US Patent No. 9,711,901

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY INCLUDING POLARIZATION MEMBER


Patent No. 9,711,901
Issue Date July 18, 2017
Title Electrical Connector Assembly Including Polarization Member
Inventorship Michael Scholeno, Etters, PA (US)
Assignee FCI Americas Technology LLC, Carson City, NV (US) FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA...

Claim of US Patent No. 9,711,901

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:
a first electrical connector including a connector housing and a plurality of electrical conductors supported by the connector
housing, the first electrical connector movable relative to a second electrical connector in a forward mating direction so
as to mate with the second electrical connector; and

an EMI shielding cage that includes a cage body that at least substantially surrounds the connector housing, the EMI shielding
cage including a polarization tab that extends from the cage body,

wherein the polarization tab:
comprises an upward fold of a flap partially cut from the cage body;
is aligned with the connector housing;
is positioned to be received by the second electrical connector when the second electrical connector is mated with the first
electrical connector when the second electrical connector is in a predetermined orientation with respect to the first electrical
connector,

is positioned to interfere with a housing of the second electrical connector so as to prevent the second electrical connector
from mating with the first electrical connector when the second electrical connector is in a second orientation with respect
to the first electrical connector, the second orientation being different than the predetermined orientation with respect
to the first electrical connector.