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Chemicalsensors Chemical Sensors Based on Nanomechanical Resonators Low-cost, high performance nanosensor arrays During the past decade, nanoscience and nanotechnology have been recognized as important research topics for the 21st century. Anticipated applications of nanotechnology are vast and they include a possibility to address many challenges of chemical, environmental, and biological anal…

A Hybrid Software Radio Disclosure Number 200501541 Technology Summary A Hybrid Software Radio is a ultra-reconfigurable radio capable of executing a plurality of waveforms and protocols with software flexibility and hardware performance. A Hybrid Software Radio consists of one or more transducers and one or more Hybrid Processors (described in EIDR# 164 …

Fluidization quality analyzer for fluidized beds Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates generally to fluidized bed reactors and, more specifically, to a fluidization quality analyzer which relies on time varying pressure drop measurements made in the fluidized bed of interest. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Fluidized bed contactors are used in a wide vari…

Distributed Capacitance Sensor for Conduit Monitoring Applications Distributed Capacitance Sensor for Conduit Monitoring Applications Disclosure Number 200501584 Technology Summary The invention is a novel security system for conduit applications. Such applications can include, but are not limited to, those where electrical signals are transmitted via wi…

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Method and system for measuring gate valve clearances and seating force Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates generally to measuring and testing and, more specifically, to a system for measuring gate valve clearances and seating force in a motor operated valve. A sensor or other means is used to measure angular movement of the valve stem, and these movements …

Applicationspecific 144 Preamplifiers, 144 Shaping Amplifiers, 144 Time2Amplitude Converters, 288 Analog Memories and 288 Analog to Digital Converters Application Specific Electronics for Sensor Systems Enabling the Real-World Use of Sensors Highly Integrated Electronics Enable Use of Novel Sensor Technologies Many novel sensor technologies have been conceived and implemented at Oak Ridge Natio…

Direct Write Sensors Disclosure Number 201503453 Technology Summary The invention relates to sensors and more specifically to low cost sensors and methods of manufacturing low cost sensors. This disclosure transforms the use of sensor technologies for the purpose of achieving energy efficiency improvement, environmental monitoring and assessment, and new discovery enabled by ubiquito…

Self-Aligning Prosthesis with Hydraulic Actuators Disclosure Number 201102575 Technology Summary The invention improves upon a prosthetic limb design relating to a compact hydraulic gimble that resides between the socket and prosthetic device. In a conventional prosthesis a socket is included for accepting an ambutated limb. This gimble has small hydrauli…

Cost-Effectivesmart Commercial PZT material ORNL Low-Temp. PZT Cost-Effective Smart Materials for Diesel Engine Applications Background A major driver in diesel engine research is to increase fuel efficiency and to lower the pollution to the environment. Multiple fuel injections per combustion cycle can increase the fuel efficiency and lower the NOx and particulate emissions from diesel engine…

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Mesofluidic actuators are fluid-based actuators that range from a few millimeters to centimeters in size (characterized as sugar-cube to fist size ) and uses pressurized fluid for the motive force with flow rates less than mL/sec to 10's of mL/sec. Mesofluidics provide high force density (> 1000 psi), low friction, direct drive, high mechanical bandwidth and can utilize a variety of working flu…

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