Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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WIRELESS PASSIVE MECHANICAL VIBRATION MONITOR SYSTEM

Real-time vibration sensing is important in a variety of applications in industry, health care, and environmental monitoring. For example, vibration monitoring can assist in the prediction of natural ...
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Chu Ma, Dajun Zhang, Bhuvana Krishnaswamy, Muhammad Shahid | P240131US01

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NON-INVASIVE MULTIPARAMETER SENSOR

In conjunction with their industrial partner, UW-Madison researchers have created a passive capacitive sensor that uses thin-film electrodes placed in an interdigitated pattern to sense a variety of k...
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Joseph Andrews, Brian Cardwell, Muhammadeziz Tursunniyaz | P230430US01

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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIRECT NITRATE SENSING IN SOIL

Nitrate is a nutrient that helps plants grow, but too much of it can be harmful. Nitrate monitoring can be used to reduce the amount of fertilizer needed, which is better for the environment and can ...
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Joseph Andrews, Jingyi Huang, Aatresha Biswas | P230143US01

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SOIL GAS-FLUX MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Soil produces or consumes gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ammonia, and oxygen through normal biological and geological processes. Current soil gas-flux measurement systems are ex...
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Bhuvana Krishnaswamy, Jingyi Huang, Francisco Arriaga, Christian Martinez, Hendri Winanto, Adam Nygard | P230171US01

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CELL-BASED DNA SENSORS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

UW-Madison researchers have developed cell-based DNA sensors to achieve easy, accurate, and cost-effective detection of pathogens. Using synthetic biology, the inventors engineered the naturally compe...
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Ophelia Venturelli, Yu-Yu Cheng, Zhengyi Chen | P210411US02

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Testing the Strength of Soft Materials

Soft materials are everywhere. In many applications, valuable information about the strength of these materials enables more precise control in everything from cutting and processing soft foods to des...
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Melih Eriten, Corinne Henak | P220230US01

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ALKALI METAL OPTICAL CLOCK

UW researchers have invented a Cesium Lattice Optical Clock (CLOC) for high performance and simple operation in a compact form factor. The novel design uses a “forbidden” optical transitio...
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Mark Saffman, Shimon Kolkowitz, Arjav Sharma | P220217US01

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UW-Madison researchers, working in collaboration with researchers from Cornell, developed metal-oxide based liquid crystal (LC) sensors for monitoring catalytic reactions. The inventors used a previou...
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Emmanouil Mavrikakis, Jake Gold, Trenton Wolter, Nicholas Abbott, Nanqi Bao, Huaizhe Yu, Ayushi Tripathi | P220044US01

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Capacitive Touch Sensor

A capacitive touch sensor is provided, The capacitive touch sensor includes a plate having an upper surface and lying in a plate plane. A generally planar, first electrode is spaced from the plate alo...
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Hongrui Jiang, Jayer Fernandes | P160417US01

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Optical Fiber Thermal Property Probe

An optical fiber sensor extends coaxially with a controllable heater to provide high-resolution axial measurement of thermal properties such as thermal convection of the surrounding, Heat removal by e...
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Mark Anderson, Matthew Weathered | P170028US02

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Wavefront Detector for Advanced Imaging

A wavefront sensor system suitable for integration into an integrated circuit light detector may provide for wave angle sensors having varying functional relationships between the wave angle and signa...
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Zongfu Yu, Soongyu Yi, Dianjing Liu | P180193US01

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