The substrate 104 shown in FIG. 8 provides a view of one type of design for the underside of a groutless tile as shown in FIG. 6 a view of one type of design for the underside of the substrate 604. The substrate 604 includes the flange portions 606, which are disposed along the side edges or walls of the substrate 604 and are used to form the mechanical joints to couple adjacent groutless tiles. While the sensor 612 and antenna 614 is shown as being positioned on the surface of the underside of the substrate 604 of the groutless tile flooring unit, this is done for illustrative convenience. The mechanical-energy-harvesting device 610 can be positioned at any location on the underside of the substrate 604. The mechanical-energy-harvesting device 610 can be held in place using any mechanical device (e.g., screws, clamps, hook-and-loop fasteners, rivets, tape, and the like) or chemical fixative (e.g., glues, epoxies, pressure sensitive adhesives, and the like).
The groutless tile is generally designated by numeral 100. The groutless tile 100 includes a durable, decorative component 102 (e.g., ceramic tile, marble tile, granite tile, quartz tile, natural stone tile, porcelain tile, hardwood planks, engineered wood planks, glass tile, a variety of metal or polymer tiles, and the like) that is disposed on a substrate 104. As stated above, the decorative component 102 will be described as a ceramic tile in this illustration of a tile unit for convenience. FIG. 1 illustrates an exemplary groutless tile, which can be used as a flooring unit of the flooring systems disclosed herein.
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In fact, installation of the flooring systems can be simplified relative to other designs in that the mechanical-energy-harvesting devices, electrical circuitry, and/or energy storage devices can already be incorporated into the floating floor system and would not need to be installed separately under the floor unit components. Such locations are ideally suited for placement of piezoelectric or other devices that convert mechanical (force/strain) energy into electricity, because loads applied to the floor will result in horizontal and vertical force components in these specific areas reliably due to the mechanical joint profile design. As will be described in more detail below, these various possible locations on or within the flooring units can be engineered to have specific profiles that provide a number of design choices for integrating various types of mechanical-energy-harvesting devices, the optional electrical circuitry, and/or the optional energy storage devices needed to convert mechanical energy into electricity and then either store or use the electricity.
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The conductive circuit component can be disposed on or within the mechanical joint profile and circuitry for electrically interconnecting the floating flooring unit with the adjacent floating flooring unit. FIG. Dolor de rodilla exterior . 10 is a schematic plan-view illustration of the topside of two groutless ceramic tile flooring units depicting various locations within the mechanical joint profiles wherein conductive components are placed and the corresponding electrical paths through the groutless tile flooring unit substrates according to some embodiments of the present invention. The energy storage device can be included as part of the same flooring unit, another flooring unit, or be separate from the flooring system components. In certain situations, the floating flooring unit can be a groutless tile flooring unit, wherein the decorative component is a tile disposed within a groove of a substrate and wherein the substrate comprises the mechanical joint profile.
It will be recognized by those skilled in the art that various other types of flooring units can be used in conjunction with the mechanical-energy-harvesting devices (and optional additional components and/or circuitry). Still other options for the mechanical-energy-harvesting device include being encapsulated by the material from which the substrate is formed. Similarly, any optional additional electrical connections, circuitry, and other components associated with storing and utilizing the electricity generated by the mechanical-energy-harvesting devices can also be included in the groutless tile units. This phenomenon describes how an electrical current can be generated or induced in a conductive circuit when the circuit is moved through a non-uniform, varying magnetic field. Small devices containing a movable capacitive element and a fixed conductive circuit generate small electrical currents when the capacitive element vibrates within the circuit. These carpet tiles can be constructed in a manner that houses the mechanical-energy-harvesting devices (and any additional components or circuitry) between the top decorative component (i.e., the carpet piece itself) and the bottom core/substrate layer (i.e., an supporting layers or underlayment layers).
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Conversely, these devices might also be configured such that the magnetic element is stationary and the conductive circuit element vibrates. Throughout this description, various components may be identified having specific values or parameters, however, these items are provided as exemplary embodiments. As a consequence of this strategic placement, the floor systems described herein do not need to (and preferably do not) move or deflect noticeably or excessively in order to activate the mechanical-energy-harvesting devices.
