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Internet of Things (IOT) Soil Moisture Sensor
BackgroundSoil moisture is that controls many biophysical processes important to personal and industrial applications. Maintenance of proper soil moisture levels is important as moisture levels can vary significantly over short distances and timespans. It is often necessary on a farm field or a garden to monitor soil moisture simultaneously at mult...
Published: 10/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Sayjro Nouwakpo
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Environment & Sustainability
Multi-Functional Robotic System for Civil Infrastructure Inspection
Background The deterioration of bridges and other civil infrastructure is inevitable. Routine inspection is critical to detect damage and prevent collapse. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) method to monitor and assess the condition of bridges and other structures are valuable as it is a cost-effective. Our researchers have developed a multi-functio...
Published: 10/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Hung (jim) La
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Category(s): Construction & Built Environment, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Robotics
Devices and Methods for Storing Data
BackgroundThe concept of storing data magnetically is used in most of the transactions such as credit cards, debit cards, identity cards etc. Many types of such cards and analogous devices include one or more strips of magnetic data-storage medium that can be read and processed as required in the course of the transaction. This form of data storage...
Published: 7/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): James Henson, Stephan Fuelling
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Financial Services
Line-of-Sight Discovery for Highly Directional Full Duplex Transceivers
BackgroundFull duplex, free-space-optical (FSO) communication can provide optical-level wireless communication speeds and has several advantages over conventional radio frequency (RF) wireless technologies. FSO communication has better throughput, enhanced spectrum utilization, lower interference, and addresses the wireless and capacity crunch face...
Published: 7/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): Suman Bhunia, Mahmudur Khan, Shamik Sengupta, Murat Yuksel
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Category(s): Aerospace, Aviation & Transport, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Information & Communication Technologies, Robotics
GPS-Free Maintenance of a Free-Space-Optical Link Between Two Autonomous Mobiles
BackgroundFull duplex, free-space-optical (FSO) communication can provide optical-level wireless communication speeds and has several advantages over conventional radio frequency (RF) wireless technologies. FSO communication has better throughput, enhanced spectrum utilization, lower interference, and addresses the wireless and capacity crunch face...
Published: 7/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): Mahmudur Khan, Murat Yuksel
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Category(s): Aerospace, Aviation & Transport, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Information & Communication Technologies, Robotics
Reversible Luminescent Vapochromic Sensors Through Modulation of Metal-Metal Interactions
Background:Vapochromic materials suitable for sensing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by the alteration of auro- and metallophilic attractions have attracted considerable attention. The mechanism associated with the vapochromic response typically involves reversible rearrangements catalyzed by solvent vapor or interstitial solvation of transition...
Published: 7/3/2018   |   Inventor(s): Vincent Catalano, Christoph Strasser
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Category(s): Materials, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
Input Method for Mobile Virtual Reality Headsets
BackgroundMobile VR platforms (standalone or smartphone VR adapters) have a large potential to bring virtual reality to the masses due to their low cost. Input options of mobile VR platforms however are often limited to controller input or input using headtracking. Building immersive experiences using limited interaction options is a challenge. Nav...
Published: 6/29/2018   |   Inventor(s): Eelke Folmer, Samuel Tregillus
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
Laser Amplification by Electric Pulse Power
BackgroundThis is a technology for the amplification of an energy beam i.e. a laser light or a charged particle beam. Laser have a variety of uses, however a lot of potential uses depend entirely on the ability to achieve a sufficiently high energy laser beam. For instance, in contained thermonuclear fusion applications lasers are currently used fo...
Published: 6/21/2018   |   Inventor(s): Friedwardt Winterberg
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
Superadiabatic Radiant Burner (SRB)
Background: With the ever-growing issues of energy security and climate change, the porous burner is a solution to these problems, because of its high-efficiency and low-emission combustion. Porous burners are an upcoming technology using internal heat recirculation which allows for the usage of alternative and renewable fuels. With the popularizat...
Published: 4/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Chanwoo Park, Massoud Kaviany
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Environment & Sustainability
Methods for Fast and Reversible Dry Adhesion Tuning Between Composite Structures and Substrate Fields
Background: How do geckoes and even Spiderman climb up walls? They use a process call dry adhesion. This process is not only useful for climbing walls but also has potential applications in robotics such as pick-and-release robotic manipulators and climbing robots. Further, it is also useful in manufacturing for transfer printing, as well as tempor...
Published: 1/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wanliang Shan, Kevin Turner
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Robotics
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