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Title:
ANODIZED ELECTROPLATED ALUMINUM STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/122300
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Anodized electroplated aluminum structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Cosmetic structures according to embodiments of the invention are provided by electroplating a non-cosmetic structure with aluminum and then anodizing the electroplated aluminum. This produces cosmetic structures that may possess desired structural and cosmetic properties and that may be suitable for use a housing or support members of electronic devices.

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Inventors:
SILVERMAN KEN (US)
MOLLER RONALD (US)
RUSSELL-CLARKE PETER (US)
PREST CHRISTOPHER (US)
BHATIA RIMPLE (US)
CHOINIERE PAUL (US)
LYANDRES LILIYA (US)
TATEBE MASASHIGE (US)
Application Number:
US2012/028121
Publication Date:
April 10, 2014
Filing Date:
March 07, 2012
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Assignee:
APPLE INC (US)
SILVERMAN KEN (US)
MOLLER RONALD (US)
RUSSELL-CLARKE PETER (US)
PREST CHRISTOPHER (US)
BHATIA RIMPLE (US)
CHOINIERE PAUL (US)
LYANDRES LILIYA (US)
TATEBE MASASHIGE (US)
International Classes:
C25D3/66; C25D3/44; C25D5/02; C25D5/10; C25D5/48; C25D7/00; C25D11/02; C25D11/12; C25D11/14; C25D11/16; C25D11/18; C25D11/24
Domestic Patent References:
WO1991009991A11991-07-11
Foreign References:
EP1371758A12003-12-17
JPH02145795A1990-06-05
US4148204A1979-04-10
US20100008030A12010-01-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FERRAZANO, Michael, J. et al. (10050 North Wolfe Road Suite 26, Cupertino CA, US)
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