Pressure sensing mat

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8966997
APP PUB NO 20130091961A1
SERIAL NO

13644961

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A pressure sensing sheet includes at least first, second, and third layers wherein the first and third layers each have conductive paths defined therein that are separated by nonconductive spacers. The orientation of the conductive paths of the first layer are transverse to the orientation of the conductive paths of the third layer. The second layer is made of material that has an electrical characteristic that changes with applied pressure, such as, but not limited to, piezoresistive or piezoelectric material. The first and/or third layers are made from multi-material sheets wherein a first type of material will repel conductive particles when subjected to an autocatalytic coating process, while the second type of material will bond with the conductive particles during the autocatalytic coating process. The use of different materials in the first and/or third layers facilitates the manufacturing of the conductive paths and nonconductive spacers.

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PATIENTECH LLCMORNINGVIEW, KY12

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Taylor, Geoffrey L Winnipeg, CA 24 711

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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (2)
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STC.UNM (1)
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PATIENTECH LLC (1)
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