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1. (WO1999009613) ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/009613    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/016819
Publication Date: Fri Feb 26 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 15 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H01R 13/05
H01R 13/26
H01R 43/16
Applicants: THE PANDA PROJECT
Inventors: CRANE, Stanford, W., Jr.
KRISHNAPURA, Lakshminarasimha
DUTTA, Arindum
LINK, Kevin
Title: ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
An electrical connector includes a male connector and a female connector. The female connector includes a female connector housing and a plurality of female contact pins. The female contact pins include a contact portion, a stabilizer portion, and a tail portion. The contact portion extends from the stabilizer portion at an angle. A lateral distance spanned by the angled contact portion is substantially the same as or less than the width of the stabilizer portion in the same direction. The female contact pins are arranged on the female connector housing in clusters of four. The clusters are arranged in rows such that each pair of rows defines five rows of female contact pins. The male connector includes a male connector housing and a plurality of male contact pins. The male connector housing has a plurality of buttresses extending therefrom. The male contact pins are arranged on the male connector housing to correspond to the arrangement of female contact pins. Each of the male contact pins has a slight angle to prevent separation between the male contact pin and its corresponding buttress.