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Layered Skin Suturing Pad - Intramuscular Injection Training Pad - Subcutaneous Injection Training Pad - Cystocentesis/Bladder Palpation Training Block - Bovine Tail Venipuncture Model

Veterinary training requires that a student master certain techniques that require fine motor control – a skill that can only be obtained through repeated practice. A major issue during veterinary training is simulating the tactile sensation of live patients – skin, muscle, fat, and bone all offer varying resistance to applied pressure,...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Beatrice Biddinger
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Animal/Veterinary, Devices, Veterinary

Field-operable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based biosensor with embedded temperature control

Innovators at Michigan State University developed a portable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)-based biosensor that utilizes magnetic nanoparticles as a biomarker for label-free isolation and detection of target bio-materials from complex sample matrices. The NMR-based biosensor operates at 0.47 Tesla, utilizing an embedded magnet and electrically-a...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Evangelyn Alocilja, Yilun Luo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Devices, Test and Measurement

110027: 3D Imaging Sensor

Three-dimensional imaging systems are currently of interest for a variety of applications including entertainment, robotics, vehicle safety cameras, topographical mapping, and building engineering. Modern industrial 3D photography uses 3D scanners to detect and record 3D information. The 3D depth information is reconstructed from two images usi...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ning Xi, Jing Xu
Keywords(s): 3D, 3D Sensor, Feature-Based Matching, Near Infrared Light Category(s): Devices, Electrical

100068: Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

Oxygen monitoring is a critical factor in areas such as aquaculture, water quality and environmental monitoring, and biomedical research. There is a need for a commercial dissolved oxygen (DO) sensor system that can monitor DO in still or flowing aqueous media, operate continuously in the field, not be affected by environmental factors, and al...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ruby Ghosh, Reza Loloee, Per Askeland, Christopher Weeks, Sage Kramer, Cory Kramer
Keywords(s): Sensor Technologies, Sensors and Actuators, Thin Films Category(s): Devices

090126: Novel Electroactive Polymer-based Flow Sensors for Automotive Systems

Michigan State University’s sensing technology enables potential commercial applications in a broad range of industrial applications where information is needed on a combination of fluid/gas flow rates (e.g., in a line), along with the real-time density/viscosity variation of those fluids or gases. The invention uses electroactive polymer comp...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Guoming Zhu, Xiaobo Tan, David Hung
Keywords(s): 3D Cursor, Automotive, Engine Control Module, Ethanol, Mass Air Flow Sensor, Polymers Category(s): Mechanical, Electrical, Devices

090110: Ionic Liquid Thin Layer Sensor

This invention employs ionic liquid (IL) films, which are non-volatile and capable of concentrating gases for subsequent detection. The invention includes multiple electrodes that can be modified with different IL compositions to enhance the selectivity of the sensor. In addition, simultaneous sensing can be carried out with two orthogonal met...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Yue Huang, Andrew Mason
Keywords(s): Electrochemical Sensor, Electrode Array, Frequency Response, Piezoelectric Sensor, Sensor Array Category(s): Devices, Electrical

070152: An Autonomously Adaptable Self-Structuring Patch Antenna

The patch antenna (PA) is widely used in communications and radar systems. Its primary benefits over other types of antennas are that it is conformal, and can thus be placed onto the surfaces of aircraft and land vehicles, that it is polarization diverse (can be configured for multiple polarizations), and that it is simple to construct. A typic...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Edward Rothwell, Lynn Greetis
Keywords(s): Antenna, Bandwidth, Patch, Self-Structuring Category(s): Communication, Devices

070019: Improved Mass Air Flow Sensor for Automotive Applications

Competition in the automotive industry has increased the need for superior engines. Electronic monitoring and microsecond control systems enable a level of sophistication and performance that has previously not been available. Accurate input to engine control systems has become a priority. Combustion air flow control is as important as control ...

060114: A Single-Input, Single-Output (SISO) Microcantilever Sensor

In recent years microcantilever structures have gained wide acceptance for use as physical, chemical and biological sensors. Such sensors consist of a silicon or poly silicon beam coated with a substance that activates the surface such that it will absorb the material to be sensed. As the target material is absorbed, the mass, and thus the reso...

06098: Method and Apparatus for Autonomous Self-Powered Integrated Piezo-Floating Gate Sensors

Each year, hundreds of thousands of hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States. Most of these prosthetic implants are expected to last for at least 20 years after which revision and replacement surgery will be required. In many cases, however, excessive wear and loosening of artificial joints leads to joint swelling, ...
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