US 11,056,833 B2
Electrical connector and electrical connector assembly
Chong Thiam Cho, Singapore (SG); Elvy Haryati, Singapore (SG); Hoon Chan Goh, Singapore (SG); and Ser Kiat Toh, Singapore (SG)
Assigned to Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)
Filed by Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)
Filed on Dec. 27, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/727,934.
Application 16/727,934 is a continuation of application No. 15/919,723, filed on Mar. 13, 2018, granted, now 10,522,948.
Claims priority of application No. 201710156405.8 (CN), filed on Mar. 16, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0136316 A1, Apr. 30, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01R 13/41 (2006.01); H01R 13/6471 (2011.01); H01R 12/71 (2011.01)
CPC H01R 13/6471 (2013.01) [H01R 12/716 (2013.01); H01R 13/41 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulating housing; and
a plurality of terminal columns arranged at least partially within the insulating housing, each terminal column comprising a plurality of ground terminals and a plurality of differential signal terminal pairs arranged along a first direction, the ground terminals and the differential signal terminal pairs being alternately arranged in each terminal column, and the terminal columns being arranged along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and being spaced apart from each other;
each ground terminal having a body portion and two elastic contact portions extending from the body portion and spaced apart from each other,
each differential signal terminal pair being composed of two signal terminals, adjacent sides of the two signal terminals of each differential signal terminal pair arranged side by side each being defined as an inner facing side of each signal terminal and a side of each signal terminal opposite to the inner facing side being defined as an outer opposite side, and each signal terminal having a body portion and an elastic contact portion extending from the body portion, an orthogonal projection of the two body portions of a differential signal terminal pair onto an adjacent terminal column in the second direction being positioned within a range covered by the width of the body portion of one corresponding ground terminal of the adjacent terminal column and an orthogonal projection of the two elastic contact portions of a differential signal terminal pair onto the adjacent terminal column in the second direction being positioned within a range which is covered by the total width of the two elastic contact portions of one corresponding ground terminal of the adjacent terminal column.