US 9,813,801 B2
Illuminated headphone system
Vineet Tyagi, Elmira Heights, NY (US); and Michael Lucien Genier, Horseheads, NY (US)
Assigned to Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY (US)
Filed by Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY (US)
Filed on May 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/702,042.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/992,569, filed on May 13, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0334485 A1, Nov. 19, 2015
Int. Cl. H04R 1/10 (2006.01); H01B 11/22 (2006.01); G02B 6/02 (2006.01); F21V 8/00 (2006.01); F21V 33/00 (2006.01); G02B 6/028 (2006.01); H04R 5/033 (2006.01); F21W 131/30 (2006.01)
CPC H04R 1/1091 (2013.01) [F21V 33/0056 (2013.01); G02B 6/001 (2013.01); G02B 6/02 (2013.01); G02B 6/028 (2013.01); G02B 6/02052 (2013.01); G02B 6/02395 (2013.01); H01B 11/22 (2013.01); H04R 1/1033 (2013.01); H04R 5/0335 (2013.01); F21W 2131/30 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A headphone system, comprising:
a first audio speaker assembly and a second audio speaker assembly;
a connecting body extending between the first and second audio speaker assemblies;
a light-diffusing fiber coupled with the connecting body, the light-diffusing fiber having a glass core and a cladding, wherein at least one of the glass core and a core-cladding interface includes a plurality of light scattering structures; and
a light source optically coupled to the light-diffusing fiber and configured to emit light into the light-diffusing fiber, wherein the light scattering structures are configured to scatter the emitted light and output the emitted light at least partially along a sidewall of the light-diffusing fiber further comprising:
a first conductive strip positioned on the light-diffusing fiber; and
a second conductive strip positioned on the light-diffusing fiber, wherein the first and second conductive strips are printed on the light-diffusing fiber.