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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 (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
MOLLER, Ronald (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
RUSSELL-CLARKE, Peter (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
PREST, Christopher (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
BHATIA, Rimple (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
CHOINIERE, Paul (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
LYANDRES, Liliya (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
TATEBE, Masashige (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
Application Number:
US2012/028121
Publication Date:
April 10, 2014
Filing Date:
March 07, 2012
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Assignee:
APPLE INC. (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
SILVERMAN, Ken (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
MOLLER, Ronald (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
RUSSELL-CLARKE, Peter (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
PREST, Christopher (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
BHATIA, Rimple (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
CHOINIERE, Paul (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
LYANDRES, Liliya (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
TATEBE, Masashige (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, 95014, 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. (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP, 10050 North Wolfe Road Suite 26, Cupertino CA, 95014-2519, US)
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