US Patent No. 10,535,959

SELECTIVELY PLATED PLASTIC PART


Patent No. 10,535,959
Issue Date January 14, 2020
Title Selectively Plated Plastic Part
Inventorship Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,535,959

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing comprising a first member and a second member, where the first member is made of plastic and forms at least one first contact receiving channel therein, where the second member is attached around the first member, and where the first and second members form at least one second contact receiving channel therebetween; and
electrical conductor plating on the first member, where the electrical conductor plating comprises at least one first section along the at least one first contact receiving channel and at least one second section along an exterior side of the first member at the at least one second contact receiving channel, and where the first and second sections of the electrical conductor plating are electrically separate from one another.