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Soft Hydraulic Valve
Technology Description This soft 3D printed electrorheological (ER) valve weighs less than 10 grams and allows for onboard actuation control, enabling an entirely soft controllable robot. The soft ER valve pressure holding capabilities have been tested under unstrained conditions, cyclic valve activation, and the strained conditions of bending, twi...
Published: 11/9/2017   |   Inventor(s): Yigit Menguc, Alexander Zatopa, Stephanie Walker
Keywords(s): Compliant Valve, Robotics, Soft Robotics
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Medical Devices, Physical Science, Research Tools
Ultra-Sensitive Lab-on-Chip Sensor
Technology Description This technology is a lab-on-chip sensor incorporating aspects of both thin film chromatography and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy as well as microchannel architecture to provide extremely high sensitivity detection of compounds in a mixed sample. A diatomite biosilica material functions as both the stationary phase for t...
Published: 9/27/2017   |   Inventor(s): Alan Wang, Xianming Kong, Kenneth Squire
Keywords(s): biosensor, Sensing, Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Thin layer chromatography
Category(s): Device, Diagnostics, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies
Low Noise Rumble Strip Design
Technology Description This rumble strip design provide adequate feedback to drivers to alert them of lane departures while also significantly reducing noise generation when compared to other designs. The sawtooth feature is characterized by an asymmetric shape with a gentle slope up the backside, over a curved top, and down a steeper front face, a...
Published: 9/18/2017   |   Inventor(s): Paris Kalathas, Yue Zhang
Keywords(s): Noise reduction, Traffic safety
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Shared Antenna Interface for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive
Technology Description This technology describes a shared antenna interface for rejecting or passing transmitter and receiver signals. The interface can function up to RF frequencies of interest to cellular and WiFi wireless communications. The architecture is made using discrete or integrated circuits and builds upon N-class circuits where multipl...
Published: 6/21/2017   |   Inventor(s): Abhishek Agrawal, Arun Natarajan, Sanket Jain
Keywords(s): Wireless communication
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Information Technology, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Non-Reciprocal Signal Processing Device
Technology Description This invention describes a new class of non-reciprocal signal processing devices. Two possible devices include: a magneto-acoustic isolator and a magneto-acoustic circulator. The magneto-acoustic isolator and circulator will exploit the non-reciprocal velocity of surface acoustic waves on magnetostrictive substrates. In contr...
Published: 6/21/2017   |   Inventor(s): Albrecht Jander, Pallavi Dhagat-Jander
Keywords(s): Magneto-acoustic devices, Signal processing
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
RF Receiver with Interference Rejection
Technology Description This technology provides a scalable and reconfigurable receiver architecture for receiving code modulated signals at the receiver. Multiple switches operate at RF frequency, creating a n-path receiver that selects desired code for reception while rejecting others. This can improve performance of a receiver by enabling it to t...
Published: 6/21/2017   |   Inventor(s): Arun Natarajan, Abhishek Agrawal
Keywords(s): Network receiver, Spectrum capacity, Wireless communication
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Chalcogenide Materials and Optoelectronic Devices Based on These Materials
Technology Description The technology mainly comprises a class of absorber materials made of earth-abundant elements. The band gap is tunable, allowing for multi-junction architectures that can stand alone or readily complement existing photovoltaic technologies. By incorporating highly absorbing semiconductors into tandem thin film photovoltaic ce...
Published: 4/20/2017   |   Inventor(s): Douglas Keszler, Robert Kokenyesi
Keywords(s): Chemicals / Chemical Engineering
Category(s): Engineering
Contact Lens with Transparent Biosensor Array
Technology Description This technology describes an array of field effect transistors (FETs) that are functionalized to detect biological markers with high sensitivity and specificity. The FET sensors are made of transparent materials processed at relatively low temperatures, allowing for the sensors to be deposited on clear and curved surfaces, su...
Published: 4/18/2017   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Herman
Keywords(s): Biomedical, biosensor, Diabetes, glucose sensor, health monitoring, Sensor-based monitoring, transparent electronics
Category(s): Device, Diagnostics, Engineering, Materials Science, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies
T-Pile: Software for Modeling Torsional Loading of Deep Foundations
Technology Description This technology is a software tool using a finite difference method to solve the governing differential equations describing the behavior of a drilled shaft or driven pile subjected to torsional loads. This software is used to evaluate the torsional resistance and rotation response of drilled shafts or driven piles in complex...
Published: 4/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Armin Stuedlein, Qiang Li
Keywords(s): geotechnical engineering
Category(s): Engineering, Physical Science, Research Tools, Software
Method of Producing Nanopatterns
Technology Description Focused ion-beam (FIB) milling is a known technique for fabricating small features in substrates. This technology employs protective metal layer to dramatically improve the fidelity and reproducibility of FIB. Called metal-assisted FIB, or MAFIB, the method employs a sacrificial layer of metal while the ion beam mills the sub...
Published: 4/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Akash Kannegulla, Li-Jing Cheng
Keywords(s): Ion beam milling, Lithography, Nanofabrication, Nanoimprinting, Nanotechnology, Photonic devices
Category(s): Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
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