Product Development Projects
Thermo-Flex Technologies’ smart fabric has been developed to manage personal comfort by providing an active cooling and heating effect. The product development team has advanced the technology at the company’s prototyping facility in Tucson, Arizona. Several multi-national corporations have invested capital to help Thermo-Flex integrate its heating/cooling smart fabric into a multitude of products including both clothing and mattresses.
Known Quantity Sensors has developed a camera based occupancy sensor that leverages computer vision and artificial intelligence to more accurately determine the presence of individuals within commercial spaces. Currently Known Quantity has a fully functional beta prototype that can determine presence of occupancy, time of occupancy, which rooms within a space are occupied, along with where occupancy took place – and can provide a user with such analytics through a linked online platform. The company is scaling up to a larger beta deployment and plans to launch a commercially available product in Spring 2019.ena.
The magnetically retained fast-response pressure valve is designed to fully open at precise cracking pressures, operating in a fully open/fully closed manner. This technology uses a magnetically controlled relief valve in substitute of traditional spring-based relief valves. We recently worked with our manufacturing partner Airtronics, a leading aerospace repair, manufacturing and design service company, to build a baseline prototype for a potential aerospace company looking to incorporate our valve technology into their satellites. This organization is currently reviewing our prototype and conducting a feasibility analysis to determine next steps.
Progressive Paint Solutions, Inc (PPS) development project:
Academic Technology Ventures (ATV) & PPS team of experts have taken a 3D prototype of an invention named, “Paint Can Sealer”, to the next level. Our desire was to fast-track this invention and move it into “retail-ready” phase. Therefore, after numerous testing & engineering designs we manufactured a prototype that minimized the amount of plastic used without compromising the strength of the product.
We are thrilled to announce we’re in the final phase of development and now entering the retail market arena.
10 months of product development with US based manufacturer.
Turned 3D printed prototype into refined injection molded product that was lighter, more effective, and less costly to produce.
Company is currently in talks with Lowes and Home Depot for potential pilot sales project.