The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has awarded patent No. 8,545,272, “Electrical Connector with Separating Extensions on Terminals,” to Concraft Holding Co., Ltd. In Grand Cayman, Ky.
According to background information provided by the inventors, the patent covers “an anti-electromagnetic interference (EMI) electrical connector and a terminal assembly thereof, so as to eliminate EMI between terminals.”
“At least one embodiment of this disclosure provides an anti-electromagnetic interference (anti-EMI) electrical connector. The anti-EMI electrical connector includes an electrical insulation case, a plurality of first terminals, and a plurality of second terminals.”
“The electrical insulation case includes a slot. The first terminals are respectively disposed in the electrical insulation case, and each of the first terminals respectively includes a contact end located in the slot. The second terminals are disposed in the electrical insulation case, and the second terminals and the first terminals are arranged in a staggered manner. Each of the second terminals respectively includes a body and a first extended portion. The body is located in the electrical insulation case and the body includes a connection end located in the slot.”
“The first extended portion extends from the body and an included angle is defined between the first extended portion and the body. The first extended portion isolates the first terminals adjacent to each of the second terminals by increasing a lateral projected area of the second terminal.”
“At least one embodiment of this disclosure further provides a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly is provided to be combined with an electrical insulation case, so as to form an anti-EMI electrical connector. The terminal assembly includes a fixing seat, a plurality of first terminals and a plurality of second terminals.”