US Patent No. 10,263,351

ORTHOGONAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,263,351
Issue Date April 16, 2019
Title Orthogonal Electrical Connector System
Inventorship Rupert Fry, Jr., Mechanicsburg, PA (US)
Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,263,351

1. An electrical connector system comprising:a first printed circuit board defining a first surface and second surface opposite the first surface along a first direction;
a first electrical signal connector mounted to the first surface of the first printed circuit board;
a first electrical power connector mounted to the second surface of the first printed circuit board at a location offset from the first signal connector along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
a second printed circuit board orthogonal to the first printed circuit board, the second printed circuit board defining a third surface and a fourth surface opposite the third surface;
a second electrical signal connector mounted to the third surface of the second printed circuit board; and
a second electrical power connector mounted to the fourth surface of the second printed circuit board at a location offset from the second electrical signal connector along a third direction perpendicular to the first direction; wherein:
the first electrical signal connector is mated with the second electrical signal connector so as to establish an electrical signal connection between the first and second printed circuit boards; and
the first electrical power connector is mated with the second electrical power connector so as to establish an electrical power connection between the first and second printed circuit boards.