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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

Ported shroud centrifugal compressor modification for reduced noise and improved efficiency
TS-063345 — An improvement to the design of ported shrouds for centrifugal compressor resulting in reduced noise and improved efficiency
Implementing a ported shroud casing treatment is often used to extend the operating range of a centrifugal compressor. A centrifugal compressor is used in an engine to increase the pressure of the air entering the engine. This allows the engine to burn more fuel and air, producing more power. Cent…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dehner, Richard
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Dynamic Control Scheme for Multiphase Electric Machine
TS-063033 — The Need As automobile manufacturers strive to achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and other Electric Drive Systems (EDSs) has surged. However, these electrified powertrains face performance challenges, especially in extreme environments. To…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hanif, Athar; Ahmed, Qadeer
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Phasing of Turbine Engine Gearbox
TS-057725 — The angle at which the gears of a turbine engine are staggered can be manipulated to neutralize harmonic excitations produced by the engine.
The aviation industry is responsible for transporting over 4.5 billion people through 16 million flights in one year. Turbine engines contain a turbofan which has internal gears that are responsible for the internal vibrations an engine can experience. This harmonic excitation is responsible for t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kahraman, Ahmet; McCune, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Independent speed variable frequency generator for more electric aircraft using brushless doubly-fed machines (BDFM)
TS-050232 — Independent speed variable frequency generator for more electric aircraft using brushless doubly-fed machines (BDFM)
Technology continues to advance and with it, a push for higher performance of electrical components and devices, especially in the transportation industry. For example, in the past few decades, considerable efforts have been taken towards aircraft electrification. Traditional hydraulic and pneumat…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Julia; Peng, Peng; Xu, Longya
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Gear Baffle
TS-037263 — A transmission gear baffle that permits directed flow of fluid resulting from gear rotation in a fluid bath.
Efficient propulsion systems in motor vehicles require effective lubrication and cooling to sustain continuous operation and prolong their lifespan. However, traditional transmission setups often suffer from fluid-related inefficiencies such as churning loss, fluid impact loss, and aeration, which…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kahraman, Ahmet; Shon, Samuel; Talbot, David
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

NeverStrand Drive Train; Hybrid All-Wheel-Drive System
TS-014790 — An all-wheel-drive (AWD) hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) system integrating multiple vehicle power sources and electrically variable transmission (EVT) for efficient power and limp home capabilities
Environments prone to high impact events, such as explosions and large falls, often require durable vehicles for safe transportation. These work environments, including military operations, mining operations, and resource exploration, must utilize vehicles featuring terrain-resistant systems, such…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cantemir, Codrin; Bechtel, James; Letherwood, Michael; Rizzoni, Giorgio; Udvare, Thomas; Ursescu, Gabriel
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

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