US Pat. No. 9,408,305

STRAIN ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a silicon-based semiconductor device component;
a flexible base, the silicon-based semiconductor device component being disposed on, or at least partially embedded in, the
flexible base;

at least one conductive stretchable interconnect in electrical communication with the silicon-based semiconductor device component,
the at least one conductive stretchable interconnect forming the electrical communication with the silicon-based semiconductor
device component at a junction region;

a buffer structure having an annular shape with an inner edge surface defining an inner diameter of the annular shape and
an outer edge surface defining an outer diameter of the annular shape, the inner edge surface of the buffer structure being
horizontally offset from the junction region in a first direction and the outer edge surface of the buffer structure being
horizontally offset from the junction region in a second opposing direction; and

an encapsulant encapsulating at least the silicon-based semiconductor device component and the junction region, wherein:
the buffer structure overlaps with at least a portion of the flexible base;
the flexible base has a higher value of Young's modulus than the encapsulant; and
the buffer structure has a higher value of Young's modulus than the encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,168,094

CATHETER DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device, comprising:
a catheter;
at least one flow sensor coupled to the catheter, the at least one flow sensor comprising:
a heating element; and
a temperature sensor disposed proximate to the heating element, wherein the heating element is operable to adjust a temperature
of fluid proximate to the temperature sensor;

at least one component coupled to the catheter and configured to perform an ablation procedure on a portion of a tissue proximate
to the catheter; and

an assessment module coupled to the at least one flow sensor and configured to receive data indicative of at least one flow
measurement from the at least one flow sensor and provide an indication of the efficacy of the ablation procedure based on
the data indicative of at least one flow measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,516,758

EXTREMELY STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Cambridge, M...

1. A stretchable integrated circuit (IC) system comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a first device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a first integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated from
a rigid single-crystal semiconductor;

a second device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a second integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated
from a rigid single-crystal semiconductor; and

a flexible electrical interconnect electrically coupling the first IC device to the second IC device, wherein the flexible
interconnect includes a polymer passivation layer and maintains electrical connectivity under translational and rotational
strains.

US Pat. No. 9,171,794

EMBEDDING THIN CHIPS IN POLYMER

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
A) a substrate comprising a standoff well region, wherein:
the substrate comprises a layer of a first conductive material disposed on a layer of a flexible polymer, wherein the flexible
polymer is further stretchable; and

a patterned portion of the first conductive material comprises a standoff bordering a portion of exposed flexible polymer,
thereby forming the standoff well region;

B) a thin chip disposed within the standoff well region on a portion of the exposed flexible polymer proximate to the standoff;
and

C) an adhesive material disposed within the standoff well region at a portion of the exposed flexible polymer proximate to
the standoff, the thin chip being disposed on the adhesive material proximate the standoff, the adhesive material including
a conductive adhesive,

wherein a height of the standoff is comparable to a height of the thin chip.

US Pat. No. 9,226,402

STRAIN ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a device component;
a conductive stretchable interconnect electrically coupled with the device component at a junction region, the conductive
stretchable interconnect being positioned in a first layer of the apparatus;

a buffer structure positioned in a second layer of the apparatus that is spaced from the first layer of the apparatus, the
buffer structure being formed from a non-conductive material; and

an encapsulant encapsulating the device component and the junction region.

US Pat. No. 9,082,025

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INTEGRATED WITH APPAREL

MC10, INC., Cambridge, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a flexible device disposed on the flexible substrate, the flexible device comprising:
a stretchable coil formed from a conductive material and comprising at least one corrugated portion; and
an integrated circuit component disposed proximate to and in electrical communication with the stretchable coil, the integrated
circuit component comprising at least one memory that is read and write-enabled; and

a flexible encapsulant encapsulating the flexible device;
wherein the apparatus is configured for remote data read- and write-operations to the at least one memory to store identifying
information.

US Pat. No. 9,186,060

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY FOR SENSING AND DELIVERING THERAPY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method to determine parameters of a tissue comprising the steps of:
placing a device in at least partial contact with said tissue, the device comprising circuitry of a stretchable array of sensors;
determining a subset of sensors in said array of sensors that are in conformal contact with said tissue; and
activating one or more sensors in said subset of sensors that are in conformal contact with said tissue by applying one or
more multiplexing techniques to enable selected portions of the circuitry corresponding to the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,295,842

CATHETER OR GUIDEWIRE DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING AND USE THEREOF

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method of performing a medical treatment procedure on a tissue, the method comprising:
disposing in proximity to the tissue an apparatus comprising:
an elongated member having a proximal portion and a distal portion;
at least one flow sensor disposed proximate to the distal portion of the elongated member, each of the at least one flow sensor
comprising:

at least one temperature sensor; and
at least one heating element disposed proximate to the at least one temperature sensor;
a reference temperature sensor disposed on a proximal portion of the elongated member; and
a control module coupled to the at least one flow sensor and the reference temperature sensor;
using the control module to maintain a temperature difference between the reference temperature sensor and the temperature
sensor of the at least one flow sensor at a stage of performance of the medical treatment procedure, comprising:

monitoring a value of a temperature measurement of the reference temperature sensor and/or a temperature measurement of the
temperature sensor of the at least one flow sensor; and

controlling a first signal to the at least one heating element to cause the at least one heating element to emit heat or discontinue
emitting heat, such that that the temperature difference is maintained,

wherein the temperature difference is a constant temperature difference or a time varying temperature difference.

