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Enhanced Peripheral Detection Test-I (EPDT-I) Enhanced Peripheral Detection Test-II (EPDT-II)
Wayne State University researchers have teamed up with the Toyota Technical Center, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), to work on projects for TEMA's safety research center -- the Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC). One technology under development is a software program related to driver ...
Published: 12/15/2011   |   Inventor(s): Li Hsieh, Richard Young, Sean Seaman
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Category(s): Software, Automotive & Transportation, Physical Sciences, Safety
Graphene based support matrix to anchor bifunctional catalyst for Lithium-Air batteries
WSU researchers have developed a novel process to produce highly stable, conductive, and high surface area graphene based matrix for bifunctional catalysts for air cathodes. Given the promising stability and enhanced conductivity of the graphene matrix, the WSU researchers propose to incorporate bifunctional catalysts into a graphene matrix. Curren...
Published: 11/22/2011   |   Inventor(s): Kapila Wadumesthrige, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
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Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Energy Storage/Battery, Energy & Environment, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Catalysts, Automotive & Transportation, Battery
Concussion Reduction Helmet
Technology Overview Wayne State University Researchers have designed a football helmet to reduce the likelihood of a cerebral concussion to the wearer during blunt impact with another player or the ground. The helmet shell and interior padding are tuned using a computer model of the head and helmet to reduce the strain experienced by the bra...
Published: 3/10/2011   |   Inventor(s): Albert King, King-Hay Yang, Liying Zhang
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Automotive & Transportation, Life Science, Medical Devices, Safety, Simulation & Modeling
Guidance and Control System for Under Actuated Marine Surface Vessels
WSU researchers have developed a guidance system that yields a faster convergence rate of the ship to its desired trajectory than existing systems. The new algorithm varies the radius in the guidance algorithm exponentially as opposed to linear variations in existing schemes. This was done to prevent the system from over-reacting for small cross ...
Published: 9/21/2010   |   Inventor(s): Nabil Chalhoub, Nassim Khaled
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Automotive & Transportation, Other, Software
Fuel Injector to Work as an Ionization Sensor and as an Injection Signal Detector in Electronically Controlled Fuel Injection Systems in Diesel and Direct Injection Gasoline Engines
Wayne State researchers have created an invention which uses one element in the engine, the fuel injector, to perform four tasks, injecting fuel, acting as an injection pulse detector, operating as a fuel injector malfunction detector and working as an ion sensor without modifying the fuel injector. Internal combustion engine control has become mo...
Published: 6/4/2010   |   Inventor(s): Fadi Estefanous
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Category(s): Electronics, Automotive & Transportation, Physical Sciences, Powertrain, Sensors, Other
Austenitic (Non-Magnetic) Structural Steel
Wayne State University research has yielded both a novel composition and a lower cost processing technique for the creation of austenitic non-magnetic structural steel. This steel has advantages that include a high work hardening rate, good corrosion resistance, combination of strength and ductility and good creep resistance. Use of this steel...
Published: 5/13/2010   |   Inventor(s): Susil Putatunda
Keywords(s): Transportation
Category(s): Materials, Automotive & Transportation, High strength, Other, Physical Sciences, Building & Construction, Industrial & Manufacturing
Broad Temperature Range MIS Hydrogen Sensors
WSU researchers have developed hydrogen sensors that differ from previous devices by employing aluminum nitride as an insulator in a metal insulator semiconductor structure. These new structures show a marked specificity for hydrogen under a wide range of conditions. Several prototype sensors with various applications have been tested results are a...
Published: 5/13/2010   |   Inventor(s): Flaminia Serina, Gregory Auner, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Ratna Naik
Keywords(s): Device, Security
Category(s): Sensors, Physical Sciences, Automotive & Transportation, Other
A High Efficiency Booster for Automotive and Other Applications
WSU faculty developed a high efficiency booster useful in devices where the gas turbine is the primary source of power and in hybrid automotive engines. Boosters are currently used in hybrid automotive engines or in stationary plants for the purpose of increasing the power output of the gas turbine. It is generally accepted that a good power p...
Published: 5/13/2010   |   Inventor(s): Vladimar Sheyman, Mulchand Rathod
Keywords(s): Engine, Transportation
Category(s): Automotive & Transportation, Physical Sciences, Powertrain
New Vehicle Roof Interior Design Concepts for Occupant Neck Protection During Rollover Crashes
Researchers at the Bioengineering Center at WSU have developed an interior roof design that reduces the coefficient of friction (COF) between the head and the roof or reduces the COF between the padding and its supporting structure. Rollover crashes are the most hazardous crashes to the human cervical spine. It has been reported that the neck is th...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Jingwen Hu, King-Hay Yang, Clifford Chou, Albert King
Keywords(s): Headliner, Roll_Over_Crashes
Category(s): Automotive & Transportation, Safety, Physical Sciences, Simulation & Modeling, Software
Omni-Directional Angular Acceleration Reduction Helmet
Wayne State researchers have designed a new device to reduce the head angular acceleration of the helmet wearer during blunt impact. This technology introduces a helmet shell design which rotates with respect to head by the insertion of a thin layer of elastically or plastically yielding material between the outer and inner shells, depending on the...
Published: 3/19/2010   |   Inventor(s): Albert King, King-Hay Yang, Liying Zhang
Keywords(s): Athletic
Category(s): Safety, Automotive & Transportation, Physical Sciences, Life Science, Medical Devices