Patent number : US 20100170704 A1

Fabric able to form electronic element

A cloth material that can form an electronic component includes a cloth material layer, which includes at least one crevice; and a conductive area included in the cloth material layer, wherein a shape of the crevice and a shape of the conductive area change with an outside force. A cloth material that can form an electronic component includes two cloth material layers stacked to form a crevice therebetween; and a conductive area located on the two cloth material layers spanning from one side of the crevice to the other side of the crevice, wherein a shape of the crevice and the conductive area changes with an outside force

Patent number : US 8331097 B2

Cloth comprising separable sensitive areas

A cloth material with separate conductive areas includes at least one first layer comprising at least one first conductive area; and at least one extension part, which includes at least one accessory and at least one connecting part connected to the accessory, wherein the extension part comprises at least one second conductive area, which corresponds in location to the first conductive area on the first layer, wherein the first conductive area and the second conductive area are inductively coupled, a condition of inductive coupling is adapted to be changed by an outside force.

Patent number : US 7750790 B2

Fabric-based strain gauge

The invention provides a strain gauge which includes a fabric base and at least one conductive yarn. In addition, the fabric base is weaved with a plurality of non-conductive yarns, and the fabric base thereon defines a sensing direction. Moreover, each of the conductive yarn is gimped by a textile process with one of the non-conductive yarns and is woven through the fabric base along the sensing direction. Furthermore, the at least one conductive yarn is capable of being applied by an electric power; when an external force acts on the fabric base, the geometrical property of the at least one conductive yarn alters so that a change of an electric property associated with the applied electric power is sensed to indicate an elongation of said strain gauge applied by the external force along the sensing direction.

Patent number : US 8193465 B2

Electronic device and method of using the same

An electronic device which includes a resilient piece, base plate and electronic source. The upper conductor is located on the resilient piece; the base plate is connected to the resilient piece, with a space between the two. The lower conductor is located on the base plate,andthere is a crevice betweenthelower conductorandtheupper conductor. The electronic source electrically connected to the upper conductor and the lower conductor. The sensor device is located onthe base plate. Utilizing this structure, the electronic device can, based on theuser's needs, perform testing of the subject's physiological status or test a specific site that is pressed, be used as assist for medical equipment, exercise equipment or communications facilities.

Patent number : US 20090024004 A1

Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Body Temperature, Respiration, Heart Sound, Swallowing, and Medical Inquiring

The invention provides a method as well as a device for the monitoring of bodytemperature, respiration, heart sound, sw allowing, and offering medical inquiries. It comprises a sensor, a monitoring device, and medical devices. Installing proper sensors on the user's body and making the users wear necessary medicaldevices. The sensors attached to the user's body will be sensing the physical conditions and send the data collected to the monitoring device for security andprotection. It can also allow the user or the medical personnel conduct two-way inquiries or treatment through displaying device, or the monitoring device can control the medical devices and assist the treatment. Furthermore, the data can be transferred to the medical system in the distant end and the user's data andbe updated immediately and reduce errors happened in keying in the data. Doctors will be able to proceed with medical treatment according to the data and prevent abrupt accidents in patients as well as further protecting the security of the user.

Patent number : US 20110282164 A1

Sensing device

A sensing device comprises a substrate material layer and a plurality of sensors provided on the substrate material layer. The plurality of sensors is electrically connected to form a loop. The loop has two output ends. There is a loop output value between the two output ends. The loop output value varies when the sensors are subjected to an external force. Each sensor has one induction value. The induction value of each sensor is different from each other. A total induction value of any one or more sensors is different from a total induction value of the other one or more sensors.

Patent number : US 8449506 B2

Automatic feeding/phlegm extractor device

An automatic feeding/sputum suction device, which mainly comprises a feeding syringe or sputum suction device, an air pump, a liquid food replenishing drum or oxygen/water supply device, three-way control valve, feeding duct or sputum suction duct, controller and detector strap, wherein the three-way control valve is connected with liquid food replenishing drum (oxygen/water supply device), feeding syringe (sputum suction device) and feeding duct (sputum suction duct).