US Pat. No. 9,159,635

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A flexible electronic structure, comprising:
a base polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface comprises a plurality of electrically
non-conductive anchors;

at least one electronic device layer disposed above a portion of the second surface of the base polymer, the electronic device
layer comprising:

two or more device islands; and
at least one stretchable interconnect electrically coupling the two or more device islands; and
a second polymer layer disposed above a portion of the at least one electronic device layer;
wherein at least one anchor of the plurality of electrically non-conductive anchors is disposed beneath at least one of the
two or more device islands; and

wherein the flexible electronic structure is configured such that a strain-sensitive layer of the electronic device layer
is at a neutral mechanical plane of the flexible electronic structure.

US Pat. No. 9,289,132

CATHETER BALLOON HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY AND SENSOR ARRAY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device, comprising:
an inflatable and expandable body having a stretchable surface, the stretchable surface having soft or elastic properties
enabling the stretchable surface to be made longer or wider without tearing or breaking; and

a stretchable electronic circuit embedded in or affixed to the stretchable surface of the inflatable and expandable body,
the stretchable electronic circuit including a plurality of components that accommodate stretching or expanding of the stretchable
surface of the inflatable and expandable body and remain functional when the stretchable surface is stretched or expanded,
the plurality of components comprising:

a plurality of discrete operative devices arranged as device islands on the stretchable surface of the inflatable and expandable
body; and

a plurality of stretchable interconnects embedded in or affixed to the stretchable surface of the inflatable and expandable
body to electrically interconnect at least some of the plurality of discrete operative devices,

wherein at least one stretchable interconnect of the plurality of stretchable interconnects is directly attached to a first
discrete operative device and to a second discrete operative device of the plurality of discrete operative devices to directly
electrically interconnect the first discrete operative device to the second discrete operative device.

US Pat. No. 9,706,647

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INCLUDING NESTED SERPENTINE INTERCONNECTS

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. A stretchable electrical device, comprising:
two electrical contacts spaced apart by a distance; and
an electrical interconnect connected to and extending from a first one of the two electrical contacts generally in a first
direction and electrically coupling the first one of the two electrical contacts with a second one of the two electrical contacts;

wherein the electrical interconnect has a meander-shaped base configuration comprising a plurality of repeated, connected,
and alternating loops, each of the plurality of loops having a curved tip and a length extending from the curved tip in a
second direction that is generally perpendicular to the first direction, each of the lengths connecting adjacent ones of the
plurality of loops and each of the lengths forming a nested serpentine-shaped feature projecting in the first direction such
that the electrical interconnect includes a plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features arranged along the electrical interconnect,
each of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features being at least partially nested within an adjacent one of the plurality
of nested serpentine-shaped features.

US Pat. No. 9,123,614

METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF NON-PLANAR IMAGING ARRAYS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An imaging array, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor imaging elements;
at least one stretchable interconnect, the at least one stretchable interconnect coupling at least one semiconductor imaging
element of the plurality of semiconductor imaging elements to another semiconductor imaging element; and

at least one micro-lens disposed over at least a portion of at least one semiconductor imaging element of the plurality of
semiconductor imaging elements.

US Pat. No. 9,247,637

STRAIN RELIEF STRUCTURES FOR STRETCHABLE INTERCONNECTS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first conductive stretchable interconnect having a first portion electrically coupled to a second portion via a first bypass
portion, the first bypass portion having a curved shape, the first conductive stretchable interconnect being positioned in
a first layer of the apparatus;

a second conductive stretchable interconnect having a first portion electrically coupled to a second portion via a second
bypass portion, the second bypass portion, having a curved shape substantially the same as the curved shape of the first bypass
portion, the second conductive stretchable interconnect being positioned in a second layer of the apparatus that is spaced
from the first layer of the apparatus such that the first and second stretchable interconnects overlap at an intersection
region of the apparatus; and

an intersection structure having a top layer, a middle layer, and a bottom layer, the first conductive stretchable interconnect
being positioned between the top and middle layers and the second conductive stretchable interconnect being positioned between
the middle and bottom layers, such that the intersection structure encompasses at least a portion of the first and second
bypass portions, the intersection structure being configured to redistribute a mechanical strain on the first bypass portion
and the second bypass portion away from the intersection region of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,119,533

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY FOR SENSING AND DELIVERING THERAPY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus for medical diagnosis and/or treatment, the apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate;
an expandable assembly coupled to the flexible substrate, the expandable assembly comprising a plurality of supports, each
of the plurality of supports extending from a center of the flexible substrate to a respective corner of the flexible substrate,
the expandable assembly being operable to adjust the flexible substrate from an undeployed configuration to a deployed configuration;
and

stretchable circuitry disposed on the flexible substrate, the stretchable circuitry comprising a plurality of electrodes and
a plurality of stretchable interconnects to electrically interconnect at least some of the plurality of electrodes, the stretchable
circuitry being configured to remain functional upon conforming to a surface of a tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,372,123

FLEXIBLE TEMPERATURE SENSOR INCLUDING CONFORMABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A system to monitor a potential risk of harm to an object or an individual using a conformal sensor device mounted to a
portion of a surface of the object or the individual, the system comprising:
at least one memory for storing processor executable instructions; and
a processing unit for accessing the at least one memory and executing the processor executable instructions, the processor-executable
instructions comprising:

a communication module to receive data indicative of at least one measurement of at least one sensor component of the conformal
sensor device, wherein:

the at least one measurement comprises a measure of a property of a temperature of the portion of the surface;
the conformal sensor device substantially conforms to contours of the surface to provide a degree of conformal contact; and
the data indicative of the at least one measurement comprises data indicative of the degree of the conformal contact; and
an analysis engine comprising processor-executable instructions:
to analyze the data indicative of at least one measurement;
to generate at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature based on the degree of the conformal contact;
and

to compare the at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature to a preset threshold; and
a notification component comprising processor-executable instructions:
to issue a first alert at a time T1 if the at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature exceeds the preset threshold; and

to issue a second alert at a time T2 greater than T1 if the at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature falls below the preset threshold and subsequently
exceeds the preset threshold for at least a dwell time t,

wherein the second alert indicates a potential risk of harm to the object or individual.

