Safety Patents for Sale or License

Mobile Phone Deterrent

Mobile Phone Deterrent

If the driver has an active phone within the range of the sensor an alarm is activated to warn the driver to put away his/her phone, and vehicle hazard lights are activated.
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Wireless Electric Valve for Automatic Closing and Opening of Main Fluid Pipe

Prevents flooding water and other fluid damages in private/residential houses, business buildings / utility / security alarm systems etc.
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Operating Fuse Deflector

Linesman can be seriously injured by the sparks and debris that shoot out of the bottom of the fuse barrel. The Fuse Deflector is a safety device that shields linesman from sparks and debris that result from the explosion when a fuse is triggered.
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Mobile Phone Deterrent

The problem: One in four road accidents are caused by using mobile phones while driving. Thousands are dying each year and hundreds of thousands are being hospitalised as a result of those accidents. Billions of dollars are being spent on their healthcare. Solution: A device to deter the use of phones while driving. A mobile phone detection and alarm unit is placed above the drivers head within the vehicle. Once the engine is switched on the device becomes active. If the driver has an ac
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Wireless Electric Valve for Automatic Closing and Opening of Main Fluid Pipe

It is wireless valve for automatic closing and opening of main fluid pipe. It is aimed to prevent flooding water and other fluid damages in private/residential houses, business buildings / utility / security alarm systems etc.
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Operating Fuse Deflector

Overhead high voltage electrical distribution lines in the United States use fuses to protect the integrity of the delivery system from electrical current surges and overloads. These fuses typically are in 100 amp or 200 amp models. When the fuse is triggered, the bottom portion of the fuse barrel explodes and the fuse link is destroyed. This explosion causes a large spark as well as other fuse debris to be discharged downwardly from the bottom portion of the fuse barrel. Once the fuse is blown,
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Safety For Aircraft pilot handler instrumentation Design for cockpits

on behalf of the crashes in the twin tower in u.s.a. i think there needs a design for save the people of airplane and pilot as well as against terrorist attacks.when any attemps made by the terrorist they no way take position in the cockpits.so arises a design by me: 1.) A signal device designd for a particular shape of frequency level to communicate on cockpits to ground level tower first by using VHF level. Two frequency uses here. 2.) One frequency for route connection. 3.)
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Locking Pin Locator

I am looking for a well established manufacturer interested in taking on a new project designed for the commercial truck driver, that can make life easier and a lot safer. Or sale my patent. Take a moment and enjoy my short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEqaADU4Mwk Possibility of millions in gross sales. All I need is the right people. TOOLING IS AVAILABLE RESEARCH SITE. http://fleetdirectory.com/Truckstops-TravelCenters.htm The Tandem Locking Pin Imagine you're a heav
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Built-In Baby Seat

This is a detachable child safety seat designed with numerous function. It holds a unique mechanism that allows rear facing for infants and forward facing for toddlers. This one of a kind James Bond like invention has a futuristic 360 degree rotation that enables the child seat to be hidden for prototypical adult space. Meanwhile, since the seat is detachable it can always be removed from the car when it's not needed.
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Maksimatic Centrifugal & Gyroscopic Anti-Spill Cup Holder Technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJEnEfonGGY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyZM4_dMTqA www.maksimatic.com , www.bettercupholder.com Maksimatic is a centripetal-force-utilizing cup holder that is held by a half-spherical upper member on a 360 degree swiveling joint and helps prevent your beverage from spilling or coming out altogether regardless of how fast or hard you accelerate, brake or turn or any combination of the two. It is also gyroscopic which means it will automatically leve
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Isolation Damper with Proofing

With many systems there is a need to isolate an area or air stream in a positive and secure manner. Unfortunately even the best dampers and valves can leak and this failure can't be detected until it is too late. This patent provides an absolutely positive method of sealing contamination caused by nuclear, biological or chemical origins while also providing self testing and verification of performance. This patent has a wide range of applications where safety is a must.
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Tactile tile product for the visually impaired

