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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
Mouse Model for Vitamin D Regulated Antimicrobial Peptide Expression
Technology Description Oregon State University is seeking collaborative research opportunities or licensees for a humanized mouse model for vitamin D regulated antimicrobial peptide expression. The developed animal model is a transgenic mouse that carries a 6.2 kb human genomic DNA that possess the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) gene. Vi...
Published: 7/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Adrian Gombart
Keywords(s): Animal Model, Antimicrobial, Biotechnology, Vitamin D regulation
Category(s): Therapeutics, Biological Materials, Research Tools
Inducing Coordinated Sexual Reproduction in Diatoms
Technology Description This technology describes a simple and efficient way of inducing coordinated sexual reproduction in two strains of the centric diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana, and two other centric diatom species, Thalassiosira weissflogii and Cyclotella cryptica. This technology is likely applicable across all diatoms. Induction of the sexu...
Published: 6/7/2017   |   Inventor(s): Eric Moore, Kimberly Halsey
Keywords(s): algae, Ammonia, Biofuels, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Climate Change, diatom, Microbiology, Oceanography, reproduction, sex
Category(s): Agricultural, Biological Materials, Research Tools, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies, Therapeutics
Anti-cancer Compounds
Technology Description This technology describes using compounds to induce cell death in Bcl-2 high-expressing cancer cells refractory to chemotherapeutic drugs but with minimal effects on normal cells. Further, the anti-cancer effect of these compounds is also confirmed in mouse xenograft studies. These results indicate that our compounds are effe...
Published: 4/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Siva Kolluri, Prasad Kopparapu
Keywords(s): Cancer, metastatic tumor, small peptides
Category(s): Biological Materials, Chemical, Diagnostics, Research Tools, Therapeutics
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
A Method to Treat Alzheimer’s, Heart and Liver Diseases
Technology Description This technology describes a process for the preparation of the tripeptide glutathione or its precursors to be delivered to the mitochondria for treating age-related conditions, toxicologic exposures, neurodegeneration, heart disease, and liver damage. More specifically, glutathione precursors and derivatives are coupled to a ...
Published: 3/28/2017   |   Inventor(s): Tory Hagen, Joseph Beckman, Pamela Beilby
Keywords(s): ALS, Alzheimer's, Antioxidant, Cancer, Liver disease, Medical Science & Technologies, Mitochondria, Neurodegenerative disease
Category(s): Biological Materials, Chemical, Diagnostics, Research Tools, Therapeutics
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
Fast, Economical, and Convenient Heavy Metal Contamination Detection
Technology Description This technology describes an accurate, inexpensive, simple, and portable membrane-based lateral flow fluidic device, made with both patented and patent pending technologies, to detect copper at concentrations as low as 0.5 ppm. No pre-treatment of the raw sample is needed. With simple modifications, this method can be adapted...
Published: 9/13/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gayan Bandara, Christopher Heist, Vincent Remcho
Keywords(s): Chemical Reaction Process, Diagnostic, Environmental Remediation, Manufacturing, Microchannel
Category(s): Device, Chemistry, Diagnostics, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Research Tools
Four Step Asymmetric Synthesis of the Anti-asthma Drug Singulair
Technology Description This technology is a simple and efficient way for synthesizing Singulair, a drug for the treatment of asthma and sesonal allergies.Features & Benefits Much more efficient and quicker synthesis pathway than that being used by big pharama (Merck)Applications Treatment for asthma and other allergic symptomsBackground of In...
Published: 7/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): James White, Subrata Shaw
Category(s): Chemistry, Diagnostics, Research Tools
Controlled synthesis of nanoparticles using ultrasound in continuous flow
Technology Description There are several methods for synthesis of nanoparticles of binary compounds like CdS, PbS, Ce02, Si02, Mo2C, W2C in both solution phase and vapor phase. Sonochemical methods are generally differentiated because of the unconventional heating method using ultrasound induced caviation. This results in very high local temperatur...
Published: 6/16/2016   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Barath Palanisamy
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI)
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Research Tools
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