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Gartenlaub M.,Competitive Technologies
Technical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Year: 2010

Redesigning the education system in the United States to aid the transformation of knowledge into products, processes, and services requires preeminence in technological innovation, including leadership in all aspects of engineering, engineering research to bridge scientific discovery and practical applications, engineering education to give engineers and technologists innovation, and engineering profession and practice to translate knowledge into innovation, competitive products, and services. This paper attempts to illuminate critical linkages among manufacturing education, a vibrant industrial sector and a healthy economy, and development of guidance for vitalizing college and university manufacturing education programs. Specifically presented are those issues directly related to two-year colleges and how their role is critical in meeting the need for future technologists, engineers, and the growing need for professional development during a career filled with emerging and transitioning technological changes. Source

Yanez J.M.,Competitive Technologies
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2011

Diabetes is a disease with no cure, but can be controlled to improve the quality of life of sufferers. Currently there are researches to suggest techniques to detect or measure glucose. This paper presents two techniques for measuring glucose using non-invasive optical techniques: transmission of light and polarimetry. It shows the results obtained from experiments done on samples containing distilled water and different amounts of glucose to study the absorption coefficient of glucose with both techniques. Water is used because it is one of the main elements in the blood and interferes with glucose measurement. This experiment will develop a prototype to measure glucose through a noninvasive technique. © 2011 SPIE. Source

Gallo E.,BAM Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing | Sanchez-Olivares G.,Competitive Technologies | Schartel B.,BAM Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing
Polimery/Polymers | Year: 2013

The use of coconut fiber (CF) agricultural waste was considered as an environmentally friendly and inexpensive alternative in flame retarded biocomposites. To decrease the high content of aluminum trihydrate (ATH) required, the thermal decomposition (thermogravimetry), flammability [oxygen index (LOI) and UL 94 test] and fire behavior (cone calorimeter) of a combination of CF and ATH were investigated in a commercial blend of thermoplastic starch (TPS) and cellulose derivatives. CF induced some charring activity, slightly decreasing the fire load and burning propensity in cone calorimeter test. ATH decomposes endothermically into water and inorganic residue. Significant fuel dilution as well as a pronounced residual protection layer reduces the fire hazards. Replacing a part of ATH with coconut fibers resulted in improved flame retar-dancy in terms of ignition, reaction to small flame, and flame-spread characteristics [heat release rate (HRR), fire growth rate (FIGRA), etc.]. The observed ATH and CF synergy opens the door to significant reduction of the ATH contents and thus to interesting flame retarded biocomposites. Source

Competitive Technologies | Date: 2012-12-25

Electromedical pain management products for clinical use, namely, electrical nerve stimulators; electronic stimulator for pain; nerve stimulator apparatus.

Competitive Technologies | Date: 2011-03-09

Electromedical pain management products for clinical use, namely, electrical nerve stimulators; electronic stimulator for pain; nerve stimulator apparatus.

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