Planar Shields Separating Multiple (three Or More) Thin Connector Modules Patents (Class 439/607.06)
  • Patent number: 10566741
    Abstract: A shielded connector includes a dielectric module (20) having an L-shaped terminal fitting (24) attached to a dielectric (21) and an outer conductor (30) that houses the dielectric module (20). The outer conductor (30) has a housing (31) with a first opening (35) at a front, a second opening (36) at a rear of a lower surface, and an insertion port (37) at a rear end communicating with the second opening (36). A lid (43) is continuous with an edge of the insertion port (37) and is displaced from an open position where the insertion port (37) is opened to allow insertion of the dielectric module (20) into the module housing (31) to a closed position where the insertion port (37) is closed. With the lid (43) closed, an outer plate (47) on the lid (43) covers the holding portion (41) on the module housing (31) to prevent accidental release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Toshifumi Ichio, Masanao Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10361520
    Abstract: An electrical assembly has a lead frame with a plurality of elongated conductor sets and an insulative housing. Each conductor set has two differential signal pair conductors between a first ground conductor and a second ground conductor. A slot extends through the insulative housing and at least partially exposes the first ground conductor of a first conductor set and the second ground conductor of a second conductor set. A first ground shield has a first tab bent inward that extends into the slot from a first side of the lead frame. A second ground shield has second tab bent inward that extends into the slot from a second side of the lead frame. A conductive medium is provided in the slot to electrically connect the first tab, the second tab, the first ground conductor and the second ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Philip T. Stokoe, Djamel Hamiroune
  • Patent number: 10186810
    Abstract: A contact module includes a dielectric holder having right and left sides holding signal contacts. A shield structure is coupled to the dielectric holder providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts. The shield structure has a first ground shield provided at the right side of the dielectric holder and a second ground shield provided at the left side of the dielectric holder. The first and second ground shields are electrically connected together between corresponding pairs of the signal contacts and providing electrical shielding between corresponding signal contacts along a majority of a length of the transition portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, John Joseph Consoli, Yoshihiko Kodaira, Hiroshi Shirai, Masayuki Aizawa
  • Patent number: 10135196
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a terminal module comprising an insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion, an upper and a lower rows of conductive terminals, and a metallic shielding plate clamped between the two rows of conductive terminals; each row of conductive terminals including plural grounding terminals located on both sides of the tongue portion, and plural power terminals located on the inside of the grounding terminals; each conductive terminal having a contacting section, a tail section, and a retaining section; wherein an upper power terminal and a corresponding lower power terminal are an integral block structure and extending along a thickness direction of the tongue portion in the tongue portion, a thickness of the contacting section of each power terminal is at least twice the thickness of the contacting section of each grounding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Wen, Jun Zhao, Jin-Guo Qiu
  • Patent number: 10128616
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and contact assemblies. The housing includes shroud walls and a base having a front side and a rear side. The front side of the base and the shroud walls define a cavity configured to receive a mating connector. The base is electrically conductive and has chambers extending therethrough that are defined by chamber walls. The contact assemblies are received in the chambers. Each contact assembly has a signal pod surrounded on at least two sides by a ground shield. The signal pod includes a dielectric body holding a pair of signal contacts. The dielectric body engages interior sides of the ground shield to electrically insulate the signal contacts from the ground shield. Exterior sides of the ground shield engage the chamber walls of the base to electrically connect the ground shield to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, Timothy Robert Minnick, Arturo Pachon Munoz, David Wayne Helster, Brian Patrick Costello, Douglas Edward Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9525236
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a waterproof connector with a gluing plane coated by waterproof glue, which includes an isolation base having a gluing plane formed at a rear end thereof, a plurality of first and second connection terminals each having a rear end exposed out of the gluing plane and an isolation sheet positioned between the first and second connection terminals; a metal casing for allowing the gluing plane to be positioned therein near a back opening thereof while the isolation base is inserted into the metal casing via the back opening; and a waterproof glue layer formed by coating a waterproof glue along where the gluing plane and an inner surface of the metal casing are abutted with each other. Thus, when the waterproof glue is hardened to form the waterproof glue layer, cracks between the metal casing and the isolation base are fully and watertightly filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SIMULA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Yi-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 9431771
