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Serpentine and corduroy circuits to enhance the stretchablity of a stretchable electronic device

United States Patent

January 18, 2011
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A stretchable electronic apparatus and method of producing the apparatus. The apparatus has a central longitudinal axis and the apparatus is stretchable in a longitudinal direction generally aligned with the central longitudinal axis. The apparatus comprises a stretchable polymer body, and at least one circuit line operatively connected to the stretchable polymer body, the at least one circuit line extending in the longitudinal direction and having a longitudinal component that extends in the longitudinal direction and having an offset component that is at an angle to the longitudinal direction, the longitudinal component and the offset component allowing the apparatus to stretch in the longitudinal direction while maintaining the integrity of the at least one circuit line.
Maghribi; Mariam N. (Livermore, CA), Krulevitch; Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA), Wilson; Thomas S. (Castro Valley, CA), Hamilton; Julie K. (Tracy, CA), Park; Christina (Cambridge, MA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 827,612
July 11, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.