Patents and Patent Applications from Western Michigan University


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US20170332928 PRINTED ECG ELECTRODE AND METHOD  
A flexible dry electrode comprises a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite. The flexible dry electrode may be utilized for monitoring electrocardiogram (ECG)...
US20170328941 PRINTED WIRELESS INDUCTIVE-CAPACITIVE (LC) SENSOR FOR HEAVY METAL DETECTION  
An inductive-capacitive (LC) wireless sensor for the detection of toxic heavy metal ions includes inductors and interdigitated electrodes (IDE) in planar form. The sensor may be fabricated by...
US20170319904 INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK FOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT  
A method and device for providing performance feedback to a user during a session of using exercise equipment including measuring user input during the session using at least one sensor to gather...
US20170312475 DUAL PRESSURE RESPIRATORY ASSISTANCE DEVICE  
A dual pressure respiratory assistance device including a gas source which supplies a flow of gas into an air tube having a bubbler branch and a patient branch. A first tube that is connected to...
US20170213648 SELF-SUPPORTED ELECTRONIC DEVICES  
A method of forming a self-supported electronic device, including depositing a sacrificial layer on a first surface substrate, wherein the sacrificial layer is substantially soluble in a first...
US20170165378 COMPOSITION FOR TREATING CANCEROUS CELLS AND A METHOD THEREFOR  
A composition for treating cancerous cells in a subject having an immune system includes a virus in the Yatapoxvirus genus having at least one mutation. In one embodiment, the mutation results in...
US20170144242 3D METAL PRINTING DEVICE AND PROCESS  
A 3D metal printing machine or apparatus includes a welder that deposits one or more layers of metal, and a powered cutting tool that may be utilized to remove a portion of the metal deposited by...
US20170120345 LASER AUGMENTED DIAMOND DRILLING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A laser beam is transmitted through a drill bit comprising diamond or other suitable light-transmitting material having sufficient hardness. The laser beam exits a tip of the drill bit, thereby...
US20170068609 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING COMPUTER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AGAINST A DESIGN MODEL  
A method of testing a computer program implementation according to a predefined design model, the program implementation having at least one method under test, employs a computer to generate a...
US20170016182 CHITOSAN AS A BIOBASED BARRIER COATING FOR FUNCTIONAL PAPERBOARD PRODUCTS  
This invention relates to the composition of a chitosan coated paper wherein the chitosan may be derived from a variety of sources. Methods of using chitosan as a surface coating or pulp additive...
9546937 Tissue cassette assembly  
A tissue cassette includes a body having a first floor and a first perimeter wall encircling and extending from the first floor so that the first floor and first perimeter wall at least partially...
9464623 Method and device for power generation  
A fluid flow-powered generator and a method for using the same are described herein. The generator has a rotatable frame, with a first wing and a second wing. The first wing and second wing are...
US20160287939 INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK FOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT  
A method and device for providing performance feedback to a user during a session of using exercise equipment including measuring user input during the session using at least one sensor to gather...
9454739 Multi-period financial simulator of a process  
A system configured for predicting a financial impact of a process is provided that includes a financial forecasting system (FFS) having at least one operational parameter and at least one...
US20160240097 BEHAVIORAL INTELLIGENCE FRAMEWORK, CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND TOOL FOR CONSTRUCTING SAME  
A computer-implemented tool having a collection of content management subsystems allows the content creator to construct a web-based behavioral modification site without the need for computer...
US20160220995 MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS WITH MICROCHANNELS AND A METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
A flexible microfluidic device, including a first substrate having micro-rough microchannels therein, a second substrate having electrodes thereon, and a bonding layer securing the second...
US20160050999 HELMET IMPACT MONITORING SYSTEM  
An impact sensing system includes a first impact sensor having a flexible dielectric layer, a first printed electrode on a first side of the layer, and a second printed electrode on a second side...
US20150321246 PATTERNLESS SAND MOLD AND CORE FORMATION FOR RAPID CASTING  
A method of creating a sand mold for rapid casting, including the steps of determining a mold shape, providing a generally uniform thickness layer of sand, curing at least a portion of the layer...
9121804 Thermal erosion tester  
A thermal erosion tester, comprising a rotating heated element, which is adapted to contact a sand specimen placed in the thermal erosion tester, a heating element to heat the rotating heated...
9121803 Thermal distortion tester  
A thermal distortion tester for testing thermal distortion of a sand specimen, comprising a gimbal to support the sand specimen, an actuator to raise and lower the sand specimen, and a hot...
US20150158749 SELECTIVE EXTRACTION OF ANIONS FROM SOLUTION  
A method of selectively extracting anions from an aqueous solution using an anion encapsulating aggregate formed upon the addition of a solvent, a copper contributor, a hydroxide contributor, an...
US20150151275 SELECTIVE EXTRACTION OF ANIONS FROM SOLUTION  
A method of selectively extracting anions from an aqueous solution using an anion encapsulating aggregate formed upon the addition of a solvent, a copper contributor, a hydroxide contributor, a...
8933366 Micro laser assisted machining  
A method and apparatus (1) for machining a semiconductor or ceramic workpiece (32) causes a portion of the workpiece to undergo high pressure phase transformation to form a high pressure phase...
8672017 Method for green sand molding  
The present invention provides a method for green sand molding that prevents a bad casting by producing a mold that does not have a brittle surface. The method has the steps of filling the green...
