2016
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I have a patent on a "bar soap with a cavity design"--this provides a most convenient location for the insertion of used bar soap segments and also provides additional gripping surfaces for bar soaps to prevent accidental dropping during use--especially during showering thereby decreasing the probability of falling in the shower--liquid soap may be inserted in the cavity providing many options for fragrance/cosmetic benefits--marketed under the registered trademark--"COZY ...

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 ...

These days cell/smart phones are used for a variety of purposes. The basic functionality of any phone is to make calls and text (SMS). Due to various applications usage, battery drains quickly and we need to find source to charge quickly. I have seen many people struggling to find a power plug at the airport to charge the phone. Else we have to buy power bank, it is a expensive, bulky and inconvenient to carry. If battery is drained, we usually don't remember close relatives' phone number for emergency or any urgent message. This solution talks about battery for calling and applications within existing space allocated to phone battery.

Concept: If we provide two separate compartments within battery -
1. ...

Lexcelon, LLC, a startup based in Lexington, KY, is developing a complete battery testing system for 18650 lithium cells commonly found in laptops, electric vehicles, and other consumer electronic products. The Batlab’s low price-point and modular design enables hobbyists and small commercial battery pack assemblers to create high-performance, high-efficiency battery packs typically only achievable by R&D laboratories or high-volume enterprises. The Batlab is also uniquely positioned to increase safety and reduce waste by allowing hobbyists to create high-performing battery packs from recycled cells.

The Need: The hobbyist space has recently seen an explosion in the number of people attempting to create battery packs for electric scooters, RC drones, and racing vehicles by purchasing wholesale commodity lithium cells or scavenging used ...

Rickshaws play an important role in the era of transportation, especially in developing countries like India. It is very popular because it is cheap and can be used in congested places full of traffic.

Most of the rickshaws are run by men coming from backward rural areas.They usually keep their families in the villages because of the obvious reason that daily expenses in cities are much higher as compared to villages. The biggest problem they face after coming to cities is accommodations. They work 12-15 hours a day and in dire need of rest, they usually stay in shared rental spaces. These places are unhygienic and put up a significant burden on their pocket as well. In a ...

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 ...

Currently LED lighting using AC power source require a reactant component such as a capacitor or inductor to limit current without dissipating power. With capacitance (most popular method) a diode bridge is also required.

If LED manufacturers made LEDs with two in a package back to back, the LED can be used in AC circuits with less fuss. Also mounting direction would be eliminated.

Each LED would only be operating in a 50% duty cycle thus increasing life ...

Our product is Bio-Grid Pure Vapor Portable Room Robot for disinfection protocol. It is a fully automatic PLC controlled with touch screen HMI interface. The need is great as there were 1.5 million cases of HAI (hospital acquired infections) last year according to the CDC. The two stage disinfecting sequence consist of; the first stage a hydrogen peroxide fogging followed by the second stage an ultraviolet light array, eighteen 95 watt UV-C (germs killing light wave length) lamps. It deactivates micro-organisms and does not allow them to replicate. The Bio-Grid Pure Vapor robot can be wheeled into an operating room, procedure room or patient room. It could also be used at a surgical center or in laboratory clean rooms. ...

The goal of this project was to improve UAV efficiency and safety through use of biomimetic design. This was achieved through the application of a hydraulically actuated soft robotic fin. Drawing inspiration from the manta ray, a custom actuator was developed to achieve a feasible, lifelike locomotion method. The actuator was incorporated into a prototype robot to assess the performance and ease of integration.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are plagued with short lifespans or lack a maneuverability. Additionally, mechanical propellers have a long history of injuring or killing marine life. This project seeks to address this through a safer and more efficient means of propulsion.

Using a new actuator technology, Pneumatic Networks, we were able to yield lifelike swimming ...

To this day amputees have often relied on hooks due to prosthetic hands being too easily damaged during work; however this design can change that. By modeling it directly after the bones, ligaments, and tendons in the human hand our design has become nearly indestructible under normal conditions. With this many amputees may finally regain the ability to work efficiently.

The robotic hand’s assembly is held together with cords running down the center of each bone, and cords on the outside of the joints to control movement. The rope then can be fed into any control system desired. The current design makes use of the open source Inmoov arm, though traditional prosthetics could be used. Also ...

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