The present invention provides a tactile tile comprising hemispherical outward protruding domes on an upper surface for pedestrian traffic, and a plurality of longitudinal and transverse members integral with each other and integral with a bottom side of the tile opposite the upper surface forming a honeycomb pattern. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention overcomes the problems of durability and replaceability found in conventional pedestrian identification and wayfinding surface
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VAM security - unique device for locking gear stick knob for the electronically controlled automatic transmissions

Our company VAM system s.r.o, located in Slovakia has been dealing with car security for more than 16 years. VAM security® is a unique device for locking gear stick knob. It is a mechanical security system designed to lock and block the gear lever handle of BMW´s electronically controlled automatic transmissions (but can be produced literally for every electronically controlled automatic transmissions with a gear stick knob). There exists no other similar system in the world, and, because
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MC2 Folding Rescue Stretcher

The present invention provides a foldable rescue stretcher having an open position for transporting a patient and a storing position for storing the foldable rescue stretcher. The foldable rescue stretcher includes a rigid supporting frame having a plurality of sections, a protective barrier, and an inflatable collar. Methods of using the foldable rescue stretcher are also provided. Watch online video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay6UL3ETPLY Publication number US20140082844 A1 Publ
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Water Flow and Temperature Controller for a Bathrub Faucet

SHOWER, BATHTUB, OR SPA MONITOR. I.E. "THE SHOWER MONITOR" A temperature and flow controller for a bath tub or shower is disclosed. The device includes a panel that replaces or surrounds the standard bath tub water valves. Within the panel is a control assembly in communication with temperature sensors in the shower head and the bath tub faucet as well as control valves on the hot and cold water supply lines. The temperature sensors are immediately downstream from a unique, two stage mixing c
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Helmet System

The Helmet System was designed for use on any type of helmet to give the wearer the option to change shells & liners effortlessly for seasonal wear or design preferences. It allows for quick and easy cleaning & the ability to function as a multi purpose helmet, but most importantly it was designed for quick & easy removal of the shell from the inner padding by the wearer or another for emergency purposes. Some of the many uses I have envisioned for the Helmet System include: Military, fire
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Emergency Warning Devide Rapid Deployment System

I am selling my full US patent rights; Emergency Warning Device Rapid Deployment System: US patent No. 7,108,446 B2. PCT application: No. WO2005/091881 A2. Descriptive Information: Scenario: An emergency vehicle first arrives at an incident scene, sometimes in very precarious and dangerous traffic situations. The personnal must attend to the incident and traffic safety almost simultaneously. If safety markers were in place upon arrival, it would give personnel peace of mind and
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Device for Protecting and Storing of a Security Case

The present invention relates to a device for protecting and storing a security case, wherein the device (1) comprises a security shell (2) having an inside (30) and an outside (31), which security shell (2) encloses a cavity (3), which cavity (3) is arranged for containing the security case (4), wherein the cavity (3) is connected with an opening (5) in the security shell (2) through which access to the cavity (3) is provided for putting or taking out the security case (4); the device (1) furth
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Article Management System

Abstract An apparatus for controlling secure and managed access storage and retrieval of one or more different types of articles is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of compartments for articles, the compartments arranged in a rotatable cylindrical array with one opening for each compartment on the surface of the cylinder. A linearly driven belt having an access port thereon limits access to a single compartment. The compartments may be of equal or different size to accept different
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Safety (flashover prevention) Devices for Insulative Tools

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows: 1. A safety device in combination with an elongated insulative tool of a certain length extending between a user end arranged to be contacted by a worker and a working end arranged for operation near energized equipment and having a substantially circular cross section defining a cross sectional diameter and an outer circumference, the device being arranged to substantially modify an
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Rescur Device for Marooned Victims

FIELD OF INVENTION This invention relates to a rescue device for a person trapped at an isolated and helpless spot as in flood waters, earthquakes etc. It can also be applied in rescue works from rooftops, crevasses in glaciers, ravines etc. where similar situations of emergency develop. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Floods have become a common phenomenon nowadays. Rivers, canals and other water bodies often get flooded with increasing frequency due to sudden excessive rains and other
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Fire extinquising roof soaker

