Manufacturing Patents for Sale or License

Funerary Urn

Funerary Urn

Funerary urn made of bioplastics with a compartment for memorabilia and other features, designed as a product system where different parts can be combined and connected with each other.
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Funerary Urn

Funerary urn made of bioplastics with a compartment for memorabilia and other features: licensing/sale of design patents (United States Patent and Trademark Office - USPTO & community designs (European Union Intellectual Property Office - EUIPO). The funerary urn is the result of a comprehensive concept study. It is designed as a product system where different parts can be combined and connected with each other. A cinerary urn being separately lockable is integrated into the funerary urn. Th
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Roofing Cap System

A low profile multi-vented steel hip and ridge cap system produced from durable 26 gauge Galvalume steel, then stone coated to match any composition shingle or metal roofing manufactures products. The ridge cap provides a beautiful, durable and low profile design that blends with the roof finish. It also includes high volume NFA (Net Free Area) air flow which helps regulate building temperature. This high NFA flow protects against mold and rotten roof structures, which cause premature and expens
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Self Adjusting Trailer Skirting

As a brief Description: This is a self adjusting skirting system that provides an insulated and aesthetic appearance to an elevated structure and includes a series of modular panels, each of which having a bottom section slideably connected within an upper panel. An interior of each panel can be filled with foam insulation. The outer edge of each panel can include a flange such that each panel can be interlocked to adjacent panels. Each panel system can also include an interior spring to k
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System for Passive Alignment of Surfaces

Temporarily bringing two surfaces in physical contact with each other is required during several manufacturing processes. For example, during imprinting-based transfer of patterns from a stamp/template onto a substrate surface, the template must make conformal contact with the substrate. Conformal contact means that the entire surface of the template is in contact with the substrate; this ensures that pattern transfer is successful over the entire surface area of the template. Conformal contact
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Bamboo joint connection devises for various diameter, unprocessed rods

Stress connection devices for Bamboo, wooden Rods or Tree Branches. For various diameter of no processed rods. To construct various types of geodesic Domes, Shelter, Apartment Buildings, Pavilion, multiple usable Scaffolds, Frameworks, Girder and so on. By using one, only one size of metallic connection devise. No calibration of rods is necessary No drilling No fill of rods with cement mortar, polyester, or others. No stripe fastenings No carpentry work required on rods prior mounting th
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Beam Clamp

NuClamp System LLC offers many new and innovative products that can be created within the claims of the Patents shown below. They offer advantageous alternatives to many products sold by most companies in the contractor hardware and facility maintenance supply chain. Beam Clamp: • Makes positive connection across I- beams o Meets Seismic code requirements o Holds loads in all directions o Load forces pass straight through flanges • One or two bolts for fast easy attachment o Hook
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Biodegradable disposable tableware and methods for making same

This is a patent No. for biodegradable disposable tableware made of nearly every type of plant refuse and the method of making it. Allows manufacturing inexpensive eco-friendly disposable tableware from wood or plant-based raw material. The attached pictures are not photos but, rather, graphic representations made by an artist.
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Sectional Folding Up Garage Door

SECTIONAL FOLDING UP GARAGE DOOR US PATENT 8327908 This is a new, patented automatic sectional garage door. The door opening is going up, where it folds up like an accordion, saving considerable space inside promise and reducing the overall design. The working prototype is already running for a long time, demonstrating reliability and convenience. This garage door can be produced of pair number of sections from 2 to 8. The 2-sectional design easily wins the consumer interest due to the co
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Golf flexibility and swing management device

The GolfdBOSS is a new patented product line that will help golfers improve their muscle and joint flexibility as well as create a smoother golf swing. This product has been extensively lab and field tested with over 1000 golfers in South Texas and is ready for market. The patent is registered with the US patent office. We are seeking a buyer for an exclusive license to use the patent to manufacture and sell the GolfBOSS products in the USA and internationally. We will also expect 7% profit
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Novel Food Product (Packaging)

Unique hand-held cup with two compartments that keeps pasta and sauce separated until just before microwave heating, resulting in the freshest possible taste and perfect al dente texture. Sauce is in the lid and pasta/rice/noodles is in the cup. The consumer pulls tab to break seal of lid to cup, turns lid ½ turn and sauce is released onto pasta, then microwaves the cup for 1 ½ minutes, discards lid, stirs and eats. Wide range of applications: snacks, entrees, desserts – hot and
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Rollfast

Rollfast is an all new security toilet tissue dispenser for public washrooms that finally beats the vandals. Vandalism of dispensers in toilet cubicles is a major world wide problem that has never been fully resolved - until now. Costs of $100 to $200 per cubicle per year are quite normal and is the bane of every janitor and every owner/operator of public toilets. Rollfast also offers huge savings in tissue cost, especially compared with jumbo rolls. Savings can be anything from 25% to 50%
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Needle bearing hinge assembly

Disclosed is an enclosed needle bearing hinge mechanism having externally rotatable race surfaces, internal needle bearings, an internal pathway for introducing grease into the assembly for improved lubrication, reduced wear and a construction adapted to support large door or latch loads. The assembly comprises a housing having at least one needle bearing in contact with an outer rotating race, stationary or counter-rotating interior races, a central pin shaft and an internal pathway for lubrica
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Dual panel window shade apparatus

A dual panel roller window shade apparatus includes an outer panel, an inner panel, a canopy, and a cord. The panels are radially spaced and rigidly attached to the spool at respective circumferential points. In operation, the spool is selectively operable via the cord such that the panels move generally vertically up and down relative to each other. A plurality of corresponding positive and negative designs may be formed on the panels. Looking to sell the rights for my patent formerly leased
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Swivel Cactus Table

The ribbed upward-curving branches of the Saguaro Cactus, pictured, is indigenous to Mexico, Arizona, and California and was the inspiration for the design of the Swivel Cactus Table. The Swivel Cactus Table is portable with 4 rotating Lazy Susans. It is easy to assemble. It provides 6.28 square feet of table space. It is easy to disassemble and it fits into the trunk of a car. The Lazy Susans are complete entities, and are detachable for individual use. The invention is an appara
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Concrete construction material and method of use

A method for constructing concrete building units comprises forming and pouring a concrete floor on a floor platform, providing interior wall forms on said concrete floor, providing door frames, conduit and piping on said interior wall forms, providing a ceiling form; transporting said floor platform and floor intermediate spaced exterior wall forms, and pouring a concrete mixture in the wall opening intermediate the interior wall forms and the exterior wall forms. A free-flowing concrete mixtur
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Clothing Iron Holder with Water Reservoir

A clothing iron holder that can prevent injury and household damage when using a clothing iron. The clothing iron holder with water reservoir (10) is a protective accessory for use with a clothing iron (12) or the like. The holder (10) includes a water reservoir (16) and is sized and shaped to receive a clothing iron (12). The holder (10) has an opening (30) for releasably covering the iron. To view the visual presentation & virtual prototype + related information: (copy/paste in browser)
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Mold Tooling with Integrated Conformal Thermal Management Fluid Channels and Method

