GB2424074A - Wearable liquid crystal thermometer patch - Google Patents

Wearable liquid crystal thermometer patch Download PDF

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GB2424074A
GB2424074A GB0504905A GB0504905A GB2424074A GB 2424074 A GB2424074 A GB 2424074A GB 0504905 A GB0504905 A GB 0504905A GB 0504905 A GB0504905 A GB 0504905A GB 2424074 A GB2424074 A GB 2424074A
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Mark Cleve Gerard Edwards
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01KMEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G01K11/00Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes not covered by groups G01K3/00, G01K5/00, G01K7/00 or G01K9/00
    • G01K11/12Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes not covered by groups G01K3/00, G01K5/00, G01K7/00 or G01K9/00 using change of colour or translucency
    • G01K11/16Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes not covered by groups G01K3/00, G01K5/00, G01K7/00 or G01K9/00 using change of colour or translucency of organic materials
    • G01K11/165Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes not covered by groups G01K3/00, G01K5/00, G01K7/00 or G01K9/00 using change of colour or translucency of organic materials liquid crystals
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01KMEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G01K13/00Adaptations of thermometers for specific purposes
    • G01K13/002Adaptations of thermometers for specific purposes for measuring body temperature

Abstract

A wearable flat patch thermometer includes a liquid crystal display (LCD) where the colour of the LCD changes in dependence upon the temperature of the wearer's body. The device also includes a series of micro sensors. The patch is attachable to a garment (for example it is embroidered onto clothing), and is washable. The patch is useable as a communicator device by visually displaying the temperature to another person wearing a similar device.

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FLAT PATCH COMMUNICATOR

This invention relates to the use of existing technology', employed in the use of liquid crystal display functions, but, with it's use being functionally directed, as, representing, a bio -physiological representation through it's manufactured origin.

To begin with, this invention relates to a "FLAT (EMBROIDERABLE) PATCH, which operates as a "visual image", reflecting the wearer's biophysiological reactivity. This reflects its novelty, by providing, through a series of integrated micro-sensors, a necessary power-input direct from the wearers body temperature. Employing L.C.D. component parts, in which, the mechanism, represents a digital or alpha-numerically controlled, continuous coloured display, which is formulated, by two separate sheets of transparent plastic, separated by a sealed in liquid crystal material, where both sheets of plastic, have a thin coating of transparent conducting material, with the viewing side, etched to allow the bio-physically controlled, colour-flow representation, with leads going to the outer-edges of the display. This, where voltage applied between the front and back coatings, as directed by micro-sensors, which generate their energy from the human body, disrupt the orderly arrangement of the electrics, sufficiently, to darken the flow of the sealed- in liquid crystal material, to change it's flow-pattern, colour, and thus it's form. The complete power-supply and consumption is therefore supplied by thermic-sensors, activated and reflected, by the temperature changes inaugurated by the human body, and thus, may be seen to be biophysiologically representative of the individuals reflective state of "being", (which may be imposed as reflecting a stated' sense of disposition, to the individual and thus reflecting that individuals requirements).

The entire proposed composition of the FLAT-PATCH COMMUNICATOR, may be seen therefore, to be attached to the front of any specific garment and displayed as the reflective, "state of the art", bio-physiological requirements facility, that finds, (after stating it's own) it's own biophysiological, colour-represented, neutralising, "partner", and may be seen therefore as a novel concept in terms of compatible designer-wear".

The whole facility therefore is both washable and permanently sealed-in, reflecting both a novel and inventive idea, for which I claim priority.

This invention relates to the inter-communication of wearers of a similarly constructed flat patch assembly, wherein, bio-physiological requirements, could be visually represented, by matching colour-coded representations, in order to facilitate a combination neutralising effect.

This, in turn, would mean that the reflective, required, biophysiologically required state, had been neutralised, in effect, by recognising it's required neutralising, "partner".

At present there are no similar facilities, which operate on this simple basis, but it is clear from their construction, that their existence could be easily formulated from existing technology. Their follows, drawings and descriptions, which constitute the necessary, required technological submittance to claim novelty

Claims (5)

1) A flat-patch, which is embroiderable on any garment, which consists of a colour-coded, Liquid Crystal Display mechanism, controlled by the heat generated from the human body.
2) A flat-patch, as claimed in claim 1, and which provides a biophysiological reflection of it's own requirements, by colour-coded displays, thus neutralising it's purposeful display function.
3) A flat-patch, as claimed in claim 1 & 2, which operates by translating the heat generated by the human body, into effective L.C.D. displays, via a series of micro-sensors, which effect the flow, colour, and therefore display of the flat-patch.
4) A flat-patch, as claimed in claim 1, 2 & 3, which is sealed-in' and washable', therefore constituting its own bio-physiologically- controlled thermatic "order".
5) A flat-patch, as claimed in claim 1, 2, 3,& 4, and as substantially represented herein.
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GB2469745A (en) * 2009-04-21 2010-10-27 David Blanch Body temperature monitor

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US3830224A (en) * 1972-12-19 1974-08-20 Vanzetti Infrared Computer Sys Means for detecting changes in the temperature of the skin
US4232684A (en) * 1978-07-14 1980-11-11 Melvin Chervitz Fever thermometer
US4642250A (en) * 1986-01-13 1987-02-10 Donald Spector Fabrics and garments formed thereby having thermally-sensitive chromatic properties
WO2000000004A1 (en) * 1998-06-26 2000-01-06 Medical Indicators, Inc. Liquid crystal thermometer
GB2375396A (en) * 2001-05-10 2002-11-13 Gordon Roe Thermochromic temperature indicator
JP2002339121A (en) * 2001-05-22 2002-11-27 Ryuichi Nobe Wearing article
WO2005032447A2 (en) * 2003-08-22 2005-04-14 Foster-Miller, Inc. Physiological monitoring garment
GB2420852A (en) * 2004-11-08 2006-06-07 Mary-Ann Rose Donarte Temperature indicator attachable to various items including clothing and textiles

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3830224A (en) * 1972-12-19 1974-08-20 Vanzetti Infrared Computer Sys Means for detecting changes in the temperature of the skin
US4232684A (en) * 1978-07-14 1980-11-11 Melvin Chervitz Fever thermometer
US4642250A (en) * 1986-01-13 1987-02-10 Donald Spector Fabrics and garments formed thereby having thermally-sensitive chromatic properties
WO2000000004A1 (en) * 1998-06-26 2000-01-06 Medical Indicators, Inc. Liquid crystal thermometer
GB2375396A (en) * 2001-05-10 2002-11-13 Gordon Roe Thermochromic temperature indicator
JP2002339121A (en) * 2001-05-22 2002-11-27 Ryuichi Nobe Wearing article
WO2005032447A2 (en) * 2003-08-22 2005-04-14 Foster-Miller, Inc. Physiological monitoring garment
GB2420852A (en) * 2004-11-08 2006-06-07 Mary-Ann Rose Donarte Temperature indicator attachable to various items including clothing and textiles

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2469745A (en) * 2009-04-21 2010-10-27 David Blanch Body temperature monitor

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