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TactoTek granted 250th patent for structural smart surfaces

12th April 2024
Sheryl Miles

TactoTek, the global specialist in Injection Moulded Structural Electronics (IMSE) technology, announces that it has received its 250th patent grant spanning 48 patent families.

TactoTek’s extensive patent portfolio covers many dimensions of IMSE technology, including design, construction, and production. Among the many TactoTek innovations are integrating electronic components inside of injection-moulded smart surfaces and multiple lighting techniques that support illumination brand design language OEMs use for function, styling, and usability, including emblems, light lines, indicators, and ambient lighting in ultra-thin parts. With access to TactoTek’s broad and deep patent portfolio, TactoTek licensees have unparalleled freedom to innovate, globally.

Freedom to innovate, building on proven foundations

TactoTek’s patents include building blocks for IMSE solutions that are horizontal in market appeal: automotive, aerospace, industrial controls, smart home, and medical devices can all benefit from IMSE technology. IMSE solutions integrate electronics, mechanics, and cosmetics into thin, 3D structures that deliver step-function improvements in sustainability.

TactoTek’s core business model is licensing intellectual property to companies that design and manufacture IMSE parts for OEMs and brands. TactoTek licensees use the company’s intellectual property to build their businesses, often moving up the value chain as they turn surface plastics into sophisticated, seamless, single-piece electronic solutions.

TactoTek’s unparalleled patent portfolio reflects the company’s enduring commitment to market-driven applied research and development of IMSE core technologies. Capability, reliability, manufacturability, cost, and sustainability – the priorities of our licensees and their customers – focus the company’s efforts. TactoTek intellectual property forms a basis for innovation and enables licensees to create differentiated application designs built with IMSE technology.

“Our team is focused on innovations that support market priorities of OEMs and brands as they embrace smart surface technologies,” noted Antti Keränen, TactoTek’s Co-Founder and CTO, “TactoTek’s commitment to innovation that is reflected in reaching the 250-patent milestone is in service of helping our licensees build their businesses.”‍

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