Method and device patents covering process for creating mold tooling (primarily injection mold) with conformal cooling channels and high thermal conductivity materials. The tooling is extremely efficient at exchanging heat between the molded polymer and the cooling medium, which enables faster molding cycles. This method of producing conformal cooling channels fills the niche where 3-D freeform fabrication methods (e.g. DMLS) fail from resolution constraints (e.g. optical applications). Tool
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Asar Stone

In this proposed utility model, we propose a new use for grilling stones as current today, but with the addition that is made and is made of slate stone type of metamorphic sedimentary and you can use a domestic microwave oven with the function to provide enough heat to grill stone slate material. As is known, microwave heating can cause excessive heating in some materials with low thermal conductivity, which also have dielectric constants that increase with temperature. An example is the stone
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Method for Production of Pulp

A pulp production process can produce pulp at high yield without usin sodium sulfide and high temperature/high pressure conditions if compared with the KRAFT process. Out of black liquor generated during the processes, lignin is collected. Pulp is produced by processing wood / plant chips for hydrophilicization at room temperature, using a diluted caustic soda aqueous solution, selectively partially modifying lignin in dilute nitric acid and digesting the wood chips by means of a dilute caustic
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Electrical Box Wire Schield

Electrical Box Wire Shield is the attachment for an electrical box or lighting fixture that helps to prevent fires caused by a short circuit. This attachment can be used to protect electrical wires from being pierced by a screw while installing electrical components such as thermostats, light fixtures, exit signs, etc. It requires no tools, no assembly, and minimum of labour time. This added safety feature could help you negotiate your insurance prices. My patent application number is 28000
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Patent of food products packed in a can bottle

Much better security of products. Top market potential. Exclusive or non-exclusive license offer.
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Powder bomb/ powder sprayer - Fire retardant chemical powder devices for Fire Services

The powder bomb is a sack/pack full of fire retardant chemical powder, with an explosive style charge inside / attached. when thrown into burning ( hard to get ) area i.e building it will explode like a bomb spreading powder everywhere to put a fire out / tackles fires causes etc. The powder sprayer is a compact hoover / vacuum style type of device that has a sack of F.R powder in its center.Once activated It throws powder out of a rotating cylinder sprinkler at 360 degrees constantly until
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Failsafe Industrial Motor Brake

Being offered is a Utility Patent for a fail safe externally-mounted motor brake for use with relatively large industrial motors having brake drums to accommodate them. They are particularly useful for electric hoist motors as used with large industrial cranes. The motor brake is virtually maintenance free, which sets itself apart from OEM brakes. On OEM or other alternative braking systems, adjustment or replacement of parts is performed continuously, requiring significant manpower and machiner
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Next “must” for any billiard table.

New business with exclusive US patent for sale. The Laser Rack is the most innovative advancement in the sport of billiards in over a century. The employment of laser beam technology for the alignment of the balls in setting up each game ensures accuracy, precision, speed and ease of application. Anyone who plays pool has faced the challenge of getting a perfect alignment when setting up their ball rack. Now you can get the perfect alignment, every time, in seconds with the Laser Rack – a sim
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Curved Panel Assemblies and Method of Assemblies thereof.

All value conceptual and written found in the following material is reserved under copyright. More undisclosed intellectual property is held currently for competitive advantage by those participating with the owner in North America and Europe. ArcSys Construction Curve System – a powerful curved building method. Patented, proven, developed, manufactured by the Inventor The “Arc”, trademarked ArcSys Frame a.k.a.Construction Curve is a curved T-beam with ‘hooked’ ends and is the
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Automatic plant watering apparatus

This is an award winning product which is now fully developed for the $1.8bn plant care industry. I am looking for a manufacturer to distribute the product. An automatic plant watering apparatus is described in which a plant's growing medium is maintained uniformly moist. A one-piece water-holding body used in conjunction with a moisture-sensitive valve. The water-holding body includes a central filling chamber flanked by two reservoir chambers. A continuous air duct surrounds the periphery
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Method for manufacturing root pin for endodontic pin-stump-provision for use in fine grinding device, involves forming elongate semi finished product from glass, ceramics, whisker by fine grinding in

The method involves forming an elongate semi finished product (10) from glass, ceramics, whisker or carbon fiber reinforced polymer by fine grinding in a hollow grinding device. The semi finished product is moved in the hollow grinding device by rotating a tool. A dipping bath is sealed in a low viscous solution of a matrix polymer.
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Lubricants for hot glass processes and use of the lubricant to the surface finishing of glass

The invention relates to a lubricant for hot glass processes, in particular in the form of lubrication processes in the hollow glass industry, but also in the role lubrication in the flat glass industry, in the lubrication of flat glass molds, also in use as a plate cooler, where the tube glass manufacturing with lubricated thorns or the lubrication of the rollers found in the roll forming of glass applications. The lubricant can also be used for surface treatment of glass.The object of the inve
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Burstable Liquid Packaging and Uses Thereof

The present invention relates to systems, devices, and methods for performing biological and chemical reactions. In particular, the present invention relates to the use of burstable liquid packaging for delivery of reagents to biological and chemical assays.
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Generation of Combinatorial Patterns By Deliberate Tilting of a Polymer-pen Array

The disclosure relates to a method of forming a pattern having pattern elements with a plurality of sizes on a substrate surface with a tilted pen array that includes choosing a tilt geometry for a pen array with respect to a substrate, inducing the tilt geometry between the pen array and the substrate surface, and forming a pattern having pattern elements on the substrate surface with the titled pen array, whereby the size of the formed pattern elements varies across the substrate surface along
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Polymer-graphite nanocomposites via solid-state shear pulverization

Polymer-graphite compositions and related methods of using solid-state shear pulverization as can be used to affect one or more physical properties thereof.
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A Drawing Process for the Continuous Fabrication of Nanofibers Made of a Variety of Materials

Direct-write techniques are provided for the high speed (up to millimeter per second) and continuous fabrication of elongated nanostructures such as nanofibers. The nanofibers may be of an ionic solid, a hydrated salt, a molecular solid, or aggregated colloidal particles such as semiconductor particles. The nanofibers may also be converted to other forms.
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Methods for Fabricating Microstructures

Described herein are casting and molding methods useful for making microstructured objects. By including a plurality of microfeatures on the surface of an object, other characteristics may be imparted to the object, such as increased hydrophobicity. Some of the casting and molding methods described herein further allow for manufacture of objects having both microfeatures and macro features, for example microfeatures on or within macro features or selected macro feature regions.
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Casting Microstructures Into Stiff and Durable Materials from a Flexible and Reusable Mold

Described are methods for making microstructured flexible molds, for example useful for making microstructured metal objects in a casting process. Also described are casting methods for making microstructured epoxy objects. In some embodiments, the microstructured metal and epoxy objects are useful for embossing polymer sheets to form microstructured polymer sheets.
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Replication of Patterned Thin-film Structures for Use in Plasmonics and Metamaterials

