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Advanced Sensor Housing for Environmental Monitoring in Precision Agriculture and Beyond
TS-066793 — The Need In agriculture, the accurate measurement of gasses such as nitrous oxide (N2O) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) is crucial for optimizing fertilizer use, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing air pollution. Current monitoring technologies are often expensive, complex, and not suitable…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Khanal, Sami; Bevers, Noah; Shearer, Scott; Tkach, Chris
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Advanced Mass Spectrometry Hybrid Ionization Technology for Comprehensive Molecular Analysis
TS-066752 — In today's fast-paced commercial and scientific environments, there is an increasing demand for precise and efficient analytical techniques capable of handling complex mixtures with diverse physicochemical properties. Existing ionization techniques like Electrospray Ionization (ESI) and Atmosp…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Badu-Tawiah, Abraham; Damale, Purva; Grooms, Alex; Kulyk, Dmytro
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Revolutionary Modular Nuclear Reactor Core for Space Exploration
TS-066252 — Rotating Fuel Core with Fuel Strip(s) ("ROFFUS") is an innovative modular nuclear reactor core designed to provide reliable and scalable power for advanced space missions.
Future space missions require dependable, high-output energy sources to support operations such as material processing, transportation, and thermal conditioning, particularly in challenging environments like the lunar poles where sunlight is scarce. This advanced nuclear reactor core features a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Smidts, Carol; Aldemir, Tunc; Cao, Lei Raymond; Horack, John; Khafizov, Marat
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Advanced Sensor Arrays for Precise Gas Identification and Analysis
TS-066250 — A cutting-edge sensor system featuring p-n junctions in MOS materials for accurate detection and identification of gases.
In various industries, there is a growing demand for highly selective and sensitive gas sensors capable of accurately identifying specific gases within complex mixtures, addressing challenges in environmental monitoring, industrial safety, and healthcare diagnostics. This innovative sensor syst…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Govindhan, Maduraiveeran; Mondal, Suvra; Sun, Chenhu
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Revolutionary NO Sensor for Highly Selective and Sensitive Gas Detection
TS-066249 — A novel sensor leveraging WO3 and Cr2O3 for selective NO detection in harsh environments and breath analysis with high sensitivity at ppb levels.
There is a critical demand for advanced gas sensors capable of selectively detecting nitric oxide (NO) in diverse applications such as environmental monitoring, industrial processes, and medical diagnostics, particularly in challenging environments with interfering gases like carbon monoxide (CO).…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Govindhan, Maduraiveeran; Mondal, Suvra; Sun, Chenhu
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Metal oxide-based resistive type sensor for the detection of carbon monoxide at room temperature
TS-066246 — Our innovative CO sensor utilizes hydrated ruthenium oxide to detect carbon monoxide within a gas mixture with high sensitivity and selectivity at temperatures ranging from 25°C to 300°C.
Reliable and low-cost CO sensors with high sensitivity and selectivity are essential for environmental safety and industrial control, particularly to monitor combustion environments, automotive emissions, and various industrial processes, ensuring compliance with regulations and minimizing health …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Adeyemo, Adedunni
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Innovative High-Temperature NOx Sensor for Combustion Control
TS-066239 — There is a critical need for advanced high-temperature NOx sensors to accurately monitor and control combustion environments, ensuring compliance with government regulations and mitigating the harmful effects of NOx on ecosystems and public health. Our new NOx sensor is designed to detect total…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Yang, Jiun-Chan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Compact High-Temperature Solid-State Potentiometric Oxygen Sensor
TS-066235 — Oxygen sensors are crucial for monitoring oxygen levels in combustion and industrial processes, but current sensors require complex plumbing for reference gas, limiting their placement and operational temperature range. There is a pressing need for a robust, high-temperature oxygen sensor that is …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Akbar, Sheikh; Ramasamy, Ramamoorthy; Routbort, Jules; Singh, Dileep; Spirig, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Innovative Solutions for Cell Viability and Targeted Delivery
TS-066100 — Research tool to transfect cells ex vivo using electroporation through electrospun core-shell fibers for research applications
The Need: Conventional electroporation methods often result in low cell viability due to heat generation, especially when working with primary cells. These methods also face challenges with non-specific transport of molecules, high vector integration rates leading to mutagenesis, and inefficacy in …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Gallego Perez, Daniel; Das, Devleena; Duarte Sanmiguel, Silvia; Higuita Castro, Natalia
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

A Cybersecurity Vulnerability Prioritization System Including Identifying "Super-Critical" Vulnerabilities, predicting "Dark Host" Vulnerabilities, and Addressing Economic Costs
TS-066063 — Our cybersecurity vulnerability maintenance system stands as a pillar of modern security strategy, transforming reactive security measures into a preemptive defense mechanism. This integration of technology and economics ensures that your most critical assets are protected efficiently and effectively, making it an invaluable tool for any organization serious about security.
