US Patent No. 10,483,683

ORGANIZER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,483,683
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Organizer For Electrical Connector
Inventorship Douglas M. Johnescu, York, PA (US)
Stuart C. Stoner, Etters, PA (US)
Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,483,683

1. An organizer configured to maintain alignment of a plurality of leadframe assemblies of an electrical connector, the organizer comprising:an electrically insulative body comprising:
a stiffener wall comprising a front surface and a rear surface offset from the front surface in a longitudinal direction,
a projection that extends from a central portion of the front surface of the stiffener wall in the longitudinal direction, and
a plurality of grooves that extend into the projection and are spaced from each other in a lateral direction along a first row,
wherein the electrically insulative body is configured to couple with the leadframe assemblies such that a first retention wall of each of the leadframes is received in a respective one of the grooves;
wherein the grooves of the first row of grooves extend into the projection in a transverse direction, and
the electrically insulative body further comprises a second row of grooves that extend into the electrically insulative body in the transverse direction, wherein grooves of the second row of grooves are configured to couple with a respective second retention wall of each of the leadframes.