The present invention provides templating methods for replicating patterned metal films from a template substrate such as for use in plasmonic devices and metamaterials. Advantageously, the template substrate is reusable and can provide plural copies of the structure of the template substrate. Because high-quality substrates that are inherently smooth and flat are available, patterned metal films in accordance with the present invention can advantageously provide surfaces that replicate the surf
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Method of Solution Preparation of Polyolefin Class Polymers for Electrospinning Processing Included

A process to make a polyolefin fiber which has the following steps: mixing at least one polyolefin into a solution at room temperature or a slightly elevated temperature to form a polymer solution and electrospinning at room temperature said polymer solution to form a fiber.
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Emulsification of Concentrated Dispersions of Colloidal and Nanoparticles

A process to coat a shear thickening fluid onto a material which comprises emulsifying dispersions of a shear thickening fluid (STF) dissolved in a miscible carrier fluid or a partially miscible carrier fluid to form an emulsion and applying said emulsion to the material. The invention also relates to a suspoemulsion containing a shear thickening fluid which has been emulsified in a volatile solvent. The invention further relates to a method coating a material. The invention further relates to a
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Apparatus and Method for Preform Relaxation and Flow Control in Liquid Composite Molding Processes

A vacuum-induced injection molding apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a tool surface having an injection port extending therethrough. A flexible film extends over and is sealingly coupled to the tool surface. The flexible film comprises an outer surface and an inner surface such that the flexible film inner surface and the tool surface define a volume. A vacuum chamber is sealingly coupled to the outer surface of the flexible film. A vacuum port is in fluid communication with the vol
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Transparent Composites and Laminates and Methods for Making

An exemplary method for making a transparent composite includes steps of combining a refractive index modifier with a precursor solution to provide a modified polymer precursor solution, combining glass with the modified precursor solution, and curing the modified precursor solution to create a transparent glass reinforced polymer composite. An example refractive index modifier comprises a monofunctional compound or monofunctional monomer, a polyfunctional compound or polyfunctional monomer or p
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Whey-protein Environmentally Friendly Wood Adhesives and Methods of Producing and Using the Same

Wood adhesives and methods of production and application of wood adhesives are provided. The adhesives may contain proteins, and specifically may include whey proteins derived from dairy processing. Products utilizing whey-based wood adhesives are also provided as are paper adhesives that include whey protein.
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Measurement of pipe wall thickness using magnetic flux leakage signals

An apparatus comprising a processor configured to implement a method comprising obtaining a pipe profile comprising a diameter, a nominal thickness, and a material, receiving a magnetic flux leakage (MFL) indication for a pipe associated with the pipe profile, and determining a wall thickness for the pipe using the pipe profile and the MFL indication. Also disclosed is a method comprising modeling an apparatus comprising a magnet configured to induce a magnetic field in a pipe, and determining a
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Graded Transitions for Joining Dissimilar Metals and Methods of Fabrication Therefor

A transition joint for joining dissimilar metals with the chemical composition of the joint varied in a controlled manner from end to end. The transition joint has a first end of having a chemical composition similar to that of one of the metals to be joined and a second end having a chemical composition similar to that of the other metal with a gradual composition variation between the first and second ends.
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Method and Apparatus for Braiding Micro Strands

A method and apparatus for fabricating microbraided structures is provided. A microbraiding device includes first and second carrier members that are movable with respect to each other. Each carrier includes a plurality of shelters. Spool-less strands of microfiber are retained in shuttles that are movable between the first and second shelters under magnetic forces. The microbraid structure is fabricated as the shuttles move between the first shelters, and as the first carrier member moves relat
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Methods for Forming Metal-polymer Hybrid Tooling for Forming Parts Having Micro Features

A method for forming metal-polymer hybrid tooling includes patterning a surface of a member such as a silicon wafer, stainless steel, nickel or nickel alloy, engaging a polymer layer with the patterned features of the surface of the silicon wafer to form the polymer layer having a reverse of the patterned surface the silicon wafer, removing the patterned polymer layer to expose a patterned polymer layer surface, depositing a metallic layer on the patterned polymer layer surface, and wherein the
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Device and Method for Forming Multilayered Laminates

Methods and devices for forming a vertically-oriented multilayer laminates, for example, a vertically-oriented multilayer laminates, are provided. The laminates may be fabricated by hardenable fluids, for example, polymers that are directed along flow paths (80) to divide, repossession, and combine streams (95, 98, 100) to provide the desired laminated structure (76). The flow divisions and recombination may be practiced repeatedly wherein laminates have tens or even tens of thousands of individ
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Methods for Forming Injected Molded Parts and In-mold Sensors Therefor

A method for use in forming a molded part includes providing a mold having a cavity and a movable pin, injecting a moldable material into the cavity, biasing the movable pin to maintain an end of the movable pin in contact with the moldable material in the cavity during the curing of the moldable material and until the moldable material is cured, and monitoring movement of the biased movable pin during curing of the moldable material in the mold. Also disclosed is a sensor engageable with an end
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Lost pattern casting model used for casting of cast parts, comprises one or multiple segments, where each segment is made of plastic film of predetermined hardness

Lost pattern casting model comprises one or multiple segments, where each segment is made of a plastic film of predetermined hardness. Each segment is hollow. The plastic film has a thickness of greater than or equal to 10mu to less than or equal to 1 mm, particularly 20-150mu . The film has predetermined gas permeability. An independent claim is also included for a method for casting of cast parts, which involves producing one or multiple lost pattern casting models, which are shaped in a flask
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Mesoporous Material and Method

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a mesoporous body and a method for manufacturing the mesoporous body. ; SOLUTION: The method includes: preparing a casting mold including a casting material; impregnating a precursor into the casting mold; forming a deposit with a reaction of the precursor in the casting mold; and removing the casting material from the casting mold to form the mesoporous material. ; COPYRIGHT: (C)2010,JPO&INPIT
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Novel Fabric Finishing Methods and Fabrics

This invention provides methods for finishing knitted fabrics and fabrics finished by the novel process. In one embodiment, the method of finishing a knitted fabric includes the steps of: (a) stretching the fabric above about 5% but less than about 25% in width, and above about (-)7% but less than about 10% in length, (b) heat-setting the fabric to the stretched width and length at a temperature above about 120 degrees Centigrade and lowefthan about 250 degrees Centigrade, and (c) applying a pol
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Method of Blow Molding a Bulk Metallic Glass

A very low pressure gas or blow forming process for shaping a bulk metallic glass (BMG) in its supercooled liquid state that avoids the fractional stick forces experienced by conventional shaping techniques by engineering the expansion of a pre- shape or parison of BMG material such that substantially all of the lateral strain required to form the final article is accomplished prior to the outer surface of the parison contacting the surface of the shaping apparatus is provided. The capability of
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Carbon Molds for Use in the Fabrication of Bulk Metallic Glass Parts and Molds