    Abstract: An electromagnetically shielded connector system includes a first and second connector. The first connector further includes a first terminal and a first electromagnetic shield surrounding the first terminal. The first shield defines a flexible interface contact projecting from an end of the first shield. The second connector further includes a second terminal configured to mate with the first terminal and a second electromagnetic shield surrounding the second terminal. The second shield is configured to be electrically connected with the first shield at least via the flexible interface contact. The second shield is surrounded by a supporting member. At least a portion of an outer surface of the second shield is in intimate contact with the supporting member. The second shield is configured to be disposed intermediate the interface contact and the supporting member. The interface contact is formed and configured to exert a normal spring force on the second shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Jean Razafiarivelo, Anthony Raschilla
  • Patent number: 9373917
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector housing having a front side that faces along a mating axis and contact passages that open to the front side. The contact passages are configured to receive corresponding ground shields of a system connector during a mating operation. The electrical connector also includes signal contacts that are coupled to the connector housing and configured to engage corresponding contacts of the system connector. The electrical connector also includes a grounding lattice that is held by the connector housing. The grounding lattice includes a support frame and lattice springs that are interconnected by the support frame. The support frame extends generally transverse to the mating axis. The lattice springs are positioned to engage the ground shields of the system connector as the ground shields are inserted into the corresponding contact passages of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Jeffrey Sypolt, Timothy Robert Minnick, Margaret Mahoney Fernandes
  • Patent number: 9356369
    Abstract: An intermediate electrical connector to be connected to a mating connecting member includes an intermediate connecting member; and a blade disposed in the intermediate connecting member. The blade includes a first ground plate, a second ground plate, a base member, a signal terminal, and a ground terminal. The signal terminal includes a first contact portion and a first connecting portion connected to the first contact portion. The ground terminal includes a second contact portion and a second connecting portion connected to the second contact portion. The first ground plate is situated on one side of the blade over the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion. The second ground plate is situated on an opposite side of the blade over the first connecting portion, the second connecting portion, the first contact portion, and the second contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Tamai
  • Patent number: 9184530
    Abstract: A direct-attach orthogonal electrical connection system with improved high frequency performance is provided. A conductive member is provided between first and second components, each having signal and ground conductors. The conductive member is electrically coupled to ground conductors of both the first and second components and may also have openings through which signal conductors of the first and second components may connect. As such, signal conductors may be positioned relative to the conductive member such that a uniform impedance is maintained along a signal path throughout the interconnection, reducing noise and reflections. The first-type conductive elements may be formed with multiple beams of different lengths to create multiple points of contact distributed along an elongated dimension. For example, a third beam may be fused to a mating portion to allow a tolerance for deviations in alignment between two directly attached connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas S. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150132995
    Abstract: A board-mount electrical connector includes an electrically conductive rear shell interposed between a contact-retaining front body and an insulator member that holds a plurality of board-mount contacts. The rear shell includes at least one electrically conductive shielding divider that extends through the insulator member and is positioned between two or more of the board-mount contacts. Also disclosed is a rear shell elbow for an electrical connector that is assembled from a pair of slidably interlocking members that form an X-shaped divider within the rear shell when assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Phong Dang
  • Publication number: 20150132994
    Abstract: A connector having a housing and a plurality of contact element pairs fixed inside the housing, wherein at least two contact element pairs are arranged adjacent to each other in one row and at least one contact element pair is arranged adjacent to the row at a distance that is identical to that to the contact element pairs, and wherein a shielding element is arranged between the contact element pairs of the row and the further contact element pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ROSENBERGER HOCHFRQUENZTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Thomas Müller, Christian Schmidt, Till Bredback
