The biggest drawback of commonly used rotary joints originates from their feature of having frictional sliding faces that decrease energy efficiency, decrease part life, and increase labor costs for replacement. This invention eliminates these problems.
Applications include building, food storage, garments, footwear, medicinal storage, vehicles, and others. The materials are simple to manufacture and raw materials are readily available in commercial quantities.
New Cyclo-olefin resists a wide range of chemicals, making it useful in a variety of medical devices that require sterilization. It offers strong resistance to polar solvents such as esters and ketones, along with acids and alkaline solutions.
Conventional PV cells usually have metallic conductor lines on the front, sun-facing surface. These conductor lines are essential, but block a portion of the incident solar radiation. This invention overcomes that problem, and increases efficiency.
Conventional methods of creating electronics, such as photolithography, require chemical and etchants. Printing electronics using inkjets suffer from line width problems and the difficulty of multiple layers. This technology solves both problems.
Organic transistors from this technology can be used in inexpensive or disposable items, such as electronic paper, posters and books, smart cards, toys, appliances and electronic bar codes for product identification.