US Patent No. 9,236,689

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR


Patent No. 9,236,689
Issue Date January 12, 2016 
Title Electrical Connector
Inventorship Siow-Pheng Goh, Singapore (SG)
Yoke-Wai Cheah, Singapore (SG)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,236,689

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a body including a first side wall and second side wall that define a slot with a top surface, wherein the second side includes
a first set of terminal grooves and a second set of terminals grooves and further includes a recess provided between the first
and second set of terminal grooves, wherein the slot further includes a plurality of spacers that define at least one of the
second terminal grooves on the second side wall or a third set of terminal grooves on the first side wall, the plurality of
spacers generally extending out from the respective side wall toward the top surface and defining the corresponding set of
terminal grooves, wherein the first and second terminal grooves extend to the top surface; and

a plurality of terminals comprising two pairs of differential signal terminals and a first ground terminal, the first ground
terminal being positioned between the two pairs of differential signal terminals, and the two pairs of differential signal
terminals and the first ground terminal being received in the corresponding set of terminal grooves; wherein the spacer between
each pair of differential signal terminals and the first ground terminal is partially removed so as to be shorter than other
of the plurality of spacers and so as to not extend all the way to the top surface.