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Method of Producing Oleofurans
Technology Description This technology is a method for making oleofurans which can be derived from biomass and used as precursors for high performance oleofuran-based surfactants. This method minimizes or eliminates the use of toxic and/or expensive reagents, such as trifluoroacetic acid, and produces a small number of bi-products. This process produces...
Published: 3/26/2020   |   Inventor(s): Nicholas Gadinas, Konstantinos Goulas
Keywords(s): biorenewable surfacant, detergents, green chemistry, high performance detergents, oleofuran, sulfonate detergents
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Electrocaloric Device
Technology Description This technology is an electrocaloric devices as well as methods of making electrocaloric integrated circuits, and methods of thermally cycling integrated circuits. The electrocaloric device can include an electrocaloric material having a solid solution of two or more components of perovskites BNT, BKT, BZT, BMgT, or BNiT. The...
Published: 3/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): David Cann, Brady Gibbons, Troy Ansell, James (PTD) Abbott
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Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting with Power Conversion Efficiency Tracking
Technology Description This technology is a novel multi-stage programmable rectifier that can be calibrated to efficiently receive and rectify an RF input to generate a DC voltage output. Each rectifier stage can include a transistor with a programmable threshold voltage and a switch connected to the transistor. Each rectifier stage can also include...
Published: 3/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): Lingli Xia, Patrick Chiang, Jiao Cheng
Keywords(s): Energy harvesting, low power sensors, RF rectifier
Category(s): Engineering, Device, Materials Science, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Methods for Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition
Technology Description Oregon State university researchers have created a method and device for in-situ microwave annealing to assist Atomic Layer deposition (ALD). This technology will allow for improved ALD film properties at lower temperatures. The technology allows for improvements such as eliminating the need to remove the substrate and film between...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): John Conley
Keywords(s): Atomic layer deposition (ALD), energy enhanced ALD, in-situ annealing, microwave annealing
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Hybrid Silicon-Transparent Conductive Oxide Multiplexing Optical Transmitters
Technology Description This device is a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmitter that boasts high speed, energy efficiency, and thermal free optical tuning that can be used for large scale optical connects within data centers. This technology uses hybrid silicon-transparent conductive oxide (Si-TCO) devices, especially micro-ring resonators...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Alan Wang
Keywords(s): multiplexing transmitter, optical interconnects
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science
In Situ Bioremediation of Multiple Contaminants with Slow Release Co-metabolism Substrates
Technology Description This technology utilizes the ability of microbial cells and slow release compounds (SRC) within an encapsulation device to degrade and treat groundwater contaminants of concern. A variety of microorganisms can be used in combination with a variety of slow release substrates to target a spectrum of difficult to degrade contaminants,...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Mitchell Rasmussen, Lewis Semprini, Michael Hyman
Keywords(s): Bacteria, Bioremediation
Category(s): Biological Materials, Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Aqueous solution precursors for conductive oxide thin films
Technology Description Inventors at OSU have developed a method for creating conductive oxide thin films from aqueous precursor solutions that have high density, low surface roughness, high optical transmissivity, and good electronic properties. This solution processing method of preparing the conductive oxide thin films has a lower energy cost than...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): aqueous chemistry, semiconductor, transparent conductive oxide thin films
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Blood Separation and Diagnostic Device
Technology Description Oregon State University is seeking a licensee to develop and commercialize products based on a patent pending membrane device that provides a platform for blood separation and analysis. This device is a simple Janus-type membrane-based wicking microfluidic device fabricated on a polycaprolactone-filled glass microfiber membrane...
Published: 11/12/2019   |   Inventor(s): Vincent Remcho, Gayan Bandara, Lindsay Unitan
Keywords(s): Biomarkers, Blood, Diagnostic, fluid collection, Glass microfiber membrane, Microfluidics, Plastic, Polycaprolactone, sample pretreatment, Separation, Wicking microfluidics
Category(s): Information Technology, Materials Science, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Device, Diagnostics, Engineering, Imaging
Solution Deposition of Amorphous Zirconia Thin Films
Technology Description OSU researchers have developed methods of making amorphous zirconium and hafnium halogenides with aqueous solution processing. The resulting films are extremely smooth, nearly as dense as fully densified crystalline films, and have high optical transparency. The solution deposition process eliminates the need for processing under...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): James Sommers, Jenn Amador, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): alkali diffusion barrier, thin film, zirconia and hafnia thin films
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Solution Deposition of Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films
Technology Description This technology is an aqueous solution deposition process for making high quality thin films of tin oxide, tin antimony oxide, and doped compositions of both. Films made by these methods are extremely smooth, highly transparent, and can be made at variable thicknesses from several nanometers up to a micron. The electrical and...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): solution deposition, thin film, Transparent Conductive Oxides
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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