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SimpleFill Gas Pressurization Device
TS-063346 — A reliable compact device for efficiently compressing natural gas fuel for automobiles
Compressed gas is useful in a number of different applications such as propulsion in vehicles. The global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market was valued at $14.8 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%. Furthermore, the Natural Gas Vehicle market …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cantemir, Codrin; Canova, Marcello; Chiara, Fabio; Durand, James; Fly, Gerald; Triberti, Matteo; Underhill, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Optimal Scheduling with Energy Costs
TS-063305 — Energy use is a major concern for many industrial and manufacturing companies. Given the cost of energy and the increasing importance green energy policies, it is critical that manufacturers understand how their energy usage can be performed in a way that minimizes cost and environmental impact. …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Posner, Marc; Hall, Nicholas
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Novel Deep Learning Model for Reconnaissance of Infrastructure on Drones
TS-063007 — The Need In disaster-stricken areas, timely and accurate reconnaissance is paramount for effective response and recovery efforts. Traditional methods of assessing damage to critical infrastructure, such as power distribution poles, often involve time-consuming manual inspections, leading to delays …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Shafieezadeh, Abdollah; Bagheri Jeddi, Ashkan
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

RF Energy Harvesting Wireless Mobile Device Charger
TS-062601 — Only a small fraction of the radio frequency (RF) energy transmitted by smartphones and other wireless devices is used to communicate with a wireless access point. It would be useful to collect or harvest the unused RF signals in order to convert them to direct current (DC) power and supplement th…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Koksal, C. Emre; Shroff, Ness; Tallos, Roland
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Passive RF Rectifier Circuit Design with Harmonic Harvester
TS-062596 — Conventional rectifying circuit designs convert alternating-current (AC) signals into direct-current (DC) signals via the used of diodes. Low-barrier Schottky diodes are used in low AC power cases such as with ambient radio frequency (RF) signals. Ideally, each diode is only turned on during the p…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

"Flexible biomarker biofluid cell array for 2D/3D mapping of biomarker concentration levels"
TS-062483 — Measurement/detection of analytes (e.g., biomarkers) in different environments (e.g., biofluids/organs) is typically performed using a biosensor. Available bio-integrated sensors do not provide the capability to map biomarker concentrations, require a power source to function, use a limited number of electrodes, and normally can only measure a specific type of biofluid but not others. The use of glutamate mapping technology (radioactive or fluorescent ligand bound to a glutamate receptor) has been evaluated and found to require bulky/expensive medical equipment, a power source for measurement, cannot be miniaturized or integrated into a bio tissue, and require patients to be stationary during measurement.
The Need To address concerns and limitations with current biomarker detection/ measurement technologies, an alternative, cost-effective, efficient biosensing system/device capable of 2D/3D mapping the concentrations of various biomarkers in different bio environments is required. The Technology …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Jinghua; Liu, Tzu Li; Nithianandam, Prasad
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Di-nuclear Lewis acids (DNLA) made using a combined hydrothermal and post-synthetic approach
TS-061876 — A novel method of creating catalytic material containing paired Lewis acids in combination with alkyl-metal precursors for improving the production of materials used in agricultural, chemical, and other commercial/industrial applications/processes.
More efficient techniques to create catalytic material are required to enable higher efficiencies and other performance improvements when used for manufacturing of specialty chemicals and other compounds. The conventional methods whereby Lewis acids play a role in catalysis has some key limitation…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Spanos, Alexander
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Using alkyl tin precursors to produce Lewis acid zeolite Beta with different site speciations
TS-058818 — Novel method capable of using alkyl tin compounds to generate Lewis acid zeolite Sn-Beta.
Conventional approaches used in chemical processes such as synthesis for production of materials involve formation of catalytic sites within the process framework. Current methods used for catalytic site creation tend to be long and result in increased production costs. This is partially due to re…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Spanos, Alexander
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

SimpleFill Gas Pressurization Device
TS-054465 — A reliable compact device for efficiently compressing natural gas fuel for automobiles
Compressed gas is useful in a number of different applications such as propulsion in vehicles. The global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market was valued at $14.8 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%. Furthermore, the Natural Gas Vehicle market …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chiara, Fabio; Canova, Marcello; Cantemir, Codrin; Durand, James; Fly, Gerald; Triberti, Matteo; Underhill, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Device for Harvesting Vibration Energy to Power Remote Sensors or Feed the Power Grid
TS-049909 — A control method based upon properties of linear systems to manipulate the vibrational amplitudes and frequencies of structural systems by exploiting piecewise-linear (PWL) nonlinearities.
Energy harvesting from system vibrations is considered a promising green energy source with the capacity to both self-power small-scale devices and fulfill the need of large-scale electricity generation. A recent report by BCC research found that the markets for Vibration, Displacement, and Mechan…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: D'Souza, Kiran; Tien, Meng-Hsuan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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