Patent Number: 7,101,228

Title: Electrical connector for memory modules

Abstract: A memory module electrical connector is comprised of an insulative housing and a plurality of electrical terminals. The terminals are stamped and formed from conductive material to include resilient contact portions for interconnection to the module, and compliant pin portions for interconnection to the printed circuit board. The compliant pin portions of the connector are laterally staggered, with some compliant pin portions being positioned adjacent to a slot in the housing for receiving the memory module, and alternate contacts are positioned distant from the slot, thereby staggering the compliant pin portions. The compliant pin sections include an upstanding, rigidifying section to rigidify the compliant pin portion during the insertion of the electrical connector and the plurality of compliant pin portions into the printed circuit board.

Inventors: Hamner; Richard E (Hummelstown, PA), Scholz; James P (Mechanicsburg, PA), Jacobs; Edmund L (Harrisburg, PA), Taylor; Attalee S (Palmyra, PA), Conner; Troy E (York, PA), Katzaman; Ronald E (Enola, PA)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation

International Classification: H01R 24/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018