleeve housing and axially moveable with respect to the outer sleeve housing between locked and unlocked positions, the inner pin member having a body with a head end that cooperates with the mount bushing portion of the outer sleeve housing and a locking end that cooperates with the locking portion of the outer sleeve housing,
wherein when the inner pin member is in the unlocked position, the head end thereof abuts or comes close to abutting the mount bushing portion of the outer sleeve housing and the locking end thereof is clear of the collapsible end of the locking portion of the outer sleeve housing and the collapsible end is allowed to collapse, and when the inner pin member is in the locked position, the head end thereof is spaced from the mount bushing portion of the outer sleeve housing and the locking end thereof is received in the collapsible end of the outer sleeve housing, thereby preventing collapse of the collapsible end.

US Pat. No. 10,665,973

HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector module for an electrical connector, comprising:at least one wafer assembly, the wafer assembly comprising at least one conductive member and at least one contact wafer, the at least one contact wafer including,
a plurality of contacts comprising at least one signal contact and at least one ground contact, each of the plurality of contacts having a board engagement end configured to engage a printed circuit board and a mating interface end opposite the board engagement end and configured to connect with a contact of a mating connector module; and
a grounding gasket receiving the board engagement ends of the plurality of contacts of the at least one wafer assembly, the grounding gasket having at least one portion in electrical contact with the at least one ground contact of the plurality of contacts,
wherein the at least one ground contact of the contact wafer is in electrical contact with both the at least one conductive member and the grounding gasket, thereby defining a grounding path through the connector module,
wherein each of the at least one conductive member and the grounding gasket is formed of a lossy material,
wherein the plurality of contacts of the at least one contact wafer comprise a plurality of signal contacts and a plurality of ground contacts; and the plurality of signal contacts are arranged in differential pairs wherein the differential pairs of the signal contacts and each of the plurality of ground contacts are positioned in an alternating arrangement in the at least one contact wafer, and
wherein the at least one conductive member includes a plug portion corresponding to the mating interface ends of the plurality of contacts of the at least one wafer assembly and configured for insertion into the mating connector module.

US Pat. No. 10,361,520

HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELD PLATE LOUVERS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical assembly comprising:a lead frame having at least two elongated ground conductors separated by at least one slot, said lead frame having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a first ground shield at the first side of said lead frame, said first ground shield defining a first plane and having a first integral louver extending out of the first plane; and
a second ground shield at the second side of said lead frame, said second ground shield defining a second plane and having a second integral louver extending out of the second plane,
wherein the first integral louver extends to the at least one slot at the first side of said lead frame and the second integral louver extends to the at least one slot at the second side of said lead frame, wherein the first integral louver is positioned above the first ground conductor at the first side of the lead frame and the second integral louver is positioned above the second ground conductor at the second side of the lead frame.

US Pat. No. 10,673,183

VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH EDGE TO BROADSIDE TRANSITION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plurality of pairs of signal conductors, each pair comprising a first signal conductor and a second signal conductor, each of the first signal conductor and the second signal conductor comprising:
a first end portion and a second end portion;
a contact tail formed at the first end portion;
a mating contact portion formed at the second end portion; and
an intermediate portion joining the first end portion and the second end portion, wherein at least the intermediate portion comprises broadsides and edges; and
at least one insulative housing portion holding the pair of signal conductors; and
for each pair of the plurality of pairs of signal conductors, at least one shield member extending around the pair of signal conductors and separated from the pair of signal conductors by the at least one insulative housing portion,wherein:the plurality of pairs of signal conductors are aligned in a plurality of columns;
within each column of the plurality of columns, the mating contact portions of the signal conductors of the pairs of signal conductors in the column are disposed along a first line and the contact tails of the signal conductors of the pairs of signal conductors in the column are disposed along a second line;
the intermediate portions of the signal conductors of each of the plurality of pairs of signal conductors are configured for broadside coupling;
the at least one shield member forms a waveguide, the waveguide having a first aspect ratio adjacent to the intermediate portions of the pair, and a second aspect ratio adjacent to the first end portions of the pair; and
the second aspect ratio is greater than the first aspect ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,992,087