Novel molds and methods for Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG) molding using carbon templates obtained from pyrolyzed materials are provided. The method employs the Carbon MEMS (C-MEMS) technique to derive molds of different geometries and dimensions. The resultant carbon structures are stable at very high temperatures and have sufficient mechanical strength to be used as master molds for the thermoplastic forming of BMGs.
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System for Machining Plastic Parts

The invention concerns a device for machining plastic parts, essentially burrs on parts formed using plastic injection, which comprises: a rotating rod (2); several arms (3a, 3b), connected to the rotating rod (2) that rock around several axes perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the rod (2), such that the rotation of the rod (2) causes the arms (3a, 3b) to open under the action of the centrifugal force; and a body (6) moveable in a longitudinal direction, around which rotates the rotating r
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Horn-shaped Channel Insert for Plastic Injection Moulding Processes

The invention concerns a horn-shaped internal channel insert for pouring molten material into the mould in injection-moulding processes that comprises an internal horn-shaped channel (4) for pouring the molten material into an injection mould and two symmetrical parts (2, 3) joined using removable fixing means (5, 6).
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System and Method for Obtaining, Grading and Selecting Olive Oil

The invention comprises the steps of selecting a mill (1); pressing the olives in said mill (1), pressed pulp thereby being obtained; beating the pressed pulp; separation into the solid phase, known as "alperujo", and a mixture of oil and water; extraction of the solid particles from the mixture of oil and water; settling, filtering, storage in a warehouse and sampling. The steps are monitored by means of product RFID tags (7), which accompany the product throughout the entire method, which tags
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Automatic Olive Classification System

The invention relates to a system that has been specially designed to be used in olive oil mills, said system comprising the use of a plurality of RFID tags (1-1') which can be placed among the olives or secured to the various trailers (2) used to transport same to the olive oil mill and which contain recorded information relating to the olive harvest type. Antennas (3) are provided at the oil mill entrance in order to read the tags which are associated with an information-storage and -managemen
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Additives That Modify the Viscosity of Vegetable Oils for Use Biolubricants

The invention relates to novel lubricating oil compositions containing at least one vegetable oil as a base component and a polymer additive that can modify the viscostiy thereof. The invention also relates to a preparation method therefor and to the use of same.
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Process for the Production of Phosphorous Compounds

The invention is directed to a process for the production of certain phosphorous, namely urea, thio-urea and sulphonamide phosphorous compounds. The present invention provides a process for the production of phosphorous compounds which process allows an easy and effective separation of the reaction products from impurities by applying a solid alkaline ion-exchange resin.
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Device and Method for Adaptive Control of Blank's Machining

Invention refers to devices, especially to computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and to the method for adaptive machining of parts using adaptive control system with fuzzy logic principles, especially to the device and method, which adaptively controls technological parameters according to surface roughness of machined part. Device is characterized in that it further comprises profilometer (10), which is connected to computer numerical control machine (9) and which is provided for acquiring
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Method of Production of Three Dimensional Aorthic Implant

Three dimensional bifurcational aorthic implant has reduced elastic weft yarn tension. This results in increase of main lumen of the implant at 2-3 cm zone before bifurcation and of the branches by 15-20%.
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Hot Forming with Inlay Material

The invention relates to a method for hot forming a blank made of an aluminum or steel alloy, wherein the blank is heated before the forming process and is then formed at a temperature of at least 150 DEG C in a forming tool, and to a device for hot forming comprising a forming tool, which has a punch and a die. The problem of proposing an economical method for hot forming blanks made of an aluminum or steel alloy, wherein a sufficiently high temperature during the duration of the forming proces
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Authentication Method and Device for Protecting Manufactured Goods

The present invention is related to a method for the authentication of an article comprising the steps of generating identification data about an article, geometrical coding the identification data to form one geometric coding, incorporating the geometrical coding into a random pattern to forman authentication pattern, and embedding physically the authentication pattern onto the surface of the article to create a specific roughness.
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Method for forming MEMS devices having low contact resistance and devices obtained thereof

The present disclosure proposes a method for manufacturing in a MEMS device a low-resistance contact between a silicon-germanium layer and a layer contacted by this silicon-germanium layer, such as a CMOS metal layer or another silicon-germanium layer, through an opening in a dielectric layer stack separating both layers. An interlayer is formed in this opening, thereby covering at least the sidewalls of the opening on the exposed surface of the another layer at the bottom of this opening. This
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Natural Fiber and Resin Composite Material

The invention relates to a natural composite including a non-woven fabric reinforcement made of natural fibers and a natural matrix selected from among mixtures of tannins and lignin pre-reacted with a low molecular-weight aldehyde, the resin being between 20 and 50 wt % of the total weight of the composite.
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Polymer Filaments

The invention relates to polymer filaments and methods for their production. In particular, although not exclusively, the invention relates to conducting polymer filaments and their production from solutions of polymerisable oxidizable monomer units.
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Multimode High Bandwidth Microstructured Optical Fibres

The present invention relates to the design and manufacture of multimode microstructured optical fibres. One aspect of the invention provides a method of forming an optical fibre with multimode high bandwidth transmission characteristics, said method comprising forming a plurality of apertures at predetermined locations in a preform, and subsequently drawing said preform to form a length of optical fibre. Potential applications for optical fibres produced according to the present invention inclu
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A Method for Making Microstructured Fibres Sensitive to the External Environment

The present invention relates to the design and manufacture of microstructured optical fibres. One aspect of the invention provides a method of forming a microstructured optical fibre, the method comprising forming one or more apertures at predetermined locations in a preform, the one or more apertures formed at an angle to the axis of the preform, and subsequently drawing the preform to form a length of optical fibre.
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Semi-synthetic Material

The invention relates to a modified ultra-fine natural fibre powder for use in a melt forming process for the preparation of a semi-synthetic material, the powder including particles of a natural fibre modified to improve the heat stability of the natural fibre powder particles during said melt forming process. The invention also relates to a semi-synthetic material including a modified ultra-fine natural fibre powder and a synthetic polymer component.
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Method and Device for Manufacturing an SMC Material

A method of manufacturing an SMC material is described which comprises the steps of: (a) applying a resin material (18) to a first carrier film (16); (b) sprinkling recycled material fibres onto the resin material (18) and first carrier film (16); (c) sprinkling virgin material fibres (22) onto the resin material (18) and first carrier. film (16); and (d) sandwiching together the first carrier film (16) and a second carrier film (26) with the virgin and recycled material fibres located therebetw
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Manufacturing Device and Method

A manufacturing device comprising a hopper/wiper device operable to apply layers of material to a bed, and heater means operable to heat selected areas of each layer to form a product, wherein the hopper/wiper device is operable so that the product includes at least a first part of a first material or material blend and a second part of a second material or material blend.
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Manufacturing Technique

