US 10,485,103 B1
Electrical components attached to fabric
Daniel D. Sunshine, Sunnyvale, CA (US); David M. Kindlon, Lake Arrowhead, CA (US); Michael B. Nussbaum, Santa Cruz, CA (US); Andrew L. Rosenberg, Salt Lake City, UT (US); Andrew Sterian, Redwood City, CA (US); Breton M. Saunders, Los Gatos, CA (US); Christopher A. Schultz, San Francisco, CA (US); David A. Bolt, Scotts Valley, CA (US); Mark J. Beesley, Carmel Valley, CA (US); Peter W. Mash, San Bruno, CA (US); Steven Keating, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Chang Liu, Cupertino, CA (US); and Lan Hoang, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 22, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/439,641.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/298,050, filed on Feb. 22, 2016.
Int. Cl. H05K 1/03 (2006.01); H05K 1/18 (2006.01); H05K 1/11 (2006.01); H01L 23/31 (2006.01); H01L 23/498 (2006.01); H05K 1/02 (2006.01); D03D 1/00 (2006.01); A41D 1/00 (2018.01)
CPC H05K 1/038 (2013.01) [A41D 1/002 (2013.01); D03D 1/0088 (2013.01); H01L 23/3121 (2013.01); H01L 23/4985 (2013.01); H01L 23/49822 (2013.01); H01L 23/49833 (2013.01); H01L 23/49838 (2013.01); H05K 1/0281 (2013.01); H05K 1/111 (2013.01); H05K 1/189 (2013.01); H05K 2201/0129 (2013.01); H05K 2201/0969 (2013.01); H05K 2201/1053 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10378 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10984 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An item, comprising:
fabric having a conductive strand;
an electrical component electrically connected to the conductive strand, wherein the electrical component has a recess interposed between first and second portions of the electrical component, wherein electrical current passes through the first and second portions, and wherein the conductive strand passes through the recess in the electrical component; and
a protective cover that encapsulates at least part of the electrical component.