Technology Transfer

PEL provides innovative technology-based solutions for industry, marine, medical, defense, and homeland security. Focus is on advanced materials and processing approaches including: smart sensors and coatings, smart/functional polymers, composites, and nanotechnology.

Technology Available:

Novel patent-protected smart sensors comprised of multilayer polymeric nano and micro-composites have applications in medical, electrical, information technology, automotive, aerospace, marine, consumer, industrial, defense and homeland security. These small, low cost, passive sensors are undetectable and will detect, trigger, and communicate resulting information.
  •  Morton. L. Wallach, et al, US Patent 7,345,596  "Smart Polymeric Multilayer Sensors", Issued 3/18/08.  
  • Patent Pending, M. L. Wallach, "Submarine Periscope Head Window Defouling On Command", 1/15/07

A micro-sensor aerosol system concept is developed to remotely establish the track of incoming missiles.  The technology is based on low-cost passive polymeric composite cloud system.  The technology is most effective in booster phase and in near real time verification and destruction or disabling of the warhead of adversary missiles.  On cloud detection of missile location at time specific the track is then handed off to radar system.

  • Patent Pending, M. L. Wallach, "Smart Polymeric Multilayer Sensors-Missile Detection & Aircraft Wind  
    Shear  Detection", 3/17/03

Smart sensor technology is developed to protect personnel from the explosive action of IEDs.  The system consists of land based smart micro sensor detectors and sensitive airborne or land based camera processing units.  The sensors are typically sown over roadways and adjacent regions and are indicative of topography changes and activated by specific pressure levels characteristic of the weight of transiting intruders, or vehicles. The activated sensors emit characteristic optical signals detected by sensitive camera/communication system.

  • Patent pending, M. L. Wallach, "Smart Sensor IED Location & Detection", 1/17/07

Unique patent-protected smart nano and micro-coatings have applications in medical, electrical, information technology, automotive, aerospace, marine, consumer, industrial and defense. These smart coatings will provide uses such as smart switching, antifouling coating removal on command, smart membranes, lenses, and new electric and photonic devices.
  •  Morton. L. Wallach, US Patent 7,390,560 "Smart Coating Systems", issued 6/24/08
  • Patent Pending, M. L. Wallach, "Aircraft Deicing on Command", 1/10/07

New patent-protected shipping container film sensors placed within each container provide protection to 100% of containers 24/7. Smart micro sensors embedded in the film respond to hazardous materials such as CBW agents or radioactive substances by displaying a specific color or conductivity level indicative of a particular hazard. Wireless transfer to computer instantaneously collects and transmits the information.  The cost of such film sensors is estimated to be less than $10 each.  In this manner every container is monitored 24/7. Patent Pending, M. L. Wallach, 3/17/03.
  •   Patent Pending, M. L. Wallach, Smart Polymeric Multilayer Sensors-Container Security &
      Chemical/Biological Standoff Detection ", 3/17/03

PEL's smart, low cost, passive micro-sensors can be tailored to detect unauthorized vehicles or swimmers entering a port.  These sensors can be so arranged for specific port type, topography, and operations. 

 

  • Morton L. Wallach, “Smart Sensor Systems – Swimmer Detection”, US 7,495,572, Issued 2/24/09.

 

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

PEL's SMART SENSORS & COATINGS HAVE POTENTIAL IN MANY OTHER IMPORTANT AREAS SUCH AS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, & NOVEL MEDICAL DEVICES. EXAMPLES UNDER PEL INVESTIGATION ARE LISTED BELOW.

Information Technology

  • Optical Chip Sensing
  • Filter Switches
  • Flexible Electronics
Alternative Energy
  • Intelligent Grid
  • Solar Cells for Laptops, Autos, Buildings, etc

Novel Medical
  • Multi-Drug Stents
  • Biofilm Prevention
Miscellaneous
  • Position Sensing & Control
  • Responsive Graphics & Signs

 

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