CONTACT MEMBER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A contact member for an electrical connector, comprising:an outer conductor including a mating interface section including a front end of the outer conductor, a termination section including a rear end of the outer conductor, and a middle section therebetween joining the mating interface and termination sections;
a sleeve disposed around the middle section of the outer conductor, the sleeve having a least one inwardly extending tab that is configured to fit in a slot in the middle section of the outer conductor;
an inner conductor received in the mating interface section; and
a protective insulator including a main portion received in the mating interface section of the outer conductor and supporting the inner conductor and including an end portion configured for closed entry mating, the end portion having an end face extending outside of the front end of the outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,707,626

VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH EDGE TO BROADSIDE TRANSITION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plurality of pairs of signal conductors, each pair comprising a first signal conductor and a second signal conductor, each of the first signal conductor and the second signal conductor comprising:
a first end portion and a second end portion;
a contact tail formed at the first end portion;
a mating contact portion formed at the second end portion; and
an intermediate portion joining the first end portion and the second end portion, wherein at least the intermediate portion comprises broadsides and edges; and
at least one insulative housing portion holding the pair of signal conductors; and
for each pair of the plurality of pairs of signal conductors, at least one shield member extending around the pair of signal conductors and separated from the pair of signal conductors by the at least one insulative housing portion,wherein:the plurality of pairs of signal conductors are aligned in a plurality of columns;
within each column of the plurality of columns, the mating contact portions of the signal conductors of the pairs of signal conductors in the column are disposed along a first line and the contact tails of the signal conductors of the pairs of signal conductors in the column are disposed along a second line;
the intermediate portions of the signal conductors of each of the plurality of pairs of signal conductors are configured for broadside coupling;
the at least one shield member forms a waveguide, the waveguide having a first aspect ratio adjacent to the intermediate portions of the pair, and a second aspect ratio adjacent to the first end portions of the pair; and
the second aspect ratio is greater than the first aspect ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,665,976

FLOAT CONNECTOR FOR INTERCONNECTING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A float connector for interconnecting first and second printed circuit boards, comprising:a contact assembly including a plurality of contacts and a holder configured to axially support the contacts such that opposite first and second ends of each contact are exposed outside of the holder, and the holder supporting each contact in a clearance fit inside thereof, thereby allowing each contact to radially tilt with respect to the holder to compensate for radial misalignment between the first and second printed circuit boards;
a first guide member separate from the contact assembly such that no portion of the first guide member is received in the holder, and supported by the first printed circuit board, the first guide member having a plurality of first guide features corresponding to each of the first ends of the contacts, respectively, the first guide features being configured to align the first ends of the contacts for electrical connection with the first printed circuit board;
a second guide member separate from the contact assembly such that no portion of the second guide member is received in the holder, and supported by the second printed circuit board, the second guide member having a plurality of second guide features corresponding to each of the second ends of the contacts, respectively, the second guide features being configured to align the second ends of the contacts for electrical connection with the second printed circuit board; and
a plurality of mating contacts coupled with the first and second printed circuit boards, each mating contact connecting with one of the plurality of contacts to provide the electrical connection between the first and second printed circuit boards, and the mating contacts being one of plated holes in the first and second printed circuit boards, pins soldered to the first and second printed circuit boards, or sockets connected to the first and second printed circuit boards,
wherein the contact assembly and each of the first and second guide members are axially movable with respect to one another along an axis generally parallel to longitudinal axes of the contacts to compensate for axial misalignment between the first and second printed circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 10,611,598

CABLE REEL WITH BRAKING

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable reel, comprising:at least one support frame having an outwardly extending braking gear member;
a first flange having a central opening with an internal braking gear member engaging said outwardly extending gear member of said at least one support frame, thereby rotatably coupling said at least one support frame and said first flange; and
a hub between said first flange and a second flange opposing said first flange, said hub being configured to support cable,
wherein said engagement of said gear members provides friction for cable payoff from said hub.

