US Patent No. 9,373,915

GROUND SHIELD FOR CIRCUIT BOARD TERMINATIONS


Patent No. 9,373,915
Issue Date June 21, 2016
Title Ground Shield For Circuit Board Terminations
Inventorship Darian Ross Schulz, Little Rock, AR (US)
Mark Alan Bugg, Maumelle, AR (US)
Michael Rost, Lisle, IL (US)
Munawar Ahmad, Maumelle, AR (US)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,373,915

1. A cable assembly, comprising:
a cable having an plurality of wires, the wires arranged in first and second sets, each of the wires including a conductor
surrounded by an insulative covering with a respective first leading edge, wherein pairs of the wires are wrapped together
in an outer shielding member, the conductor of each wire extending past the corresponding first leading edge to define a free
end, wherein each of the outer shielding members has a respective second leading edge that is spaced rearwardly from the first
leading edge;

a circuit board having a third leading edge and a first trailing edge and a first surface and a second surface, the first
and second surfaces opposing each other, the circuit board including a plurality of termination contact pads disposed proximate
the first trailing edge on the first and second surfaces, the free ends of the wires in the first set being terminated to
the termination contact pads along the first surface and the free ends of the wires in the second set being terminated to
the termination contact pads along the second surface;

a ground extension member attached to the circuit board and extending in a plane rearwardly of the first trailing edge, the
ground extension member being interposed between the first and second sets, the ground extension member including a conductive
plate having a fourth leading edge and a second trailing edge, the fourth leading edge being adjacent the first trailing edge
and a trailing edge that is disposed rearwardly of at least some of the second leading edges of the outer shielding members
of the wires, and

a connector housing partially enclosing the circuit board and the ground extension member.