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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
Software for Plastic Deformation and Fatigue Analyses of Materials
BackgroundPlastic deformation is permanent deformation in a metal due to a sufficient load of stress, where fatigue is the weakening of a metal due to repeated loading. Mechanical components in machines are subjected to repeated forces over a desirable life time and fatigue failure is a major design concern. Methods to predict life and strength of ...
Published: 8/16/2018   |   Inventor(s): Yanyao Jiang
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Category(s): Construction & Built Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing, Software
Method and Loading Module to Mechanically Increase Pile/Drilled Shaft End Bearing Stiffness
Background Drilled shafts are deep foundation elements constructed in soil to resist compressive, uplift and lateral loads. This process involves drilling a hole to a design depth, and filling the hole with reinforcing steel and concrete. Tip resistance is not usually accounted for when estimating the overall capacity of drilled shafts and bored p...
Published: 8/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Sherif Elfass, Gary Norris
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Category(s): Construction & Built Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing, Environment & Sustainability
Deep Foundation Porewater Pressure Dissipater
BackgroundPorewater pressure, or the pressure of groundwater held within soil, rock, or gaps between particles, is an important factor in determining the stress state of soil. If the porewater pressure is increased to equal the applied soil effective stress, the soil may lose its strength and stiffness, and act more like a liquid, in a process call...
Published: 8/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Sherif Elfass, Gary Norris
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Category(s): Construction & Built Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing, Environment & Sustainability
Embedded, Dynamic Model Identification for Differential Machine Motion
Background While implementation of a forward kinematics in a machine, it is difficult to follow a task using sensors and actuators, which are usually considered imperfect. Controlling heavy machines with the help of hydraulic adds another difficulty to the efficiency of the actuators. To avoid such difficulty and also for energy loss reduction, mo...
Published: 7/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): George Danko
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing
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
Nanostructure Boride Materials Manufacturing
Background Boride compounds have proven to be essential for myriad applications such as reinforcing phases in metal–matrix composites and armor materials. Using a process of Combustion Synthesis, Boron can also be combined with metal to create Lanthanum hexaboride. DescriptionDr. Graeve's technology details the manufacture of lanthanum hexabo...
Published: 7/5/2018   |   Inventor(s): Olivia Graeve, Raghunath Kanakala, Gabriel RojaS-George
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Category(s): Construction & Built Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing, Environment & Sustainability
Batch Cyclic Redox Reactor
BackgroundThe combustion of hydrocarbons which include fossil and synthetic fuels can produce power and heat; however, it can be difficult to protect the environment from greenhouse gases produced in air-based combustion reactions. Thus, there is a need for a combustion reactor that is both environmentally-friendly and economical for moderately-siz...
Published: 6/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Marisa Zuzga, Charles Coronella, Md. Helal Uddin
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing
System For Enhancing Geothermal Energy Extraction
BackgroundWith the ever-growing issues of energy security and climate change, there is increased interest in the use of renewable sources of energy such as geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is everywhere in abundant supply, challenging engineers and inventors to harvest it economically. Researchers at the University of Nevada Reno have created ...
Published: 6/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): George Danko
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing
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