US Patent No. 9,142,921


Patent No. 9,142,921
Issue Date September 22, 2015
Title High Speed Bypass Cable For Use With Backplanes
Inventorship Christopher D. Wanha, Dublin, CA (US)
Brian Keith Lloyd, Maumelle, AR (US)
Ebrahim Abunasrah, Little Rock, AR (US)
Rehan Khan, Little Rock, AR (US)
Javier Resendez, Streamwood, IL (US)
Michael Rost, Lisle, IL (US)
Assignee Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,142,921

1. A bypass assembly for connecting a component disposed on a circuit board to a backplane, comprising:
a cable, the cable including multiple wires, each wire having an insulative body portion with a pair of signal conductors
extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the pair of signal conductors being separated by a first spacing,
and a conductive, outer shielding member surrounding the insulative body portion, each said wire having opposing first and
second free ends; and,

a connector, the connector including an insulative body that supports a plurality of conductive first and second terminals
in at least one row, the wire signal conductors being attached to corresponding first terminals and the outer wire shielding
member being attached to corresponding second terminals, the first and second terminals being further arranged in a pattern,
whereby pairs of the first terminals in the row are separated from other of the first terminals by at least one intervening
second terminal, the first terminals being spaced apart from each other in a spacing intended to maintain an approximate spacing
of the wire free ends terminated thereto.