Electric Current Imaging System

Technology #d-1276

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Shelby Lacouture
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
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Cameron Smith
Licensing Associate 806-834-6822
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Provisional Patent Application Filed

An electric current is a flow of electric charge. In electric circuits, moving electrons in wires often carry these charges. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in plasma. Currently, there is no known device capable of imaging electric current. 

This technology is a non-contact device that can image electric current in real time.  

Reference Number: D-1276 

Market Applications: 

  • Semiconductor manufacturers
  • Research and design labs
  • Automotive industry 

Features, Benefits, & Advantages:

  • Image electric current in real time
  • Non-contact imaging

Intellectual Property: A provisional application, serial number 62/384,260, was filed on September 7th, 2016. 

Development Stage: A working prototype of the device is currently under construction.  


  • Shelby Lacouture, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 

Keywords: electrical current, imaging, device, magnetic field imaging