The present invention is a spraying system that extinguishes flying embers that may land on a roof from a wild fire or forest fire. This includes a submersible pump at the bottom of a well a pool or a pond that is attached to a supply pipe that allows water to be pumped into a reservoir. Another submersible pump is inside the reservoir that pumps water thru a supply pipe that is attached to the roof and soffits This area is called a water station that may also be equipped with a generator for a
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Safety System to Reduce Risk of Electrocution at Photovoltaic Panels Level

Safety System to reduce risk of Electrocution at Photovoltaic Panels Level. The present invention relates to an electronic system and related methods of control, to be used as safety switch at Photovoltaic Panels Level. Said system can solve the dramatic issue of human exposition to electrocution in case of catastrophic event, like: fire, flooding, earthquakes, seaquakes… and also in case of installation or maintenance, without needs of further wiring and installation efforts. Said Syste
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Absorption system of shock waves and armor for military vehicles

Absorption system of shock waves and armor for military vehicles System absorption of shock waves for armored military vehicles and construction consisting of the body and interior of the vehicle by a structure pre hollow interior frameworks available boxes (Fig. 1) with a considerable thickness and closed once these boxes with inner shield is injected inside these boxes or hollow type synthetic rubber elastomer. (Fig. 2 / a), to thereby form an absorption system which mitigates shockwaves let
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Security system that is activated BEFORE burglary

Our patent is an autonomous wireless alarm system that detects burglars and keeps them out of your doorstep, before they even attempt to break in or cause any kind of damage to your door or window and is activated by a non replicating remote control that has a double coding of hoping codes system. We already produce this innovating alarm system, known as DoorGuard systems SD and SW, and sell it in Greece and soon in other european countries. How does it work ? Infrared sensors are install
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Hooded Life Jacket with insulated and filtered hydration system

Life Jacket including a hood and a hydration system. The hood may include insulated neoprene protecting the head from the water. The hydration pack may be insulated. The hydration bladder may include a flow tube with a filter providing clean water to the user. The life jacket may include waterproof insulated pockets protecting contents therein. Type 1, type 2, and type 3 coastguard pfd classifications.
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Method and Arrangement for Detecting a Fall of a Person

An arrangement for detecting a fall of a person (1) has an air pressure sensor (in device 4) and an evaluating device (in device 4 or 8). If the measurement value of the air pressure sensor (11) meets a predefined criterion, a fall of the person (1) is detected.
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Bite guard splint i.e. lower jaw bite guard splint, for keeping open of respiratory tract at asleep of patient, has fastening elements provided for connection element to piercing-like implant at regio

The splint (13) has fastening elements (14) e.g. hooks (15), for a connection element (17) e.g. fastening lug, to a piercing-like implant at a region of a tongue body of a patient. The fastening elements are arranged at the lower jaw bite guard splint, and are provided at interior sides of the lower jaw bite guard splint, and the hooks are made of surgical stainless steel, titanium or titanium alloy. The fastening lug is attached and detached at the fastening elements and at the implant, and is
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Device and Method for Detecting Falls

The present invention relates to a device and method for detecting falls. The problem of the present invention is to specify a device for detecting falls that ensures the reliable detection of falls at the earliest possible time, wherein the device according to the invention should be designed as cost-effectively as possible and wherein furthermore knowledge of the direction of gravitational acceleration is unnecessary. The device for detecting falls according to the invention comprises a three-
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Anti-theft protection device for use in motor vehicle, activates parking brake system when control unit receives vehicle traction standby signal, and prevents unavoidable disconnection of system, duri

The device activates a parking brake system when an electronic control unit receives a vehicle traction standby signal. The device avoids disconnection of the system by the control unit when anti-theft protection is not deactivated. The device prevents unavoidable disconnection of the system, during deactivation of the anti-theft protection. The signal is provided when the signal is identified by an electronic monitoring unit. The device stops the supply of auxiliary power to the system, for pre
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Door i.e. vehicle door, has actuators provided in operative connection with sensor devices, and kinematics degrees of freedom assigned to actuators for motor support of opening and/or closing motion a

The door (10) has actuators (18, 20) provided in operative connection with sensor devices (24, 26, 28). Two kinematics degrees of freedom (alpha, X) are assigned to the actuators for a motor support of an opening and/or a closing motion and/or an unlocking-or locking process. The sensor devices are provided for detecting movement characteristic values of the door. The sensor devices are provided for detecting an operating force between the door and a person operating the door and for detecting a
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Emergency Release Device for Winter Sports Equipment