US Pat. No. 9,723,711

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method for fabricating a flexible electronic structure, said method comprising:
applying a first layer to a portion of a substrate;
removing selected portions of the first layer to provide a plurality of vias, wherein a portion of the vias extend substantially
to a surface of the substrate;

disposing a second polymer layer, such that portions of the second polymer layer conform to a dimension of at least one of
the plurality of vias and forms a plurality of anchors that contact at least a portion of the substrate, wherein the second
polymer layer is more resistant to a selective etchant than the first layer;

disposing at least one electronic device layer above a portion of the first layer and/or the second polymer layer;
applying an adhesive layer to a portion of the second polymer layer prior to disposing the at least one electronic device
layer;

forming at least one trench through the second polymer layer and the at least one electronic device layer to expose at least
a portion of the first layer;

exposing at least a portion of the first layer to the selective etchant through the at least one trench; and
removing, by the selective etchant, portions of the first layer, thereby providing the flexible electronic structure, wherein
at least one anchor of the plurality of anchors remains in contact with at least a portion of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,554,850

CATHETER DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device, comprising:
a catheter;
an inflatable and/or expandable body coupled to the catheter;
an electronic circuit disposed on the inflatable and/or expandable body, the electronic circuit comprising a plurality of
components that accommodate expanding of the inflatable and/or expandable body, the plurality of components comprising:

a plurality of electrodes, at least one electrode of the plurality of electrodes being a radiofrequency electrode configured
to deliver a radiofrequency energy to a tissue proximate to the radiofrequency electrode; and

a plurality of stretchable interconnects disposed on the inflatable and/or expandable body, wherein the plurality of stretchable
interconnects electrically couples at least one of the plurality of electrodes to an external circuit;

at least one flow sensor coupled to the catheter;
at least one component coupled to the catheter and configured to perform an ablation procedure on a portion of a tissue proximate
to the catheter; and

an assessment module coupled to the at least one flow sensor and configured to receive data indicative of at least one flow
measurement from the at least one flow sensor and provide an indication of the efficacy of the ablation procedure based on
the data indicative of at least one flow measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,579,040

ELECTRONICS FOR DETECTION OF A CONDITION OF TISSUE

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus disposed on tissue for monitoring a condition of the tissue, the apparatus comprising:
a first plurality of conductive structures, each of the conductive structures in the first plurality of conductive structures
having a non-linear configuration that facilitates flexibility of the first plurality of conductive structures to flexing,
stretching, or torsion of the tissue to which the apparatus is disposed upon, thereby aiding in maintaining the first plurality
of conductive structures in contact with the tissue;

a second plurality of conductive structures, each of the conductive structures in the second plurality of conductive structures
having a non-linear configuration that facilitates flexibility of the second plurality of conductive structures to flexing,
stretching, or torsion of the tissue to which the apparatus is disposed upon, thereby aiding in maintaining the second plurality
of conductive structures in contact with the tissue, each of the conductive structures in the second plurality of conductive
structures being disposed substantially parallel to each of the conductive structures in the first plurality of conductive
structures in an alternating and interdigitated configuration;

a first brace structure disposed substantially perpendicular to each of the conductive structures in the first plurality of
conductive structures, the first brace structure being electrically coupled to each of the conductive structures in the first
plurality of conductive structures;

a second brace structure disposed substantially perpendicular to each of the conductive structures in the second plurality
of conductive structures, the second brace structure being electrically coupled to each of the conductive structures in the
second plurality of conductive structures, wherein the first brace structure and the second brace structure aid in maintaining
a substantially uniform separation between each of the conductive structures in the first plurality of conductive structures
and each of the immediately adjacent conductive structures in the second plurality of conductive structures; and

a non-conducting spacer structure having a first end and a second end, the first end of the non-conducting spacer structure
being physically coupled to the first brace structure and the second end of the non-conducting spacer structure being physically
coupled to the second brace structure such that the non-conducting spacer structure aids in (i) maintaining a substantially
uniform separation between the first brace structure and the second brace structure and (ii) maintaining a substantially uniform
form factor of the apparatus during deformation of the apparatus,

wherein a capacitive based measurement performed by applying a potential across one of the conductive structures in the first
plurality of conductive structures and a directly adjacent one of the conductive structures in the second plurality of conductive
structures provides an indication of the condition of the tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,801,557

CATHETER OR GUIDEWIRE DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING AND USE THEREOF

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device for determining a flow rate of a fluid proximate to a portion of a tissue, comprising:
an elongated member having a proximal portion and a distal portion;
a flow sensor disposed proximate to the distal portion of the elongated member, the flow sensor comprising:
at least one temperature sensor; and
at least one heating element to heat an area proximate to the elongated member, at least a portion of the at least one heating
element forming a cavity,

wherein:
at least a portion of the at least one temperature sensor is housed in a portion of the cavity; and
a temperature measurement of the temperature sensor provides a first indication of a flow rate of the fluid proximate to the
flow sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,622,680

CATHETER BALLOON METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING SENSING ELEMENTS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A cryoablation apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate forming an inflatable cryoballoon;
one or more delivery channels coupled to the inflatable cryoballoon for delivering a cryoablation fluid to the inflatable
cryoballoon;

a plurality of sensing elements disposed on the inflatable cryoballoon for sensing tissue targeted for ablation, the plurality
of sensing elements including a plurality of impedance sensing elements;

a coupling bus disposed along a latitude of the inflatable cryoballoon and electrically coupled to the plurality of sensing
elements; and

an intermediate bus disposed longitudinally along the inflatable cryoballoon and electrically coupling the coupling bus to
a measurement collection circuit for collecting measurements from the plurality of sensing elements.