An additive layer manufacturing method comprising applying a material, for example a strong Raman scatterer material, treating the applied material using a laser 18, monitoring a characteristic of the applied material using a vibrational spectroscopy technique, for example a Raman technique, and using the output of the monitoring operation in controlling the treatment of the material. An apparatus for use in the method is also described.
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Process for Forming Aluminium Alloy Sheet Components

The method relates to a method of forming an Al-alloy sheet component. The method comprises heating an Al-alloy sheet blank to its Solution Heat Treatment temperature at a heating station and, in the case of alloys not in a pre age hardened temper, maintaining the SHT temperature until Solution Heat Treatment is complete. The sheet blank is then transferred to a set of cold dies and forming is initiated within 10s of removal from the heating station so that heat loss from the sheet blank is mini
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Minimally Invasive Collapsible Cage

An articulating fusible support cage comprises a first support member having a first and second end and a second support member having a first and second end. A first end cap is pivotally connected to the first and second support members at the first ends. The first end cap supports a jackscrew for rotation. A second end cap is pivotally connected to the first and second support members at the second ends opposite the first ends. The second end cap has a threaded sleeve configured to engage a po
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A Method of Making a Patterned Dried Polymer and a Patterned Dried Polymer

A method of making a patterned dried polymer from a polymer solution or polymer dispersion, the method comprising the step of placing a mask above the polymer solution/dispersion so that there are exposed areas of polymer solution/dispersion and unexposed areas of polymer solution/dispersion, and irradiating the masked polymer solution/dispersion with infrared radiation.
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Method of Manufacture of a Composite Concrete Article

A method of manufacturing a composite concrete article comprising forming a textile structure, removing material from regions of the textile structure to create voids in the textile structure and incorporating the textile structure into a body of wet uncured concrete such that the concrete flows into the voids created in the textile structure, embedding the textile structure into the concrete, whereby the textile structure defines at least a portion of a surface of the cured concrete article.
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Image Display Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same

It is possible to manufacture a highly reliable image display device capable of proceeding with resin cure even in the case where a protective panel is provided with a light shielding portion. A liquid crystal display unit 2 having a liquid crystal display panel 8 and a light transmissive protective panel 3 having a light shielding portion 5 are disposed face to face, a resin composition 10 is interposed between the liquid crystal display unit and the protective panel, and the resin composition
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Sorting apparatus

The apparatus has a transport device (12) e.g. transport belt, conveying piece goods e.g. preforms (5), in a direction of a sorting arrangement (10) e.g. disk sorter. Displacement devices e.g. pivotable plates (6a-6d), are arranged above the transport device and are in contact with the goods temporarily and displace the goods relative to the transport device. The arrangement comprises rollers (14, 16) arranged parallel to one another, where the rollers rotate about longitudinal directions (L1,L2
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Patch Transfer and Inspection Device

The invention provides an interlinked device for producing sealed packaging units, with a clocked delivery device for web-like material, with a separating device for separating in each case at least one portion of the web-like material, with a clocked packaging device, and with a sealing device, the sum of the stoppage intervals per cycle of the delivery device differing from the sum of the stoppage intervals per cycle of the packaging device, and a method for producing such a packaging unit. Fo
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Process for Production of Magnetic Thin Film, Magnetic Thin Film, and Magnetic Material

Disclosed are: a process for producing a magnetic thin film having an insulating property, capable of acting as a permanent magnet, and capable of exhibiting improved remanent magnetization compared to the conventional magnetic thin films; a magnetic thin film; and a magnetic material. Specifically disclosed are: a process for producing a magnetic thin film (3), which comprises applying an external magnetic field having a predetermined intensity to a coating solution containing magnetic particle
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Plasma Reactor, and Method for the Production of Monocrystalline Diamond Layer

The Erfindujng concerns a plasma reactor, with which wide single crystalline diamond layers on wafers can be manufactured. The invention relates to in addition a method to the preparation of such diamond layers. For the preparation of wide diamond layers provides the hetero epitaxy, D. h. the deposition on single crystalline foreign substrates the usually-promising concept. Here first in an epitaxial Nukleation (epitaxial nucleation) diamond germs deposited and the subsequent diamond layer ar
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Wafer Level Package Structure, and Sensor Device Obtained from the Same Package Structure

A wafer level package structure with a plurality of compact sensors such as acceleration sensors and gyro sensors is provided. This package structure is composed of a semiconductor wafer with plural sensor units, and a pair of package wafers bonded to both surfaces of the semiconductor wafer. Each of the sensor units has a frame having an opening, a movable portion held in the opening to be movable relative to the frame, and a detecting portion for outputting an electric signal according to a po
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Ink for Inkjet Textile Printing and an Inkjet Textile Printing Method Using the Same

The present invention has an object to provide an ink for inkjet textile printing which has excellent fastnesses and causes less bleeding on a textile and to provide a low cost method for inkjet textile printing by using said ink; and relates to an ink for inkjet textile printing wherein the ink contains at least one kind disperse dye, a dispersing agent, water and at least one kind (referred to as A compound) of the compounds represented by the following formula (1): (wherein, n is an integer n
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Brazing fin material for heat exchangers, heat exchanger, and method of manufacturing same

A brazing fin material for heat exchangers includes a core material and a filler metal clad on each side of the core material, wherein the core material is an aluminum alloy including manganese, the filler metal is an aluminum alloy including 6 to 9.5 mass % of silicon, silicon particles in the filler metal have an average circle equivalent diameter of 3 mum or less, and the brazing fin material has a thickness of 0.06 mm or less.
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Developing Device, Image Forming Apparatus, and Process Unit

An information attaching unit attaches either one of carrier density information of initial developer and loose apparent density information of toner in the initial developer to a housing of a developing device. A density-information storage unit stores therein either one of the carrier density information and the loose apparent density information as electronic data. At least one of the information attaching unit and the density-information storage unit is provided before shipment of the develo
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Method of Producing Ring Member

A method of producing a ring member includes a cutting process in which a rectangular sheet is formed by cutting a strip-shaped material pulled out from a coiled material; a joining process in which opposite edges of the sheet are butted, and a cylindrical member is formed by joining the edges to each other; and a ring formation process in which a ring member is formed by cutting the cylindrical member in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the cylindrical member. In the cutting process, the
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Polishing Apparatus

A polishing apparatus for polishing an end edge of a work piece by bringing a bristle tip of a polishing brush into contact with the end edge of the work piece as the bristle tip passes the end edge of the work piece includes a support plate having a through hole into which the polishing brush is inserted and a suppression portion that is provided at the support plate and suppresses a deformation of the bristle tip of the polishing brush when the work piece is polished. The invention relates
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Toner Container, Image Forming Apparatus Including Same, and Connecting Structure for Connecting Toner Container and Image Forming Apparatus