US Pat. No. 10,993,331

HIGH-SPEED INTERCONNECTS FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer;
a plurality of conductive interconnects located between the first insulating layer and adjacent to the second insulating layer of the printed circuit board, wherein the plurality of conductive interconnects extend along a planar surface of the second insulating layer; and
a first treated region on a first surface of each of the plurality of conductive interconnects that exhibits greater adhesion to the first insulating layer than a second region of the first surface when the first insulating layer is applied to the plurality of conductive interconnects, wherein each first surface is on a first side of the conductive interconnects that is opposite a second side of the conductive interconnects that contacts the planar surface of the second insulating layer, wherein the conductive interconnect supports NRZ data transmission rates between 40 Gb/s and 60 Gb/s with less than 25 dB of loss.

US Pat. No. 10,770,807

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE FOR COAXIAL CABLE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical receptacle, comprising:a conductive body with an inner surface defining an inner receiving area;
a dielectric assembly received in the inner receiving area of the conductive body, the dielectric assembly comprising an entry dielectric portion, a distal support dielectric portion opposite the entry dielectric portion, and a reduced-diameter dielectric portion therebetween;
an air region defined between the inner surface of the conductive body and the reduced-diameter dielectric portion of the dielectric assembly;
an outer conductor coupled to the conductive body and receiving at least part of the entry dielectric portion; and
an inner contact having a mating interface end for receiving a corresponding mating contact, a termination end for coupling to a printed circuit board or adapter contact, and an inner through bore therebetween, the mating interface end being received in the reduced-diameter dielectric portion,
wherein the dielectric assembly positions the inner contact along a central longitudinal axis of the conductive body.

US Pat. No. 10,797,417

HIGH PERFORMANCE STACKED CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An I/O connector comprising:a plurality of conductive elements comprising mating contact portions;
a housing comprising:
a first port comprising a first slot extending into the housing in a first direction and elongated in a second direction and, wherein the first slot is bounded by opposing first and second walls extending in the first direction, and mating contact portions of a first portion of the plurality of conductive elements are exposed within the first slot;
a second port comprising a second slot extending into the housing in the first direction and elongated in the second direction, wherein the second slot is bounded by opposing first and second walls extending in the first direction, and mating contact portions of a second portion of the plurality of conductive elements are exposed within the second slot;
a surface between the first port and the second port, wherein the surface forms an obtuse angle with respect to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,770,839

ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of assembling an electrical connector, the electrical connector being configured for mounting to a printed circuit board, comprising the steps of:providing a plurality of contact wafers, each contact wafer including a plurality of contacts supported by a housing, wherein each of the plurality of contacts includes a mating end for engaging a mating connector and a tail end for electrically connecting to the printed circuit board, the mating and tail ends being exposed outside of the housing;
bending the tail ends of each contact wafer;
interleaving the contact wafers to form one or more contact wafer assemblies;
loading the one or more contact wafer assemblies into an insert of the electrical connector, such that the one or more contact wafer assemblies form a predetermined arrangement of the mating ends of the plurality of contacts at a mating interface of the electrical connector;
inserting the insert, with the one or more contact wafer assemblies, into a shell of the electrical connector; and
installing a contact support member at the tail ends of the contact wafers, wherein the contact support member includes a plurality of conductive springs corresponding to each of the plurality of contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,741,940

MULTI-STAGE BEAM CONTACTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a wafer with an insulative housing;
an elongated backplane connector extending from said insulative housing;
an elongated beam contact having a proximal end, an intermediate portion, and a distal end, wherein the intermediate portion is comprised of an angled flat section, said elongated beam contact further having a first contact section forming a first contact point and a second contact section forming a second contact point, wherein second contact section is a metal conductive prong, and wherein the metal conductive prong has a proximal end with a bend that projects the prong upwards and outwards from the intermediate portion of the elongated beam contact.

