US 10,333,237 B2
Mezzanine connector with terminal brick
Kirk B. Peloza, Naperville, IL (US)
Assigned to Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)
Filed by Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)
Filed on Oct. 16, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/784,950.
Application 15/784,950 is a continuation of application No. 14/951,653, filed on Nov. 25, 2015, granted, now 9,793,628, issued on Oct. 17, 2017.
Application 14/951,653 is a continuation of application No. 14/005,604, granted, now 9,240,638, issued on Jan. 19, 2016, previously published as PCT/US2012/029471, filed on Mar. 16, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/453,847, filed on Mar. 17, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2018/0040967 A1, Feb. 8, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01R 12/52 (2011.01); H01R 12/73 (2011.01); H01R 13/6585 (2011.01); H01R 13/6471 (2011.01); H01R 13/6473 (2011.01)
CPC H01R 12/52 (2013.01) [H01R 12/73 (2013.01); H01R 13/6471 (2013.01); H01R 13/6473 (2013.01); H01R 13/6585 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a mounting face and a mating face positioned on opposite sides of the housing, the housing having a channel extending from the mounting face to the mating face; and
a terminal brick positioned at least partially, in the channel, the terminal brick including a pod and a U-shaped ground terminal, the pod comprising a pair of signal terminals positioned in a frame, each signal terminal having a contact, a tail and a body extending between the tail and the contact, the signal terminals aligned so as to provide edge-to-edge coupling, wherein the terminal brick is configured to be inserted into the channel in a first direction that extends between the tail and the contact of the signal terminal.