US 9,812,808 B2
Molded printed circuit board
Bo Xu, Mississauga (CA); and Yanmin Mao, Brampton (CA)
Assigned to Psion, Inc., Mississauga (CA)
Filed by PSION, INC., Schaumburg, IL (US)
Filed on Sep. 10, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/22,889.
Application 14/022,889 is a division of application No. 12/765,915, filed on Apr. 23, 2010, granted, now 8,555,493.
Prior Publication US 2014/0011395 A1, Jan. 9, 2014
Int. Cl. H01R 13/52 (2006.01); B29C 45/14 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 13/52 (2013.01) [B29C 45/14065 (2013.01); B29C 45/14639 (2013.01); Y10T 29/4913 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49146 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49158 (2015.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A molded connector for connecting a first electronic component to a second electronic component, comprising:
a printed circuit board having a plurality of traces such that first ends of the traces are electrically connected to a first connector and second ends of the traces are electronically connected to a second connector, the first connector configured for coupling to the first electronic component, the second connector configured for coupling to the second electronic component; and
a molded material forming a housing defining a first cavity for receiving the first electronic component and a second cavity for receiving the second electronic component, the first and second cavities separated by the printed circuit board, the molded material molded onto the printed circuit board so as to entirely encase the printed circuit board for inhibiting exposure of the printed circuit board to contaminants and exposing (i) the first connector extending from a side of the first cavity and (ii) the second connector extending from a side of the second cavity for facilitating their respective coupling to the first and second electronic components, wherein the side of the first cavity is opposite the side of the second cavity and the first connector extends from the side of the first cavity in a direction opposite from a direction in which the second connector extends from the side of the second cavity.