Interactive Fabric

Utility Patent Application (A1)

July 11, 2019

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Google LLC

Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten C. Schwesig, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, Hakim K. Raja, David Scott Allmon, Gerard George Pallipuram, Shiho Fukuhara, Nan-Wei Gong

This document describes techniques using, and objects embodying, an interactive fabric which is configured to sense user interactions in the form of single or multi-touch-input (e.g., gestures). The interactive fabric may be integrated into a wearable interactive garment (e.g., a jacket, shirt, or pants) that is coupled (e.g., via a wired or wireless connection) to a gesture manager. The gesture manager may be implemented at the interactive garment, or remote from the interactive garment, such as at a computing device that is wirelessly paired with the interactive garment and/or at a remote cloud based service. Generally, the gesture manager recognizes user interactions to the interactive fabric, and in response, triggers various different types of functionality, such as answering a phone call, sending a text message, creating a journal entry, and so forth.