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Microscale Thermochemical Reactor for Production of DME
Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a microscale reactor for the efficient gas phase conversion of CO2 and methane to dimethyl ether (DME). The device architecture utilizes millimeter to sub-millimeter characteristic lengths and novel pillar features to achieve rapid diffusion and heat conduction, improving yield and thermal ef...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Lucas Freiberg, Matthew Coblyn, Nicholas AuYeung, Goran Jovanovic
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemical Reaction Process, dimethyl ether, DME, Energy Storage, microreactor, Process Intensification, solar, Solar Themochemical, Solar Thermal, syngas, thermally coupled reactor
Category(s): Chemical, Database, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Micro-LED Device
Technology Description This micro-LED device architecture utilizes quantum dot (QD) technology to simultaneously minimize UV leakage and leverage the photoluminescence of the QDs to improve color range and reduce power consumption. This enhances the quality of the display while reducing cost. Using available and inexpensive materials with establish...
Published: 3/27/2019   |   Inventor(s): Li-Jing Cheng, Akash Kannegulla
Keywords(s): Light-emitting devices
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Microfluidic device for blood plasma separation and assays
Technology Description Oregon State University is seeking a licensee for a microfluidic device that separates blood plasma from whole blood and can facilitate downstream assays. The device can be used with raw blood or blood treated with anticoagulants, both with a lower volume than is required by current testing strategies. Testing zones of differ...
Published: 12/5/2018   |   Inventor(s): Gayan Bandara, Matthew Kremer, Vincent Remcho
Keywords(s): Biomedical, Blood, Blood coagulation chemistry, Membrane, Polycaprolactone, surface chemistry, Wicking microfluidics
Category(s): Device, Diagnostics, Information Technology, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Research Tools
Improved KNN Thin Film Production
Technology Description Oregon State University is seeking a licensee or industry collaborator for an improved KNN based thin film production process. The newly described methods overcome the difficulties in chemical vapor, sol-gel, sputtering, and pulsed-laser deposition methods because it can be performed cost effectively, in air, using less energ...
Published: 11/30/2018   |   Inventor(s): Michelle Dolgos, Dylan Fast, May Nyman, Brady Gibbons, Matthew Clark
Keywords(s): Actuator, Chemical Synthesis, piezoelectric, sensor, thin film
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Research Tools, Software
Inverse Micelle Preparation for Alginate-Based Drug Delivery Carriers
Technology Description Oregon State University is seeking a licensee or industry collaborator for development and commercialization of a novel method of inverse micelle preparation for alginate-based nanocarriers. The simple process takes only a few hours and can be completed at room temperature, overcoming the challenges common in the field regard...
Published: 10/31/2018   |   Inventor(s): Conroy Sun, Anna Brown, Justin Rosch
Keywords(s): alginate, Drug Delivery, inverse/reverse micelle, micelles
Category(s): Biological Materials, Chemical, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Therapeutics
Nanoscale Electro-Optic Modulator
Technology Description This technology strays from traditional transparent conductive oxide modulators, providing nano-cavity modulators on strip waveguides instead of using straight waveguide modulators. Photonic crystal mirror segments are placed adjacent to the photonic crystal nano-cavity. The nano-cavity also contains a metal-oxide semiconduct...
Published: 10/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): Alan Wang, Erwen Li
Keywords(s): Optical Modulator, Photonic Crystal Cavity, Photonic devices, Plasmonics, Silicon Photonics, Transparent Conductive Oxides
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies
Membrane Heat and Mass Exchanger
Technology Description The technology is a parallel membrane gas-to-gas heat and mass exchanger (HMX). The HMX is composed of multiple flat, thin, stacked membrane layers that are not capable of self-support over long spans. An adhesive is used to provide support and separation between membrane layers while an external frame provides structural su...
Published: 9/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Hailei Wang, Brian Fronk, Paul Armatis, Steven Kawula, Chuankai Song
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Energy, Heat exchangers, Manufacturing, Membrane
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
An Organic Semiconductor Thin Film for Use in Electronic Devices
Technology Description To overcome challenges with pure xylindein and its derivatives as well as other organic semiconductors, OSU researchers developed a xylindein-containing composite material that can be deposited as a thin film and maintain similar, or in some instances even superior, electrical and optical properties as compared to pure xylind...
Published: 9/5/2018   |   Inventor(s): Oksana Ostroverkhova, Sara (seri) Robinson, Sarath Vega Guiterrez
Keywords(s): biodegradable electronics, Fungal Pigments, Organic electronics, Organic semiconductors, solar cell, sustainable electronics, wearables, Xylindein
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Pressure Pass-Through Strain Sensor
Technology Description This technology is a pressure pass-through apparatus for a distributed strain sensor assembly. It is made from readily available components configured in a novel and simple way to produce a highly reliable and very economical solution to passing optical fibers from a low-pressure environment to an elevated pressure. The appar...
Published: 5/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wade Marcum, Aaron Weiss, Warren Jones, Ann Marie Phillips, Casey Jesse, John Kennedy, Daniel LaBrier, Chad Nixon
Keywords(s): fiber optics, monitoring, non-ambient environment, optics, strain measurement
Category(s): Device, Chemical, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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
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