Products: Photonics/Optics
Dispersion Control Modules

OFS (Norcross, GA) has announced new additions to its FemtoCompTM Modules line of dispersion control technologies for ultra-short pulse lasers. The modules address the difficult-to-match, third- and...

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Generating Sodium Hydroxide from Sodium Sulfate and Calcium Hydroxide

A company produces crystalline sodium sulfate as a byproduct, using sodium hydroxide as one of many feeds within the process. They seek to use the available compounds to produce it in situ. The company seeks a process that uses sodium sulfate and calcium oxide to produce...

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Manufacturing Method for Joining Elastic Materials

A company seeks methods of joining identical elastic materials. The current method is to use adhesives to bond the elastic components physically, but adhesives lack the strength of a chemical bond or weld. A method of joining or bonding natural or synthetic rubber in a way that can withstand a...

NASA’s work in advanced aeronautics and space vehicle development relies on advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes such as FUN3D that rely on numerical solution of...

Techs for License
Green Sewage Treatment and Water Purification Technology

A green sewage treatment and water purification technology combines water with fertilizer and biomass production. The sustainable water treatment system produces biofuel and organic fertilizer, and extracts carbon from the atmosphere. No electric power is required for sewage treatment,...

Techs for License
Odor Removal From Recycled Plastics

This technology removes odors from recycled plastics, especially high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Odors absorbed from household or industrial liquids do not affect physical properties of the polymer, but make the recycled plastic unsuitable for consumer goods. Trace amounts of polyethylene imines blended with...

This year’s seventh annual NASA Tech Briefs “Create the Future Design Contest,” presented by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., recognized innovation in product design in six...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Consumer Products Category Winner
Universal Proprietary Water Purifying/ Conditioning Multimedia

Jim Jablonsky J&M Associates Hatfield, PA

This inexpensive and easily operated filter system removes heavy metals, arsenic, mercury,...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Machinery & Equipment Category Winner

Winner of an HP Workstation Small-Area Thin-Film Heat Flux Sensor Mahmoud Assaad
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Akron, OH

This sensor is being used in tires of all types...

Articles: Medical
Medical Category Winner

Kristina Irsch Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye,” is the leading cause of vision loss in...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
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Electronic Fog, Frost, and Ice Prevention Technology

Don Skomsky
Integrity Engineering, Inc.
West Chester, PA

This electronic device prevents condensation, frost, and ice from...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Sustainable Technologies Category Winner

Lindsay Meek Perth, Australia

This design improves the energy efficiency of a residential air conditioner by replacing the traditional reciprocating compressor (bore and stroke) with a...

Articles: Transportation
Transportation Category Winner
Movito Electric Scooter

Tai Chiem Melbourne, Australia

Movito is a scooter based on an electric inwheel motor, a hubless front wheel, and a modular base system. It is designed for traveling short...

The 2008 NASA Tech Briefs "Create the Future Design Contest," presented by SolidWorks, recognized innovation in product design in six categories: Consumer Products, Machinery &...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Slip Clutches Solve Diverse Design Problems

Slip clutches are commonly used to protect against overloads, but they can solve many other problems as well. Their applications include increasing machine speeds, applying constant tension to webs...

Dr. Alexander Kashlinsky is a principal investigator on several NASA and NSF grants studying topics related to cosmological bulk flows, cosmic...

Communications systems and support equipment
L-3 Communications Corp.
Communications Systems West
Salt Lake City, UT
PT-1880 handheld electronic labeler
Brother International
Bridgewater, NJ

In October 2007, the crew...

Off-highway tractors slog through mud, muck, and other rough terrain on a daily basis. Achieving high reliability and performance in spite of...

There’s a science to testing metal structures for rigidity and performance under stress. The development of new testing methodologies is continuing at a fast pace, aided...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Heidenhain Encoders Help TRW Machine Ford SUV Parts

TRW has been making parts for the automotive industry for many years, but when Ford Automotive considered giving them the contract to manufacture the rear toe-links for their Navigator and Expedition SUVs, their traditional lathes were considered inadequate for the task. The solution was to...

Keeping one step ahead of our adversaries is top priority for security forces with terrorist threats growing daily around the world. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

Eye on Innovation: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Simplification: Rediscover a Whole New Game

Product simplification is the discipline of merging the greatest performance functionality into the fewest number of parts using the most suitable and cost-effective materials and...

LifeBelt® CPR, a new device that makes it easy for anyone to perform high-quality CPR compressions in the event of cardiac arrest, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the 2008...

Maple Systems, Everett, WA, has released three Gold Series panel PCs in contoured 10", 15", and 17" fanless models. All models feature Intel processors and are preloaded with Windows XP Pro. The fully functional PCs run...

Products: Electronics & Computers
3D Stacked IC Technology (Esc Booth # 1535)

IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has announced significant progress with its 3D-SIC (3D stacked IC) technology. IMEC recently demonstrated the first functional 3D integrated circuits obtained by die-to-die...

Products: Electronics & Computers
On-Chip Debug Solutions (Esc Booth #1840)

Macraigor Systems (Brookline Village, MA) has ported their proprietary OCDemon On-Chip Debug Technology to ARM Cortex-M3 processors and is offering full GNU toolsets to be used with these processors....

Products: Electronics & Computers
SMP Virtual Machine (Esc Booth #1610)

Aonix® (San Diego, CA) now offers the PERC Ultra SMP with support for multicore hardware. PERC Ultra SMP is a multiprocessor and multicore solution for complex mission-critical embedded and real-time...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Touchscreen Controller ICs (Esc Booth # 316)

Atmel® Corporation (San Jose, CA) has introduced charge-transfer, capacitive touchscreen controller ICs that are suitable for mobile phones and other personal electronics. Highly reliable...

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