In today’s hyper-connected world, the escalation in cyber threats poses significant risks to organizational data and systems. Vulnerabilities within network infrastructures can lead to massive security breaches, as demonstrated by incidents like the 2017 Equifax hack. Effective vulnerability…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Allen, Theodore; Liu, Enhao
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Synthetic approaches for mitigating battery capacity loss in oxide anodes
TS-066056 — The Need The advancement of lithium-ion battery technology relies heavily on increasing energy density, yet practical usage of silicon (Si) anodes faces challenges due to parasitic side reactions and active lithium consumption. Controlling lithium amounts precisely while achieving uniform distribut…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Co, Anne; Hwang, Jisun; Lorie Lopez, Jose
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Anode synthesis using spray pyrolysis
TS-066037 — The Need In the realm of materials science and energy storage, there's a growing demand for innovative anode synthesis methods that yield materials with improved mechanical and electrochemical properties. Traditional synthesis techniques often fall short in achieving the desired performance met…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Co, Anne; Lorie Lopez, Jose
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Metal nitric oxides redox flow batteries
TS-066016 — The Need Redox flow batteries (RFBs) offer a promising solution for storing intermittent renewable energy in the electrical grid. However, their reliance on finite and unsustainable transition metals, such as vanadium, poses significant sustainability challenges. The rising costs and environmental …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Zhang, Shiyu; Park, Jaehyun
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Designing High-Donicity Anions for Rechargeable Potassium Superoxide/Peroxide Batteries
TS-066015 — The Need Over the past two decades, the advancement of metal-O2 batteries has been hindered by issues of instability, reversibility, and poor energy efficiency, primarily due to the instability of superoxide in the presence of Li+ and Na+ ions. Existing solutions such as Li-O2 and Na-O2 batteries h…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wu, Yiying
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

System for automated high-speed imaging and genetic manipulation of C. elegans on agar media
TS-065892 — The Need The microscopic worm C. elegans is a model animal studied in more than 1500 biological and medical research laboratories worldwide due to its genetic manipulability and optical transparency. In C. elegans research, the manual process of picking worms between plates presents a significant …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Fang-Yen, Christopher "Chris"; Alhalbi, Serge; Li, Zihao
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Use of Potassium Permanganate to Remediate Pb and carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (cPAH) in Urban Contaminated Soil
TS-065863 — The Need: Contaminated vacant lots pose significant environmental and health risks in urban areas, especially in lower-income neighborhoods. Anthropogenic activities such as mining, industrial processes, and combustion lead to the accumulation of organic pollutants and heavy metals like lead, arseni…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Lake, Loryssa; Basta, Nicholas
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Sacrificial Layer to Facilitate Welding of Thin Foils
TS-065430 — Cost-effective method to prevent damaged electrodes when welding thin foils.
Manufacturing of automotive lithium-ion batteries and battery packs is attracting growing attention with the driving demands of electric vehicles. During battery assembly, multi-layers of metal films, functioning as anodes, cathodes, or bus-bars are welded together. Achieving satisfying weld quali…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Liu, Xun; Kwon, Ho; Shah, Umair
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Use of Cerium in Neutralizing Iron Impurity in Aluminum Alloys
TS-065429 — Iron is the main and most detrimental impurity in most industrial casting aluminum alloys. Iron content in aluminum alloys is limited, up to 0.1 weight% in some alloys.
Iron is a major impurity element in primary and secondary (scrap) aluminum alloys. It is difficult to remove during melting and casting. Controlling the formation of Al-Fe-based intermetallics via alloying is key to leveraging the mechanical properties of aluminum alloy products. The current struc…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Luo, Alan; Cinkilic, Emre; Moodispaw, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Streamlined Die Design Approach for Friction Stir Extrusion
TS-065428 — The Ohio State University researchers led by Dr. Rajiv Shivpuri have developed a die design approach for friction stir extrusion that optimizes metal flow to improve production efficiencies.
Friction stir extrusion (FSE) is a variation of friction stir processing that enables the hot extrusion of metal profiles from billet or other precursor material without preheating. This process saves significant thermal energy over conventional metal extrusion processes and can impart favorable …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Shivpuri, Rajiv
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Open Circuit Voltage Photodetector
TS-065426 — Photodetectors are devices that detect light and convert it into an electrical signal. They operate based on the photoelectric effect, in which photons (light particles) strike the semiconductor material, creating electron-hole pairs that lead to the flow of electrical current that can be measured.
Existing photodetectors are susceptible to various noise sources, such as thermal and electronic. The noise can degrade the signal-to-noise ratio and affect the accuracy of measurements, particularly in low-light conditions. This technology is an open-circuit voltage photodetector (OCVP) that…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Fuller, Earl; Kazemi, Alireza; Khalil, Waleed; Ronningen, TJ; Smith, Dale "Shane"; Specht, Teressa; Tantawy, Ramy "Ramy"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Containment System for Heating and Off-Gassing
TS-065424 — Due to environmental concerns and the decreasing supply of fossil fuels, there is substantial demand for nuclear-based energy production. Nuclear energy now provides about 10% of the world's electricity from about 440 power reactors and is the second largest source of low-carbon power. In addition, over 50 smaller countries utilize nuclear energy in about 220 research-size reactors. These reactors are used to produce medical and industrial isotopes and several other purposes.
