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US8177564: Receptacle connector and an electrical connector using the same

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Inventor(s) Toshiyasu Ito · Donald Eric Thompson · Takeshi Nishimura ·
Assignee(s) Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd. · Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP ·
Primary Examiner Javaid Nasri ·
Application Number US12960044
Filing date 12/03/2010
Issue date 05/15/2012
Predicted expiration date 12/03/2030
U.S. Classifications 439/108  ·
International Classifications H01R13648  · H01R466  ·
Kind CodeB1
6 Claims, 10 Drawings


Abstract

A receptacle connector of the present invention is used as an electrical connector configured to connect two circuit boards. The receptacle connector includes: a housing in which a receiving space is formed, a connection target being inserted in the receiving space; a plurality of contacts being arranged parallel to one another, having a plurality of signal line contacts and a plurality of ground contacts, and being placed with every two adjacent signal line contacts for transmitting signals interposed between two ground contacts; a supporting member made of an electrically-insulating synthetic resin material, and configured to integrally support and fix thereto the plurality of contacts; and a common contact made of a conductive resin material and configured to electrically connect the plurality of ground contacts together among the plurality of contacts. The plurality of contacts integrated together by the supporting member are received in the receiving space.

Independent Claims | See all claims (6)

  1. 1. A receptacle connector used for an electrical connector configured to connect two circuit boards to each other, comprising: a housing made of an electrically-insulating synthetic resin material, and including an upper wall, a lower wall, and left and right sidewalls, the housing having a receiving space formed therein, the receiving space having an opening portion, through which a connection target is inserted, on a front side thereof; a plurality of contacts made of a metal material and arranged parallel to one another, the plurality of contacts including a plurality of signal line contacts and a plurality of ground contacts, and being placed with every two adjacent signal line contacts interposed between two ground contacts; a supporting member made of an electrically-insulating synthetic resin material, and configured to integrally support and fix thereto the plurality of contacts; and a common contact made of a conductive resin material and configured to electrically connect the plurality of ground contacts together among the plurality of contacts; wherein the plurality of contacts are received in the receiving space of the housing, the plurality of contacts being integrated together by the supporting member, and all the plurality of ground contacts among the plurality of contacts being electrically connected together by the common contact.

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