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Stretchable Broad Impedance Bandwidth RFID Tag Antenna
TS-064336 — Introducing innovative stretchable RFID devices with a broad impedance bandwidth, addressing the critical limitations of existing RFID systems in environments with variable characteristics.
Current passive UHF RFID systems falter in environments with fluctuating pressure, stress, and temperature due to their sensitivity to antenna deformation caused by changes in dielectric constant. A pressing need exists for stretchable RFID devices capable of operating seamlessly in diverse condit…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Burkholder, Robert; Kiourti, Asimina; Shao, Shuai; Volakis, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

System and Method of Securing Vehicle-Pavement Interaction (Tago)
TS-063169 — Road safety is a paramount concern. Unpredictable road conditions, such as bumps and uneven surfaces, can pose significant risks to drivers. There is a pressing need for a technology that can sense and alert drivers about these road surface conditions in real-time, enhancing safety and improving t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Srinivasan, Kannan; Sun, Wei
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

3D subwavelength photonic detector coupled with dielectric resonator antenna
TS-063055 — New LWIR detector combining a dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) with a semiconductor absorber for improved signal, noise, and speed performance
Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) detectors are crucial in various fields, but traditional detectors face significant drawbacks in terms of size, thermal noise, and coupling efficiencies. Current detectors use cryogenic cooling in the form of mercury cadmium telluride (MCT), a significant drawback d…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Ball, Christopher; Kazemi, Alireza; Ronningen, TJ; Shu, Qingyuan
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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

Protecting Bluetooth Low Energy from Address Tracking When Using Whitelisting
TS-052807 — Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is ubiquitous today due to its extremely low energy consumption and relatively large communication coverage. However, the devices communicated through Bluetooth are subject to address tracking attacks, where a nearby attacker can associate Bluetooth addresses to particul…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: LIN, ZHIQIANG; Zhang, Yue
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Fiber-to-fiber platform for multi-layer ferroelectric on insulator waveguide devices
TS-050208 — The invention is a fiber-to-fiber solution that allows the advantages of lithium niobate on insulator integrated photonic chips to be exploited in real world fielded systems.
Technology is advancing faster than ever, with major demand for instant communication and instant information among other industries. In order to facilitate this ever-growing industry, a technology called waveguides were invented. A waveguide confines the wave to propagate in one dimension, so tha…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Reano, Ronald; Nagy, Jonathan "Tyler"; Patton, Ryan; Prabhakar, Karan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

An Extremely Low Profile Ferrite-Loaded Wideband VHF Antenna Design
TS-043725 — VHF Antenna with significant height reduction with capability to operate in a wideband
VHF antennas operating over the frequency range of 30-3000 MHz are widely used for short-distance terrestrial communications. Monopole antennas are the most commonly used for VHF communications. However, monopoles require a quarter wavelength height and have narrow bandwidth. Some attempts have be…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Moon, Haksu; Volakis, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Method for Antenna Pattern Characterization based on Compressive Sensing
TS-041753 — Near-field measurement method for testing industrial antennas
Radiation pattern measurement/characterization is one of the key final steps in the performance verification and documentation of industrial antennas. One method of testing radiation pattern of an antenna is use of a very controlled test environment that is expensive to build and maintain. Another…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Sertel, Kubilay; Nahar, Niru; Saqueb, Syed An Nazmus
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Turf Whisperer: Location Selective Data Delivery via Low-Power Acoustic Transmissions
TS-037839 — A way to use audio systems to send information to select locations and people, without the public hearing it.
With the advent of digital communications platforms such as mobile devices, information is able is to be disseminated almost instantly, to anywhere in the world. However, some aspects of modern infrastructure have not caught up to the information age, with facilities such as supermarkets and airpo…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Koksal, C. Emre; Indukuri, Harihara Varma
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Topoplogy Based Large Scale Indoor/Outdoor Geo-Navigation for Mobile Platforms Guided by GIS and BIM
TS-037496 — A novel way to complete navigation with a GPS enabled device without maintianing a consistent signal
Mobile devices with GPS systems are seeing increase in use over the last decade, it is not hard to say that geo‐localization and navigation have become important aspects of our lives. GPS is limited in certain settings where the signal is degraded or blocked such as city centers with high‐rise…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yilmaz, Alper; Gupta, Ashish
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Referenceless and Frequency Independent Radio Reciever
TS-037378 — A radio receiver that operates without the need for locally generated reference signals.
A radio frequency signal may typically consist of a single frequency carrier signal, modulated with some information signal. The purpose of a receiver is to extract the information signal from the carrier. This is commonly accomplished by mixing the received signal with one or more local reference…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Novak, Markus; Bojja venkatakrishnan, Satheesh; Volakis, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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: Zinn, Ryan

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: Zinn, Ryan

Artificial Skin Design for Human Surrogates
TS-015001 — This artificial skin technology produces a similar reflectivity as human skin in the 76-77 GHz frequency range and can be effectively used on mannequins for pedestrian pre-collision system (PCS) evaluations.
According to fatality crash data from the 2003-2012 Fatality Analysis Report System (FARS) in United States, there was an average of around 4,400 pedestrian fatalities per year, accounting for 11-14% of all traffic fatalities and the numbers have continued to rise in recent years.In Japan, the nea…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Chen, Ming; Chien, Stanley; Sherony, Rini
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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

Stretchable and Flexible E-Fiber Wire Antennas
TS-014971 — A new process to fabricate stretchable and flexible wire antennas with conductive fibers (E-fibers)
Current processes to manufacture flexible, mechanically durable antennas on E-fibers yield non-stretchable prototypes and lack fine print details. The geometric accuracy of printed antennas is less than 1 mm, and the devices are prone to failure due to fatigue and wear from deformation. The antenn…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Volakis, John; Kiourti, Asimina
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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