US 683098 A
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Patented sept.24, lem.
ELECTRIC CLOTH 0R FABRIC.
fAppuczion md .rune 24, 1901.)
i y fcmimey UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LOUIS BAECKER, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO ELIAS ABERLE, OF SAME PLACE. L
ELECTRIC CLOTH CR FABRIC.
SPECIFICATION forming part Of Letters Patent NO. 683,098, dated September 24:, 1901.
Application iiled June 24,1901. Serial No. 65,797. (No specimens.)
To @ZZ whom it' may concer/1,;
Beit known that I, LOUIS BAECKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, county of IVayne, State of Michigan, have invented a certain vnew and useful Improvement vin Electric Cloths or Fabrics; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skiled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawj ings, which form a part of this specification. Ll\[yinvention has for its object an electric cloth or fabric as a novel article of manufacture; and it consists of the structure herein- `after described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a view in plan, illustrating my invention. Fig. 2 is a view in cross-section. Fig. 3 is a detail view illustrating the method of winding the wires about a silk cord.
I carry out my invention as follows:
My nbvel article of manufacture consists of a cloth or fabric having suitably interwoven therewith zinc and copper wires or strips in such a manner as to generate electricity by thermal action.
As indicated in the accompanying drawings, a. may indicate a zinc wire or strip, and ba copper wire or strip. These zinc and copper portions of the cloth or fabric preferably constitute the warp and are crossed by the Woof, (indi-cated at o and d,) the Woof being formed o f any suitable material to constitute an insulation, and whereby the main body of the copper and zinc wires or strips will beinsulated the one from the other. I have shown in the drawings the zinc and copper interwoven with the Woof alternately and constituting the sole warp of the fabric; but I d o not limit myself solely to such a construction, a's myinvention contemplates as coming within its scope additional warp-threads, if desired, the zinc and copper being alternately interwoven into the fabric at any desired distance the one from the other. The insulating portions of the fabric may be of any suitable material, preferably w'o'len: The presence of the copper and zinc so interwoven 'obviously' makes the clothgor fabric electric, the zinc and copper being interwoven at any desired intei-vals.
In Fig. l I have shown two alternate zinc wires or strips connected at one end thereof, two alternate copper wires or strips being also connected at one end' thereof, the connected ends of the zinc wires or strips having contact with the connected ends of the copper wires or strips, to provide the necessary condi-l tions for the generation of electricity by thermal action. My invention contemplates electricity to be generated or induced by the pressence of the body of the wearer and the temperature of the body. The fabric is designed for the formation of pads of various kinds id forl analogous uses, theV electricity 'being 'induced' by the thermal heat of the body of 'the wearer when applied, no battery or other vunderstood that the copper wire b may be lsimilarly wound,` A cloth or fabric so constructed is especially designed and ,adapted for electrotherapeutic uses. It will be understood that this fabric may be made of any desired size, width, or form.
What I claim as my invention is'- 1. An electric cloth or fabric for electrotherapeu-tic uses formed of zinc and copper lwires or strips constituting the warp of the fabric, and Woof-threads interwoven with the warp insulating the Zinc and copper the one from the other adjacent to the Woof, said fabric adapted to be made electric when in use by the presence of the body and the temperature of the wearer.
2. An electric clothv 'or fabric for electrotherapeutic uses having copper and zinc interwoven therewith at suitable intervals, sa'id zinc and copper formed of wire or strips coiled into spiral form, said fabric adapted roo In Fig. 3 Ihave shown a zinc.
to be made electric when in nse by 'che presence of the -body and the temperature of the wearer. f
3. An electric clot-l1 or fabric for electro therapeutic uses having zine and copper interwo ven therewith, said zine and copper portions of the fabric formed of wire or strips coiled over corresponding interior cords, said cords interwoven in said fabric, said fabric K adapted to be made electric when in use by xo the presence of the body and the tem peratnre of the wearer.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two Witnesses.
N.,S. WRIGHT, M. HICKEY.