It is essential to meet the safeguard requirements in liquid-fueled molten salt reactors, fuel salt transportation, and fuel cycle processes and to develop effective methods for measuring and monitoring the mass of molten fuel salt or coolant salt. However, due to the complex and dynamic nature o…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Van Zile, Matthew; Cao, Lei Raymond; Kauffman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Fluid Active Flow Control Enabled Variable Turbine Vane
TS-065423 — Turbine aircraft engines (jet engines) are a type of propulsion system commonly used in aviation. These engines operate on jet propulsion, where air is drawn into the engine, mixed with fuel, ignited, and then expelled at high speed to generate thrust. Jet engines are used in commercial and military aircraft, as well as helicopters.
While turbine aircraft engines offer higher efficiency and performance than their counterparts, there is still a need to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gases. It’s estimated that jet engines account for over 2.5% of all CO2 emissions, and there are substantial …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Spens, Alexander; Bons, Jeffrey
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Highly Efficient Light Olefin Selectivity & Production Process
TS-065422 — Light olefins, such as ethylene and propylene, are essential building blocks in the petrochemical industry and have a wide range of uses in various applications. The most common uses for olefins include polymers, chemical intermediates, solvents, rubber, and nanomaterials, among others.
Although Light olefins are used globally in many products, the catalytic processes to produce them are energy intensive with a large carbon footprint and the production of greenhouse gases and water pollution. As a result, substantial efforts are being made in the industry to develop more sustain…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ozkan, Umit; Gunduz, Seval; Kim, Jaesung
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Halbach Cladding Magnets for Friction Reduction in Magnetic Gears
TS-065418 — Traditional mechanical gears rely on physical teeth engagement to transfer motion and torque while magnetic gears use the repulsive or attractive forces between magnets to achieve the same goal. Magnetic gears have several advantages: low noise and vibration, reduced maintenance, and inherent overload protection. Magnetic gears are used in applications that require variable speed control and precise torque transmission, such as robotics, aircraft, and automation.
Although magnetic gears provide several advantages to their traditional mechanical counterparts, they suffer from torque transmission inefficiency due to end-effect loss, which occurs when the magnetic flux leaks axially into the surrounding air and fails to couple between the rotors. As industri…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dapino, Marcelo; Losey, Bradley "Brad"; Nas, Ismail
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Unlocking Quantum Communication: Empowering Entangled Photon Pairs with Temperature-Insensitive Technology
TS-065416 — The Need: In the rapidly advancing realm of quantum information science, there's an escalating demand for reliable sources of entangled photon pairs. These photon pairs serve as fundamental building blocks for various quantum communication technologies. Presently, maintaining these sources neces…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Gauthier, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Quantum Leap: Revolutionizing Computing and Sensing with Modular Zero-Dimensional Tunnel Junction Devices
TS-065414 — The Need: Innovations in the field of quantum technology are paramount to addressing the escalating demand for advanced computational capabilities and sensitive sensor applications. As traditional computing methodologies reach their limits, there arises an urgent commercial need for breakthroughs i…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Johnston-Halperin, Ezekiel; Gupta, Jay; Hamilton, Morgan; Kavand, Marzieh; Koll, Will; Perez-Hoyos, Ethel; Phillips, Zoe
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Secure Your Digital Fortress: Revolutionizing Cybersecurity with Next-Gen PUF Technology
TS-065412 — The Need: In contemporary cybersecurity landscapes, the conventional methods of employing Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) necessitate maintaining a secure challenge-response database. However, this practice poses significant security risks as access to this database could lead to the comprom…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Gauthier, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Monolithically Integrated Tunnel Junction-Based GaN Light Emitting Transistors
TS-065398 — Emissive display technologies (e.g., OLEDs) are display technologies that emit light directly to produce images. Unlike reflective displays, which rely on external light sources, emissive displays generate light, resulting in vibrant and high-contrast visuals. These next-generation displays are used in several applications, including mobile devices, AV/VR headsets, and wearable devices.
Although emissive displays are integrated into many electronic devices, they face some challenges. One of the primary issues is the integration of LEDs and electronic drivers when scaling into mesa dimensions. The mesa is a crucial parameter in display manufacturing as it determines the size of th…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; Jamal-Eddine, Zane; Joishi, Chandan "Chandan"; Rahman, Sheikh Ifatur
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Revolutionizing Hydrogen Production and CO2 Capture for a Sustainable Future
TS-065143 — The Need: In the face of pressing environmental concerns and the imperative for sustainable energy solutions, there arises a critical commercial need for systems and methods that can efficiently produce hydrogen (H2) while simultaneously capturing and converting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Trad…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Baker, Lawrence "Robert"
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Bio-Matched Horn: A Novel 1-9 GHz On-Body Antenna for Low-Loss Biomedical Telemetry with Implants
TS-065135 — The use of wearable health devices has more than tripled in recent years due to the ability of these products to collect health data to detect potential health events (e.g., heart attacks), manage chronic diseases, and track physical activity. Wearable technologies have been shown to decrease the nu…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Blauert, John; Kiourti, Asimina
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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