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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
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
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): 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
Using fungal pigments from wood staining fungi as colorants in wood finishes and paints
Technology Description Pigments are extracted from spalting fungi. These pigments are aptly suited for colorants in wood finishes of all types as they can be carried in various oils and water-based finished as a suspension and, once in the wood, react as they would if dispersed by the fungus. These fungi naturally produce wood-staining pigments and...
Published: 6/16/2016   |   Inventor(s): Sara (Seri) Robinson
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Category(s): Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Hybrid Power and Cooling System
Technology Description The hybrid system incorporates novel heat activated cooling technologies to provide systems that operate with higher efficiencies and/or reduced fuel requirements. The system is capable of using both a power source and waste heat in order to generate power and cooling. In one application, the hybrid power/cooling arrangement ...
Published: 5/24/2016   |   Inventor(s): Hailei Wang, Thomas Herron, Daniel Miller
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Cooling, Energy Recovery, Heating & Cooling Systems
Category(s): Engineering, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Electric Hot Water Heater Responsive to Grid Frequency
Technology Description This technology utilizes residential water heaters to provide a low cost method of stabilizing the electric grid. Electric water heaters can be used as a demand response resource to control the amount of power consumed in response to instantaneous availability of renewable generation. Standard electric hot water heater contro...
Published: 5/23/2016   |   Inventor(s): Ted Brekken
Keywords(s): Energy Storage
Category(s): Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Biolamina Plate Bioreactor
Technology Description This technology includes bioreactor devices capable of converting organic species into fuels using microchannel technology combined with bio-lamina substrates modified with biologically active materials. The reactor is comprised of lamina each containing an encapsulated biofilm that carries out a desired conversion reaction. ...
Published: 5/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Goran Jovanovic, Karl Schilke, Frederick Atadana, Chris Loeb
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Biofuels, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Biomechanics, Biotechnology, Gas-to-Liquid Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Process Intensification
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Styrene free vegetable oil based unsaturated polyester resins
Technology Description This technology describes vegetable-oil-based styrene-free UPE resins, which are mainly derived from abundant, inexpensive, renewable and readily available vegetable oils.ApplicationsThe resins can be easily used for production of fiber-reinforced composites having mechanical properties and water resistance that are comparabl...
Published: 5/17/2016   |   Inventor(s): Kaichang Li, Yili Wu
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Category(s): Chemical, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies, Transportation
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