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Vacuum evaporation is widely used for depositing thin films. A frequent
problem is the generation of droplets within the evaporation source and their
ejection onto the substrate, which can create defects in the deposited film.
Scientists at the University of Delaware have invented a vacuum evaporation source that
incorporates a vapor-entrained droplet removal... Read More
APPLICATIONS: This product can be used as a wearable activity
The activity monitors currently
available in the market are either worn around the wrist, or attached to
various pieces of clothing. Smart textiles integrate activity monitoring into
the clothing itself making the monitoring system more comfortable, stylish, and
easier to use. Researchers at... Read More
With the market for smart glass
continually growing within the United States and the projection to boom by 2022,
constant research and improvements are being made on the design and
functionality. Smart glass is capable of switching transparency and reflection
over a wide viewing angle. For Optofluidic smart glass, this change is prompted
as a specific index-matched... Read More
ud18-04 – APPLICATIONS: This is a technology that allows gardeners to grow more produce without the constant attendance and work. PROBLEMS SOLVED: Current wifi-enables watering systems rely on outdoor wifi, which is usually unreliable due to its location. Existing hub-based watering systems do not utilize solar powered sensors or they require existing irrigation systems. This technology addresses... Read More
This proposed technology is intended to be
used by any and all individuals who are unable to kneel in at-home settings.
As the large Baby-Boomer generation reaches elderly ages,
there becomes an increasing demand for joint health care. Many individuals that are affected
by knee osteoarthritis... Read More
A new process has been developed
to produce lubricants from renewable sources.
Products can be tailored for use in the automotive, aviation, cosmetics
and personal care industries.
The annual global consumption of lubricants
is estimated to be ~40 million tons. The
environmental impact for this level of production from the... Read More
APPLICATIONS: This innovative aligned short fibrous material is applicable for the thin stiffness critical parts within the consumer electronics industry, space and military, medical and biological sciences as well as
the aerospace sector. Lower cost fibers aligned with this process are... Read More
This novel harness is intended for
gait-training and rehabilitation in a clinical and/or private setting. The
technology may also have applications for research and recreational purposes.
In the United States alone, nearly 800,000
people suffer from a stroke and about 185,000 people need lower... Read More
APPLICATIONS: Clinical physical therapy, especially adapted for home use. PROBLEMS ADDRESSED: Typically, prescribed physical therapy can be very monotonous and dull. This device allows for children and even adults to be engaged in, and even enjoy their treatment. Mapping... Read More
ud17-34 – APPLICATIONS: This is a tool for on-line monitoring of a composite
The composites industry lacks sufficiently
accurate and robust tools necessary for monitoring its standard polymer/fiber manufacturing
process. Often, point sensors are used.
They are expensive, monitor only one portion of the process, such as
curing, and provide feedback... Read More