Decorative lighting with reinforced wiring

  • US 9,671,097 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2015
  • Issued: 06/06/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A decorative-lighting reinforced wire, the wire defining a central longitudinal wire axis and comprising:

  • a plurality of conductor strands extending longitudinally, each of the plurality of conductor strands comprising copper;

    a plurality of reinforcing strands extending longitudinally, each of the plurality of reinforcing strands comprising a fibrous material having multiple fibers the plurality of reinforcing strands being separate and distinct from the plurality of conductor strands;

    an insulating layer forming an outer layer over the plurality of conductor strands and the plurality of reinforcing strands, the insulating layer comprising a polymer material;

    wherein one or more of the plurality of conductor strands is disposed at a central portion of the wire and one of more of the plurality of conductor strands is in contact with a portion of the insulating layer.

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