US Pat. No. 9,655,560

CATHETER BALLOON HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY AND SENSOR ARRAY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device, comprising:
an inflatable and expandable body having a stretchable surface with soft or elastic properties enabling the inflatable and
expandable body to expand without tearing or breaking; and

a stretchable electronic circuit embedded in or affixed to the stretchable surface of the inflatable and expandable body,
the stretchable electronic circuit including a plurality of components that accommodate expanding of the inflatable and expandable
body and remain functional when the inflatable and expandable body is expanded, the plurality of components comprising:

a plurality of electrodes arranged as discrete device islands on the stretchable surface of the inflatable and expandable
body; and

a plurality of stretchable interconnects embedded in or affixed to the stretchable surface of the inflatable and expandable
body to electrically interconnect at least two electrodes of the plurality of electrodes,

wherein at least one stretchable interconnect of the plurality of stretchable interconnects is directly attached to a first
electrode and to a second electrode of the plurality of electrodes to directly electrically interconnect the first electrode
to the second electrode, and wherein the plurality of components includes a plurality of CMOS integrated circuits arranged
as discrete device islands among the plurality of electrodes around the inflatable and expandable body.

US Pat. No. 9,846,829

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INTEGRATED WITH APPAREL

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a flexible device disposed on the flexible substrate, the flexible device comprising:
a flexible coil formed from a conductive material disposed on the flexible substrate; and
an integrated circuit component disposed proximate to and in electrical communication with the flexible coil, the integrated
circuit component comprising at least one memory that is read and write-enabled;

a flexible encapsulant encapsulating the flexible device;
an energy supply in electrical communication with the integrated circuit component; and
a microcapacitor in electrical communication with the energy supply and the integrated circuit component;
wherein the apparatus is configured for remote data read- and write-operations to the at least one memory to store identifying
information.

US Pat. No. 9,750,421

CATHETER OR GUIDEWIRE DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING AND USE THEREOF

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus for displaying representations of parameters of an inflatable body and/or expandable body disposed proximate
to a portion of a tissue, the inflatable body and/or expandable body comprising a plurality of sensors coupled to at least
a portion of the inflatable body and/or expandable body, the apparatus comprising:
a user interface;
at least one memory to store processor-executable instructions; and
at least one processing unit communicatively coupled to the at least one memory, wherein, upon execution of the processor-executable
instructions, the at least one processing unit:

controls the user interface to display at least one representation of the parameters, the at least one representation comprising:
(A) a first representation of a state of the inflatable body and/or expandable body, the first representation comprising:
(i) a first form indicator to indicate that the inflatable body and/or expandable body is in an inflated and/or an expanded
state; or

(ii) a second form indicator to indicate that the inflatable body and/or expandable body is in a deflated and/or a collapsed
state; and

(B) a second representation of a state of at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors, the second representation comprising:
(i) a first activation indicator to indicate that the at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors measures a signal below
a threshold value; or

(ii) a second activation indicator to indicate that the at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors measures a signal
above or about equal to the threshold value,

wherein the second representation is indicative of a magnitude of an instantaneous velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,833,190

METHODS OF DETECTING PARAMETERS OF A LUMEN

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method to detect parameters inside of a lumen comprising:
inserting an inflatable body into said lumen, said inflatable body having a stretchable surface and a stretchable electronic
circuit affixed thereto, said stretchable surface having soft or elastic properties enabling the stretchable surface to be
made longer or wider without tearing or breaking, said stretchable electronic circuit being embedded in or affixed to the
stretchable surface, the stretchable electronic circuit comprising:

a plurality of discrete operative devices arranged as device islands on the stretchable surface, the plurality of discrete
operative devices including at least one discrete operative device and at least one other discrete operative device; and

a plurality of stretchable interconnects embedded in or affixed to the stretchable surface to electrically interconnect at
least some of the plurality of discrete operative devices, wherein at least one stretchable interconnect of the plurality
of stretchable interconnects is directly attached to the at least one discrete operative device and to the at least one other
discrete operative device to directly electrically interconnect the at least one discrete operative device to the at least
one other discrete operative device;

inflating the inserted inflatable body to contact the at least one discrete operative device, the at least one other discrete
operative device, or a combination thereof to said lumen; and

measuring a parameter of said lumen in response to the contact.

US Pat. No. 9,662,069

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY FOR SENSING AND DELIVERING THERAPY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal sensor tape for monitoring vital signs, the tape comprising:
a conformal substrate;
an integrated circuit mounted on the conformal substrate;
an inductive transmitter coil mounted on the conformal substrate and coupled to the integrated circuit;
a positive electrode coupled to the integrated circuit; and
a negative electrode coupled to the integrated circuit;
wherein electrical signals received by the positive electrode and the negative electrode are transferred to the integrated
circuit, and the integrated circuit induces an RF signal in the inductive transmitter coil.

