US Patent No. 9,620,907

RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A GASKET ASSEMBLY FOR EMI SHIELDING


Patent No. 9,620,907
Issue Date April 11, 2017
Title Receptacle Assembly Having A Gasket Assembly For Emi Shielding
Inventorship Randall Robert Henry, Harrisburg, PA (US)
Michael John Phillips, Camp Hill, PA (US)
Richard James Long, Columbia, PA (US)
Assignee TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,620,907

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:
a receptacle housing having a plurality of panels defining a module cavity configured to receive a pluggable module therein,
the receptacle housing extending between a front end and a back end and being configured to receive the pluggable module through
the front end, at least one of the panels defining a top of the receptacle housing, the panels being conductive to provide
electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for the module cavity, the receptacle housing configured to be mounted to a circuit
board at a bottom of the receptacle housing;

a gasket assembly provided at the bottom of the receptacle housing, the gasket assembly having a bottom plate, a hinge plate
rearward of the bottom plate, and a rear plate extending from a rear of the hinge plate, the bottom plate, the hinge plate
and the rear plate being conductive to provide EMI shielding for the module cavity, the bottom plate being coupled to corresponding
panels of the receptacle housing at the bottom of the receptacle housing to provide EMI shielding at the bottom of the receptacle
housing, the rear plate being coupled to corresponding panels of the receptacle housing at the back end of the receptacle
housing to provide EMI shielding at the back end of the receptacle housing, the hinge plate is hingedly coupled between the
bottom plate and the rear plate to change relative positions of the bottom plate and the rear plate during assembly to the
circuit board.