US Patent No. 10,561,033

CERAMIC SINTERING FOR UNIFORM COLOR FOR A HOUSING OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE


Patent No. 10,561,033
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Ceramic Sintering For Uniform Color For A Housing Of An Electronic Device
Inventorship Colin M. Ely, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Dale N. Memering, Langhorne, PA (US)
Kazuya Takagi, Tokyo-to (JP)
Naoto Matsuyuki, Tokyo-to (JP)
Theodore A. Waniuk, Lake Forest, CA (US)
Assignee APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,561,033

1. A housing for an electronic device, comprising:a wall defining an exterior surface of the housing, the wall comprising:
a ceramic material; and
a pigment incorporated with the ceramic material;
the ceramic material having an L* value at or near the exterior surface greater than about 87 in the CIELAB color space.