US Pat. No. 9,757,050

CATHETER BALLOON EMPLOYING FORCE SENSING ELEMENTS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus for medical diagnosis and/or treatment, the apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate forming an inflatable body; and
a plurality of force sensing elements disposed on the flexible substrate, each force sensing element of the plurality of force
sensing elements comprising:

first and second conductive components and an elastic dielectric component in a stacked arrangement on the flexible substrate,
the first conductive component being stacked between the second conductive component and the flexible substrate, and

the elastic dielectric component being stacked between the first and second conductive components,
wherein a measure of an electrical property of at least one of the first and second conductive components provides an indication
of a force applied to the inflatable body.

US Pat. No. 9,702,839

INTEGRATED DEVICES TO FACILITATE QUANTITATIVE ASSAYS AND DIAGNOSTICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device for providing quantitative information relating to a sample, the device comprising:
a substrate comprising at least one paper-based portion;
a sample receiver to receive the sample, wherein the sample receiver is at least partially formed in or disposed on the at
least one paper-based portion;

electronic circuitry at least partially formed in or disposed on the substrate, wherein the electronic circuitry generates
at least one analysis result based on an output signal from the sample or a derivative of the sample;

at least one indicator at least partially formed in or disposed on the substrate, and electrically coupled to the electronic
circuitry, wherein the at least one indicator provides an indication of the quantitative information relating to the sample
based at least in part on the at least one analysis result; and

a container at least partially formed in or disposed on the substrate, wherein the container is coupled to the sample receiver
to retain the sample or the derivative of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,704,908

METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF NON-PLANAR IMAGING ARRAYS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A flexible planar imaging array, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor imaging elements;
at least one stretchable interconnect, the at least one stretchable interconnect coupling at least one semiconductor imaging
element of the plurality of semiconductor imaging elements to another semiconductor imaging element.

US Pat. No. 9,583,428

EMBEDDING THIN CHIPS IN POLYMER

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
A) a substrate comprising a standoff well region, wherein:
the substrate comprises a layer of a first conductive material disposed on a layer of a flexible polymer that is further stretchable;
and

a patterned portion of the first conductive material comprises a standoff bordering a portion of exposed flexible polymer,
thereby forming the standoff well region; and

B) a thin chip disposed within the standoff well region on a portion of the exposed flexible polymer proximate to the standoff,
wherein a height of the standoff is comparable to a height of the thin chip.

US Pat. No. 9,723,122

PROTECTIVE CASES WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a case configured to at least partially envelop a mobile and/or wireless electronics device;
an electronic controller integrated with or bonded to the case such that the case serves as a substrate for the electronic
controller, at least a portion of the electronic controller being deformable, the electronic controller providing an output
signal, wherein the electronic controller comprises at least one sensor to sense at least one environmental condition proximate
to the apparatus; and

at least one output device communicatively coupled to the electronic controller, and integrated with or bonded to the case,
to provide at least one perceivable output based at least in part on the output signal provided by the electronic controller,

wherein the electronic controller comprises a plurality of electronic component islands and a plurality of stretchable conductive
interconnects disposed so as to electrically interconnect at least some of the plurality of electronic component islands,
and

wherein the at least one sensor includes at least one pressure sensor configured to measure a mechanical shock and/or impact
to the apparatus or at least one temperature sensor configured to measure an ambient temperature proximate to the apparatus,
and

wherein the at least one output device comprises a plurality light emitting diodes (LEDs) of different colors, and
wherein the output signal controls the LEDs to display different colors correlated to the measured degrees of shock and/or
impact or correlated to the sensed ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,844,145

STRAIN ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a device component;
a conductive stretchable interconnect electrically coupled with the device component at a junction region;
a first buffer structure including a first buffer structure main body, a first projection portion, and a second projection
portion, the first projection portion extending outwardly from the first buffer structure main body and being disposed along
a first side of the conductive stretchable interconnect, the second projection portion extending outwardly from the first
buffer structure main body and being disposed along a second opposing side of the conductive stretchable interconnect;

a second buffer structure including a second buffer structure main body, a third projection portion, and a fourth projection
portion, the third projection portion extending outwardly from the second buffer structure main body and being disposed along
the first side of the conductive stretchable interconnect, the fourth projection portion extending outwardly from the second
buffer structure main body and being disposed along the second opposing side of the conductive stretchable interconnect; and

an encapsulant encapsulating the device component, the junction region, and the buffer structure.

US Pat. No. 9,810,623

QUANTIFICATION OF A CHANGE IN ASSAY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A measurement device comprising:
a diagnostic substrate comprising
(a) a sample receiver to receive a sample, wherein the sample receiver is at least partially formed in or disposed on the
diagnostic substrate;

(b) a fluidic channel connected to the sample receiver;
(c) a detection region at least partially formed in or disposed on the diagnostic substrate, wherein the detection region
is coupled to the sample receiver by the fluidic channel;

(d) a control region at least partially formed in or disposed on the diagnostic substrate, wherein the control region is coupled
to the detection region by the fluidic channel, and

a base substrate comprising
(e) an antenna for near-field communication (NFC) at least partially formed in or disposed on the base substrate;
(f) electronic circuitry connected to the antenna and at least partially formed in or disposed on the base substrate, wherein
the electronic circuitry generates data as a function of an output signal from the sample or a derivative thereof;

(g) a first portion comprising a first photodetector and a second photodetector connected to the electronic circuitry and
at least partially formed in or disposed on the first portion;

(h) a second portion comprising a first light source and a second light source connected to the electronic circuitry and at
least partially formed in or disposed on the second portion, wherein the first portion is folded with respect to the second
portion whereby the photodetectors and the light sources are aligned such that light from the first light source passes through
the detection region and gets detected by the first photodetector, the light from the second light source passes through the
control region and gets detected by the second photodetector, and

(i) a thin-film battery connected to the electronic circuitry and configured to provide power to the at least one of the first
photodetector and the second photodetector, and to provide power to at least one of the first light source and the second
light source.