The invention relates to an emergency release system for one or more pieces of winter sports equipment, such as skis, ski poles, snowboards, bindings and/or shoes for skies or snowboards. It is quipped with a connection mechanism (10; 32) for detachably connecting at least two elements of one or more pieces of winter sports equipment, wherein the connection mechanism (10; 32) is supported substantially radially in or on one of the two elements, and a drive mechanism (16-19, 28, 29), which can be
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Emergency Release Device for Winter Sports Equipment

The invention relates to a Notauslösesystem for one or more of winter sports equipment, skis, ski poles, snowboards, bindings and / or shoes for skis or snowboards.It is equipped with a connecting device for detachably connecting at least two elements of one or more winter sports equipment, with the connecting device essentially supported radially in or on one of the two elements, and a driving device (16-19, 28, 29), which can be triggered externally and is suitable to lift the radial support
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Anti-whiplash Vehicle System with Active Head Restraint

An active head restraint system includes a fluid driver assembly coupled to a vehicle seat assembly. The fluid driver assembly is actuatable in response to a predetermined movement of the vehicle seat assembly. A fluid driven assembly is in fluid communication with the fluid driver assembly. The fluid driven assembly is actuated in response to actuation of the fluid driver assembly. A headrest is pivotable about an axis. The headrest is coupled to the fluid driven assembly such that the fluid dr
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Ballistic Resistant Fabric Armor

A woven ballistic resistant fabric armor system comprising at least one ply having a yarn-yarn angle between the warp and fill yarns of less than 90 DEG , with each ply oriented relative to an axis along the thickness of the plies such that adjacent plies have a different yarn-yarn angle, a different orientation, or both. The armor system may feature materials of different stiffness, strength, and strain-to-failure in each ply or a filler between selected plies, including a filler comprising dis
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A Hybrid Separation and Detection Device for Chemical Detection and Analysis

The present invention provides a device that makes it possible to perform real-time detection and analysis of BTEX components in real samples using an inexpensive and miniaturized hybrid specific binding-separation device. The device may be used in occupational health and safety applications as well as for toxicological population studies to determine the presence of organic volatile components in an air sample.
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Biosafety Level (bsl)-3 Life Support Cell for Studying Live Animals

A biological safety system includes a life-support cell, a supply system fluidly connected to the life-support cell, and an exhaust system fluidly connected to the life-support cell. The life-support cell is structured to contain a laboratory animal infected with microorganism of a type that requires bio-safety level 3 (BSL-3) isolation, is transparent to at least one form of radiation to permit observation of the laboratory animal while in use, and the biological safety system contains the micr
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Omni-directional Angular Acceration Reduction for Protective Headgear

Protective headgear includes an outer shell rotatable relative to an inner shell via a thin layer of elastically and/or plastically yielding material disposed between and secured to the inner and outer shells. The yielding material deforms continuously but non-linearly at least in the tangential or shear direction to mitigate angular acceleration of the head during an impact. The yielding material prevents the inner and outer shells from separating or stopping suddenly to avoid imparting a large
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Method for Protecting Human Beings Against Electric Discharges

The present invention relates to a method for protecting human beings against electric shocks. The method is used to detect power being passed through a human body that is insulated from the earth or has no earth connection, said method comprising the following steps consisting in: applying a train of low-intensity pulses over a line in service, and comparing the echoes of the pulses returned by the line over time. In this way, the first echo can be compared with subsequent echoes in order to el
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Intelligent Individual Equipment for Protection During a Fall

The invention relates to an inflatable jacket (1) that can be adapted to the body of a worker and automatically inflates in the event of a fall of the worker from a height. The invention is based on a gas cylinder which is instantaneously opened and emptied as a result of the corresponding signal generated by a central electronic system also built into the jacket (1), said system receiving the information from a series of sensors arranged in the soles (3) of the footwear (6) of the worker, and a
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System of Automibile Fire Extinguisher

