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United States Patent Application

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A method is provided for making a multilayer functional fiber, where the method includes: providing a scaffold fiber; disposing a first electrode layer enclosing the scaffold fiber; disposing a functional layer enclosing the first electrode layer, the functional layer having a functional characteristic varying as a function of longitudinal position along the functional layer; disposing a second electrode layer enclosing the functional layer; and disposing a cladding layer enclosing the second electrode layer. In another aspect, a multilayer functional fiber is provided produced by, for instance, the above-noted method.
PEGNA, Joseph (Saratoga Springs, NY), VAALER, Erik G. (Redwood City, CA), SCHNEITER, John L. (Cohoes, NY), HARRISON, Shay L. (East Schodack, NY)
FREE FORM FIBERS, LLC (Saratoga Springs NY)
15/ 592,726
May 11, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] Certain aspects of this invention were made with United States Government support under a U.S. Department of Energy Award DE-SC0011954. Accordingly, the U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention.