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Location Based Notifications for a Smartphone

Executive SummaryDifferent surfaces respond to the same vibration differently. Vibration based sensing is a low-cost and effective approach to recognizing different surfaces. Prior methods use custom hardware for creating and sensing vibration, making them difficult to adopt. This method uses the smartphone’s vibrator motor to cause the whole...
Published: 8/5/2019   |   Inventor(s): Kamran Ali, Xiang-Yang Liu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Data Processing/Analysis, Devices

Fiber-Optic Interferometric Sensors

Executive SummaryFiber-optic sensors using optical interferometers have application for sensing a variety of parameters such as acoustic waves, strain, temperature, and refractive index. The technology is a demodulation method that does not require laser wavelength tuning. The technology provides adaptive ultrasound detection with improved accuracy...
Published: 8/5/2019   |   Inventor(s): Ming Han
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Devices, Test and Measurement

Tracking of Human-Object Interactions

Executive SummaryUnderstanding how people interact with objects such as consumer products or tools is useful for the development of improvements, the creation of future products, and ensuring safety. Continuously monitoring these interactions is challenging, however, particularly when sensors such as video monitors are impractical or unwanted. This...
Published: 7/2/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Nanzer
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Data Processing/Analysis, Devices

Imaging with WiFi

Executive SummaryThe use of WiFi signals for sensing applications has seen significant interest in recent years, due in large part to the ubiquitous presence of WiFi signals. Using WiFi for localization of people and devices has been demonstrated in recent years. While these examples have shown that localization and tracking are possible using WiFi...
Published: 7/2/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Nanzer
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Data Processing/Analysis, Devices, Test and Measurement

Single Beam Plasma Source

Executive SummaryPlasma-based ion sources are used in a variety of modern manufacturing processes, such as thin film deposition, etching, and surface engineering. Conventional linear ion sources have a race-track geometry that leads to a wide beam angle, limiting the ability to tune the ion-source interactions. Further advances in these processes require...
Published: 5/24/2019   |   Inventor(s): Qi Fan, Thomas Schuelke, Lars Haubold, Michael Petzold
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, Manufacturing Equipment

Radar Sensor for Autonomous Vehicle Velocity Measurement

Executive SummaryModern vehicles rely on an extensive platform of sensors to ensure quality performance. For autonomous navigation, continuous knowledge of vehicle velocity is crucial, especially in challenging weather conditions. A recent development by MSU engineers helps address deficiencies of current velocity sensors through use of an innovative...
Published: 1/14/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Nanzer
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, Transportation, Computer Software

A Multiband Sensing Unit

Executive SummaryWireless sensing can be utilized to monitor multiple targets in various fields, including biomedical, civil engineering, automation, aerospace, and defense. Conventional radio waves do not travel well through conductive mediums, such as metal and sea water. This poses an issue for certain applications, like monitoring the corrosion...

Linearization and Efficiency Enhancement Techniques for Digital Wireless Transmitters

Executive SummaryWireless digital transmitters offer numerous benefits versus conventional analog systems, including reduced footprint and power consumption. A recent innovation developed at MSU can help further these advantages, while also enhancing performance linearity. Description of TechnologyOur novel design improves system performance for Class-G...
Published: 9/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Sangmin Yoo, Si-Wook Yoo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Computer Hardware, Devices, Telecommunications and Internet

System for Coating Inner Diameter Surface

Executive SummaryDiamond-like coatings offer a coating solution rivaled by few technologies available today. Capable of improving the durability and extending the lifetime of many metallic products, these coatings are typically applied in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) chambers. PVD processing is a line-of-sight process, meaning the distance between...
Published: 9/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Schuelke, Michael Becker, Lars Haubold, Qi Hua Fan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Equipment, Devices, Materials

Position-Sensitive Radiation Detector

Executive SummaryGaseous ionization detectors are capable of measuring the energy and location of ionizing radiation. MSU researchers have developed an improved method of integrating multiple detection methods into a single parallel plate detector. By a novel means of arranging these various sensing methods, the x, y, and z coordinates of the ionizing...
Published: 9/13/2018   |   Inventor(s): Marco Cortesi, John Yurkon
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Devices, Test and Measurement
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