2016
Electronics

Pen technology has matured enough to date with more improved ink-delivery systems to write more comfortably. Yet, no pen on earth can capture the handwritten characters on paper and convert them to digital format. One commercial product named LiveScribe is available on the market which could capture drawing or writing on 'special papers' to upload the sketch as it is on the cloud. But it lacks conversion of the text in digital format and generalized paper writing support.

'DigiPen' solves the problem efficiently and elegantly. It brings a new concept of smart input device without replacing traditional paper writing. This is made possible with the recent exponential development of the Machine Learning technique called 'Deep Learning'.

A 'DigiPen' is ...

Capable of encoding massive amounts of data into a package more than 1,000 times smaller than with standard compression, this technology is poised to revolutionize the use of digital terrain maps (DTMs) in restricted environments (e.g., tablets, smart phones, embedded systems).

Developed at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, this software system integrates innovative encoding and decoding algorithms to provide (1) a 5,000:1 compression ratio and (2) rapid/continuous decompression in constrained computing situations. It enables users to access and create customized DTMs from a variety of data sources using a single, easy-to-use graphical user interface.

To fully understand the significance of this technology’s dramatic capabilities, consider the application for which it was originally developed: preventing aircraft collisions with the ground. Developed ...

Every hospital's worst bane is multi-drug resistant microbes and especially Staphylococcus Aureus. They claim to have no practical, effective means of eradicating these microbes.

This souped-up system will do it easily. “100% effective” needs to be qualified. All microbes in a given treatment area will be destroyed, without exception. However, people enter and leave hospitals 24/7, carrying and spreading microbes. Therefore, pathogens newly released after a given ward is sterilised, inherit new microbe populations. This cannot be prevented. Nevertheless, the hospital's level of microbe infestation will be reduced by more than 99.9% and take some time to return to previous infestation levels. Further, people within range of the signals will also be sterilised of their microbe burdens. That's an extra ...

Nowadays, all mobile devices are equipped with a touchscreen. However, most stationary display screens, such as computer monitors, television sets and projector screens are not touchable due to the high cost of touchscreens.

This universal stylus converts all display screens to pen-touchable screens, regardless of their screen size and type. The stylus is inexpensive and it adapts easily to computer monitors, smart televisions and projectors. It can be used for functional control or for drawing on a screen. It can also turn large displays in classrooms or conference rooms into whiteboards.

The stylus system is comprised of a stylus and a base station. Both components are linked by a low power wireless connection. In the stylus, there ...

I have applied for patent in Canada; the Brushless_Motor_in_Activate_Relax_States (BMiARSs:2706688) at http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/2706688/summary.html?type=number_search

It is comprised of two main systems. The first is the motor that can operate in the range of 95 Celsius in the presence of water vapor with the objective to accelerate the blending of the medium temperature to obtain a medium with controllable temperature that contains the fast foods in delivery. The second system is related to the said controllable temperature where the electronic circuits allow the accuracy of no greater than +/- 0.2 Celsius divided by per number of temperature sensors; that is the greater the number of temperature sensors means the accuracy will be less than +/- (0.2 Celsius /number of temperature sensor); where the ...

This technology is an electronic active material that converts a voltage input to a mechanical force and mechanical displacement output. As compared to prior dielectric elastomer (DE) systems, the material has reduced electrode spacing, which lowers significantly the required operating voltage. In addition, the inclusion of a combination of conducting and/or non-conducting reinforcing fibers greatly enhances the strength of the material, without weight penalty.

Benefits

* Produces actuators with higher force output than previously available
* Produces actuators that contract upon actuation rather than expand, like conventional materials
* Achieves lower operating voltages with more precise electrode spacing
* Can be optimized to provide preferential actuation characteristics, like direction
* Actuators can be coated to ...

Information technology has rapidly advanced its development through these recent years. These developments include faster processors to handle bigger data processing from Internet and cloud connections, to application deployments. But this increase in data processing speed has become a problem for storage devices in data centers and also in personal computers so solid state drives (SSD) were invented to replace hard disk drives (HDD) because solid state storage devices read and write data faster than HDDs. But SSDs are 6 times more expensive than HDDs. 1 terabyte (TB) HDD goes for roughly $69 while 1TB of SSD can go as much as $439.

Because of this huge price difference, I would like to suggest an Asynchronous Read/Write Multihead Multiplatter HDD ...

My conceptual design APC (Auto Power Cell) can power any electrical and electronic appliances without providing fuel or anything else to it. APC consists in its container - one Cl+ ion block , one Cl- ion block, two thin glass layers and a thin layer of N-Type and P-Type semiconductor with band gap in between them. All these components are placed according to the figure.

Working principle:
The large Cl-ion block repels electrons present at the N-Type semiconductor and attracts those electrons by the large Cl+ ion block such that electrons can move through band gap in between N-Type and P-Type semiconductor towards P-Type semiconductor. Then P-Type semiconductor layer becomes negatively charged and N-Type semiconductor layer becomes ...

The corona-resistant composite material in this proposal would form a coating or film over the electrical and electronic components and related equipment to be protected, having a thickness no greater than 50 microns (about 2 mils). It can withstand at least 20,000 hours of corona discharges, remaining flexible (70% or more elongation upon breaking), and functional in a wide temperature range, from -100°C to 250°C. High energy impacts of coronal discharges are characterized by accelerated electrons, charged molecules, atoms, and radicals which cause high velocity physical impacts on material, acting like lightning bolts, causing damage which appears on a small scale, creating “pinholes” through films or coatings of polymer materials. Also, these events can emit UV radiation which can ...

After many hours debugging a dysfunctional tangle of wires, we thought there had to be a faster and neater way to prototype circuits. There is. Our Bi-layer Circuit Trace (BCT) technology would allow for rapid electronics prototyping, on many substrates (including paper, cloth, vinyl, and on top of circuit boards).

The BCT Applicator consists of two spools and functions much like a correction-tape (white-out) roller. The BCT material would be on the storage spool and applied to the substrate from the applicator tip via a conveyor belt (Fig. 1). The conveyor belt is re-spooled on the waste spool. This conveyor action enables quick and precise circuit tracings that are simply drawn onto substrates.

Bi-layer circuit traces consist of a ...

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