US Patent No. 9,325,100

ADAPTER FRAME WITH INTEGRATED EMI AND ENGAGEMENT ASPECTS


Patent No. 9,325,100
Issue Date April 26, 2016
Title Adapter Frame With Integrated Emi And Engagement Aspects
Inventorship Christopher D. Hirschy, Conway, AR (US)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,325,100

1. A receptacle connector assembly, comprising:
a receptacle connector, the receptacle connector including a body and a plurality of conductive terminals supported thereby;
a housing, the housing enclosing the receptacle connector and including: a plurality of walls cooperatively defining a hollow
module-receiving interior, the interior configured to receive the receptacle connector and a plug connector therein, an open
entrance which permits insertion of the plug connector into the interior and into mating engagement with the receptacle connector,
and a top portion, the top portion including an opening defined therein extending between opposing side walls of the housing,
the housing further including at least a pair of engagement members disposed on the opposing side walls;

a heat sink member, the heat sink member extending over the opening to define a ceiling of the interior; and
a base plate, the base plate being configured to attach to the housing and define a bottom portion of the interior, the base
plate including a plurality of upright tab members configured to engage the side walls of the housing, the upright tab members
including a first pair of upright tab members spaced apart from each other on opposite sides of the base plate in a first
spacing, and a second pair of upright tab members spaced apart from each other on opposite sides of the base plate in a second
spacing, the first and second spacings being different such the first and second pairs respectively engage opposite surfaces
of the housing sidewalls, and one of the first and second pairs further include latching members that extend therefrom into
the interior.