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A proximity sensor for the detection of hands on a steering wheel
TS-048591 — An embedded coax proximity sensor for the detection of hands or other objects near a vehicle's steering wheel
The coming age of autonomous vehicles will require the development of many new technologies to keep the vehicle occupants safe even when no one is paying attention to the vehicle operation. At present, given the limited capabilities of autonomous vehicles, it is necessary for the driver to monitor…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert; Kiourti, Asimina; Wang, Zhenyu
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Method for Reducing Aerodynamic Drag on Tractor-Trailers
TS-038398 — A bio-inspired sidewall design to increase fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Tractor-trailers are essential to the United States (U.S.) economy. The annual value of freight transported in the U.S. in 2013 was $18 trillion. Of the $18 trillion, $11 trillion (64%) was transported by the trucking industry. Tractor-trailers consumed 109 billion liters (29 billion gallons) of f…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Prakash, Shaurya; Rangharajan, Kaushik Krishna "Kaushik"; West, Joseph; Zezinka, Zachary
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

U+RSW - A Break-Through Process for Dissimilar Metal Joining in Automotive Industries
TS-036907 — A welding technique that joins two dissimilar metals.
Resistance spot welding (RSW) is critical to automobile manufacturing, with 3,000 to 5,000 spot welds per vehicle. As consumers seek vehicles with better fuel economy, automobile manufacturers have replaced parts built from heavy metals, such as advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), with lighter al…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Wei; Kimchi, Menachem; Lu, Ying "ying"; Mayton, Ellis
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

NeverStrand Drive Train; Hybrid All-Wheel-Drive System
TS-014790 — An all-wheel-drive (AWD) hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) system integrating multiple vehicle power sources and electrically variable transmission (EVT) for efficient power and limp home capabilities
Environments prone to high impact events, such as explosions and large falls, often require durable vehicles for safe transportation. These work environments, including military operations, mining operations, and resource exploration, must utilize vehicles featuring terrain-resistant systems, such…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cantemir, Codrin; Bechtel, James; Letherwood, Michael; Rizzoni, Giorgio; Udvare, Thomas; Ursescu, Gabriel
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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