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In-Line Patch Testing Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235953D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-31

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The Prior Art Database

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Mike Ginn


This disclosure covers a non-contact method of communicating with a Vitals Patch during the conversion process. It makes use of a Near Field Communication technique where a loop antenna is part of the structure of the electrode structure. To test the Patch the electrode loop is energised remotely via a transmitter and this induces small signals into the electrode(s) to stimulate the processing circuits. In this way the mechanically integrity of the patch is maintained and the unreliability of mechanical contacts eliminated. The loop could either be part of the silver printing or a wire loop attached as a component.