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Nongjian Tao, Francis Tsow: Apparatus and method for sensing change in environmental conditions. Arizona Board of Regents, Christopher Spence, George A Leone, August 31, 2010: US07785001 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sensing a change in environmental conditions is disclosed. The apparatus includes a coating or a wire between two surfaces that has a mechanical property changed as a result of a change in the environmental conditions. The change in the mechanical property of the coating or wire res ...


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Francis Tsow, Xiaojun Xian, Erica Forzani, Nongjian Tao: Portable metabolic analyzer system. ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, George A Leone, Citadel Patent Law, September 18, 2018: US10078074

A system for measuring and tracking metabolic rate, physical activity and calorie intake. The metabolic rate is measured with a design that features an adaptive sampling mechanism for accurate breath sample collection, optimized flow rate measurement for minimizing backpressure while maximizing accu ...


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Nongjian Tao, Francis Tsow, Anant Rai: Device and method for breath analysis using acoustic resonance flow rate. ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fish & Richardson P C, May 24, 2016: US09347932

The present invention describes a device and method for measuring flow rate from air flow using acoustic resonance. It is shown that the device can be used to measure breath flow rate and biomarker concentration within human breath.


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Erica Forzani, Nongjian Tao, Xiaojun Xian, Francis Tsow: Mouthpiece for accurate detection of exhaled NO. ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, George A Leone, Citadel Patent Law, April 3, 2018: US09931055

A low back pressure mouthpiece for accurate detection of exhaled nitric oxide (NO) includes a conduit for receiving the exhaled breath from the subject. An oxidizing filter for sample conditioning, wherein the conduit and oxidizing filter operate to produce a back pressure of less than 4 cm H2O; and ...


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Nongjian Tao, Francis Tsow: Apparatus and Method For Sensing Change In Environmental Conditions. Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of Arizona State University, Fulbright & Jaworski, August 28, 2008: US20080205479-A1

An apparatus for sensing a change in environmental conditions is disclosed. The apparatus includes a coating or a wire between two surfaces that has a mechanical property changed as a result of a change in the environmental conditions. The change in the mechanical property of the coating or wire res ...


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Nongjian Tao, Erica Forzani, Rodrigo A Iglesias, Francis Tsow: Hybrid Separation and Detection Device for Chemical Detection and Analysis. Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University, October 25, 2012: US20120270330-A1

The present invention provides a device that makes it possible to perform real-time detection and analysis of BTEX components in real samples using an inexpensive and miniaturized hybrid specific binding-separation device. The device may be used in occupational health and safety applications as well ...