Patent Number: 6,283,792

Title: Extruded metallic electrical connector assembly and method of producing same

Abstract: This invention relates generally to an extruded metal rectangular electrical connector housing making a novel electrical connector module configuration having a plurality of contacts in densities of two millimeter (2 mm) on center or less. The rectangular connector has a plurality of contacts with each contact being enclosed in a metal shield along the contact length. The assembly has a rectangular metallic housing that contains a plurality of contact channels through which the contacts are inserted. The contacts are insulated by a coating positioned on the inside of the housing. The contacts are connected to an intermediate printed circuit board. The housing assemblies are stackable because of their shape. A method of producing the extruded metallic electrical connector assembly is also disclosed.

Inventors: Tolmie; Bernard R. (S. Burlington, VT), Wittemeyer; Robert H. (S. Burlington, VT)


International Classification: H01R 43/18 (20060101); H01R 13/658 (20060101); H01R 013/648 ()

Expiration Date: 09/04/2018