Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in 15 percent of hospitalized patients in the United States (1.7 million cases/year) and result in approximately 90,000 deaths. The burden of disease is even higher in developing countries. Healthcare workers’ hands are the most common vector in the transmission of microorganisms causing HAI.

The motivation for this project is to enhance the rehabilitation process for patients who have lost the ability to walk. The fact of having walking disabilities and not being able to perform their daily activities can affect the life quality of a person.

Electric power distribution has changed little in over 100 years. The wires, switches and other devices have been standardized and codified. Sustainable power generation, electric power based transportation and the emphasis on carbon emissions demands transforming the present “dumb” power system.

This technology is a new rare earth element (REE) recovery process using a room temperature ionic liquid solution. Current technologies for producing REEs require high temperatures and produce an abundance of toxic fluoride salt waste. These limitations create a need for an environmentally friendly,

Business travel will continue to be initiated from high-rise buildings.

Every floor has an elevator stop from where people travel to the crowded ground level for horizontal transport. That is where congestion makes getting anywhere problematic.

Flyavator changes the concept. Instead of going to the ground level,

This process is an electrochemical process that effectively leaches cobalt and other valuable constituents from Li-ion battery electrodes. A reductant is used to solubilize the metal species in a dilute acid solution. Typical recycling process reactions usually require elevated temperatures and multiple hours for completion.

This project is a novel and patented automobile horsepower measuring method, implemented through a) chassis dynamometers (“dynos”), b) embodiments in real road conditions, such as physical devices, and c) other embodiments in real road conditions, such as mobile apps.

The Take Cover is a patented D 834753S concept with approved Trademarks and is a Type IV body conforming flotation system to be used during disasters such as tornadoes, tsunamis, flash floods and earthquakes. Use of this invention will provide immediate life-preserving response when faced with natural disasters,

This is a concept for a new type of gas turbine engine that was designed for turbo electric power generation for hybrid aircraft, ie commercial airliners. The main idea was to reduce the cost,

Full disclosure: this invention won the Aerospace and Defense category in 2017 for aviation applications, but this is a completely new application for the wind turbine industry.

Wind turbine operators have almost no direct knowledge of the aerodynamic state of their turbines’ airfoils.

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