Patent number : US 20120253234 A1

System and method for analyzing gait using fabric sensors

A system for analyzing gait using textile sensors is disclosed. A system includes a sock sensing system, which comprises a sock and at least one switch, tension sensor, or pressure sensor for sensing a posture or movement; and a processor configured to receive signals from the sock sensing system and to analyze a gaitparameter, wherein the processor is configured to calculate thegaitparameterusinga signal from the sock sensing system as a trigger point.

Patent number : US 20120215076 A1

Product, method and system for monitoring physiological function and posture

An article for detecting physiological function and posture status is disclosed. The article touches body directly or indirectly; wherein at least a group of non-posturephysiologicalsensors are configured on this object and at least a switch, tension sensor, pressure sensor or pressure applicator are coupled with or touch this object; the switch, tension sensor, pressure sensor or pressure applicator are configured on a different or the same object with the physiological sensors, or divided into two parts that contact each other while external force applied; the non-posture physiological sensors the physiological function and posturestatus of the user.

Patent number : US 20130066168 A1

Method and system for generating physiological signals with fabric capacitive sensors

A system for generating physiological signals using a clothcapacitivesensor, includes a cloth, at least one conductive area arranged on the cloth, a signal circuit; a capacitive sensor formed between the cloth and a human body; a resistor R, a capacitor C, an inductor L, an operational amplifier, a diode, a Schmitt trigger, CMOS, a transistor, or an IC, connected with the cloth capacitivesensor to form a charge and discharge circuit to change a signal range of frequency, cycle, voltage or current; wherein when a force, pressure, tensile force, torsion or tension is applied between the human body and the cloth, the capacitance changes, the circuit sends a signal, and the system receives the change in capacitance between the conductive cloth and the human body; wherein the change is represented by a frequency, cycle, voltage or current change.

Patent number : US 7564361 B2

Structural improvement for alert system

The present invention relates to an alert system with a sensor to detect article made of metal or magnetic. When detecting any dangerous article made of metal or magnetic nearby, the sensor sends out a signal to the control panel, prompting the warning system to send out a signal or sounds to warn the user, so as to protect the user from being hurt by dangerous article made of metal or magnetic.

Patent number : US 20140084045 A1

Cloth electronization product and method

Cloth electronic product, by which physiological information can be examined through cloth, includes a packaging cloth or a heat melt adhesive film as circuit, at least an electronic component, such as resistors, microprocessors andsensing assembly, etc., at least a transmission line to be connected with the conductive region of electronic component. Method of producing a cloth electronicproduct includes sewing the electronic component on packaging cloth or heat melt adhesive film after being connected with the transmission line, or connecting electronic component with the transmission line during the process of jointing of transmission or sewing of packaging cloth or heat melt adhesive film, and then sewing the packaging cloth on the clothing cloth or integrating the heat melt adhesive film into the packaging cloth or clothing cloth. Original structure of the heat melt adhesive film cannot be viewed and miniaturization effects can be produced.

Patent number : WO 2013075388 A1

Object, method, and system for detecting heartbeat or whether or not electrodes are in proper contact

Disclosed are an object, method, and system for detecting heartbeat or whether or not electrodes are in proper contact. The system is multiple textile electrodes that are arranged on a textile product, where an isopotential surface map of an electrocardiogram (ECG) is used, and where interference caused by movements of a human body is considered, and is arranged as a structure of separated electrodes. The system is capable of detecting heartbeat on the basis of the positions and areas of the electrodes, and of the arrangement of conductive cables, and is capable of selecting, according to changes in the state of the environment, dry cell powered- or capacitively coupled-electrodes to acquire an electrocardiography signal. The system is capable of detecting whether or not the electrodes are in proper contact with the human body by measuring noise, surface resistance, and muscular resistance, and is capable of inferring the posture and movements of the human body on the basis of the ECG signal and noise.