International Fashion Machines, Inc. E-Textiles are now patented
and patent pending - United States Patent No. US 7,054,133 B2
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 "pompom" 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.