US Pat. No. 10,958,007

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A wafer, comprising:first conductive elements, including:
a first plurality of signal conductors with first intermediate signal portions in a first intermediate plane, bend portions, and first signal contact ends in a first contact end plane; and
a first plurality of ground conductors with first ground contact ends;
second conductive elements, including:
a second plurality of signal conductors with second intermediate signal portions in a second intermediate plane, bend portions, and second signal contact ends in a second contact end plane; and
a second plurality of ground conductors with second ground contact ends,
wherein:
the bend portions extend outward such that the first and second contact end planes are separated by a distance that is larger than a distance between the first and second intermediate planes; and
the bend portions of the first plurality of signal conductors extend in a direction substantially orthogonal to the outward direction such that each signal contact end of the first or second conductive elements is closer to one or more of the ground contact ends of the first or second conductive elements than any of the other signal contact ends of the first or second conductive elements.

US Pat. No. 10,873,159

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WAFER ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a conductive connector shell having a receiving area, a mating interface end, and a board engagement end; and
a contact subassembly received in the receiving area of the connector shell such that the contact subassembly is generally enclosed by the connector shell, the contact subassembly comprising,
first and second signal wafers and a ground wafer separate from the first and second signal wafers, the ground wafer being sandwiched between the first and second signal wafers,
each of the first and second signal wafers including one or more signal contacts that has a tail end and an opposite mating end, and a dielectric wafer body formed around the one or more signal contacts such that the tail and mating ends of the one or more signal contacts extend beyond the wafer body with the tail end of the one or more signal contacts extending through and beyond the board engagement end of the connector shell and the mating end of the one more signal contacts extending toward the mating interface end of the connector shell,
the ground wafer including one or more ground contacts and a dielectric wafer body formed around the one or more ground contacts such that a tail end of the one or more ground contacts extends beyond the wafer body of the ground wafer and the board engagement end of the connector shell, and
wherein the connector shell includes at least one notch at the board engagement end thereof that is configured to receive a portion of the wafer body of the ground wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,992,086

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE TERMINATION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical termination comprising:a conductive ground shield enclosing, at least in part, an end of a flexible cable; and
a conductive, compressible member disposed between, and in electrical contact with, the end of the cable and the conductive ground shield, the conductive, compressible member being molded to the conductive ground shield, wherein the conductive, compressible member comprises an elastomer and a plurality of conductive particulates embedded in the elastomer.

US Pat. No. 10,988,343

METHOD OF INSTALLING CABLE ON CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of installing a coil of cable on a cable reel apparatus, comprising the steps of:placing the coil of cable on a first flange of a separable cable reel of the cable reel apparatus;
releasably coupling the first flange with a separate second flange of the separable cable reel after placing the coil of cable on the first flange;
placing the separable cable reel in a bag of the cable reel apparatus,
wherein the first flange includes a hub portion configured to be received in an inner diameter of the coil of cable, and the hub portion supports the coil of cable between the first and second flanges when the first and second flanges are releasably coupled;
positioning the bag with the separable cable reel received therein in a horizontal orientation, such that a longitudinal axis of the separable cable reel is horizontal, to facilitate dispensing of cable of the coil of cable from the bag;
dispensing the cable of the coil of cable through a payout opening in the bag after the step of positioning the bag with the separable cable reel received therein in the horizontal orientation; and
positioning the first flange on a first frame inside of the bag and the first flange being positioned vertically when dispensing the cable of the coil of cable, and positioning the second flange on a second frame inside of the bag and the second flange being positioned vertically when dispensing the cable of the coil of cable, wherein the first frame is secured to an inner surface of a base of the bag and the second frame is secured to an inner surface of a cover of the bag, and
wherein the coil of cable is a pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable.