The invention relates to safety technology, in particular to transportation sector. Its goal is to design a system to be capable to minimize risk of fire in case of accident or extinguish if appeared. Goal is achieved so, a vehicle is equipped with nozzles placed next to exhaust hot parts and connected to carbon dioxide bottle with controllable valve. Valve is operated by a sensor sensing collision, roll of the vehicle, too high temperature in engine compartment, or manually by driver. Exhausted
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Highly sensitive hydrogen sensor for detecting fires/combustion has a thin-layer structure made from a semiconductor substrate, an insulator, fluoride ion conductors and electrodes

An insulator layer (3) attaches to a semiconductor substrate (2). A fluoride ion conductor layer is applied to the insulator layer and a palladium layer/electrode (5) to the fluoride ion conductor layer (4). A second electrode (6) fits on the rear side of the semiconductor substrate. Independent claims are included for: (A) a hydrogen gas alarm with a hydrogen sensor; (B) and for a hydrogen gas detector with a hydrogen sensor; (C) and for a method for determining hydrogen gas concentration.
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Semiconductor type hydrogen sensor, detection method and hydrogen detecting device

The invention relates to a high sensitive semiconductor type hydrogen sensor, an alarm of hydrogen which incorporates this sensor and a method of sensing hydrogen concentrations by using this sensor.
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Fire protection flap

In order to make a device available to the sealing of a gap in the case of fire, which is extremely effective with simple means providable, but, is suggested, this training by at least a flap element tiltable stored around an axle (5), which by a destroyable retaining element at least partial in the case of fire (7) against a closing force in a Offenstellung is held
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Leg Shield for Vehicle

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide leg shields for a vehicle capable of supplying an adequate amount of air to feet, and supporting a door stably. ; SOLUTION: A pair of right and left leg shields 37 covering the foot sections of a rider from the front is provided with a shield body 40 with an opening 39 positioned ahead of a foot placing section 25, and the door 43 opening/closing the opening 39 by being rotated around the rotating shaft center C. The door 43 is rotatably supported at one end 43a
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Safety Helmet Visor with a Treated Surface for Eye Protection and Therapy

The invention is a filtering, transparent device for preventing damage to healthy eyes and for the prophylaxis and therapy of pseudophakic eyes and/or eyes with macular and retinal neurodegeneration. It is characterized by being the result of applying a yellow filter to the transparent or translucent surface(s) of the visor of a protective helmet, to protect the eyes from the short wavelengths of the visible spectrum (500 to 380 nm). Several possible uses are indicated such as for motorcyclists,
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Near-infrared Shielding Material, Laminate Including the Same, and Optical Filter for Display Including the Same

To provide a laminate which is excellent in heat-ray shielding properties, transparency, and weatherability and is suitable for use in laminated glass; and an optical filter for display which has excellent near-infrared shielding properties and is excellent in transparency, weatherability, and display performance. The laminate comprises two substrates and an intermediate layer sandwiched therebetween and bonded and united thereto, wherein a heat-ray shielding layer, a plastic film, and an interm
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Expendable Metal Detector

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) is a problem in some war zones. The IED is commonly a bomb made of any type of available ordnance and detonated by remote control. The IED is varied and can be made from clusters of mortar shells or a single artillery shell. The IED is commonly placed along side a road and detonated when a vehicle drives by. The IED is commonly camouflaged by rocks or is buried in the ground. A need exists to detect The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab has invent
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Instrumented Model of the Human Torso for Ballistic Impact

Effective body armor minimizes injury by transferring the kinetic energy of a projectile over an extended time-scale or surface area. Body armor that accomplishes such energy transfer using lightweight materials that are comfortable to wear involves sophisticated technology and engineering. To better assess the quality of new body armor designs, new injury criteria are needed to quantify the damage of different non-penetrating munitions to the internal organs. Therefore there is a need for a hum
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Monitoring the Integrity of a superstructure under heat loads

Detection of imminent structural failure during emergency high heat load conditions is critical to potentially saving the structure or the lives of firefighters. Metallic structural members installed in new building construction are protected by insulation. If this insulation is physically damaged then the structural member could be exposed to high heat loads during a fire or explosion. Excessive heat will cause the integrity of metal structural members to loose their ability to support the load
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Wide Area Metal Detection

