US 11,056,841 B2
Selectively plated plastic part
Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Assigned to FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)
Filed by FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)
Filed on Jan. 13, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/741,562.
Application 16/741,562 is a continuation of application No. 15/759,091, granted, now 10,535,959, previously published as PCT/US2016/051079, filed on Sep. 9, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/217,184, filed on Sep. 11, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2020/0153172 A1, May 14, 2020
Int. Cl. H01R 13/6599 (2011.01); H01R 13/502 (2006.01); H01R 13/6581 (2011.01); H01R 13/6594 (2011.01)
CPC H01R 13/6599 (2013.01) [H01R 13/502 (2013.01); H01R 13/6581 (2013.01); H01R 13/6594 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector comprising:
a support;
a plurality of elements held by the support, wherein each of the plurality of elements comprises:
a plastic housing; and
electrical conductor plating on surfaces of the plastic housing so as to form at least one signal transmission path through the plastic housing and a ground on an exterior surface of the plastic housing,
wherein the ground formed by the electrical conductor plating is configured to support current flowing parallel to the at least one signal transmission path through the plastic housing formed by the electrical conductor plating.