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THE CHALLENGE More than 99.9999% of air is comprised of gases that are not chemically reactive (e.g., nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide), even in polluted regions. The remaining <0.0001% of air includes all the components that form what we typically think of as air pollution (toxic odors, particulate matter, ozone, etc.). Due to these extremely low...
Published: 10/11/2021   |   Inventor(s): Gabriel Isaacman-Van Wertz
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Category(s): Environment, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Engineering, Materials
A Low-Cost GPS Spoofing Detector and Spoofer Localizer
The ChallengeThirty-one satellites currently in orbit contribute to the Global Positioning System. These satellites are used to calculate the longitude, latitude, and altitude of users. However, the GPS system is vulnerable to spoofing attacks that can migrate the user from the actual signal to the spoofing signal. These attacks can disrupt operations...
Published: 3/15/2021   |   Inventor(s): Yaling Yang, Shinan Liu, Gang Wang
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Category(s): Communication, Computer Software, Consumer Products, Transportation, Security, Devices
Plasmonic Nanoparticle Layers With Controlled Orientation
Such materials have extraordinary optical and plasmonic properties that can find broad applications in light management and light-activated sensing, mechanical, electronic application. Examples include windows for energy-efficient buildings which control light transmission, electronic devices that utilize the hot electrons generated by plasmonic nanoparticles,...
Published: 6/13/2017   |   Inventor(s): Guoliang Liu, Assad Khan
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Category(s): Materials, Electrical, Energy, Engineering, Consumer Products, Computer Hardware, Process/Procedures
Multi-Tool Additive Manufacturing Machine
This novel AM machine utilizes multiple additive manufacturing technologies in a single system in order to make multi-material parts in individual layers of a single print. It is also useful to rapidly explore different materials and material combinations across different additive technologies. It is capable of 3D printing metals, ceramics, polymers,...
Published: 5/24/2017   |   Inventor(s): Grady Wagner, Christopher Williams, Daniel Rau, Scott Ziv, Lindsey Bass, Mitchell Wolf, David Wolf
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Category(s): Devices, Engineering, Consumer Products, Transportation
Back Exoskeleton to Assist Lifting
While there has been significant research into development of exoskeletons, few if any have emerged for practical use. This innovation includes a number of approaches to designing exoskeletons that assist with lifting objects. The resulting exoskeletons provide torque around the waist and lower back to assist in lifting objects weighing up to 25-30%...
Published: 3/29/2017   |   Inventor(s): Alan Asbeck, Sarah Chang, Jack Geissinger, Taylor Pesek
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Category(s): Consumer Products
Gel for Ion Conduction Applications with Mechanical Strength
As key components of many energy storage and conversion technologies, polymer electrolyte materials allow for selective ion transport in diverse applications such as fuel cell membranes, battery separators, electro-responsive actuators, reverse-osmosis water purifiers, and solar cells. For electrochemical devices, solid-state polymer electrolyte materials...
Published: 2/20/2017   |   Inventor(s): Louis Madsen, Ying Wang
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Category(s): Chemicals, Computer Hardware, Consumer Products, Devices, Electrical, Energy, Engineering, Materials
Corlayer3d: Corrugated Layering for FDM 3D Printing
A new method for making stronger FDM 3d prints. Most Fuse Deposition Modeling FDM 3d printers like Makerbots are strong in 2 axes but not the third. Frequently the third axes upon which layers are built up are subject to shearing. Corrugating this layer resists shear and can make a 3d printed part stronger.
Published: 2/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Brook Kennedy, Edward Coe
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Category(s): Consumer Products, Engineering
Adhesive Weight Estimator
Increasingly, consumers are printing package shipping labels using online tools. The United States Post Office alone estimates there were 53.6 million number of Click-N-Ship labels printed in 2016. The cost of shipping is dependent on the size and weight of the package. Most users have access to a ruler or measuring tape to estimate package size quickly...
Published: 1/11/2017   |   Inventor(s): Steven Poelzing
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Category(s): Consumer Products
Piperazine-containing Dilithium Anionic Initiators for Isoprene Polymerization
A novel process that uses piperazine-containing dilithium anionic initiators has been developed at Virginia Tech. This process has yielded unprecedented polymerization of isoprene and polystyrenic block copolymers with improved specificity and repeatability. Resulting products could include any number of low-VOC adhesive and coatings.
Published: 8/19/2016   |   Inventor(s): Alison Schultz, Sachin Bobade, Timothy Long
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Category(s): Chemicals, Process/Procedures, Consumer Products, Materials, Engineering
A Portable Tuned Mass Damper with Simple Tuning/Design for the Reduction of Vibrations in Civil Engineering/Architectural Structures
This IP consists of a device called "Portable Tuned Mass Damper (PTMD)" which is designed to be compact, portable, and easily adjustable. All parts of the device are screwed to each other to facilitate the construction and assembly. It can be installed within a building floor plenum, architectural elements or can be placed at the desired location directly...
Published: 1/25/2016   |   Inventor(s): Mehdi Setareh
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Category(s): Engineering, Environment, Devices, Consumer Products, Transportation
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