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    3D Hybrid Metal Prototyping Device
    A new hybrid, 3D, Metal, Prototyping Device combines welding technology, instead of laser sintering of a metal powder, with a subtractive/machining process (Computer Numerical Controlled Machining - CNC) to create metal parts with unmatched complexity, precision, and quality. The device has a low, initial machine cost and a low build cost, using welding wire instead of metal powder, allowing for inexpensive, large lot production of fully functional metal parts. It has complete access to all surfaces of the metal part as each layer is welded/built. This improves machining performance and part tolerances. In addition, the rotational speed of the CNC machining is slower, reducing device downtime and maintenance costs.

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    Aerial Refueling Hose-Drogue Simulation Program
         Probe-drogue refueling (PDR) involves coupling a probe on a receiver aircraft with a probe receptacle (drogue) attached to a flexible, fuel hose from a tanker aircraft.  PDR has always been a technically challenging operation and improvements to PDR systems to ensure overall safety for both manned and unmanned vehicles are urgently needed. A software program is available that permits testing of designs for PDR before and during prototype development by simulating and predicting all of the movements of hose-drogue refueling systems during aircraft refueling maneuvers.

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    Barrier Coatings Impervious to Water, Oil and Grease
         Barrier coatings have been developed utilizing commercially available nanoparticle constituents that permit coating of almost any material and provide superior protection from penetration by water, oil and grease. The coatings are water based, easy to apply and dry, and are environmentally friendly.

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    Biebrich Scarlet for Fluorescent Staining of Cells
         The Biebrich scarlet fluorescent stain specificity stains certain cellular organelles of white blood cells, such as eosinophil granules. It has exemplary spectral properties, is soluble in water at a neutral pH, and is photo-fixed forming covalent bonds with cellular constituents and preventing its redistribution during tissue preparation and analysis.

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    Cancer Therapy using Engineered Tanapox Virus
    Cancer Therapy using Engineered Tanapox Virus: Wild-type tanapox virus (TPV) causes very mild illness and is not transmitted from person to person making it desirable for cancer therapy. A recombinant tanapox virus (TPV), TPV/Δ2L66R/fliC, has been created that specifically replicates in cancer cells, stimulates host innate immunity, and does not reduce TNF-mediated, host inflammatory and antiviral immune responses. TPV/Δ2L66R /fliC has demonstrated impressive oncolytic activity through regression of human colorectal cancer xenografted tumors in mice with innate immunity.

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    Career Guidance Inventory (CGI) Career Assessment Tool
         A career assessment tool to identify students’, employment candidates’ and employees’ strengths and interests with respect to their career choices. The Inventory utilizes four, in-depth questionnaires that determine strengths and interests to identify correct academic and occupational choices, find the right talent for the right position and optimize the performance of employees as they progress with a company. 

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    Colored, Special Effect Ink
         A new ink formulation has been developed that allows special effect/metallic inks to retain a shiny color without any bleeding of the color, when manually applied to or printed on porous substrates like cellulose paper. The formulation is quick drying and utilizes a variety of water-based and solvent-based pigment dispersions that make it convenient for use in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications.

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    Dual Pressure, Respiratory Assistance Device
        This is a device to assist the breathing and lung development of premature babies or adults by providing oscillating, bi-level air pressure to prevent lung collapse and to recruit alveoli.  This device is inexpensive to manufacture and deploy and doesn’t require an electrical supply for its operation. It provides hospitals with limited resources, the ability to sustain and treat premature babies.

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    Financial Simulator for Multi-Period Production
         The simulator updates financial and efficiency results from reiterative manufacturing runs or during specific manufacturing time periods to provide an evolving picture of manufacturing efficiencies and financials during various scenarios, like inventory build-ups and draw-downs. 

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    HVAC Evaporative Pads with Chitosan
    A new HVAC-Evaporative Pad that can be used for agricultural and other HVAC applications has been developed by applying a chitosan coating to paperboard in place of phenol resins and other non-green coatings. These evaporative pads have a single layer of chitosan that creates a lighter pad with better wet stiffness, wicking height and water absorption, providing improved evaporative cooling. The manufacturing process is simple, inexpensive, environment-friendly and the paperboard is completely recyclable.

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