A toner container includes a cylindrical container body, a cap having a toner outlet, and a shutter. The cap includes a primary positioning primary positioning hole, formed in a top front surface perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the toner container, extending in the longitudinal direction, to determine an installation position of the cap relative to the image forming apparatus, a secondary positioning hole, formed in a bottom front surface perpendicular to the longitudinal direction
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'Dry Oil'

Background Fluid dispersed systems, such as emulsions and foams are widely used in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, ink or paints industries, and wherever else it may be desirable to encapsulate one fluid within another, immiscible fluid. Some fluid dispersed systems are more difficult to prepare than others. In particular, oil-in-air and air-in-oil materials are much more challenging to prepare than water-based fluid dispersed systems (foams and dry water). However, researchers have dev
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Mail Box Receptacle

The Mail Box Receptacle fulfills a real need for millions of people world-wide. Once introduced consumer and industry acceptance will be enthusiastic and immediate. Marketing will be easy as it can go to discount and department stores as well as in specialty outlets. In addition it can be attractively offered in trade and industry catalogues appropriate magazines on home shopping networks and over the internet. It is an eye-cataching new innovation in mailboxes that opens up a new and highly p
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A Computer Aided Tomography to Ruled Edge Prototyping Translator

To remain competitive in a global market, manufacturers are called upon to bring a variety of products to market with continually decreasing lead times and development costs. These commercial realities are a driving force demanding the development of improved rapid prototyping techniques. A rapid prototyping technique (RP) includes any automatic technique for producing a solid three dimensional object from a computer assisted drawing representation of the object. RP devices can also be used to m
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Higher Order Construction Algorithm for Rapid Prototyping

To remain competitive in a global market, manufacturers are called upon to bring a variety of products to market with continually decreasing lead times and development costs. These commercial realities are a driving force demanding the development of improved rapid prototyping techniques. A rapid prototyping technique (RP) includes any automatic technique for producing a solid three dimensional object from a computer assisted drawing (CAD) representation of the object. This technology uses highe
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Self Encapsulating Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

A new type of organic transistor – Self-Encapsulating Metal-semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (SEMFET) is under development at the University of British Columbia which promises to be the first one to offer quality performance and low cost at low gate voltages (~ 3 V). Self-encapsulation of the SEMFET eliminations a significant number of issues associated with traditional organic semiconductors - electrical instability when exposed to air and moisture; as well as cost and space requirements
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Novel Self-Calibration for Air-Bearing Rotary Encoders

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has developed a self-calibration method for air-bearing rotary encoders that eliminates the need for additional calibration instruments. High accuracy rotary encoders are widely used for rotational axis position measurement in ultra-precision manufacturing equipment and measurement machines. The angular measurement accuracy of a rotary encoder is highly dependent on the grating disk manufacturing error, glass disk installation on the measured axis, the sc
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High Throughput μ-Electro-Discharge Machining

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a novel method for high throughput micro-electro-discharge machining (μEDM). This method eliminates the need for numerical control (NC) machines to control the EDM process and enables parallel micro-machining, dramatically reducing costs and time to machine moulds and dies with micro features. The University of British Columbia is seeking partners to co-sponsor further development of this technology and/or to licence the technolog
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Advanced 3D Braiding Machine

The Universal Braiding Control System is a rotary 3-D braiding machine for preparing braided materials from filaments such as fibers, threads, yarns etc. The machine possesses a unique arrangement of the rotary cams to provide for additional degrees of freedom of movement relative to conventional rotary braiders. This allows for smaller incremental movements of the fiber carriers during the braiding process, providing for less torsional strain on the fiber material, as well as the ability to pro
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Hydrosilylation of Polypropylene

A novel reactive extrusion process has been developed for the production of hydrosilylated polypropylene resins from commodity grade polypropylene. This process provides a way to modify polypropylene with desirable functionality, such as increased adhesion, chemical reactivity, or hydrophilicity characteristics. Moreover, this procedure opens a path to the formation of new and interesting di-block copolymers and compatibilizers for polymer blends or inorganic fillers. Several organofunctional
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Concrete Tension Anchorage System

A pre-stressed, pre-tensioned or post-tensioned, concrete structure has significantly greater load bearing properties compared to an un-reinforced concrete structure. Steel rods or tendons are used almost universally as the pre-stressing or post-tensioning members. The steel rods and associated anchoring components may become exposed to many corrosive elements, such as de-icing chemicals, salt or brackish water. If this occurs, the rods may corrode, thereby causing the surrounding concrete struc
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Active Electronic Security Cloth and Webbing

There is an increasing concern about detection and prevention of tampering with such articles as computers, sensors, special materials, equipment cabinets, vehicles, and with facility entrances. Existing measures include anti-tamper circuits, locks, seals, and closed circuit monitoring. However, the first several of these can be countered and the third requires human involvement. The invention is a material such as cloth or webbing with wired and wireless electronic circuits, accelerometers,
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Low-cost Flexible Manufacturing Techniques for Bradbury-Neilson Gates and Similar Interdigital Structures for Use in Miniature Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers and Other Related Applications

Small devices that can rapidly and accurately analyze chemical and biological molecules are required by many industries. Homeland security and the medical community lead the list. Current instruments are either too large to be used as a first responder in the field, too slow in giving results to analyze large amounts of protein data, or too costly for widespread use. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has invented and is patenting techniques and methods for using precisio
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Automated Propellant Blending (MSC-22757)

Abstract: Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a safer, more consistent and economical way in which to blend propellants. Used mainly for the production of Zirconium Potassium Perchlorate (ZPP) propellant, this automated blending apparatus and process has produced compositions that exhibit faster burn rates and are more dependable than mixtures from other methods.
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Protective Laminate Space Suit Helmet and Extravehicular Visors (MSC-21503)

Abstract: This invention is a helmet and visor assembly of laminate construction comprised of an underlayer of polycarbonate polymer material with a chemically resistant outer layer of polysulfone material.
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Densification Via Thermal Treatment

Densification Via Thermal Treatment ( 99025) INVENTION: The invention consists of a new thermal processing treatment which is capable of shrinking, and ultimately closing, cavities in materials composed of two or more phases. U. S. Patent No. 6,315,838
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A Printed-Film Sensor with Application in Automotive and Aerospace Manufacturing

INVENTION: Northwestern has invented a device to monitor process quality for sheet metal fabrication. The invention, made from printed-film technology, measures the so-called “draw-in” at points on the periphery of a sheet metal blank during press stroke. Such monitoring is especially important in automotive and aerospace manufacturing. The invention and its implementation are shown in Figures 1 and 2 below. ADVANTAGES: The Northwestern solution is sensitive to complex geomet
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Quality Control of Composite Part Preforms

INVENTION: The invention tests individual preforms used in composite parts. The invention has these advantages over currently available methods: It does not rely upon visual inspection It avoids scrap by testing preform defects before a composite part is formed It can utilize low cost test fixtures It can test preform defects with a high degree of reliability The invention injects low-pressure gas into the preform, and uses statistics to characterize preform quality. Because only low-pre
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Atomic Force Electroluminescence Microscopy

