US 9,810,819 B2
Camouflage for transmission towers and lines
Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Seattle, WA (US); Geoffrey F. Deane, Bellevue, WA (US); William Gates, Medina, WA (US); Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, WA (US); Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Livermore, CA (US); Jordin T. Kare, Seattle, WA (US); Nathan P. Myhrvold, Medina, WA (US); Robert C. Petroski, Seattle, WA (US); Clarence T. Tegreene, Mercer Island, WA (US); David B. Tuckerman, Lafayette, CA (US); Charles Whitmer, North Bend, WA (US); and Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to ELWHA LLC, Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed by Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed on Jan. 15, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/597,803.
Prior Publication US 2016/0209557 A1, Jul. 21, 2016
Int. Cl. G02B 5/08 (2006.01); F41H 3/00 (2006.01); B44F 1/02 (2006.01); H02G 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 5/08 (2013.01) [B44F 1/02 (2013.01); F41H 3/00 (2013.01); H02G 7/00 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A camouflaged transmission system, comprising:
a transmission line, the transmission line comprising:
a first surface having a first color that covers the entirety of the first surface, wherein the first color corresponds to a first environmental condition, wherein the first environmental condition comprises the transmission line's surroundings when the transmission line is viewed from a first location; and
a second surface having a second color that covers the entirety of the second surface, wherein the second color corresponds to a second environmental condition that differs from the first environmental condition, wherein the second environmental condition comprises the transmission line's surroundings when the transmission line is viewed from a second location;
wherein the first surface is the only substantially viewable surface from the first location, and wherein the second surface is the only substantially viewable surface from the second location.