  • Publication number: 20150056856
    Abstract: An improved broadside coupled, open pin field connector. The connector incorporates lossy material to selectively dampen resonance within pairs of conductive members connected to ground when the connector is mounted to a printed circuit board. The material may also decrease crosstalk and mode conversion. The lossy material is selectively positioned to substantially dampen resonances along pairs that may be connected to ground without unacceptably attenuating signals carried by other pairs. The lossy material may be selectively positioned near mating contact portions of the conductive members. Multiple techniques are described for selectively positioning the lossy material, including molding, inserting lossy members into a housing or coating surfaces of the connector housing. The lossy material alternatively may be positioned between broad sides of conductive members of a pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8500487
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a front housing configured for mating with a header assembly and a contact module coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a conductive holder having a first side wall and an opposite second side wall. The conductive holder has a chamber between the first and second side walls. The conductive holder has a front coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a frame assembly that is received in the chamber. The frame assembly includes a plurality of contacts and a dielectric frame that supports the contacts. The contacts extend from the conductive holder for electrical termination. A plurality of ground clips are received in the chamber and extend from the front of the conductive holder. The ground clips are mechanically and electrically connected to the conductive holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, Timothy Robert Minnick, Dharmendra Saraswat, Nathan William Swanger, Charles S. Pickles, Justin Shane McClellan, Lynn Robert Sipe, James Lee Fedder
  • Patent number: 8449330
    Abstract: A cable header connector includes a contact module having a support body and a plurality of cable assemblies held by the support body and arranged in a column. The cable assemblies include a contact sub-assembly configured to be terminated to a cable, and a ground shield coupled to and providing electrical shielding for the contact sub-assembly. The contact sub-assembly has a pair of signal contacts extending between mating ends and terminating ends. The signal contacts are terminated to corresponding signal wires of the cable at the terminating ends. A ground bridge is coupled to the support body and is electrically conductive. The ground bridge includes intercolumn bridges arranged between corresponding cable assemblies. The intercolumn bridges engage and are electrically connected to the ground shields of corresponding cable assemblies on both sides of the intercolumn bridges. The ground bridge electrically connects corresponding cable assemblies engaged by the intercolumn bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Franklin Schroll, Timothy Robert Minnick
  • Patent number: 8439704
    Abstract: A connector has a plurality of mating blades in the form of circuit cards, arranged horizontally in a vertical stack. The circuit cards are supported in a vertical array in mating portions of the connector and are enclosed by sidewalls of the mating portions. In order to support the circuit cards, the sidewalls of each mating portion are slotted and the circuit cards are provided with mounting wings that extend outwardly therefrom and which are received in the slots. Reentrant notches are provided in the circuit cards adjacent where the wings extend out from the bodies of the circuit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Bruce Reed
  • Patent number: 8439705
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (2) defining a receiving cavity (20) for insertion of a mating connector, a terminal module (3) including a number of mating terminals (311) projecting into the receiving cavity and a number of magnetic components connected with the mating terminals, and a respective shielding plate (33) located between adjacent magnetic components to reduce crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 8398431
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a front housing configured for mating with a header assembly and a contact module coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a conductive holder having a first side wall and an opposite second side wall and a front coupled to the front housing. The conductive holder holds a frame assembly having a plurality of contacts and a dielectric frame supporting the contacts. The dielectric frame is received in the conductive holder and the contacts extend from the conductive holder for electrical termination. A ground shield is coupled to the first side wall. The ground shield is electrically connected to the conductive holder. The ground shield has grounding beams extending therefrom that extend forward of the front of the conductive holder for electrical connection to an interior surface of a corresponding header shield of the header assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Neil Whiteman, Jr., Wayne Samuel Davis
  • Patent number: 8210876
