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1. (WO2017034675) CONDUCTIVE CLADDING FOR WAVEGUIDES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034675    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/040339
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01P 3/16
H01R 9/00
H01P 5/08
Applicants: APPLE INC.
Inventors: KALLMAN, Benjamin J.
WAGMAN, Daniel C.
Title: CONDUCTIVE CLADDING FOR WAVEGUIDES
Abstract:
A waveguide structure to allow device to determine its orientation are disclosed. The waveguide may be formed of a dielectric core and a cladding. The dielectric core may be formed of a solid dielectric material that conducts radio waves at millimeter wave frequencies and above. The cladding may encapsulate the core, and may include at least two conductive portions. Each conductive portion may be disposed around less than the entire core. The conductive portions allow electrical signals to flow between two devices to determine an orientation of the waveguide.