Situation Awareness for Humanitariarian Assistance /Disaster Response
The technology is a first marrying of a)cognitive systems that search historic data sets and response actions to b) real-time weather, infrastructure, seismic, flood and wildfire sensor suites - to forecast damage areas, supply needs, and impacted populations. Agent -based simulations run in parallel and generate images and graphics based solutions. This is a first COTS with real-time response (3-second ) to provide service and damage mission critical forecasts during HADR events. This technology transforms from just reporting data to put on-line and real-time impact modeling and course of action option sets in the hands of the responder. Generated data sets from each new event provides a training set for future forecasts.The product is both a webview and an ios app. For the first time, responders and the public will have mobile device access to not just streaming single dimension data , but what is about to happen to lifeline utilities and actions they can take. Prototype interfaces include:1) augmented reality for trained SME to walk through rural line crews repairing key assets; 2) augmented reality e-learning training for response crews: 3) micro-grid management during large grid outages; 3) public instruction during evacuation events.
Motion, Location, Indoor/Outdoor Positioning Solutions
CloudNav has created a suite of sensor fusion technologies that fuse inertial sensors, bluetooth beacons, and GPS to create wearable or motion products that can accurately understand human and non-human movement. Our indoor/outdoor positioning solution today is accurate down to 1 meter with future development to reduce that to less than .5 meters which is industry leading. CloudNav has enabled wearables for sports, children's activities, AR/VR, and healthcare with the ability to identify activities such walking/running/biking/sedentary/sitting/standing/laying along with body parts relative to the body. We currently have an iOS and Android based indoor location solution being deployed for retail customers and are working on a location wearable for indoor/outdoor applications where the user needs to be accurately monitored for instance elderly and blind individuals. We are also working on a IMU to accurately determine precise drone movement using off the shelf consumer sensors that automatically calibrates itself.
Manufacturing methods of SiOx nanoparticles and active materials for Li-ion battery’s longer life for EV
- New cost-effective manufacturing processes for SiOx nanoparticles and high performance-active material as a Li-ion battery’s anode - SiOx nanoparticles can be produced in normal pressure (1 atm) from cheap metal Si chunk in simple induction furnace.
Multi-Energy Persistent Airborne, Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
Our fixed-wing 'pseudo-satellite' tactical UAV can stay airborne for a near infinite timeframe based on the precision harnessing of naturally occurring energy sources including thermal soaring and wind, solar and nuclear based technologies. The UAV is based on a unique precision airfoil with multi-vehicle cooperative UAS swarming capabilities Key features of our Group-1 and Group-2 UAS platforms include: - Power Management Decision Systems allowing for the onboard management for multiple energy sources (Kraus IP) - BLOS C2 and ISR capabilities with unlimited range from operator - Onboard artificial intelligence (AI) to maximize airborne endurance - Precision multi-constellation satellite navigation - Runway independent - Redundant onboard systems and sensors - Fully autonomous - Encrypted communications systems Utilizing its own technology, Kraus Aerospace further provides end-to-end ISR services and UAS operations. This is inclusive of processing real-time sensor data and Predictive Autonomous Intelligence utilizing Neural networks and Machine Learning.
ThinMet membranes for energy efficiency and environmental emission control
Two new membrane product platforms are developed by Molecule Works Inc. (MWI) with addressable market of tens of billions US dollar per year. The proprietary manufacturing processes are demonstrated at pilot scales. MWI is looking for investors or partners to move the technology into production stage. One type of membrane is made of thin porous metal sheets, which look like a metal foil but provides uniform pores at sub-micrometer level. The thin porous metal sheet can be used for filtering of bacteria, virus and small particulates from gas or liquid fluid streams with advantages of high flux, and chemical and thermal stability. For example, the thin porous metal sheet can completely filter out various carbon black or soot particulates. Another type of membrane is made by growing molecular sieve membranes on the thin porous metal sheet. The molecular sieve membranes can be used for molecular separation, such as removal of water from air, gas or liquids. Its exceptional performances are demonstrated for dehumidification of hot humid air and for dewatering of ethanol fuels. The thin membrane sheets can be packaged into a compact membrane module or device for processing of large volume gas or liquid fluids.
The GreenBox: Wastewater Remediation and Energy Generation
Currently, wastewater treatment solutions for ammonia (biological and chemical treatments) consume a significant amount of energy, require significant investments, are large and not easily adaptable to tighter emissions regulations. In addition, current methods do not scale-down well for non-point source pollution, typical of rural areas and leading to algae bloom. For this reason, the EPA has limited the nitrate contamination level in drinking water to 10 mg/l and the algae bloom problem has caused the EPA to consider reducing this limit to a lower value. Ohio University's patented ammonia electrolysis is the only technology that allows the direct conversion of ammonia into benign pure nitrogen gas and pure fuel grade hydrogen gas. The process, also known as the “Ammonia GreenBox” is compact, consumes less energy, reduces capital and operational costs and is amenable to regulatory changes via process control. Finally, the GreenBox provides an opportunity to generate hydrogen for use within the wastewater treatment plant infrastructure. As megatrends in population growth and urbanization continue to increase, the GreenBox provides the opportunity to retrofit and improve on current remediation plants, while also aiding in the next generation of plants that can handle more waste output from municipalities.
