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1. (WO2018089609) METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANIPULATING TEMPERATURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089609    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060822
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H05B 1/02
A61F 7/00
A61F 7/08
H05B 1/00
Applicants: EMBR LABS INC.
Inventors: SMITH, Matthew, J.
WARREN, Kristen
COHEN-TANUGI, David
SHAMES, Samuel
Title: METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANIPULATING TEMPERATURE
Abstract:
Methods and devices for manipulating the temperature of a surface are generally provided. The present disclosure relates to a device including one or more heating and/or cooling elements, or other suitable thermal adjustment apparatus(es), placed near a surface, such as the skin of a user. The device may be configured to generate one or more (optionally alternating) thermal profiles at the surface, which may include a series of thermal pulses and/or essentially continuous or semi-continuous thermal input, which may vary over time. Such thermal profiles, when suitably applied, may provide enhanced thermal sensations for a user which, in some cases, may provide the user with a more pleasurable thermal experience than would otherwise be the case without the generation of the thermal profiles. In some embodiments, an alternating thermal profile may include an average frequency, an oscillation window, and/or an average temperature, each of which may be adjustable.