US Patent No. 10,038,293

METHOD OF MAKING ELECTRICAL CONTACT WITH CONTACT AREA GEOMETRY ENLARGEMENT


Patent No. 10,038,293
Issue Date July 31, 2018
Title Method Of Making Electrical Contact With Contact Area Geometry Enlargement
Inventorship Stuart C. Stoner, Lewisberry, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,038,293

1. A method comprising:providing a contact lead frame comprising a first plurality contacts and a second plurality of contacts, wherein the first plurality of contacts have a male termination end with an effective thickness equal to a first thickness and the second plurality of contacts have male termination ends comprised of metal with the first thickness, and
stamping the male termination ends of the second plurality of contacts, located at a same side of the lead frame as the male termination end of the first plurality of contacts, to form dual beam structures having a second effective thickness which is larger than the first thickness, where two beams of the dual beam structures are generally parallel to each other along a majority of length of the male termination end of the second ground contact.