US Pat. No. 9,629,586

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES USING STRETCHABLE OR FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an inflatable substrate;
circuitry disposed on said substrate comprising an array of active devices, said circuitry including stretchable electrical
interconnects that electrically interconnect the active devices of the array of active devices for the circuitry to remain
functional upon inflation of the substrate, said array of active devices comprising sensing devices for detecting data indicative
of a parameter associated with a tissue;

a processing facility in electronic communication with said circuitry, receiving said data indicative of said parameter associated
with said tissue; and

an output facility in electronic communication with said processing facility, said processing facility configured to generate
output data associated with said tissue and to cause said output facility to create said output data.

US Pat. No. 9,899,330

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS WITH EMBEDDED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DIE

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. A flexible integrated circuit (IC) module comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a semiconductor die attached to the flexible substrate; and
an encapsulating layer attached to the flexible substrate, the semiconductor die being encased between the flexible substrate
and the encapsulating layer, the encapsulating layer including a polyimide adhesive, wherein the polyimide adhesive comprises
an acrylic-based thermally conductive and electrically isolating polyimide adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,894,757

EXTREMELY STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A stretchable integrated circuit (IC) system comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a first device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a first integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated from
a rigid semiconductor material;

a second device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a second integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated
from a rigid semiconductor material; and

a flexible electrical interconnect electrically connecting the first IC device to the second IC device, such that a distance
between the first IC device and the second IC device can be changed while maintaining an electrical connection between the
first IC device and the second IC device.

US Pat. No. 9,949,691

CONFORMAL SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR SENSING AND ANALYSIS OF CARDIAC ACTIVITY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal cardiac sensor device for analyzing cardiac activity of a user, the conformal cardiac sensor device comprising:at least one flexible substrate configured to couple to the user;
at least one heart sensor component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one heart sensor component being configured to directly contact a portion of skin of the user, measure electrical activity indicative of the cardiac activity of the user, and output a signal indicative thereof;
at least one biometric sensor component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one biometric sensor component being configured to measure physiological activity indicative of the cardiac activity of the user and output a signal indicative thereof;
at least one microprocessor embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one microprocessor being communicatively coupled to the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component and operable to execute microprocessor executable instructions for controlling measurement of the electrical activity and the physiological activity indicative of the cardiac activity of the user;
at least one wireless communication component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and operable to transmit data indicative of the measurements obtained by the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component; and
at least one therapeutic component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one therapeutic component being configured to provide medicinal treatment to the user based, at least in part, on the measurements obtained by the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component,
wherein the at least one therapeutic component is configured to administer to the user an emollient, a pharmaceutical drug or other drug, a biologic material, or other therapeutic material, or any combination thereof, in response to a detected occurrence of a predetermined triggering event.

US Pat. No. 10,024,743

BODY MOUNTED MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Reebok International Limi...

1. A device for monitoring a force acting on a head of a user, comprising:a flexible article adapted to be worn on the head of the user and having an outer flexible layer and an inner flexible layer; and
a monitoring assembly removably coupled to the flexible article, the monitoring assembly including:
a sensor for measuring a force on the head and transmitting data relating to the force, the sensor positioned to be disposed immediately proximate to the head,
a processor adapted to receive the force data from the sensor, and
a flexible strip operatively connecting the sensor and the processor,
wherein only the inner flexible layer separates the sensor from the head of the user when the flexible article is worn,
wherein the flexible strip includes a first end and a second end and wherein the sensor is disposed at the first end and the control unit is disposed intermediate to the first end and the second end,
wherein the flexible strip includes a first portion and a second portion more flexible than the first portion,
wherein the second portion is configured to be positioned at a base of the user's neck, and
wherein the control unit is coupled to the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,186,546

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY FOR SENSING AND DELIVERING THERAPY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus for detecting and measuring aspects of a tissue of a body of a subject, comprising:expandable substrate;
stretchable circuitry disposed on said substrate and configured to remain functional upon conforming to a surface of said tissue, said circuitry comprising:
sensing devices configured to detect data indicative of a parameter of said tissue upon said circuitry being in conformal contact with said tissue, and
an array of imaging devices configured to generate visual data;
a processing facility in electronic communication with said circuitry and configured to receive said data indicative of said parameter of said tissue and said visual data; and
an output facility in electronic communication with said processing facility,
wherein said processing facility is configured to (i) use said data indicative of said parameter of said tissue and said visual data to generate output data, and (ii) cause said output facility to display said output data.

US Pat. No. 10,032,709

EMBEDDING THIN CHIPS IN POLYMER

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:A) a substrate comprising a standoff well region, wherein:
the substrate comprises a layer of a first conductive material disposed on a layer of a flexible and stretchable polymer, and
a patterned portion of the first conductive material comprises a standoff bordering a portion of exposed flexible and stretchable polymer, thereby forming the standoff well region; and
B) a sensor disposed within the standoff well region on a portion of the exposed flexible and stretchable polymer proximate to the standoff.

