US 11,056,834 B2
Electricial connector with structure for reducing resonances
Patrick R. Casher, North Aurora, IL (US); and Terrance F. Little, Fullerton, CA (US)
Assigned to FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., Kunshan (CN); and FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Grand Cayman (KY)
Filed by FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., Kunshan (CN); and FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Grand Cayman (KY)
Filed on Mar. 30, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/834,370.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/826,991, filed on Mar. 30, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0313358 A1, Oct. 1, 2020
Int. Cl. H01R 13/6471 (2011.01); H01R 12/72 (2011.01); H01R 13/24 (2006.01); H01R 13/41 (2006.01); H01R 13/514 (2006.01); H01R 13/6588 (2011.01)
CPC H01R 13/6471 (2013.01) [H01R 12/721 (2013.01); H01R 13/2442 (2013.01); H01R 13/41 (2013.01); H01R 13/514 (2013.01); H01R 13/6588 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing comprising two opposite elongate walls and an elongate slot between the two elongate walls;
a plurality of contacts located in each elongate wall of the housing and having grounding contacts and differential-pair contacts; and
a unitary grounding bar attached to each elongate wall of the housing, wherein the grounding bar comprises:
a pair of lower spring fingers respectively contacting lower regions of the ground contacts in a transverse direction, and a pair of upper spring fingers respectively contacting upper regions of the ground contacts in the transverse direction;
an upper transverse bar linked between the pair of upper spring fingers along a longitudinal direction;
a lower transverse bar linked between the pair of lower spring fingers along the longitudinal direction, the pair of upper spring fingers extend upwardly from the lower transverse bar; and
a transverse base having retaining device attached to a lower portion of the housing, and the pair of lower spring fingers upwardly extend from the transverse base.