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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
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
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
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): Modular microchannel arrangement, Solar flux absorption
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Nanostructured Coatings for Optoelectric Devices
Technology Description The present invention is a nanostructured functional coating designed with both anti-reflective (AR) and down-shifting (DS) properties in order to increase efficiency in optoelectronic devices. The AR and DS nanoparticles are modified to create a thin film with a variable and controllable refractive index. Hollow silica nanop...
Published: 2/13/2017   |   Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Chang, Yujuan He, Qun Jing
Keywords(s): anti-reflective coating, down-shifting coating, gradient refractive index
Category(s): Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Chemical, Device, Materials Science, Physical Science, Research Tools, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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