US Patent No. 10,772,197


Patent No. 10,772,197
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Electronically Functional Yarn
Inventorship James David Holbery, Bellevue, WA (US)
Don Pasindu Vijai Lugoda, Colombo (LK)
Kelly Marie Bogan, Redmond, WA (US)
Siyuan Ma, Bothell, WA (US)
Benjamin Sullivan, Redmond, WA (US)
Assignee Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,197

1. An electronically functional yarn, comprising:a core;
a sheath at least partially surrounding the core, the sheath comprising one or more electronically non-functional windings; and
an electronic circuit formed on the core, the circuit including three or more control lines and more than three diode-containing circuit elements controllable by the three or more control lines, each circuit element being controllable via a corresponding set of two of the three or more control lines.