US Patent No. 10,512,162

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STRAIN SENSING USING AEROSOL JET PRINTING OF FLEXIBLE CAPACITIVE STRAIN GAUGES


Patent No. 10,512,162
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Systems And Methods For Strain Sensing Using Aerosol Jet Printing Of Flexible Capacitive Strain Gauges
Inventorship David Estrada, Boise, ID (US)
Jennifer Watkins, Meridian, ID (US)
Aline Elquist, Elko, NV (US)
Carter Warren, Nampa, ID (US)
Preston Riggs, Boise, ID (US)
Kiyo Fujimoto, Meridian, ID (US)
Harish Subbaraman, Boise, ID (US)
Assignee BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Boise, ID (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,162

1. A device comprising:a flexible substrate;
a flexible integrated circuit within the flexible substrate, the integrated circuit having at least one input electrode positioned on a surface of the flexible substrate; and
an aerosol-jet printed conductive ink layer disposed on the surface of the flexible substrate, the aerosol jet printed conductive ink layer having a pattern that includes a first set of fingers interdigitated with a second set of fingers, the aerosol-jet printed conductive ink layer in contact with the at least one input electrode.