Magnetic fields are important in a number of industries, including semi-conductors, magnetic resonance imaging, and basically any industry dealing with electrical currents. Actually viewing magnetic fields would be extremely useful in any of these industries. No known commercial products image static magnetic fields or currents flowing in a medium.
This technology is a device to image magnetic fields as an array of vectors in two and/or three dimensions. It is fully capable of imaging static magnetic fields and displays the fields as either vector arrays with both magnitude and direction, or as a scalar image. The device could image current flow in real time.
Reference Number: D-1260
Features, Benefits, & Advantages:
View real-time magnetic fields
View static magnetic fields
View magnetic currents in real time
Intellectual Property: A provisional application, serial number 62345275, was filed on June 30,2016.
Development Stage: The inventors have produced and tested the device.
Shelby Lacouture, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Argenis Bilbao, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Stephen Bayne, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Keywords: magnetic field imaging, magnetic vector array, imaging system