INVENTION: Northwestern University scientists have invented a new atomic force microscope tool, AFEM, capable of gathering simultaneous topographical, current, and electroluminescence information through a commercially available conductive AFM tip. Characterization of individual bottom-emitting opto-electronic devices, such as light-emitting diodes and electroluminescent devices at 10 nm resolution potential is offered. ADVANTAGES: The AFEM provides advances in operation, light sensitivity
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Gas flow method for detection of preform defects (24068)

INVENTION: Method and apparatus to detect and characterize a defect in a fiber preform residing in a preform-receiving cavity of a mold or simulated mold of the type used for liquid composite molding (e.g., resin transfer molding) to make a composite component or structure. The defect may result from fiber preform misplacement in the cavity, accidental inclusions, preform density variations, and/or distortion of the preform. Transient gas or other fluid pressures at multiple locations of the cav
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Programmable Parts Feeder (25111)

INVENTION: The invention is a vibratory device that programmably conveys, sorts, orients, and feeds multiple parts simultaneously, in parallel. To the best of our knowledge, it is the only commercially viable vibratory device that can perform this variety of functions without large numbers of actuators in an actuator array. The invention uses vibration of a rigid horizontal plate on which parts rest. The vibration of the plate effectively creates a force field on the plate, and parts on the
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Surface-Independent, Surface-Modifying, Multifunctional Coatings and Applications Thereof (26145)

INVENTION: Northwestern researchers have developed a substrate independent multifunctional surface modification affording adherent nanofilms on all natural and synthetic surfaces tested, including metals, oxides, semiconductors, polymers and ceramics. The nanofilm chemically combines with a wide range of organic and inorganic species producing a variety of functional coatings and metallized surfaces with broad commercial utility. SUMMARY: Generally molecules for surface modification are bifu
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Magnetic Material with Large Magnetic-Field-Induced Deformation (27050)

INVENTION: Polycrystalline Ni-Mn-Ga foam magnetic shape-memory alloys exhibiting significant reversible magnetic field-induced strain. ADVANTAGES: A polycrystalline Ni-Mn-Ga foam magnetic shape-memory alloy exhibiting magnetically induced strain about 50 times larger than reported for nonporous, fine-grained Ni-Mn-Ga materials. SUMMARY: Magnetic shape-memory alloys are active materials enabling rapid, large-strain actuation upon application of a magnetic field. Large magnetoplastic strai
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Die-less Sheet Metal Forming (27097)

INVENTION: Without the need of a die, the invention forms sheet metal through a new technique known as Double Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF). Die-less, incremental forming methods like DSIF have been used to cost-effectively form prototype and low-volume production parts. In contrast to other “3D-forming methods,” such as roll-forming, hydroforming and explosive forming, incremental methods provide significant forming flexibility while keeping capital cost low. Advantages are as follow
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Method for Preparation of New Superhard Boron Carbonitride Material

Method for preparing superhard ternary boron carbonitride compound Advantages . Produces a superhard ternary boron carbonitride compound . Requires temperature and pressure conditions achievable in existing industrial high pressure devices . Produces BC0.5N at >70% yield Technology The method of this invention uses relatively low temperature and pressure conditions (1400-1600ºC and 7.5-8.5 GPa) to produce superhard BC0.5N. This is a dramatic improvement over the only known process for the
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Novel Adsorbent Systems for Water Purification Using Metal Oxide Bound to Substrate and Heated Metal Oxide Particles

Introduction There is an ever increasing need for potable water. Improvements in conventional purification technologies allow for savings in both time and money and ensure that clean water is available in areas that need it. Technology Description Professor Benjamin at the University of Washington has developed a device and process for enhancing water decontamination whereby either standard membrane filtration or slow sand filtration is coupled to metal oxide particles, which adsorb many common
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Methods and Compositions for Screening for Modulators of Parkinson’s Disease

Introduction Parkinson’s Disease (PD) pathogenesis has been linked to oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, aberrant proteolytic processes and dysfunctional immune surveillance. However the molecular mechanisms of the involvement of these processes are currently unclear. Analysis of genes that are mutated in heritable forms of PD has begun to further define molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis in sporadic forms of PD. Loss-of-function mutations in the parkin gene have been shown to be a
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Nanocellular Foaming of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene using Ultrasound

Introduction Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a thermoplastic consisting of molecules of incredibly long chains with molecular weights of several million. It has the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic, has a high resistance to corrosion, moisture, and abrasion, and has a friction coefficient similar to that of Teflon. The ability to create nano-structured UHMWPE materials could yield many useful and unique properties, including mechanical and optical properties, and
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Copper Chloride-mediated Synthesis of Silver Nanowires

Introduction Owing to the high electrical and thermal conductivity of bulk silver, the synthesis of Ag nanowires has been and continues to be an area of active research. The properties and applications of the nanostructures are determined by the shape, size, structure, and composition of the nanostructures. The presence of various ions has been shown to influence the shape and size of metallic nanostructures produced via the polyol method. Technology description Younan Xia’s laboratory has inv
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Continuous Production of Microcellular Fibers

Introduction In microcellular plastic foams, inert gas is dissolved in thermoplastic under high pressure. The forced evacuation of this gas during processing creates pores (or cells) within the final plastic. The pores are small enough that clarity of the plastic is unaffected, and because of the pores, much less starting material is required in microcellular plastics than in conventional plastics, greatly reducing weight and cost. As a wide range of pore densities is achievable, this technology
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Reaction Mixer for High Throughput Chemical Synthesis

Introduction High throughput chemical synthesis requires the execution of a large number (perhaps 100 – 10,000) of small reactions to run in parallel. One is faced with the task of having to mix the contents of a large number of reaction vessels at various temperatures, times and conditions. This is not an effective way to have controlled experiments. Technology description Researchers at the University of Washington have invented a reaction mixer for high throughput chemical synthesis. This d
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Porous Polypropylene Caps for High Throughput Chemical Synthesis

Introduction High throughput chemical synthesis often requires that solvent be removed from a large number of containers as part of the process. Typically this is done with a small number of tubes using a centrifugal concentrator (to prevent mechanical solvent loss due to bumping) and under vacuum (to speed up solvent removal). This is very time consuming and requires a lot of manual manipulation of the chemicals and their containers. Technology description Researchers at the University of Wash
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Patterned wet deposition of ultrathin electrically conductive gold

Introduction Ionic polymer metal composite actuators offer large deflection, fast, yet soft actuation, and a very good durability at low voltage in wet conditions. Therefore they can be used in pumps, valves and for manipulation in solution. In the more general aim of integrating ionic polymer actuators into MEMS, chemical plating is not suitable as an electrode fabrication technique because it requires lengthy immersions of the polymer in different ionic solutions with heating, which is not app
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Microscope for unfolded images of birefringence, extinction, and transmission at millisecond time resolution