With the recent terrorist attacks, providing a safe environment in large settings such as stadiums, amusement parks, airports and other areas where large groups of people are moving through has taken on renewed importance. Currently, perhaps the most effective portal that has an electromagnetic induction (EMI) metal detector. Typically only one person can walk through the metal detector at a time, so this creates a "choke" point where a line typically forms. For large sporting events and anywher
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Blast Position Detector

The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for detecting the position, intensity, and initiation time of an energy pulse in 3-D space. The method and apparatus may detect signals at very high speeds and may employ commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components that are inexpensive and durable. Futhermore, different embodiments of the present invention are adaptable to numerous and diverse applications, including the detection of various types of energy such as light and sound. A pl
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Explosive Detection Instrument

With an estimated 100 million mines and countless millions of acres of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) worldwide there is a need for sensor systems and methods that can detect and identify large and small explosive objects buried in soil. In addition, during armed conflict, there is a need for mine detection and neutralization in real-time or near real-time. The present invention provides a simple, relatively low cost, stand-alone, portable device that can be used virtually a
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Microwave and Acoustic Detection of Drowsiness

Detecting drowsiness and fatigue prior to the driver falling asleep can save lives. Through observation and reactions to the warnings of fatigue and drowsiness, the driver has an opportunity for countermeasures such as napping or getting a cup of coffee before they endanger himself and/or others. The APL drowsy driver system detects drowsiness and fatigue prior to the driver falling asleep. The warnings can begin as the driver becomes fatigued and intensify as the system detects increasing dr
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Time and Frequency Domain Electromagnetic Induction Metal and Landmine Detection and Identification Sensor System

With an estimated 100 million mines and countless millions of acres of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) world-wide there is a need for a sensor system and methods that can detect and identify large and small metal objects buried in the soil. In addition, during armed conflict, there is a need for mine detection and neutralization in real-time or near real time. A commonly used sensor for mine and UXO detection is the electromagnetic induction (EMI) metal detector. Conventional EM
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Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Sensor for Explosives

With the recent actions of individuals, both in the private sector and in the schools, providing a safe workplace, place of learning or airflight has taken on renewed importance. Currently, perhaps the most effective methodology for detecting explosives is highly trained K-9's, who are typically trained to detect up to 20 of the most commonly used components in explosive devices, such as C4, TNT, smokeless powder, black powder, PETN, DetCord, potassium/sodium chlorates, water gel, and nitro/ammo
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Thermal Ionization Detector

Electrical fires that occur in main power distribution panels cause extensive damage and sudden loss of power to critical users. Present arc fault detection systems may detect fires and limit the damage, but power is still lost without warning. This invention is an arc fault detector designed to prevent electrical fires caused by arcing. The detector comprises a conventional smoke detector's radioactive ionization chamber and added custom electronics to allow the detection of the early outgas
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Polymer Based Lanthanide Luminescent Sensors for the Detection of Organophosphorous Compounds

A number of organophosphorus compounds are used in nerve agents, including the chemically similar organo-fluorophosphorus compounds found in nerve gasses such as Sarin and Soman. Detection and quantification of these highly toxic compounds by remote sensors at very low levels are critical. Although a variety of physical, chemical and biological techniques have been investigated, few sensors are small and inexpensive enough to be used in military or environmental situations. Methods for the unamb
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Passive Alarm System for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals

A device which assists those who are visually impaired or handicapped and, in particular, a system for warning blind or visually impaired travelers that they have entered a potentially dangerous area proximal to an edge of boarding platforms of the type typically found in railway and other types of transit systems. An Infrared Integrated Indicating System (IRIIS) includes an array of optical emitters and a portable detector/warning device to be held by a visually handicapped traveler. The emitte
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Enhancing Occupant Protection in Side Impact Automobile Crashes

Introduction Pelvic fractures account for about 12% of injuries suffered in side impact motor vehicle accidents. The direct mechanism of the crash and resulting injury involves the door of the vehicle on the impacted side being punched into the occupant's pelvis and thorax. Pelvic fracture and rib damage along with internal organ injuries are the likely result. Several strategies have been employed to reduce side impact injury, including door side impact beams, stiffening of the door, increasing
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A Retrofit Automobile Head Restraint for Whiplash Injury Prevention

