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Solution Deposited Alumina Thin Films that Exhibit Fowler-Nordheim Tunneling
Technology Description The technology described is a solution-processed Al2O3 thin film that is able to exhibit Fowler-Nordheim tunneling that is comparable to the Al2O3 thin films that are produced via atomic layer deposition (ALD), the current state of the art. The current work uses flat-Al13 [Al13(OH)24(H2O)24(NO3)15] clusters to prepare high qu...
Published: 5/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): high performance electronics, quantum mechanical tunneling, solution processing
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Low-Power Remote Logging Weight and Temperature Sensor
Technology Description The sensor includes a load cell, external temperature sensor, logger, and fuel container. The inexpensive monitor provides an easy launch via simple switch, data collection via SD card for ease of processing, a flexible power supply to last for any desired duration, and a cloud-based analysis platform to indicate the variabil...
Published: 2/15/2018   |   Inventor(s): Nordica MacCarty, Jennifer Ventrella
Keywords(s): biomass fuel sensor, Cookstoves, fuel efficiency algorithm, Household energy, Load cell logger, low power device, Sensor-based monitoring
Category(s): Device, Diagnostics, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Research Tools, Software, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Synthesis of Iridium Nanoparticles
Technology Description This technology licensing and collaborative research opportunity relates to simple aqueous synthetic methods that produce uncapped stable colloidal iridium nanoparticles (IrNPs). The synthesized IrNPs are highly crystalline as observed by X-ray diffraction and high resolution TEM imaging. In vitro metabolic toxicity assays us...
Published: 12/11/2017   |   Inventor(s): Conroy Sun, Anna Brown, Gaurav Sahay
Keywords(s): Iridium, Nanoparticles, Synthesis
Category(s): Chemical, Therapeutics, Physical Science, Diagnostics, Materials Science
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
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
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, Xiaosong Du
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
Conductive Metalorganic Framework Chemical Sensors
Technology Description This technology is a gas sensing device made of a highly oriented metal-organic framework (MOF) material on an oxide substrate. The MOF is also made conductive by the addition of a redox active molecule. The conductive MOF is made without using a gold substrate, and the method of assembling the MOF layers incorporating the re...
Published: 4/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Chang, Ki-Joong Kim, Alan Wang, Yujing Zhang, Xinyuan Chong
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Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Pomace Based Molded Pulp Products and Packaging
Technology Description This technology licensing opportunity relates to pomace based molded pulp products and packaging. Molded pulp is used as a protective packaging and in products such as floral containers, nursery pots, food trays, and beverage containers. It is commonly made using fiber from recycled newspaper and other wood based sources, but...
Published: 2/16/2017   |   Inventor(s): Yanyun Zhao, Joo Yeoun Jung, John Simonsen
Keywords(s): Fiber-reinforced Composites, Manufacturing, Molded Pulp, Packaging, Pomace
Category(s): Agricultural, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
A High Flux Solar Thermal Receiver
Technology Description The microchannel based solar receiver (MSR) uses a modular arrangement of microchannels in its design that enable the working fluid to be heated in a concentrating solar receiver. The MSR is made of nickel super alloy and designed with the microchannels operating in parallel, which allows a large amount of flux to be removed ...
Published: 2/13/2017   |   Inventor(s): Monte Kevin Drost, Vinod Narayanan, Brian Fronk, Sourabh Apte, Thomas L'Estrange, Erfan Rasouli, Kyle Zada, Eric Truong, Charles Rymal
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Modular microchannel arrangement, Solar flux absorption
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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