Introduction Birefringence imaging techniques are employed in a variety of industrial settings, including engineering strain modeling and quality control for textile production. One of the drawbacks of currently available birefringence imaging systems is the long lag time required for each image to be acquired, analyzed, and displayed. The use of these systems in high volume settings, such as pathology labs and industrial quality control, is limited by the lack of real-time analysis capability.
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Self-Assembly of Hybrid Components for OLED and Flexible Displays

Introduction The market for flat panel displays is projected to reach $125 billion by 2012. Flexible displays are a fast-growing segment of this market, forecast to reach $120 billion by 2020. Cost-effective methods for low cost, high volume production of these displays at increasingly larger sizes are of interest to all major manufacturers. Technology description Researchers at the UW have developed a method for high-efficiency assembly of flexible and OLED displays. The display consi
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Electrospinning of Polymeric and Ceramic Nanofibers as Uniaxially-Aligned Arrays

Introduction Nanotechnology is the use of nanoparticles, which are particles made to a scale measured as one millionth of a millimeter. One difficulty associated with manufacturing to this scale is manufacturing nanofibers out of polymeric and ceramic materials. Another problem is finding a method to align the nanofibers in a way to develop a mesh or material from them. Technology description Our researchers have developed a method of manufacturing polymeric and ceramic nanofibers through the us
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Wear Sensor for Industrial Machinery

Researchers at McGill have developed a sensor for detecting, in real-time, the erosion of a wear surface of a component, particularly a liner attached to the mill shell of a rotating grinding mill. The sensor consists of a conductive element embedded in the component, such as the liner of the mill. As the surface of the component wears to the height of the sensor, the circuit becomes exposed and subsequently damaged, changing the input of the sensor and indicating that the surface has worn to th
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Novel Circular Saw Blade

•Self-tensioning radial saw through introduction of shape memory alloy (SMA) into saw disk. •Prevents saw blade from distorting as speed/rpm’s and temperature increase. •Simulations using finite element analysis have shown that the design is capable of producing critical speed increases of 30 to 50%. •A limiting factor for radial saws is their critical speed; the speed that the blade resonates at any frequency. Thinner blades have lower critical speeds and natural frequencies. By raisi
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Speed-Reduction Transmission

This new generation of speed-reduction transmissions, dubbed Speed-o-Cam and Slide-o-Cam, provide high accuracy and smooth operations. Based on the structure of indexing cam mechanisms, and functioning under pure rolling, these transmissions offer virtually zero backlash, zero power losses, and unlimited stiffness. The planar Speed-o-Cam and Slide-o-Cam transmissions couple parallel axes and are intended to replace spur (or helical) gear trains and rack-and-pinions, respectively. The spherical S
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100% Powder Efficiency in Direct Laser Deposition for Rapid Prototyping

BACKGROUND Direct Laser Deposition (DLD), which is also known as Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) or Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), is an additive ‘rapid’ manufacturing process in which a part is generated by repeatedly adding and fusing layers of material to a surface. A laser beam creates a melt pool on the metallic workpiece surface or previously deposited surface and additional metal, or alloy, powder is delivered to the pool to increase its size. Most current commercial DLD systems deliver
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Electronically Functional Yarn

BACKGROUND The majority of everyday clothing consists of textile fibres knitted or woven to produce a fabric. Their primary purpose is structural and aesthetic. Fibres can have added functionality by the integration of electronics into the material from which they are formed. Our vision is to enable the introduction of functional textiles and garments that can be easily cleaned and used without special treatments. The integration of this new functionality dimension into fibres will turn everyday
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Gear Bearings (GSC-14207)

Goddard's technologies are based on two innovative designs: the roller gear bearing and the phased-shifted gear bearing. The roller gear bearing has crowned roller ends with the roller radius equaling the gear pitch radius. The gear can mesh with another roller gear, with the crowned ends contacting each other in rolling contact. The phase-shifted gear bearing has teeth rotated with respect to each other such that the top land of one side intersects with the bottom land of the other side. In the
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Quickmobilefood

Quickmobile food solve the problem of using expensive vehicle in providing mobile kithen . The problem of space in the previous invention had been solve by providing ample space in the kitchen and serving compartment.There is a plathform with step and canpoy which enable customer to stand and been protected by the canopy.All the appliances used in the kitchen does not need to be modify or configure before it can be use in quickmobilefood. The issue of heat generated in the kitchen compartment h
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Cooking Utensil with Improved Heat Retention

A cooking utensil with improved heat retention includes an inner pot received within an outer pot and separated in a closely spaced-apart relationship to form a volume or chamber therebetween. The chamber is evacuated and sealed with foil leaves at the upper edges of the inner and outer pot. The vacuum created between the inner and outer pot, along with the minimum of thermal contact between the inner and outer pot, and the reduced radiative heat transfer due to low emissivity coatings on the in
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Compact Vacuum Insulation

Improved compact insulation panel is provided which is comprised of two adjacent metal sheets spaced close together with a plurality of spherical, or other discretely shaped, glass or ceramic beads optimally positioned between the sheets to provide support and maintain the spacing between the metal sheets when the gases there between are evacuated to form a vacuum. These spherical glass beads provide the maximum support while minimizing thermal conductance. In its preferred embodiment; these two
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Conductive Emulsion for Preparing Surface for Powder Coating

Abstract The present invention provides an environmentally friendly conductive sol-gel emulsion for surface treatment of low-conductivity objects. The emulsion renders the object amenable to powder coating or other treatments that require the surface of an object to be conductive. The sol-gel creates a transparent and high abrasion resistant silicate film on a relative soft substrate (wood or plastics) via hydrolysis and polycondensation reaction. Potential commercial uses and users: Powde
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Additive Package for In-Situ Phosphatizing Paint, Paint and Method

Abstract This additive package for in-situ phosphatizing paint provides independent, but simultaneous reactions to metal surfaces and to polymer paint film. The in-situ phosphate layer forms covalent bonds with paint films providing strong coating adhesion, thus offering excellent corrosion protection. Potential commercial uses and users: Green and environmentally friendly and chrome-free metal finishing for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), fastener, and aerospace industries. Adv
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Nano-Composite Piezoelectric Material

Abstract This method will allow for the construction of high quality capacitors at low process temperatures for thick-film and circuit board manufacturing. Additionally this concept has possible applications in microelectromechanical system ("MEMS") devices manufacturing. Piezoelectric materials with high dielectric constants and combinations of various dielectric constant materials will allow for a nearly infinite variation of permitivity. This concept can also be applied to radio frequency d
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Shape-controlled Silver Nanoparticle Ink (“ArgentInkTM”)

New Market Opportunity: Silver nanoparticle inks have applications in a wide number of fields across the electronics, physics, chemistry and biomedical fields. The optical absorption and fluorescence characteristics of the silver nanoparticles are critical to their functionality in all applications. The control of the shape and dimension of the silver nanoparticles, within a tight range, and the ability to programmably change the target size and shape of the silver nanoparticles in an aqueousba
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