Wednesday, January 05, 2011

US Patent 7862624 - Nanoparticles on fabric or textile

The addition of metal nanoparticles to clothing can add features of odor resistance, reduced discoloration, and improved fabric strength. This patent also teaches using such metal nanoparticles in fabric to form materials of electronic or photovoltaic devices. Claim 1 reads:

1. A wash durable material, comprising:

a substrate having strands with void spaces inside the strands; and

nano-particles inside the strands filling at least a part of the void with one or more projections from the void spaces through the strands on the substrate,

wherein the nano-particles are used with one or more of a metal, a solar cell compound, an interconnect compound, antenna compound, an electronic compound.