US Patent No. 10,958,002

ELECTRICAL POWER CONNECTOR CONFIGURED FOR HIGH CURRENT DENSITY


Patent No. 10,958,002
Issue Date March 23, 2021
Title Electrical Power Connector Configured For High Current Density
Inventorship Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Christopher J. Kolivoski, Lewisberry, PA (US)
Hung Viet Ngo, Austin, TX (US)
Thomas A. Brungard, York, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,958,002

1. An electrical interconnection system comprising:an electrically insulative connector housing; and
a plurality of electrical power contacts supported by the connector housing and spaced along a longitudinal direction, each of the electrical power contacts comprises a mating end,
wherein each of the mating ends comprises a first beam and an opposing second beam,
wherein the first beams and the second beams of the plurality of electrical power contacts are aligned with respect to a transverse direction that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction so as to define opposed sides of a slot, such that when a member is inserted in the slot along a lateral direction that is perpendicular to each of the transverse direction and the longitudinal direction, the first beam electrically contacts a first conductive surface of the member and the second beam electrically contacts a second conductive surface of the member, and
wherein at least six corresponding first beams are configured to electrically contact the first conductive surface in a continuous region and at least six corresponding second beams are configured to electrically contact the second conductive surface in a continuous region.