2002 First-Prize Winners

Air Inversion Fan
Charles Weber, Onalaska, WI
The Air Inversion Fan circulates cool air from the floor and redistributes it at chest level, resulting in a more even temperature and energy savings compared to traditional fans.

Vehicle Undercarriage Search System
Robert H. Frantz, Franklin Grey Patents, Oklahoma City, OK
The rapidly deployable, portable system uses a row of electronic cameras housed in a speed bump to detect explosives, contraband, weapons, and personnel concealed beneath vehicles.