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U.S. Patent Issues for GVSU Air Quality Sensing System

GVSU Facilities Specialists take Air Handling Technology to a New Level


GVSU Facilities Specialists take Air Handling Technology to a New Level.
A U.S. Patent #10,563,886 was issued to Grand Valley State University for a novel air quality sensing system, invented by the facilities team Leo McCormick, Sean McManus and Tom Michalak.  Nicknamed, CO2 Hound, the system senses the amount of CO2 in a room, (correlating with occupancy), and will command the building air flow system to refresh the room air accordingly, keeping air quality, and hence learning potential, high.   Other benefits include reduced system installation costs (remodel or new build), and reduced energy utilization.  Congrats to our inventors!

Noah Keefer, Maruf Hossain, Jim TenBrink, Brent Nowak, Jon Vinkso and John Doneth standing behind their invention.

GVSU group helps develop device that improves spine surgery training

A Grand Valley State University group worked with a local inventor and alumnus to help develop a first-of-its-kind device that can improve the way surgeons are trained for spinal procedures. Click here to learn more about their device. 

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