US Patent No. 10,109,937

ELECTRICAL CABLE CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,109,937
Issue Date October 23, 2018
Title Electrical Cable Connector
Inventorship Arkady Zerebilov, Lancaster, PA (US)
Michael Scholeno, York, PA (US)
Hung Wei Lord, Harrisburg, PA (US)
Joshua A. Garman, Mount Holly Springs, PA (US)
Charles M. Gross, Etters, PA (US)
Jason J. Ellison, New Cumberland, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,109,937

1. An electrical connector comprising:an electrically insulative connector housing; and
a leadframe supported by the connector housing, the leadframe including an electrically insulative leadframe housing and a plurality of electrical signal contacts supported by the leadframe housing, the electrical signal contacts comprising mounting ends; and
an electrically conductive ground plate positioned adjacent to the leadframe housing, the ground plate including an electrically conductive plate body comprising a first edge, a second edge opposite the first edge, and a drain wire connection location, wherein the first edge of the plate body is adjacent to the mounting ends of the signal contacts and the second edge of the plate body is adjacent to the drain wire connection location;
wherein the electrical connector is configured to receive at least one electrical cable such that at least one signal conductor of the electrical cable is attached to a corresponding mounting end of at least one of the signal contacts adjacent the first edge of the plate body, and a drain wire of the electrical cable is attached to the drain wire connection location adjacent to the second edge of the plate body, thereby placing the drain wire in electrical communication with the ground plate.