For convenience, and not by way of limitation, reference will now be made to floating floor systems where each flooring unit is a ceramic tile encased by a polymeric frame to provide a so-called “groutless tile” unit. Regardless of the type of flooring unit used, the floating floor systems of the present invention can be used in a variety of applications. The mechanical-energy-harvesting device can be incorporated into this third component 500, which could then be fitted into one of the mechanical joint areas that is reliably subjected to forces/strain when the floor is loaded.
This third component 500 can be used to provide an additional locking feature and/or additional security to the mechanical joint. 5, the third component is inserted into the cavity 380 that corresponds approximately to region 372 of FIG. In some cases, the electrical energy can be transferred to an electronic component that will be actuated by the resultant electrical energy. The floating flooring unit can further include an energy storage device, an electronic component configured to be actuated by any electricity generated by the mechanical-energy-harvesting-device, a conductive circuit component, and/or circuitry. The improved flooring systems can contain circuitry and electronic devices that are used to harvest energy by converting mechanical energy into electricity. The electronic component can be an antenna, pressure sensor, humidity sensor, temperature sensor, transmitter, camera, electrical switch, or the like. Conversely, the antenna or antenna array can be used to transmit RF energy for the purpose of acting as a power source to activate nearby electronic devices or recharge energy storage devices.
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Alternatively, the mechanical-energy-harvesting devices can be placed in a channel or groove on the topside or underside of the bottom core/substrate layer(s). As technology and device fabrication has advanced, piezoelectric material devices have been used to convert mechanical energy to electricity (i.e., energy “harvesting” from vibration/strain). The substrate 104 can be constructed of a suitable material that is chemical resistant, stain resistant, at least partially non-porous, and formable to within sufficient precision.
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Conversely, when the piezoelectric material is subjected to a strain or vibration, a small electrical voltage is generated. Regardless of the type of device used to form the mechanical-energy-harvesting device, it is necessary to locate the mechanical-energy-harvesting device where it will be subjected to the requisite vibration in order to generate electricity. The mechanical-energy-harvesting device can be in electrical communication with the optional energy storage device via any necessary circuitry. Dolor de rodilla en ingles . In cases where the mechanical-energy-harvesting device 710 is too large, it is also possible for a portion of the decorative component of the groutless tile to have a groove or channel defined therein. 1, is designed to have larger dimensions than the decorative component 102 such that the decorative component 102 can be disposed within a groove defined within the substrate 104. The top surface of the decorative component 102 and the top surface of the substrate 104 can form a continuous surface, if desired.
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The flooring units of the floor systems described herein allow for the unobtrusive deployment of larger antenna structures than what might normally be acceptable inside buildings, leading to new wireless network strategies, increased performance and/or lower overall system costs. 1, as well as a close-up inset of the tongue-and-groove mechanical joint profiles of the groutless ceramic tile flooring units according to some embodiments of the present invention. 7 illustrates an energy storage device located on the same flooring unit as the mechanical-energy-harvesting device. The inclined inner surfaces of both the body portion 348 and the enlarged portion 342 form horizontally active locking portions, which in a coupled condition are located vertically under the decorative component of at least one of the groutless tiles 200 and 300. In FIG. For the purposes of the tile systems disclosed herein, there is no particular limitation on the type of mechanical joint used to couple the groutless tile units 100. One example of a mechanical joint that can be used is a so-called “tongue-and-groove” joint, an exemplary embodiment of which is shown in greater detail in FIGS.
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- Acumulación de líquido en la articulación de la rodilla
- Infecciones urinarias
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Specifically, FIG. 2 illustrates a process for coupling two groutless tile units using a tongue-and-groove mechanical joint, while FIG. FIG. 9 is the schematic cross-sectional close-up inset of FIG. As demonstrated in FIG. Transferring the force can include impacting the mechanical-energy-harvesting-device, straining the mechanical-energy-harvesting-device, and/or vibrating the mechanical-energy-harvesting-device. Indeed, the exemplary embodiments do not limit the various aspects and concepts of the present invention as many comparable parameters, sizes, ranges, and/or values may be implemented.. Dolor intenso en la mano izquierda