US Pat. No. 10,964,448

HIGH DENSITY RIBBON CABLE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A ribbon cable comprising:a plurality of cores, wherein each core comprises at least one conductor and shielding material, and the plurality of cores are aligned in parallel, so as to define a first side and a second side and a first edge and a second edge;
a wrap comprising a unitary insulative sheet encircling the plurality of cores, wherein:
the unitary insulative sheet conforms to outer surfaces of the plurality of cores at the first side and at the first edge and the second edge and at least a portion of the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,950,964

ELECTRICAL SOCKET WITH CONTOURED CONTACT BEAMS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical socket, comprising:a cylindrical body defining a longitudinal axis and having opposite first and second end rings, a plurality of spaced contact beams extending between the first and second end rings, and an inner receiving area for accepting a mating pin, the contact beams being configured for twisting into a hyperbolic geometry,
each of the contact beams comprising a middle section between first and second end sections, the first and second end sections being attached to the first and second end rings, respectively, and
wherein the middle section of each contact beam has a pre-twisted, pre-formed longitudinal contour that defines a cross-section of each contact beam that defines a fully radiused, inner contact area without sharp edges such that each middle section extends further into the inner receiving area than the first and second end sections when the contact beams are twisted and such that the fully radiused, inner contact areas of the contact beams are positioned for contact with the mating pin when inserted into the inner receiving area.

US Pat. No. 10,944,214

CABLE CONNECTOR FOR HIGH SPEED INTERCONNECTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable assembly, comprising:a cable comprising two conductive elements; and
a cable termination component, comprising:
a pair of signal conductors, the signal conductors having flat contact tails comprising broadsides and edges joining the broadsides, wherein:
the signal conductors are held with the flat contact tails in an edge-to-edge configuration, with a first edge of a first signal conductor of the pair facing a second edge of a second signal conductor of the pair, and
the two conductive elements of the cable are each attached to a respective edge of the first and second edges.

US Pat. No. 10,931,062

HIGH-FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative shell having a floor;
a first plurality of contacts extending through the floor, wherein the first plurality of contacts are disposed in a plurality of columns;
a second plurality of contacts extending through the floor, wherein the second plurality of contacts are interspersed with the first plurality of contacts within the plurality of columns; and
a conductive member adjacent the floor, the conductive member comprising:
a first plurality of openings, wherein the first plurality of contacts extend through the openings of the first plurality of openings;
a second plurality of openings, wherein the second plurality of contacts extend through the openings of the second plurality of openings; and
a first plurality of tabs, extending into openings in the insulative shell.

US Pat. No. 10,916,894

CONNECTOR CONFIGURABLE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a first subassembly comprising a first plurality of conductive elements disposed in a first row along a row direction;
a second subassembly comprising a second plurality of conductive elements disposed in a second row along the row direction;
a member disposed between the first subassembly and the second subassembly, the member comprising a plurality of conductive, compliant members extending from the member,
wherein:
conductive compliant members of the plurality of conductive compliant members make contact with a portion of conductive elements of the first plurality of conductive elements and a portion of the conductive elements of the second plurality of conductive elements; and
each conductive compliant member of the conductive compliant members that makes contact with a portion of conductive elements of the first plurality of conductive elements shares a position along the row direction with a conductive compliant member of the conductive compliant members that makes contact with a portion of conductive elements of the second plurality of conductive elements.

US Pat. No. 10,906,770

METHOD OF INSTALLING CABLE ON CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of installing a cable reel in a bag, the cable reel comprising a first flange with a first hub portion and a second flange with a second hub portion, the method comprising the steps of:placing the first flange on a first support frame secured to a base of the bag;
wherein either the first hub portion or the second hub portion includes an elongated wall and the other of the first hub portion and the second hub portion includes a truncated wall; and
releasably coupling the elongated wall and the truncated wall together to form a hub member configured to support a coil of cable.

US Pat. No. 10,906,771

CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A kit of separate components for assembly of cable reel apparatus, comprising:a prepackaged reel-less pre-wound coil of cable, the coil of cable having an inner diameter;
a bag sized to hold the coil of cable, the bag having a base and a cover;
a first frame having a geometry configured to fit inside of the base of the bag;
a second frame having a geometry configured to fit on an inside surface of the cover of the bag;
a first flange having an inner surface and an outer surface, the first flange being configured for engaging the first frame such that the outer surface of the first flange faces the first frame; and
a second flange having an inner surface and an outer surface, the second flange being configured for engaging the second frame such that the outer surface of the second flange faces the second frame,
wherein at least one of the first and second flanges has a wall sized to fit within the inner diameter of the coil of cable, and the wall is configured to releasably couple with the other of the first and second flanges.

