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Remanufacturing Technologies

00-05

RIT IMPO Number
00-05
 
Technology
LEEDS™ - A Method and System for Assessing Remanufacturability of Another System or Apparatus
 
IP Status
Patent pending
 
Technology Description
Life-Cycle Engineering & Economic Decisions System (LEEDS) is a comprehensive decision tool for planning, managing and monitoring repairs, refurbishing, and modernization of large complex systems. This "design for recovery" software optimizes investment profiles through systematic review and analysis of remanufacturing, conversion, operation and modernization options. Diverse applications include: commercial and military vehicles, manufacturing plans, ships, construction of systems, monitoring system repairs, refurbishing systems and modernization of systems.
 
Licensing Status
Available for license
 

99-12

RIT IMPO Number
99-12
 
Technology
A Method and Apparatus for Testing CV Joints
 
IP Status
USP 6,378,374
 
Technology Description
Given the high cost of constant velocity (CV) joints they are frequently remanufactured and resold by automotive parts and repair stores. The ability to remanufacture the CV joints is a function of the type and extent of damage in the used CV joint. RIT has developed a fixture for testing CV joints that is fast and convenient to use and facilities accurate diagnoses. It avoids rotation of the part being tested while putting the part through a complete series of motions simulating actual operation.
 
Licensing Status
Available for license
 

01-01

RIT IMPO Number
01-01
 
Technology
Testing Apparatus for a Constant Velocity Joint and a Method Thereof
 
IP Status
USP 6,895,830
 
Technology Description
This is an extension of technology 99-12.
 
Licensing Status
Available for license
 

01-13

RIT IMPO Number
01-13
 
Technology
Wiper Blade Defect Detection Device and a Method Thereof
 
IP Status
USP 6,792,387
 
Technology Description
The wiper blade detection fixture is a device that will detect voids in the working edge of a wiper blade. Voids are the number one type of failure modes in a wiper blade. A wiper blade is a component of a toner cartridge that cleans the surface of the OPC or charging drum. If there is a void in the working edge of the wiper blade, image quality defects will be noticed by the consumer, and the cartridge will be considered defective. The detection of voids can aid the use in two ways. The fixture can be used as an incoming inspection tool, to be used on wiper blades that have never been used before. The fixture can also be used to identify voids in blades that have been recovered in the remanufacturing process of toner cartridges. Wiper blades may have multiple lifecycles. If a recharger can accurately determine which blades have remaining lifecycles, then this reduces their unit costs. This invention will permit them to make such needed measurements. Thus this is an attractive product for remanufacturing. This technology is currently licensed out. For information on how to access this technology please contact the RIT Intellectual Property Management Office.
 
Licensing Status
Licensed out - enquire if desire access rights