US20130283101 Trace-Driven Verification of Multithreaded Programs Using SMT-Based Analysis  
The method of testing for presence of a bug a multithreaded computer program under verification combines the efficiency of testing with the reasoning power of satisfiability modulo theory (SMT)...
US20130243029 THERMAL DISTORTION TESTER  
A thermal distortion tester for testing thermal distortion of a sand specimen, comprising a gimbal to support the sand specimen, an actuator to raise and lower the sand specimen, and a hot...
US20130243027 THERMAL EROSION TESTER  
A thermal erosion tester, comprising a rotating heated element, which is adapted to contact a sand specimen placed in the thermal erosion tester, a heating element to heat the rotating heated...
US20130205921 Device for Collection of Materials from Surfaces  
A device for collecting material from a solid surface, and optionally concentrating the collected material, for subsequent analysis includes a nebulizer that generates and discharges a fluid...
8510056 Method and integrated microsystem for detecting biomolecules in liquid  
The present invention is directed to an integrated microsystem and method for detecting biomolecules in a liquid sample. The integrated microsystem is made up of a sensor that includes...
US20130196371 TISSUE CASSETTE ASSEMBLY  
A tissue cassette includes a body having a first floor and a first perimeter wall encircling and extending from the first floor so that the first floor and first perimeter wall at least partially...
US20130076036 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POWER GENERATION  
A fluid flow-powered generator and a method for using the same are described herein. The generator has a rotatable frame, with a first wing and a second wing. The first wing and second wing are...
US20120132391 METHOD FOR GREEN SAND MOLDING  
The object of the present invention is to provide a method for green sand molding that prevents a bad casting by producing a mold that does not have a brittle surface. The method comprises the...
US20110246257 Multi-Period Financial Simulator of a Process  
A system configured for predicting a financial impact of a process is provided that includes a financial forecasting system (FFS) having at least one operational parameter and at least one...
US20110064576 Wind Oscillator for Power Generation  
A wind oscillator configured for power generation is provided. The wind oscillator includes an upwardly oriented elongate rotatable support beam configured to rotate to enable the wind oscillator...
D627993 Table support  
US20100291711 INTEGRATED SENSOR MICROSYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING BIOMOLECULES IN LIQUID  
An integrated microsystem for detecting biomolecules is made up of a micropump for delivering a sample, a microsensor for detecting the presence of a target biomolecule in the sample, a...
US20100231672 Method of improving the electrical conductivity of a conductive ink trace pattern and system therefor  
A method and system for improving the electrical conductivity of a conductive ink trace pattern provided on a substrate involves the printing of a conductive ink on a substrate to form a trace...
US20100065536 Micro Laser Assisted Machining  
A method and apparatus (1) for machining a semiconductor or ceramic workpiece (32) causes a portion of the workpiece to undergo high pressure phase transformation to form a high pressure phase...
US20090125378 System and Method For Eliciting Subjective Probabilities  
A system and method for dynamically interacting with a human expert by means of a graphical user interface to elicit subjective probabilities that can subsequently be utilized in a probabilistic...
US20070255605 Multi-period financial simulator of a manufacturing operation  
A system and method for evaluating a manufacturing process or operational strategy of a business. The proposed manufacturing process or operational strategy is programmed into a multi-period...
US20060225852 Process for removing silica from cellulosic material  
A method of cellulosic raw material desilication involves the steps of impregnating the cellulosic raw material with a solution containing sodium carbonate to form a silica-containing impregnation...
6942897 Nanoparticle barrier-coated substrate and method for making the same  
A nanoparticle barrier-coated substrate is prepared by mixing pigment nanoparticles, a binder and a liquid carrier to form a coating solution, applying the coating solution onto the substrate and...
US20040161594 Nanoparticle barrier-coated substrate and method for making the same  
A nanoparticle barrier-coated substrate is prepared by mixing pigment nanoparticles, a binder and a liquid carrier to form a coating solution, applying the coating solution onto the substrate and...
D487547 Height and tilt adjustable workstation  
6699525 Method of forming carbon nanotubes and apparatus therefor  
Carbon nanotubes are formed on a substrate by providing a coiled filament in a chemical vapor deposition chamber, supporting a substrate having a catalytic coating provided thereon inside the...
6672225 Height and tilt adjustable workstation  
The present invention is directed to a workstation having a base including two spaced apart arcuate legs having a common first radius. A worksurface support assembly is supported on the base and...
D472400 Height and tilt adjustable workstation  
US20030054029 IIB/IIIA ANTAGONISTS CO-ADMINISTERED WITH ASPIRIN  
The present invention is directed to coadministration of the fibrinogen receptor antagonists 3S-[[4-[[4-aminoiminomethyl)phenyl]amino]-1,4-dioxobutyl]ami no]-4-pentynoic acid or ethyl...
US20020177172 RESTORATION OF PLATELET AGGREGATION BY ANTIBODY ADMINISTRATION AFTER GPIIB/IIIA ANTAGONIST TREATMENT  
The invention provides a process to restore platelet aggregation by the administration of antibody combining site-containing molecules that specifically bind to a specific class of...
US20020150684 Method of forming carbon nanotubes and apparatus therefor  
Carbon nanotubes are formed on a substrate by providing a coiled filament in a chemical vapor deposition chamber, supporting a substrate having a catalytic coating provided thereon inside the...
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