US Pat. No. 10,873,149

HIGH PERFORMANCE STACKED CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cage assembly for an electrical connector comprising:a first channel defined by conductive walls and configured to receive a transceiver;
a second channel defined by conductive walls and adjacent the first channel, the second channel comprising a face comprising a perimeter that bounds an area of the face, the face comprising a plurality of holes therethrough collectively occupying at least 40% of the area of the face;
a heat sink disposed in the second channel; and
a thermally conductive element extending within the second channel between the face of the second channel and the heat sink, the thermally conductive element comprising a plurality of holes passing therethrough aligned with the plurality of holes of the face of the second channel, wherein:
the plurality of holes are arranged in a plurality of lines extending in a first direction; and
each of the plurality of lines is offset, in the first direction, from an adjacent line such that holes in the line are disposed between holes of the adjacent line.

US Pat. No. 10,994,964

METHOD OF INSTALLING CABLE ON CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. Method of installing cable on a cable reel apparatus, comprising the steps of:prepackaging a pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable for installing on a separable cable reel, the separable cable reel comprising:
a central longitudinal axis,
a first flange configured to be rotatably coupled to a first frame, the first flange having opposite inner and outer sides,
a second flange separate from the first flange that is configured to be rotatably coupled to a second frame, the second flange having opposite inner and outer sides, and
at least one of the first and second flanges including a hub portion extending transversely from the inner side thereof;
instructing a user to releasably couple the first and second flanges to support the pre-wound, reel-lees coil of cable on the hub portion between the first and second flanges along the central longitudinal axis of the separable cable reel;
providing a bag that receives the separable cable reel and the pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable; and
instructing the user to place the first frame on a first inner surface of the bag and place the second frame on another second inner surface of the bag,
wherein the bag has a base and a cover, and the base includes the first inner surface and the cover includes the second inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,993,314

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including one or more planar conductive layers and one or more conductive trace layers; and
columns of via patterns formed in one or more of the plurality of layers, wherein via patterns in adjacent columns are offset in a direction of the columns, each of the via patterns comprising:
first and second signal vias of a first diameter connected to at least one of the conductive trace layers, the first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair; and
conductive vias of a second diameter smaller than the first diameter located between the first and second signal vias of the differential signal pair and connected to at least one of the planar conductive layers, wherein the conductive vias include two shadow vias located midway between the first and second signal vias of the differential signal pair.

US Pat. No. 10,988,342

CABLE REEL AND SYSTEM OF USE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A system for using a cable reel apparatus, comprising:providing components of a separable cable reel for assembly of a cable reel apparatus, the components of the separable cable reel including,
a first frame,
a second frame, the second frame being separate from the first frame,
a first flange configured to engage the first frame, the first flange having an inner side and an outer side, the outer side of the first flange faces the first frame when the first flange is engaged therewith,
a second flange configured to engage the second frame, the second flange having an inner side and an outer side, the outer side of the second flange faces the second frame when the second flange is engaged therewith;
providing a bag having a base and a cover, wherein the bag is sized to hold the cable reel apparatus when assembled, the first frame has a geometry configured for placement in the base of the bag, and the second frame has a geometry configured for placement at or near the cover of the bag; and
providing a pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable that is separate from the separable cable reel,
wherein the first and second flanges are configured to releasably couple with one another to support the pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,978,837

INTEGRATED ANTENNA UNIT WITH BLIND MATE INTERCONNECT

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An antenna unit, comprising:an antenna;
at least one radio unit;
at least one interconnect including first and second mating connectors, said first connector being configured to be electrically and mechanically coupled to said antenna and said second connector being configured to be electrically and mechanically coupled to said at least one radio unit; and
a bellows seal surrounding an interface end of said first connector, wherein a collar member of the bellows seal includes ribs located on an inner most surface of the collar member to assist in gripping and sealing an outer surface of said second connector,
wherein said first connector having lead-in geometry, and radial and axial float for blind mating of said first and second mating connectors,
said first connector has a spring positioned to facilitate the axial float, and
wherein a housing, a mounting body, and a shroud of said first connector are each formed of a dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,965,065

