US 11,656,697 B2
Fabric sensing device
Daniel A. Podhajny, Morgan Hill, CA (US); Kathryn P. Crews, Menlo Park, CA (US); and Daniel D. Sunshine, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 17, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/554,601.
Application 17/554,601 is a continuation of application No. 16/926,569, filed on Jul. 10, 2020, granted, now 11,204,656.
Application 16/926,569 is a continuation of application No. 16/417,414, filed on May 20, 2019, granted, now 10,739,924, issued on Aug. 11, 2020.
Application 16/417,414 is a continuation of application No. 15/514,452, granted, now 10,338,755, issued on Jul. 2, 2019, previously published as PCT/US2015/050420, filed on Sep. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/058,027, filed on Sep. 30, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2022/0107695 A1, Apr. 7, 2022
Int. Cl. G06F 3/045 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/044 (2006.01); D03D 15/00 (2021.01)
CPC G06F 3/041 (2013.01) [D03D 15/00 (2013.01); G06F 3/044 (2013.01); G06F 3/045 (2013.01); G06F 3/0416 (2013.01); G06F 3/0443 (2019.05); G06F 3/0445 (2019.05); G06F 3/0446 (2019.05); G06F 3/04166 (2019.05)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system, comprising:
a portable electronic device;
a wearable fabric item having first conductive threads that form a touch sensor, second conductive threads that convey drive signals to the touch sensor, and a shielding layer interposed between the first conductive threads and the second conductive threads, wherein the touch sensor is configured to receive touch input; and
circuitry configured to apply the drive signals to the second conductive threads and to control the portable electronic device in response to the touch input.