Innovative Solutions | Date: 2015-02-05
A compact Raman probe integrated with a wavelength-stabilized laser source is disclosed. The output beam of the laser source has an elongated cross-section that is focused onto a target of interest. Raman and Rayleigh scattered light is collected, collimated, and filtered by free-space optics to form a beam that is coupled to the input of a multimode optical fiber having an elongated core that is aligned to edge slits of an optical spectrometer.
Innovative Solutions | Date: 2015-03-26
Described is a multi-piece shower pan. The multi-piece shower pan includes a shower pan piece and a seat piece. The seat piece is formed to overlap a portion of the show pan piece during installation. The shower pan piece includes a drain hole designed to fit a drain pipe such that when the drain pipe is fastened to the shower pan piece, the drain pipe extends to 2 inches above the bottom of the shower pan piece. Thus, when cement or other adhesive is floated on the interior surface of the shower pan, tiles of varying thickness can be installed in such a manner that the top surface of the tiles are flush with the top portion of the drain pipe. The shower pan piece also has a water dam with a fin as added protection against water migration outside the shower pan.
Innovative Solutions | Date: 2015-04-01
A bio-degradable compostable valve is presented. The valve includes a base having a first surface, a second surface and at least one hole therethrough. The valve further includes a filter in mechanical communication with a first surface of the base. Also included is a diaphragm having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface having oil thereon, the first surface in mechanical communication with a second surface of the base. Additionally the valve includes a cap having a first surface, a second surface, and a hole extending therethrough, wherein the cap is in mechanical communication with the diaphragm and the second surface of the base. The base, the filter, the diaphragm and the cap are comprised of material which is bio-degradable and compostable.
Innovative Solutions | Date: 2015-06-16
A shoulder kit assembly for a crash test dummy includes a spine interface member for attachment to a spine of the crash test dummy and a scapula for attachment to the spine interface member. The shoulder kit assembly includes a load cell for attachment to the spine interface member for measuring load in a plurality of axes on a shoulder joint and an upper arm assembly having an arm bone made of a plastic material for operative attachment to the scapula. In addition, the shoulder kit assembly also includes a two axis rotational shoulder joint, a relatively soft molded flesh around the plastic arm bone, and provisions for two accelerometers at the shoulder and at the neck T1 location.
Innovative Solutions | Date: 2015-09-16
A shoulder assembly for a crash test dummy includes a movable clavicle adapted for attachment to a spine of the crash test dummy for freedom of movement in three-dimensional space, a scapula non-rigidly adapted mounted for attachment to the spine for freedom of movement in three-dimensional space, a shoulder cup member adapted for attachment to the spine in a plurality of axes for a shoulder joint, and an upper arm assembly having an arm bone made of a plastic material for operative attachment to the shoulder cup member to allow an impact on the shoulder of the dummy to move the shoulder assembly towards the spine.