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REDMOND - Microsoft looks to be is aiming to compete with tech rivals Google and Apple in the rapidly-growing smart fabric market with a new patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Entitled 'Electronically Functional Yarn', Microsoft patent number number 20190327832 envisions a piece of fabric that has computer-based technology woven into it.

The details of the patent illustrate a weave structure showing how electronically functional yarns would be woven among electronically non-functional yarns.

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