Electrically-heated Fiber, Fabric, or Textile for Heated Apparel

PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Electrically heated gloves, socks, wet suits, and other garments
  • Electrically heated joint braces for pain management
  • Flexible, fabric- or woven threads-based heaters
  • Electrically-conductive polymer coated fibers or threads

PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES

ADVANTAGES

  • The process is applicable to common, commercial textiles.
  • The fabric- or woven threads-based heating elements are flexible, lightweight and breathable, and can be cut and sewn into a variety of garments.

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

This invention provides a process to transform commercial textiles and threads into lightweight fabric heaters for local climate control and personal thermal management, and electrically-heated fiber, fabric, or textile that can be incorporated into a variety of garments.

ABOUT THE LEAD INVENTOR

Dr. Trisha Andrew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research team builds textile electronics using a vapor deposition process, which allows for monolithic integration of electronic circuits onto flexible textile substrates.

AVAILABILITY:

Available for Licensing and/or Sponsored Research

DOCKET:

UMA 18-021

PATENT STATUS:

U.S. Patent US 11,166.344 Issued; Additional Patent Pending

NON-CONFIDENTIAL INVENTION DISCLOSURE

LEAD INVENTOR:

Trisha Andrew, Ph.D.

CONTACT:

This invention provides a process to transform commercial textiles and threads into lightweight fabric heaters for local climate control and personal thermal management, and electrically-heated fiber, fabric, or textile that can be incorporated into a variety of garments.

Website

http://tto-umass-amherst.technologypublisher.com/tech?title=Electrically-heated_Fiber%2c_Fabric%2c_or_Textile_for_Heated_Apparel

Contact Information

TTO Home Page: http://tto-umass-amherst.technologypublisher.com

Name: Ling Shen

Title: Senior Licensing Officer

Department: Technology Transfer Office

Email: lxshen@research.umass.udu

Phone: 413-545-5276