US Pat. No. 10,334,724

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INCLUDING NESTED SERPENTINE INTERCONNECTS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A stretchable electrical device, comprising:two electrical contacts; and
an electrical interconnect electrically coupling the two electrical contacts;
wherein the electrical interconnect has a meander-shaped base configuration comprising a plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features arranged along the electrical interconnect such that each of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features is at least partially nested within an adjacent one of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features, the meander-shaped base configuration having a base amplitude and a base wavelength, each of the plurality of nested serpentine-shaped features having (i) a nested amplitude that is different than the base amplitude, and (ii) a nested wavelength that is different than the base wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,277,386

SYSTEM, DEVICES, AND METHOD FOR ON-BODY DATA AND POWER TRANSMISSION

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method of synchronizing nodes within an on-body sensor network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a master hub located on a surface of a user, an initialization electrical current pulse into the surface;
receiving, by at least one sensor node located on the surface, the initialization electrical current pulse from the surface;
transmitting, by the at least one sensor node, an acknowledge electrical current pulse into the surface after a pre-determined delay and in response to receipt of the initialization electrical current pulse;
detecting, by the master hub, the acknowledge electrical current pulse;
transmitting, by the master hub, a triggering electrical current pulse into the surface, the triggering electrical current pulse including electrical power and data; and
receiving, by the at least one sensor node, the triggering electrical current pulse from the surface, the electrical power and data triggering the at least one sensor node to begin generating sensor information.

US Pat. No. 10,383,219

EXTREMELY STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A stretchable integrated circuit (IC) system comprising:a flexible substrate;
a first device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a first integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated from a rigid semiconductor material;
a second device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a second integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated from a rigid semiconductor material;
a third device island mounted to the flexible substrate and comprising a third integrated circuit (IC) device fabricated from a rigid semiconductor material;
a first flexible electrical interconnect electrically connecting the first IC device to the second IC device, such that a distance between the first IC device and the second IC device can be changed in a first dimension while maintaining an electrical connection between the first IC device and the second IC device; and
a second flexible electrical interconnect electrically connecting the second IC device to the third IC device, such that a distance between the second IC device and the third IC device can be changed in a second dimension while maintaining an electrical connection between the second IC device and third IC device.

US Pat. No. 10,300,371

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTING WITH A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A system comprising:at least one sensing device having at least one sensor configured to sense at least one physiologic or biometric condition of a person;
a game console or virtual reality controller configured to produce a virtual environment, wherein the game console or virtual reality controller is in communication with the at least one sensing device and configured to receive sensor data from the at least one sensing device, whereby the game console or virtual reality controller adjust the virtual environment by determining a reaction of the person to an aspect in the virtual environment as a function of the sensor data and increasing a frequency of the occurrence of the aspects in the virtual environment.

US Pat. No. 10,325,951

METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF NON-PLANAR IMAGING ARRAYS

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. A flexible imaging sensor to sense an area of tissue, the sensor comprising:at least one imaging element including a semiconductor based photo detector;
a processor in electrical communication to the at least one imaging element to capture an image of the area of tissue; and
at least one stretchable interconnect, the at least one stretchable interconnect coupling the at least one imaging element to the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,297,572

DISCRETE FLEXIBLE INTERCONNECTS FOR MODULES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. A flexible integrated circuit system comprising:a first discrete device with a first flexible multi-layer integrated circuit (IC) package including a first outer surface with a first electrical connection pad, a first flexible polymeric substrate, a first microchip embedded in or on the first flexible polymeric substrate, a first adhesive layer on the first flexible polymeric substrate, and a first conductive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer;
a second discrete device with a second flexible multi-layer integrated circuit (IC) package including a second outer surface with a second electrical connection pad, a second flexible polymeric substrate, a second microchip embedded in or on the second flexible polymeric substrate, a second adhesive layer on the second flexible polymeric substrate, and a second conductive layer coupled to the second adhesive layer; and
a discrete flexible interconnect attached to and electrically connecting the first electrical connection pad of the first discrete device to the second electrical connection pad of the second discrete device.

US Pat. No. 10,258,282

CONFORMAL SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR SENSING AND ANALYSIS OF CARDIAC ACTIVITY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal cardiac sensor device for analyzing cardiac activity of a user, the conformal cardiac sensor device comprising:at least one flexible substrate configured to couple to the user;
at least one heart sensor component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one heart sensor component being configured to directly contact a portion of skin of the user, measure electrical activity indicative of cardiac activity of the user, and output a signal indicative thereof;
at least one biometric sensor component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one biometric sensor component being configured to measure physiological activity indicative of cardiac activity of the user and output a signal indicative thereof;
at least one microprocessor embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one microprocessor being communicatively coupled to the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component and operable to execute microprocessor executable instructions for controlling the measurement of electrical and physiological activity indicative of cardiac activity of the user; and
at least one wireless communication component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and operable to transmit data indicative of the measurements obtained by the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component.

US Pat. No. 10,296,819

CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS INTEGRATED WITH APPAREL

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:a flexible substrate incorporated into apparel configured to be worn by a human;
a flexible device disposed on the flexible substrate, the flexible device comprising:
a stretchable coil formed from a conductive material and comprising at least one corrugated portion; and
an integrated circuit component disposed proximate to and in electrical communication with the stretchable coil, the integrated circuit component comprising at least one memory that is read and write-enabled; and
a flexible encapsulant encapsulating the flexible device;
wherein the apparatus is configured for remote data read- and write-operations to the at least one memory to store identifying information.