The Zorb Platform: Enabling tactile communication
Current augmented reality solutions focus solely on two modalities that are already overloaded: hearing and vision. We augment a user’s sense of touch. Our full-stack platform, Zorb, provides the most versatile development and creation tools on the market to deliver high-resolution haptic feedback. Our software, Zorb Design Studio, enables third party developers to easily customize the tactile feedback provided to an end-user (directions, alerts, instructions) and provides a platform that supports the integration of sensors, apps, and other software. We provide our customers with a reference design, which can fit a variety of form factors and designs. Using our Zorb Evaluation Module, a customer can quickly implement tactile alerts and notifications in wearable devices including wrist bands, baseball caps, hard hats, and belts. Unlike any other augmented reality product on the market, our platform’s modular design enables third-party developers to quickly integrate haptic feedback in existing products and systems for use in real-time operations. We provide an unobtrusive, hands-free solution to communicate critical, real-time information that is felt as a sensation on a user’s skin. The Zorb Platform can be used to enhance situational awareness and communication for military, manufacturing, automotive, and space exploration customers.
Low Cost - High Corrosion Resistance Aluminum Heat Exchanger Implemented by Nano Particle Dispersion Control
Compared with existing common 1XXX and 3XXX commercial aluminum heat exchangers, this developed material improves the corrosion service life by 1.5 to 2 times although there is almost no increase in cost (within 10%). Compared to advanced commercial products with equivalent level of corrosion service life, the unit cost of production is 50% to 70% level. Conventional technology improves corrosion resistance by suppressing corrosion of tubes of heat exchangers through surface treatment. It mainly uses cladding, zinc coating, chromium plating, electrodeposition coating and so on. These technologies improve the corrosion resistance of aluminum, but the additional cost increases are high. Also, when the surface layer breaks, propagation of corrosion cannot be prevented. Through the addition of an extremely small amount of alloy elements and improvement of the heat treatment process, this technique nanosizes and controls the particles in the aluminum metal structure. The corrosion propagation form was transformed from localized corrosion form to uniform corrosion form. This improves the resistance of the tube to corrosion penetration and delays the leakage time. This technology enables the development of low-cost, high-corrosion-resistant materials in a simple and effective manner.
IIoT-based Smart Robotic Fulfillment System
The product redefines the order fulfilment process with the conversion from man-to-goods to goods-to-man picking and replenishment process. It transforms from traditional, labor-intensive and low technology warehouse to modern, unmanned and high technology fulfillment center. PolyU has developed advanced swarm intelligent algorithms to provide autonomous and self-coordinated Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). By applying the “Swarm Robot Strategy”, UGVs are assigned with specific role (i.e. division of labor) in the order fulfilment operation. This helps to increase productivity and efficiency of the fulfilment center. “Rack Defragment Optimization” approach is adopted to pre-organize the racks’ location to reduce UGVs’ traveling distance. Therefore, the productivity and fulfillment rates are enhanced. The product offers a “Simulation Mode” for top-management to model, analyze, plan and predict future situation and supports decision making on investment of spaces, labors and equipment for fulfilment center. In response to the growing demands from the e-commerce, the product is capable to handle enormous amount of orders efficiently and effectively in short period of time. With the help of the product, it provides a comfortable and safe working environment for operators and the utilization of labor can be optimized to solve the labor shortage in logistics industry.
Arsenol - an oral formulation of arsenal
Arsenol is a drug developed entirely in Hong Kong, having a bioactivity similar to the IV formulation, but has lower peak plasma arsenic concentrations, hence a lower cardiac toxicity. Arsenol is also convenient and safe for outpatients, rendering long-term therapy feasible and a massive saving in hospitalization cost.
Daidzein and other analogs as agents for purging HIV reservoir
This new discovery has a potential to develop into a treatment for eradication of HIV thoroughly in combination with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). In HIV research, proviral latency in specific long-lived cell types is the basis for the concept of one or more viral reservoirs, referring to locations (cell types or tissues) characterized by persistence of latent virus. Specifically, the presence of replication-competent HIV in resting CD4-positive T cells, allows this virus to persist for years without evolving despite prolonged exposure to antiretroviral drugs. This latent HIV reservoir explains the inability of antiretroviral treatment to cure HIV infection. The ability of HIV-1 to establish a latent infection presents a barrier to curing HIV. As special agents, Daidzein and its analogs can safely kick-start production of the dormant virus in patients, so that it might be detected and attacked more easily by the immune system. A combination treatment with Daidzein or its analogs and HAART may lead to complete clearance of HIV infection.
Ultra-precise printing of conductive lines in nano-scale
Printing of nanomaterials is not new. The methods available on the market, which are continually being developed, include INKJET (printing using nano-ink), ESJET (electrostatic inkjet printing) and EHD (electrohydrodynamic printing). However, XTPL's new method represents a major breakthrough in this sector. Our company has patented and is commercialising a guided assembly of nanoparticles for creating (or, to put it simply, printing) conductive lines with a width of as little as 100 nm. XTPL's new comprehensive method for nano-scale printing of conductive lines is characterised by extraordinary flexibility, precision and low cost. During the process of line formation, the printing head deposits a properly formulated ink - nanoparticles in a mixture of solvents - on any non-conductive substrate (even one that is not flat). An external electric field (only ~1 V to ~10 V) causes nanoparticles to assemble in a clearly defined and controlled way to form a line (100 nm to 3 μm). The process takes place between a stationary and movable electrode, which guides the formation of the line. Printing in terms of XTPL's technology means composing nanoparticles on a substrate. The disruptive technology of XTPL is protected by an international patent application.