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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, Dan LaBrier
Keywords(s): fiber optics, monitoring, non-ambient environment, optics, strain measurement
Category(s): Device, Chemical, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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
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
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
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