US Patent No. 9,590,358

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING STAGGERED PINS


Patent No. 9,590,358
Issue Date March 07, 2017
Title Electrical Connector Having Staggered Pins
Inventorship Siow Pheng Goh, Singapore (SG)
Yoke Wai Cheah, Singapore (SG)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,590,358

1. An electric connector comprising:
an insulating body; and
a first set of terminals including:
a first pair of differential signal terminals fixed on the insulating body, the first pair of differential signal terminals
including a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, each of the first signal terminal and the second signal terminal
including a pin;

a second pair of differential signal terminals fixed to the insulating body, the second pair of differential signal terminals
including a third signal terminal and a fourth signal terminal, each of the third signal terminal and the fourth signal terminal
including a pin, wherein the first signal terminal, the second signal terminal, the third signal terminal and the fourth signal
terminal are arranged in a first direction in sequence, and the pins of the first terminal are staggered in a second direction
transverse to the first direction to the second terminal and the pins of the third terminal are staggered in a second direction
transverse to the first direction to the fourth terminal;

a first ground terminal disposed adjacent to the first signal terminal, the first ground terminal including at least a pin,
wherein the at least pin of the first ground terminal is close to the pin of the first signal terminal;

a second ground terminal disposed between the second signal terminal and the third signal terminal, the second ground terminal
including a first pin and a second pin, in which the first pin is close to the pin of the third signal terminal and the second
pin is close to the pin of the second ground terminal; and

a third ground terminal, disposed adjacent to the fourth signal terminal, the third ground terminal including at least a pin,
wherein the at least a pin of the third ground terminal is close to the pin of the fourth signal terminal; and

wherein the insulating body includes a first set of terminal slots and the first set of terminals is fixed to the first set
of terminal slots correspondingly, the insulating body further includes a first side wall and a second side wall, the first
side wall and the second side wall extend along the first direction and define an inserting slot, and the first set of terminal
slots is formed on the first side wall, the first side wall has a section including an outward-protrusion portion, and the
first set of terminal slots is formed at the section.