US Patent No. 9,466,925

PADDLE CARD ASSEMBLY FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATIONS


Patent No. 9,466,925
Issue Date October 11, 2016
Title Paddle Card Assembly For High Speed Applications
Inventorship Michael Rost, Lisle, IL (US)
Mark Alan Bugg, Maumelle, AR (US)
Darian Ross Schulz, Little Rock, AR (US)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,466,925

1. An improved cable assembly, comprising:
a cable, the cable including a plurality of wires, each wire including a conductor surrounded by an insulative covering and
pairs of the wires being wrapped together in an outer shielding member, the conductors of each wire extending past a leading
edge of the insulative covering to define free termination ends of the wires, and the outer shielding member having a leading
edge spaced rearwardly from the insulative covering free ends;

a circuit board having opposite leading and trailing edges and opposite first and second surface, the circuit board including
two distinct portions:

a first portion containing a plurality of termination contact pads for connecting circuitry of the circuit board to the wire
free ends, and

a second portion extending from and spaced apart from the circuit board first portion, the second portion extending rearwardly
from the termination contact pads, the cable wire free ends terminating to the termination contact pads, wherein the second
portion includes a circuit member inserted into the first portion; and

a connector housing enclosing the circuit board and a portion of the cable.