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.



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