INSULATIVE SUPPORT FOR VERY HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector module comprising:at least two conductors, each of the at least two conductors comprising:
a first end and a second end; and
an intermediate portion connecting the first end and the second end, the intermediate portion comprising a first edge and a second edge and a first side and a second side between the first edge and the second edge, the first and second sides being wider than the first and second edges, wherein the at least two conductors comprise a first conductor and a second conductor; and
a support holding the first conductor adjacent the second conductor, the support having a first pedestal portion, a second pedestal portion, a third pedestal portion, and a fourth pedestal portion,
wherein:
the first pedestal portion contacts the first side of the first conductor, the second pedestal portion contacts the first side of the second conductor, the third pedestal portion contacts the second side of the first conductor, and the fourth pedestal portion contacts the second side of the second conductor, and, wherein:
the second edge of the first conductor is held adjacent the first edge of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,941,016

CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable reel apparatus, comprising:a cable reel for holding a pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable, the cable reel including,
a central longitudinal axis,
a first flange configured to be rotatably coupled to a first frame, the first flange being smaller than an outer frame portion of the first frame, the first flange having opposite inner and outer sides, and the inner side of the first flange having an elongated wall extending transversely therefrom along the central longitudinal axis of the cable reel, and
a second flange separate from the first flange that is configured to be rotatably coupled to a second frame, the second flange being smaller than an outer frame portion of the second frame, the second flange having opposite inner and outer sides, and the inner side of the second flange having a truncated wall extending transversely therefrom along the central longitudinal axis of the cable reel;
wherein the elongated wall and the truncated wall are configured to be releasably coupled to one another for supporting the pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable between the first and second flanges and are configured to be decoupled from one another when replacing the coil of cable once dispensed from the cable reel apparatus,
wherein the coil of cable has an inner diameter, and the elongated and truncated walls are sized to be received in the inner diameter when supporting the coil of cable,
wherein the first frame and the second frame are disposed on inner surfaces of a bag that has a payout opening for dispensing cable of the coil of cable,
wherein the bag is configured such that the second flange is removable from the elongated wall of the first flange allowing the coil of cable to be loaded on and unloaded from the elongated wall, and
wherein the first frame is positioned in a base of the bag and the second frame is positioned at a cover of the bag, such that when the cover of the bag is closed with respect to the base of the bag, the second frame releasably couples with the second flange and such that when the cover of the bag is opened with respect to the base of the bag, the second frame decouples from the second flange.

US Pat. No. 10,931,050

HIGH-FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plurality of conductive elements, the plurality of conductive elements being disposed in at least a first column and a second column parallel to the first column, each of the first column and the second column comprising at least one pair comprising a first conductive element and a second conductive element, wherein:
each of the plurality of conductive elements has a first end and a second end opposite the first end; and
the plurality of conductive elements are configured such that, for each pair of the at least one pair in the first column:
at the first end, the first conductive element of the pair electrically couples more strongly to a corresponding pair of the at least one pair in the second column than the second conductive element of the pair; and
at the second end, the second conductive element of the pair electrically couples more strongly to the corresponding pair of the at least one pair in the second column than the first conductive element of the pair.

US Pat. No. 10,913,632

CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable payout apparatus, comprising:a bag having a base, a cover, and a payout opening for dispensing cable;
a first frame inside the bag;
a second frame inside the bag;
a first flange configured to be rotatably coupled to the first frame, the first flange having an inner side, an outer side, and a central opening, the outer side of the first flange facing the first frame;
a second flange configured to be rotatably coupled to the second frame, the second flange having an inner side, an outer side, and a central opening, the outer side of the second flange facing the second frame; and
an elongated wall that extends from the inner side of the first flange and releasably couples to the second flange, said elongated wall for supporting a coil of cable between the first and second flanges, and
wherein the first frame is positioned in the base of the bag and the second frame is positioned at the cover of the bag, such that when the cover of the bag is closed with respect to the base of the bag, the second frame releasably couples with the second flange and such that when the cover of the bag is opened with respect to the base of the bag, the second frame decouples from the second flange.

