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Method for Connectorizing Superconducting NbTi Coaxial Cables
TS-040418 — A fast and inexpensive electroplating technique for producing a connector attachment matching the structural and electrical properties of standard coaxial cables for cryogenic applications.
Experiments performed at cryogenic temperatures much below the 4.2 K of liquid helium frequently require superconducting coaxial cables to efficiently transmit high frequency signals while minimizing heat transfer to the experiment’s cold stage. These cables are most often made of niobium-ti…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: DeBry, Kyle; Lafyatis, Gregory
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Extreme-Condition Sensors for Use with Electrical Capacitance VolumeTomography & Capacitance Sensing Applications
TS-037841 — A modular and non-invasive ECVT sensor that can be adapted and scaled to vessel demands.
Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography (ECVT) is a non-invasive image reconstruction that provides volumetric images of a material. An ECVT system is generally comprised of a sensor, data acquisition system, computer system, and software for reconstruction of the 3D image. Capacitance data colle…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Marashdeh, Qussai; Alghothani, Yousef; Hudak, Jesse; Legg, Geoffrey; Straiton, Benjamin; Tong, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Environmental and Ship Motion Forecasting Program
TS-037401 — A system that will enable prediction of ship motion in order to improve cargo transfer, helicopter landing, and other naval/commercial operations such as those related to offshore platforms or wave energy generation systems.
Instantaneous and predictive information about sea waves is critical to forecast ship motion, which is needed for many applications, such as cargo transfer and helicopter landing at sea. Scientists use radar to obtain this information, but several challenges must be overcome to develop a robust wa…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Johnson, Joel; Lyzenga, David; O'Brien, Andrew; Smith, Graeme
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Fabrication of Nanopapers and Nanoparticle Reinforced Polymeric Composites Using Vacuum-Assisted Layer-by-Layer Spraying Technique
TS-037364 — A method to combine advantages of fiber-reinforced plastics and nanocomposites to produce a low-cost, superior lightweight material.
Nanomaterials, more specifically nanoparticle reinforced composites, are one of the best solutions for most lightweight applications. Due to the dispersion and high aspect ratio of nanoparticles, lightweight polymer nanocomposites exhibit dimensional stability, heat and flame resistance, barrier p…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, L James; Guerra, Dante; Min, Yong Gang; Movva, Siva
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Battery consumption minimization strategy for plug-in, pure, and hybrid EVs
TS-036908 — An energy management strategy for pure and hybrid electric vehicles that improves battery-life and optimizes fuel economy
Automotive powertrains are increasingly more electric, from mild and full hybrid, to plug-in hybrid and battery electric, automotive propulsion is increasingly relying on electricity as a source of power assist, or as the sole source of power, in automotive vehicles. This is true for passenger, co…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rizzoni, Giorgio; Tang, Li
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

A Voltage Divider based Auxiliary Power Unit for Power Electronic Converters
TS-035666 — A more reliable, less complex, and cost effective concept for providing auxiliary power to high voltage electronic converters without external power sources.
Power electronic converters need a certain type of auxiliary power unit to provide electric power to their controllers, gate-driving circuits and/or sensors. For power electronic converters used in high voltage systems, the auxiliary power unit is difficult to design and fabricate due to massive e…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin; Hu, Boxue; Li, He
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Power Over Fiber Based Gate Drive Circuit
TS-015120 — The introduced power over fiber based gate drive circuit can be used drive semiconductor devices in a wide range of applications.
Recently, interest in high-voltage (HV) Silicon Carbide (SiC) based semiconductor power devices and their applications has grown. Many HV SiC based semiconductor power devices have been developed to date. The gate drive circuit of HV SiC power devices is critical to ensure fast and reliable switch…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin; Li, He; Zhang, Xuan
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Low-Power Analog-to-Digital Converter
TS-015055 — A time-based (phase-based) Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that is small, fast, and maintains a high level of accuracy.
Analog-to-digital conversion is carried out in a variety of computer and communications applications. Different types of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) have been developed to convert an analog signal, such as voltage, to a digital signal with a value that corresponds to the magnitude of the a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lin, Yiqiao; El-Naggar, Mohammed
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

CoolComm Structure for Automobiles
TS-015041 — A metal structure effective for infrared reflection while improving radio frequency communication.
Transparent metallic coatings can be used as infrared radiation reflectors and as heating elements on automobiles. These coatings have the capacity to reduce the build-up of heat inside a vehicle's cab and to reduce the need for air conditioning. Additionally, a metallic coating can be used to…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Walton, Eric
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Antenna with Addressable Pixel Elements
TS-015040 — A programmable antenna for rapid application switching
Development of reconfigurable antennas is desired by the aerospace, automotive, and communications industries. Current designs utilize a set of radiating elements connected to a transmission line with embedded amplitude and phase shift elements. An alternative technique is to use antenna modules w…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Walton, Eric; Montgomery, Bruce
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Multiple Antenna System
TS-015039 — Joining several independent satellite antennas above a single parabolic dish
Previously, it was necessary to have three separate parabolic dish antennas, each with positioning equipment, to receive signals from three different satellites. In order to make these multiple independent contacts, communications arrays grow quickly in size with increased costs for each addition.…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Walton, Eric
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

AutoAlign Quantum Dot Nanoswitches
TS-014995 — Mass producible quantum dot design with tight tolerance manufacturing.
The differences between quantum dots and larger devices are the properties of quantum dots are closely related to size and shape. Until recently, quantum dots have suffered from at least one of the following issues the inability to create quantum dots in an exact location, to create quantum dots i…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Berger, Paul "Paul R."
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Ultra-wideband Antenna integrated compact balun and feed structure
TS-014994 — An Ultra-wideband (8 to 1 continuous bandwidth), extremely low profile, wide angle scanning, phased array with integrated compact balun and feed structure
Tightly Coupled Dipole Arrays (TCDAs) are popular due to their wide bandwidth, good scan performance, low profile, and low cross polarization. However, to realize their full potential, a wideband balanced feed is required. Compact wideband baluns are difficult to realize, and previous dipole array…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Doane, Jonathan; Sertel, Kubilay
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Low Flux DC/DC Converter for Consumer Electronics
TS-014962 — A more efficient DC/DC converter composed of a front-stage circuit that allows for step-down DC/AC topology
DC/DC converters are used by hybrid electric vehicles, laptops, desktops, data-com systems, etc. Converters that optimize conversion of voltages last longer and improve energy efficiency. Therefore, improvements to existing converters could reduce time and money spent by manufacturers on faulty, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin; Zhang, Xuan; Zou, Ke
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Inexpensive Miniaturization of Photonic Crystal/Metamaterial components
TS-014947 — A printed microstrip that uses simple microwave circuit components to emulate the propagation normally only found in photonic crystals and metamaterials
Metamaterials, and more specifically photonic crystals, have enabled development of innovative technologies, such as radio frequency (RF) metamaterial air interface solutions, LED lights, flat panel displays, and fiber lasers. It has been speculated that metamaterials could enable further advancem…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Sertel, Kubilay; Volakis, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diode
TS-014808 — A wide bandgap ultraviolet semiconductor device based on AlGaN nanowire heterojunctions doped with Gd.
Ultraviolet light emitting diodes (LEDs) which utilize rare earth phosphors in wide to medium gap semiconductors have been developed over the past two decades with increasing use of wide gap materials such as Gallium Nitrite (GaN) and Aluminum Nitride (AlN) in thin film electroluminescent devices.…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Myers, Roberto; Kent, Thomas
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

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