International Fashion Machines, Inc. is a recognized innovator
in electronic textiles.
IFM's unique intellectual property, patents, know-how and trade
secrets in e-textile technology fuel our creativity and enable us
to develop innovative products and one-of-a-kind artworks. Our expertise
includes databases of materials, processes and vendors. IFM has
participated in DARPA programs and other privately funded research.
Every year IFM works with an exclusive set of companies to develop
their own e-textile technology. From product development to research,
our extensive experience in e-textile materials, manufacturing,
and applications, including heating, data transmission and sensing,
can help your company meet its goals and form a better understanding
of this emerging technology.
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IFM's patent 7,054,133 provides broad coverage of any e-textile
lighting capacitive touch controller. This includes lamps, wall
mounted dimmers and any other capacitive e-textile method for controlling
lighting- including night-lights and wireless light controls that
use an e-textile connected to a sensing circuit. IFM's patent provides
broad coverage of an electronic textile controller "pom pom" which
can be used to control toys or any electronic device. IFM's strong
patent applications support this broad patent with additional coverage.
These additional applications will cover all fuzzy sensors, lofted,
and piled novelty yarns and e-textile kits that enable the crafting
of electronic textile devices.