US Patent No. 10,218,108

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,218,108
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Electrical Connector Assembly
Inventorship Michael Scholeno, York, PA (US)
Michael T. Craton, Harrisburg, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,218,108

1. An electrical connector comprising:an electrically insulative connector housing including i) a first housing member, ii) a second housing member separate from the first housing member, opposite the first housing member, and attached to the first housing member, and iii) an inner housing member between the first housing member and the second housing member, wherein the first housing member defines a receptacle configured to receive a paddle card;
a plurality of leadframe assemblies supported by, at least, the inner housing member of the connector housing, each of the leadframe assemblies including an electrically insulated leadframe housing and a plurality of electrical contacts supported by the leadframe housing, each of the electrical contacts defining a mating portion at the receptacle so as to be configured to contact the received paddle card, and a mounting portion opposite the mating portion; and
a plurality of ground plates disposed between respective ones of the leadframe assemblies, the grounds each defining a ground mating portion at the receptacle so as to be configured to contact the received paddle card, and a ground mounting portion opposite the ground mating portion.