US Pat. No. 10,879,643

EXTENDER MODULE FOR MODULAR CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An extender module for a first connector, comprising:a pair of signal conductors; and
a plurality of conductive shield elements positioned around the pair of signal conductors to provide individual shielding for the pair of signal conductors,
wherein:
each of the pair of signal conductors comprise first and second contact portions;
the first contact portions are positioned at a first end of the pair of signal conductors and configured as mating contact portions to form a separable interface with a second connector; and
the second contact portions are positioned at a second end of the pair of signal conductors and configured to be received by a receptacle of the first connector so as to form a non-separable interface with the first connector.

US Pat. No. 10,840,649

ORGANIZER FOR A VERY HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A member for an electrical connector, the electrical connector comprising a plurality of contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board, the plurality of contact tails comprising a first plurality of contact tails associated with signal conductors of the electrical connector and a second plurality of contact tails associated with reference conductors of the electrical connector, the member comprising:an insulative body;
a first plurality of openings through the body, the first plurality of openings configured for the first plurality of contact tails to pass therethrough;
a second plurality of openings through the body, the second plurality of openings configured for the second plurality of contact tails to pass therethrough; and
conductive plating on a portion of the body, the portion comprising at least portions of the second plurality of openings such that contact tails associated with reference conductors passing through the portions of the second plurality of openings are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,797,412

HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A high frequency electrical connector, comprising:an outer conductive shell supporting at least one signal contact therein and comprising a front end for mating with a mating connector and a back end opposite the front end for electrically connecting to a printed circuit board or a coaxial cable;
a primary ground connection located inside of the outer conductive shell, the primary ground connection being configured to electrically engage the mating connector with the printed circuit board or with the coaxial cable; and
a secondary ground connection separate from the primary ground connection located either inside or outside of the outer conductive shell, the secondary ground connection being configured to electrically engage the mating connector with the printed circuit board or with the coaxial cable,
wherein the primary and secondary grounding connections define separate grounding paths of the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,734,767

ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of assembling an electrical connector, the electrical connector being configured for mounting to a printed circuit board, comprising the steps of:providing a plurality of contact wafers, each contact wafer including a plurality of contacts supported by a housing, wherein each of the plurality of contacts includes a mating end for engaging a mating connector and a tail end for electrically connecting to the printed circuit board, the mating and tail ends being exposed outside of the housing;
bending the tail ends of each contact wafer;
interleaving the contact wafers to form one or more contact wafer assemblies;
loading the one or more contact wafer assemblies into an insert of the electrical connector, such that the one or more contact wafer assemblies form a predetermined arrangement of the mating ends of the plurality of contacts at a mating interface of the electrical connector;
inserting the insert, with the one or more contact wafer assemblies, into a shell of the electrical connector; and
installing a contact support member at the tail ends of the contact wafers, wherein the contact support member includes a plurality of conductive springs corresponding to each of the plurality of contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,472,904

DISCRETE PACKAGING ADAPTER FOR CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electronic system comprising:
an electrical connector;
a printed circuit board having a first surface;
a via in the printed circuit board and extending to the first surface of the printed circuit board;
a conductor in electrical communication with said electrical connector to receive an external signal from said electrical
connector, said conductor mounted on the first surface of the printed circuit board;

an electronic component electrically connecting the via with the conductor, the electronic component having a first terminal
and a second terminal; and

an adapter holding the electronic component, the adapter comprising:
a housing defining an interior volume, said housing retaining the electronic component;
a first contact member disposed partially inside of the interior volume and partially outside of the housing, the first contact
member directly connected to the via and connected to the first terminal; and

a second contact member disposed partially inside of the interior volume and partially outside of the housing, the second
contact member directly connected to the conductor and connected to the second terminal.