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1. US10273600 - Devices having fabric with adjustable appearance

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15685862
Application Date 24.08.2017
Publication Number 10273600
Publication Date 30.04.2019
Grant Number 10273600
Grant Date 30.04.2019
Publication Kind B1
IPC
D03D 1/00
DTEXTILES; PAPER
03WEAVING
DWOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS
1Woven fabrics designed to make specified articles
D02G 3/44
DTEXTILES; PAPER
02YARNS; MECHANICAL FINISHING OF YARNS OR ROPES; WARPING OR BEAMING
GCRIMPING OR CURLING FIBRES, FILAMENTS, YARNS, OR THREADS; YARNS OR THREADS
3Yarns or threads, e.g. fancy yarns; Processes or apparatus for the production thereof, not otherwise provided for
44Yarns or threads characterised by the purpose for which they are designed
F21V 8/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
8Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
A41D 27/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
41WEARING APPAREL
DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
27Details of garments or of their making
08Trimmings; Ornaments
G02F 1/1516
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour
15based on an electrochromic effect
1514characterised by the electrochromic material, e.g. by the electrodeposited material
1516comprising organic material
CPC
A41D 27/085
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
41WEARING APPAREL
DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
27Details of garments or of their making
08Trimmings; Ornaments
085Luminous ornaments
D02G 3/441
DTEXTILES; PAPER
02YARNS; MECHANICAL FINISHING OF YARNS OR ROPES; WARPING OR BEAMING
GCRIMPING OR CURLING FIBRES, FILAMENTS, THREADS, OR YARNS; YARNS OR THREADS
3Yarns or threads, e.g. fancy yarns; Processes or apparatus for the production thereof, not otherwise provided for
44Yarns or threads characterised by the purpose for which they are designed
441Yarns or threads with antistatic, conductive or radiation-shielding properties
D03D 1/0088
DTEXTILES; PAPER
03WEAVING
DWOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS
1Woven fabrics designed to make specified articles
0088Fabrics having an electronic function
G02B 6/001
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides
0001specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
0005the light guides being of the fibre type
001the light being emitted along at least a portion of the lateral surface of the fibre
G02F 1/15165
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour 
15based on an electrochromic effect
1514characterised by the electrochromic material, e.g. by the electrodeposited material
1516comprising organic material
15165Polymers
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors Shravan Bharadwaj
Agents Treyz Law Group, P.C.
G. Victor Treyz
Kendall W. Abbasi
Title
(EN) Devices having fabric with adjustable appearance
Abstract
(EN)

An electronic device may include intertwined strands of material such as strands forming fabric. A strand in the fabric may include a light-emitting core surrounded by a coaxial light modulator layer. The light-emitting core may be formed from an optical fiber, light-emitting diodes mounted to a polymer core, or a layer of light-emitting diodes sandwiched between coaxial inner and outer conductive layers. The light modulator layer may have coaxial transparent inner and outer electrodes and may have a light modulating material such as electrochromic material, liquid crystal material, or other material that exhibits optical properties such as color and/or light transmission that can be electrically controlled.