Introduction Head restraints were introduced in US vehicles in 1969 with the aim of reducing the frequency and severity of neck injury in rear-end motor vehicle collisions. However, whiplash injuries of the cervical spine still continue to be the single most expensive medical claim to insurers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that most cars sold in the U.S. do a poor job of protecting against neck injuries in rear-end collisions because the head restraints cannot be c
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Smart Ladder

Introduction A leading cause of worker injury in the fruit tree industry involves orchard ladder stability and the level of awareness of the user when climbing and dismounting the ladder. Due to cultural and economic reasons, industry acceptance of all-new designs has been low. Rather than radically changing ladder design to address these issues, a better approach is to design safety features into currently-used ladders. Technology description Researchers at the University of Washington have dev
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Safe last step

Introduction A common cause of injury among orchard workers in Washington state occurs when the user dismounts the ladder. The user often cannot accurately gauge the last step of the ladder because the line of sight is obscured by the apple bag when descending the ladder, with their back facing the ladder. The user may inadvertently step off the ladder at an upper rung causing falls that can be dangerous, especially with loaded fruit bags. Technology description Researchers at the University of
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Redesigned third leg

Introduction Ladder injuries are among the most common injuries among orchard workers in Washington state. Ladders tipping over, sliding of the third leg, worker falling off the ladder, and worker missing the last rung were the most common sources of injuries. Due to the resistance in the industry to embrace all-new ladder designs, improvements to existing designs are the most promising advances in ladder technology. Technology description Researchers at the University of Washington have develop
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Forensic Security Fo the Home - "Chain Reaction"

FORENSIC DNA TRACE FOR THE HOME StranDNA (UK) Limited is a new company with offices in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom who are offering Sales, Installation & Data Basing regarding a totally new and innovative access control system given the name “Chain Reaction” this unique security product places itself directly within the residential security market, but other applications include caravans, mobile homes, recreational and marine vehicles. Due to the increased technical specificatio
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Microgels with Acid-Degradable Polymer Backbones for Delivering Bioactive Materials

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Berkeley Lab synthesis of linear acid-degradable polymers and protein-loaded particles. - Targeted delivery of protein and DNA-based therapeutics - Vaccine delivery - Cancer immunotherapy - Site-specific treatment of inflammation - Anti-sense therapy ADVANTAGES: - Quickly degrades into small molecules under mildly acidic environments like those found in tumors, inflammatory tissues and lysosomes and phagolysosomes of antigen presenting cells - Remains relative
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Membrane and Receptors for Highly Selective Gas-Phase Sensing

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Comparative binding assay data suggests the levels of binding to TNT for the DNT designated receptor are on the order of non-specific interaction, confirming that the designated receptor is indeed selective for the DNT target. The selectivity between TNT and DNT is significant since the two chemicals differ from each other by only one nitro group. Sensing - explosives, e.g. TNT, DNT - chemical and biological warfare agents - indoor and outdoor environmental
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Employee-Identification-Triggered First Aid Box

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: - Ensure ready access to and inventory control of emergency response supplies - Ensure communication to allow for proper response and follow-up of emergency incidents - Replenish emergency supplies to prepare for next response ADVANTAGES: - Detects and identifies employees accessing emergency supplies - Communicates event to organization officials to facilitate event response and follow-up - Notifies organization to check response supplies for replenishment - Can
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Get Connected

Software program that connects and configures first-time users to a campus network TECH FIELD(S) Software security for higher education networks FEATURES Get Connected eases the burden of initially linking thousands of students in university living residences to a campus network. Every year thousands of new students must access a university’s network for the first time. Their computers often present security and compatibility problems that Get Connected circumvents.
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Intelligent video surveillance

Solution / invention summary : Object extraction and event analysis algorithm for video signal processing allowing the automation of video surveillance. - Open architecture / Linux; - Real time processing; - Software vs hardware; - Generic definition of parameters; - Identification and tracking of multiple objects / occlusion. Advantages / benefits : - High degree of intelligence / context independent; - Flexible system and easily modifiable; - Low-cost components; - Multiple applica
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