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Material and manufacturing process to encapsulate a skeleton structure. An open work skeleton structure can be very strong and light weight, but it needs protection against common environmental insults and for internal components.

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Radiation-hardened or -tolerant means of analyzing and outputting data in a high-resolution graphical format. Looking for existing products or processes to implement as a subsystem in a larger data ecosystem. Licensing, purchasing, or partnerships will be considered as appropriate.

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Passive fire extinguishing equipment for power and communication cables in a cable tray. It is necessary to extinguish a cable tray fire immediately. Cable trays may extend for as long as 2km (both horizontally and vertically).

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Improved shackle-pin locking mechanism for rigging and lifting. Quick-action shackle-pin safety fastener reduces injuries involving finger pinch and loss.

Photoresists and associated processes for microlithography in the extreme, far, and near UV. This technology includes a toolkit of polymers, copolymers, and dissolution inhibitors for preparing photoresists for microlithography.

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Foods and functional ingredients that help prevent sleepiness after lunch. This company is looking for foods/beverages, ingredients, supplements, and similar food products or additives that can help prevent sleepiness from occurring after lunch.

Examples are materials that help maintain an even blood glucose level or that help you stay awake. Many people often feel drowsy after lunch (even if they don’t feel drowsy after breakfast or dinner).

This company wants to find foods, ingredients, additives, supplements, and similar food products that can help control blood glucose level or that can help people stay awake after lunch, so that we feel more attentive and productive.

Any other materials that maintain alertness and wakefulness such as caffeine are also targets.

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LiDar sensors for 3D terrain mapping. This organization is seeking LiDAR sensors for 3D terrain mapping at a variety of planetary destinations, with and without atmospheres.

Solutions should be small, light, and low-power and should show reasonable performance for both range and data capture rate.

All other things being equal, preference will be given to a LiDAR sensor that is eye-safe. However, the primary sensor performance factors mass, power, size, and performance significantly outweigh the benefits of eye-safe operation.

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Efficient mixing of liquids at low Reynolds numbers. The present invention relates to a device and method for mixing substances, particularly very viscous substances in small volumes.

When the liquids are very viscous and/or the tank is small, the velocity required to create a turbulent flow may be so high, that it becomes quite impractical.

There is a need to facilitate the mixing of substances, by providing a novel method and device that enables the efficient mixing of substances even very viscous, in small volumes, at arbitrary low Reynolds numbers.

The present invention provides that by adding minute concentrations (as low as 0.001% of fluid volume) of custom-designed additives to viscous liquids for industrial mixing.

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Liquid with polar/non-polar groups to bond dissimilar plastics. This organization seeks one or more bonding agents that can be dispersed into water and when coated onto a PET film and dried, will allow the coated film to adhere to, and seal items made from rigid PE (polyethylene), PP (polypropylene), PS (polystyrene), PVC (polyvinylchloride) and PET (polyester).

The same agent does not need to bond all five materials different agents are possible for the variety of materials but it would be an advantage to be as versatile as possible. The bonding agent must be VOC-free, and approved (or approvable) for food contact.

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Innovative torque-transfer device

We’re seeking a lightweight, innovative torque-transfer device for use between two rotating shafts.

It must be lubricated and sealed for life, and it is not possible to open the device for maintenance. We will consider a variety of concepts and technologies.

State-of-the-art torque-transfer systems usually use chains or gears to transfer power between two shafts. Lubrication fluids minimize friction and wear.

But using lubrication fluids means plunging the chains or gears into the oil sump or using that oil by some other method, and exposes the system to additional oil transportation losses or additional weight and complexity.

We are seeking an innovative solution that will transfer torque from rotating shaft to rotating shaft without lubrication (dry running).

Your proposed solution might be a magnetic solution, or could use dry-running chains, gear sets, or belts, or it may use some other method altogether.

We must be able to disconnect the output of the device from the input in some way, so that one shaft can remain rotating while the other is stopped.

Your proposed technology should have a minimum Technology Readiness Level of 2: A technology concept or formulated application.

For more information on this need, contact Connor Peacock at yet2’s Liverpool, UK office.