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1. (WO2018144162) ACTIVE MIRRORING CAPACITANCE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR FURNITURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/144162    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068099
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01R 27/26
Applicants: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Inventors: MILLER, Eric, D.
BERZIEL, Braden
GOPALAKRISHNAN, Vino
KAUFMANN, Jonathan
CONYERS, Douglas, E.
Title: ACTIVE MIRRORING CAPACITANCE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR FURNITURE
Abstract:
A system, method, and apparatus for active-mirroring, capacitive monitoring of furniture are provided. More particularly, the invention relates to an active mirroring system for a furniture item that monitors a first sensor type over a first frequency, while applying an inverse first frequency to at least one other sensor type coupled to the same furniture item. As such, the additional sensor types receiving the inverse sampling frequency may be dampened and/or cancelled, thereby preventing interference during monitoring of the first sensor type. In further aspects, a monitoring and mirroring cycle is provided, for sequentially monitoring and mirroring capacitive sensing mechanisms on different portions of a common furniture item.