    Abstract: An electrical connector is presented, including a plurality of connector wafers coupled by a coupling piece, each wafer including a housing accommodating a plurality of contact elements, said housing having opposite side edges, an insertion side exposing the contact elements, a back side and opposite main faces. The connector wafers are provided with first coupling means extending along at least a portion of a side edge thereof. The coupling piece is provided with second coupling means extending along at least a portion thereof. The first and second coupling means are arranged for engaging each other, in a coupled situation, on a plurality of distinct engagement positions along the respective coupling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Erik Geert Henricus Egbertus Derks, Andreas Winandus Dieduksman
  • Patent number: 8157595
    Abstract: A ground shield is provided for an electrical connector mounted on a printed circuit. The ground shield includes a body extending from a mating interface to a mounting interface. An electrical ground path is defined through the body between the mating and mounting interfaces. The mating interface includes a mating contact configured to engage a mating connector. The mounting interface includes a mounting contact configured to engage the printed circuit. The body includes two conductive layers separated by a dielectric substance such that a capacitor is provided within the electrical ground path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Dharmendra Saraswat, David Helster
  • Patent number: 8147273
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a preassembly frame to which the ends of a number of high-voltage transmission lines are connected, whereupon the preassembly frame is mounted in an open-ended chamber contained in a connector housing. The frame includes a first end wall having openings that receive intermediate portions of the transmission lines, which first end wall carries a grounding plate having projections for engaging exposed portions of braided shielding layers of the transmission lines. The free ends of the transmission lines are provided with contact members that are supported by insulation sleeves in wall openings contained in a second end wall of the preassembly frame. A coding arrangement prevents the connector assembly from being connected to an unauthorized companion electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Rabbe, Christian Neese, Martin Drewes, Reiner Tepe
  • Publication number: 20110230095
    Abstract: An improved broadside coupled, open pin field connector. The connector incorporates lossy material to selectively dampen resonance within pairs of conductive members connected to ground when the connector is mounted to a printed circuit board. The material may also decrease crosstalk and mode conversion. The lossy material is selectively positioned to substantially dampen resonances along pairs that may be connected to ground without unacceptably attenuating signals carried by other pairs. The lossy material may be selectively positioned near mating contact portions of the conductive members. Multiple techniques are described for selectively positioning the lossy material, including molding, inserting lossy members into a housing or coating surfaces of the connector housing. The lossy material alternatively may be positioned between broad sides of conductive members of a pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8021170
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an insulative housing (10) having a front face (14) and a rear face (12), a number of terminal modules (20) mounted to the insulative housing in a back-to-front direction. The terminal module has a base (20), a number of terminals (23) and grounding contacts (25) exposed from the base and located adjacent to one another. Each terminal has a mounting end (233) and a mating end (231). The grounding contact has a tail (253) and a contacting portion (251). The mounting ends of the terminals are positioned along a back-to-front mounting face. The mating ends of the terminals are located in a second plane parallel to said back-to-front mounting face. The contacting portions of the grounding contacts are lied in a third plane parallel to the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Pan
  • Patent number: 7967637
    Abstract: An electrical connector system may include multiple wafer assemblies configured to engage with a substrate. A ground strip of the electrical connector system may be coupled with a first wafer assembly and a second wafer assembly. The ground strip is configured to engage with the substrate and provide a common ground potential between the first wafer assembly, the second wafer assembly, and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, Peter Clark O'Donnell, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Patent number: 7862344
    Abstract: A contact module is provided for an electrical connector. The contact module includes a body having a mating edge portion and a mounting edge portion. A lead frame is held by the body. The lead frame includes a differential pair of terminals extending between the mating edge portion and the mounting edge portion. The differential pair includes a positive terminal and a negative terminal having positive and negative mating contacts, respectively, and positive and negative mounting contacts, respectively. The positive and negative mating contacts extend from the mating edge portion in a first orientation. The positive and negative mounting contacts extend from the mounting edge portion in a second orientation. The first orientation at the mating edge portion is inverted relative to the second orientation at the mounting edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, David Wayne Helster
  • Patent number: 7785148
