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Method for Efficient Mass-Production of Surface Textures
Courtesy of Gupta laboratory Microscopic view of a laser micro-textured surface. BackgroundSurface texturing has become an important tool for enhancing surface properties, particularly in fields such as solar and wind energy, aeronautics and medicine. Surface texture is typically generated by chemical etching, a costly and...
Published: 3/22/2012   |   Inventor(s): Mool Gupta, Barada Nayak, Paul Caffrey
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Self-Integrated Sandwich Panel Design for Improved Strength, Reduced Failure Rate
Executive SummaryThe invention is a novel concept for eliminating the failure point of current sandwich panels, producing a structure that provides greater strength without an increase in weight.BackgroundComposite sandwich structures with a corrugated inner core make lightweight panels for applications ranging from ship hulls to armor. Currently, such...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): Haydn Wadley, Mark Aronson, Adam Malcom
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Novel Technique for More Efficient Vapor Deposition
Executive SummaryThe invention involves a novel process and apparatus that use hollow cathode technology to improve any evaporation-based method for coating the surface of materials.BackgroundVapor deposition is a process for applying any form of coating to a material substrate. Although existing techniques are somewhat effective at performing vapor...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): Haydn Wadley, Goesta Mattausch, Henry Morgner, Frank-Holm Roegner
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Super-Rich Hydrogen Storage Nanomaterials with Intermediate Bond Strength
The quest for vehicles powered by alternative sources of fuel such as hydrogen has led to an explosion of research into new materials for storing and releasing hydrogen. Currently, one of the main challenges in the large scale development of hydrogen as a fuel is that a convenient and economical storage system does not exist. Hydrogen storage technologies...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): Adam Phillips, Bellave Shivaram
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
High Sensitivity Infrared Sensing Apparatus
Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a novel idea for IR sensor system design where the detector is suspended away from electrical and thermal connections. Sensitivity of such a system is expected to be an order of magnitude better than the current IR sensors.Infrared sensors have become widely used in many detection systems, most...
Published: 3/8/2012   |   Inventor(s): Michael Reed, Travis Blalock
Keywords(s): Electronics
Category(s): Electronic & Optical, Novel Materials & Processes
Lightweight Structures for Improving Performance of Aerospace Components
Invention DescriptionAerospace vehicles have many components that are subjected to high thermal and mechanical loading. In addition to heat and strength considerations, these components must be extremely lightweight in order to reduce associated fuel costs. The invention utilizes heat pipe concepts to improve heat transfer throughout cellular core panel...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): Haydn Wadley, Douglas Queheillalt
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Amorphous Steel Composites and Methods for Their Manufacture
Amorphous steels exhibit superb mechanical properties for a variety of high-performance applications, but they are significantly more brittle than conventional high-carbon steels. The fracture toughness of this group of materials must be improved prior to utilizing them as structural components. Scientists at the University of Virginia have developed...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): S. Joseph Poon, Gary Shiflet, Vijayabarathi Ponnambalam, Xiaojun Gu
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Improving the Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Sensors for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
BackgroundContinuous glucose sensors (CGSs) offer the potential to markedly change our understanding of glucose homeostasis in health and disease and to provide the missing information required to achieve near-normoglycemia among persons with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Despite their having appeared on the scene less than five years ago, CGSs already...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): Stephen Patek, Marc Breton, Boris Kovatchev, Colleen Hughes Karvetski
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Method, System and Computer Program Product for the Detection of Physical Activity by Changes in Heart Rate, Assessment of Fast-Changing Metabolic States and Applications of Closed and Open Control Loop in Diabetes
For the more than three million people in the U.S. suffering from Type I diabetes (T1DM), the majority of whom are children, the daily tasks required to manage the disease — such as eight to 10 needle pricks, constant worrying over what to eat and how to control one's blood sugar, and self-injection of medication multiple times daily — can...
Published: 3/7/2012   |   Inventor(s): Marc Breton, Boris Kovatchev
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes
Adaptive Brain Stimulation Technique for Next-Generation Neuromodulation Therapy
Executive SummaryThe invention is a novel brain stimulation technique that uses a dynamic stimulation algorithm for controlling neuronal behavior within the brain, decreasing power consumption and improving efficacy of neuromodulation procedures.BackgroundNeuromodulation is a rapidly growing medical therapy which is being tested to treat diseases such...
Published: 3/8/2012   |   Inventor(s): John Hudson, Isrvan Kiss, Craig Rusin, Hiroshi Kori
Keywords(s): Devices, Medical
Category(s): Novel Materials & Processes, Medical Devices
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