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Emergency Shutdown Valve with Bypass Features [ID 12017]
OverviewA common and major problem associated with the testing of emergency shutdown valves is the very stoppage of flow that the valves are designed to produce. While it is obviously required that an emergency shutdown valve stop a flow of material in a true emergency shutdown situation, testing often occurs when a facility would be otherwise operating...
Published: 10/31/2019   |   Inventor(s): Azamat Orazbayev
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Category(s): Engineering > Manufacturing
Selective Reductant Electrowinning for Metal Recovery and Waste Reduction [ID 13001]
OverviewA selective reductant electrowinning process developed by Ohio University researcher, Dr. Gerrardine Botte, shows great promise in capturing metals in industrial processes and waste streams. This new process is highly efficient in comparison to existing approaches, and shows potential for both lowering costs and generating new revenue streams...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Gerardine Botte
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Category(s): Engineering > Manufacturing
Low-Cost Production of Graphene from Coal [ID 12018]
OverviewExploitation of the unique properties of graphene for new commercial applications is occurring at a phenomenal rate. However, current methods of graphene production are inefficient and expensive and do not provide a commercial supply to meet expected future demand. An industrially scalable production method capable of producing large quantities...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Gerardine Botte
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Category(s): Engineering > Manufacturing
Resetting Semi-Passive Stiffness Damper (RSPSD) [ID 12015]
Overview One way to reduce the devastating fatalities and economic losses of earthquakes is to minimize the vulnerability of civil infrastructure. This can be achieved through infrastructure strengthening and/or implementation of structural control. Structural control can be broadly characterized into three categories: active, passive, and semi-active....
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Ken Walsh
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Elastic Cable Driven Robotic Joint [ID 11027]
OverviewMost legged robots employ joint-mount motors, which simplifies the analysis and design, but result in legs that are heavy and bulky. Cable-driven robots overcome this shortcoming by allowing the motors to be mounted on or near the torso, thereby reducing the weight and inertia of the legs, resulting in lower overall weight and power-consumption....
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Jianchao (Jim) Zhu
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Promotor that Accelerates Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion [ID 10003]
OverviewMicrobiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a major problem in the oil and gas industry and other industries such as water utility throughout the world. Currently, MIC is mitigated primarily using pigging and/or biocides that can be very expensive in large-scale applications. An improperly maintained pipeline may result in MIC pitting that...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Tingyue Gu
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Category(s): Physical Science > Materials & Nanotechnology, Engineering > Manufacturing
Engineering of an Ultra-Thin Molecular Superconductor by Charge Transfer [ID 09026]
OverviewProf. Hla and his collaborators have engineered an ultra-thin, nanometer scale organic superconductor. These miniaturized superconducting materials show promise in a wide variety of applications for electronic components and devices. Several potential uses for these new materials include SQUID and SMES devices, superconducting electromagnets,...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Saw Hla
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Category(s): Engineering > Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Engineering > Manufacturing
Multi-Modal Vehicle [ID 09020]
OverviewVehicles that are operable in various modes have been a desire since the Wright brothers’ first took flight. The ability to transition between SUV and aircraft and/or watercraft opens a wide range of possibilities for the future of civilian travel and would be of great military advantage. However, there are several technological challenges...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Jianchao (Jim) Zhu
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Category(s): Engineering > Manufacturing, Engineering > Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Copper Micro-Channel Tube for HVAC Applications [ID 06032]
OverviewMicro-channel heat exchangers are the latest trend in heating and cooling technologies providing up to 40% increase in efficiency. Most micro-channel heat exchangers on the market today are constructed outof aluminum. An inventor here at Ohio University has found a way to engineer these tubes out of copper. This invention involves a method to...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Frank Kraft
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Category(s): Physical Science > Materials & Nanotechnology, Engineering > Manufacturing
Exfiltration Apparatus [ID 06031]
OverviewThe invention is an exfiltration apparatus that removes pollutants from runoff captured off the roadways. Pollutants may include oils, tire rubber, soil, metallic traces, nutrients, organic chemicals and compounds among others. Such materials lead to the clogging of filtering trenches by the roadside, a situation that worsens during the snow...
Published: 10/23/2018   |   Inventor(s): Gayle Mitchell, Shad Sargand
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Category(s): Engineering > Manufacturing, Environmental Science