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1, 1?, 1?) includes an insulative housing (10, 10?, 10?), an array of first shielding plates (30, 30?, 30?) retained in the insulative housing in parallel arrangement, and an array of second shielding plates (40, 40?, 40?) retained in the insulative housing and arranged perpendicularly to the first shielding plates. Each second shielding plate includes a strip-shaped base portion (41, 41?, 41?) electrically connected to the first shielding plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Pan
  • Publication number: 20100144202
    Abstract: A cable assembly (1) includes an insulative housing (2) having a base portion (21) and a tongue portion (22) extending forwardly from the base portion; a plurality of contact members supported by the insulative housing; a metal shell (8) having a tube-shaped mating frame enclosing the tongue portion therein; a cable (5) including a number of wire members for connecting to the contact members, a plurality of strength members (54) and an insulative jacket (55) enclosing the wire members and the strength members, and partial of front segment of the jacket removed away to have the strength members exposed outside; and a connection member (9) including a first engaging portion (91) connected to a second engaging portion (92), said strength members made into a strand and gripped by the first engaging portion, and said the second engaging portion securely attached to the metal shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Chong Yi, Pei Tsao, Jim Zhao
  • Patent number: 7682192
    Abstract: An electrical coupler includes a connector receptacle having multiple modules. The modules each include a pair of signal conductors and a ground plane or shield, held together by a dielectric module body. The shields are between the pairs of conductors in adjacent modules, and provide electrical shielding between the pairs of signal contacts of different modules. The signal conductors and the shields may be coupled to a board, such as a circuit board. The receptacle may be an angled receptacle, such as a right angle receptacle. The signal conductors of each pair in the receptacle may have a predetermined amount of skew, having different effective electrical lengths. This may allow signal paths through the receptacle and the board to have a combined electrical path that is substantially the same for the signal conductor pair of one of the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ohio Associated Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Sawdy, Larry M. Crofoot, John T. Venaleck
  • Patent number: 7651373
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing defining a connector mating interface. The housing holds a plurality of contact modules that cooperate to define a connector mounting interface. Each contact module contains signal leads and ground leads arranged in an alternating pattern of individual ground leads and pairs of signal leads positioned side-by-side with respect to a thickness of the contact module. The signal and ground leads have respective mating contacts proximate the mating interface and respective mounting contacts proximate the mounting interface. The mating and mounting contacts within each contact module are arranged in one of first and second contact patterns different from the pattern of the signal and ground leads. The mating and mounting contacts in adjacent contact modules are arranged in respective different ones of the first and second contact patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Knaub, Lynn Robert Sipe, David W. Helster, Timothy R. Minnick, Douglas W. Glover
  • Publication number: 20090291593
    Abstract: An improved broadside coupled, open pin field connector. The connector incorporates lossy material to selectively dampen resonance within pairs of conductive members connected to ground when the connector is mounted to a printed circuit board. The material may also decrease crosstalk and mode conversion. The lossy material is selectively positioned to substantially dampen resonances along pairs that may be connected to ground without unacceptably attenuating signals carried by other pairs. The lossy material may be selectively positioned near mating contact portions of the conductive members. Multiple techniques are described for selectively positioning the lossy material, including molding, inserting lossy members into a housing or coating surfaces of the connector housing. The lossy material alternatively may be positioned between broad sides of conductive members of a pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Prescott Atkinson, Brian Kirk, Mark W. Gailus
  • Patent number: 7572147
    Abstract: A line cord filter assembly for providing EMI shielding includes at a first end thereof a first plug for connecting to a power source external of a chassis and having at a second end thereof a second plug for connecting to electronic components disposed internally of the chassis. An elongated electrically conductive block has a serpentine shaped channel disposed in an inner surface thereof and extending between the first end and the second end. A electrical cable is disposed in the channel, having an inner electrical conductor and an outer electrical insulator, the electrical conductor electrically connected to the first end and the other end of the electrical conductor electrically connected to the second end. An electrically conductive, deformable sheet is disposed on the electrically conductive block over the outer electrical insulator with portions of the sheet projecting into portions of the channels around portions of the outer electrical insulator disposed within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Robert P. Wierzbicki, Keith Johnson