US Pat. No. 10,485,118

MULTI-PART FLEXIBLE ENCAPSULATION HOUSING FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal integrated circuit (IC) device comprising:a flexible substrate;
an electronic circuitry attached to the flexible substrate; and
a flexible multi-part encapsulation housing at least substantially encasing therein the electronic circuitry and the flexible substrate, the multi-part encapsulation housing including a first encapsulation housing component attached to a second encapsulation housing component, the first encapsulation housing component having at least one first recessed region for seating therein the electronic circuitry, and the second encapsulation housing component having at least one second recessed region for seating therein the flexible substrate,
wherein the electronic circuitry includes a plurality of device islands and a plurality of stretchable electrical interconnects electrically connecting two or more of the device islands.

US Pat. No. 10,398,343

PERSPIRATION SENSOR

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A perspiration sensor comprising:a first electrode positioned a predefined distance from a second electrode defining a dielectric space between the first electrode and the second electrode;
a moisture absorbent dielectric material positioned in the dielectric space between the first electrode and the second electrode;
at least one inlet enabling moisture from outside the dielectric space to enter the dielectric space and become absorbed by the moisture absorbent material;
a skin electrode and an adhesive layer configured for adhering the skin electrode to a skin portion of a user whereby the skin electrode is capacitively coupled to the skin portion of the user, and wherein the skin electrode is electrically connected to the moisture absorbent material;
a polymer material encapsulating at least a portion of the perspiration sensor; and
wherein the perspiration sensor includes one or more loops extending from a peripheral edge of the perspiration sensor and the polymer material at least partially extends into an opening in at least one loop.

US Pat. No. 10,477,354

AUTOMATED DETECTION AND CONFIGURATION OF WEARABLE DEVICES BASED ON ON-BODY STATUS, LOCATION, AND/OR ORIENTATION

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. An electronic device worn on a user, the electronic device comprising:one or more accelerometers configured to generate acceleration information based on acceleration experienced by the electronic device;
a temperature sensor configured to measure temperature information associated with the electronic device;
a processor; and
one or more associated memories, the one or more associated memories including computer program code executable by the processor, the processor, configured by the computer program code, causes the electronic device to:
process the temperature information to determine a temperature, a change in temperature, a rate of change in temperature, or a combination thereof;
determine a state of the electronic device based, at least in part, on the temperature, the change in temperature, the rate of change in temperature, or a combination thereof;
process the acceleration information to extract features from the acceleration information; and
process the features based on a decision tree analysis to determine a location of the electronic device on the user from a plurality of predefined locations,
wherein the decision tree analysis is based, at least in part, on the state of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,410,962

ENCAPSULATED CONFORMAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND DEVICES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal integrated circuit (IC) device comprising:a flexible substrate;
electronic circuitry attached to the flexible substrate; and
a flexible polymeric encapsulation layer attached to the flexible substrate, the flexible polymeric encapsulation layer forming a vaulted compartment encasing therein at least a portion of the electronic circuitry between the flexible substrate and the vaulted compartment of the flexible polymeric encapsulation layer,
wherein the vaulted compartment is separated from a second vaulted compartment by a recessed portion, and the flexible polymeric encapsulation layer and the flexible substrate have a collective thickness in the range of about 1.0 mm to about 2.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,467,926

CONFORMAL SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR SENSING AND ANALYSIS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal sensor device for analyzing a user, the conformal sensor device comprising:at least one flexible substrate configured to substantially conform to a surface of a portion of the user;
at least one power supply embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and being configured to power the conformal sensor device;
at least one memory device embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and storing microprocessor executable instructions;
at least one microprocessor embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one microprocessor being communicatively coupled to the at least one memory device and being configured to execute the microprocessor executable instructions;
at least one sensor device embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and being configured to generate sensor data representative of at least one measurement of the user;
an analyzer configured to (i) quantify one or more performance parameters based on the sensor data and (ii) compare the one or more performance parameter to one or more predetermined performance threshold values to determine an indication of the performance of the user, the one or more performance parameters including baseline symmetry determined as function of a range of motion of a flexor muscle of the user and a range of motion of an extensor muscle of the user; and
at least one wireless communication component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and being configured to transmit data indicative of the indication of the performance of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,447,347

WIRELESS CHARGER AND HIGH SPEED DATA OFF-LOADER

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A wireless control system comprising:a wireless charging device including a transmitter to transmit a charging signal, a first receiver to receive a data signal and a second receiver to receive a low energy signal;
a sensor device including a memory for storing sensed data, a first receiver to receive a charging signal, a first transmitter to transmit a data signal, and a second receiver to receive a low energy signal, wherein the transmitter of the wireless charging device is a transceiver operating in a fast data transfer protocol and the second receiver of the wireless charging device operates in a slower data transfer protocol, and wherein one of the protocols is used for the data transfer from the sensor device; and
a user device including a low energy transmitter in communication with the second receiver of the wireless charging device and the second receiver of the sensor device, the user device operative to initiate a data transfer from the sensor device to the wireless charging device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,743

FLEXIBLE TEMPERATURE SENSOR INCLUDING CONFORMABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, INC., Lexington, M...

1. A system comprising:a conformal sensor device mounted to a surface such that the conformal sensor device substantially conforms to contours of the surface, the conformal sensor device including a sensor component configured to generate data indicative of one or more measurements of a property of a temperature of a portion of the surface, and a stretchable electrical interconnect that electrically couples the sensor component to another component of the conformal sensor device;
an analysis engine configured to analyze the data indicative of the one or more measurements of the property of the temperature of the portion of the surface to determine the property of the temperature of the portion of the surface;
a notification component configured to (i) issue an alert in response to the property of the temperature exceeding a preset threshold for a dwell time and (ii) transmit a command in response to the property of the temperature exceeding the preset threshold; and
a controller of an environmental regulation system configured to (i) receive the command from the notification component and (ii) execute a pre-determined action based on the received command.