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High-strength/high-ductility magnesium sheet alloy for room-temperature forming
TS-048065 — A new magnesium alloy designed using computational thermodynamic and kinetic models, which possesses optimal mechanical and formability performance suitable for industrial applications
Magnesium (Mg), the lightest structural metal, and its alloys, with their high specific strength and low density, are promising lightweight materials for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, and electronic sectors. A 2019 report by Business Communications Company (BCC) Research highli…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Luo, Aihua (Alan); Shi, Renhai
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

3D subwavelength photonic detector coupled with dielectric resonator antenna
TS-047335 — New IR detector combining a dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) with a semiconductor absorber for improved signal, noise, and speed performance
The three essential characteristics of detectors are signal, noise, and speed. There are inherent trade-offs in these three figures of merit and various applications emphasize one or more characteristics. The primary limitation for infrared detectors and imagers is the limit on the achievable sign…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Ball, Christopher; Grbic, Anthony; Kazemi, Alireza; Ranjbar, Amin; Ronningen, Theodore; Shu, Qingyuan
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Fast and Efficient Cross Band Wireless Channel Prediction Using Machine Learning
TS-047296 — A neural network that utilizes a simple and efficient single antenna optimization framework
Systems that use different frequency bands for uplink and downlink communication often need feedback between the clients to exchange band-specific channel information. The current state-of-the-art approach predicts the downlink channel based on the uplink channel by identifying certain variables u…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Srinivasan, Kannan; Bakshi, Arjun; Parthasarathy, Srinivasan
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-046794 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery and detoxification of byproducts of hemolysis.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Belcher, Donald; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Aanstoos, Megan

Novel Phosphors for Solid-State Lighting Applications
TS-046581 — Novel halide perovskite phosphor that, when paired with blue LED light, creates warm white light without the need for high temperature ceramics in its production and does not contain rare-earth elements. It has several applications including solid-state lighting and white LEDs. The phosphors produce light with a natural appearance and extended excitation spectra.
Phosphors are used in a variety of products and for a variety of reasons. Halide perovskite phosphors, a specific type of phosphor, can be combined with light emitting diodes (LED) to create phosphor converted LEDs (pc-LED). The current technology has several shortcomings; deficiency in red and cy…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Woodward, Patrick; Gray, Matthew; Majher, Jackson
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Folding Transducer Array for Compact and Deployable Wave-Energy Guiding System
TS-043186 — A novel acoustic/ultrasonic wave-energy guiding system that utilizes structural topology to enhance directional and spectral sensitivities instead of phase delay, offering exceptional versatility and adaptable performance.
Although acoustic beamforming systems that are based on phase delays can be used to enhance directional and spectral sensitivities, each source or receiver must be individually controlled by appropriate phase delays to guide the acoustic energy radiation/reception sensitivities. This results in a …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Harne, Ryan
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Quantum Well Design for Red-Emitting InGaN LEDs
TS-042441 — The quantum well design is incorporated within a red-emitting InGaN QW LED, an LED type that usually cannot efficiently emit wavelengths larger than blue/green. The LED can be incorporated into a same-material RGB platform for white LEDs, because the well design increases efficiency and decreases indium composition compared to similar wavelength InGaN LEDs.
Blue-emitting InGaN quantum well (QW) LEDs now have 69% external quantum efficiency, but increasing the emitted-wavelength decreases the efficiency significantly. The inversion asymmetry of the InGaN lattice increases the induced strain, which in turn increases the piezoelectric effect. Charge bui…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Karim, Md Rezaul
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Field Effect Transistor for High Power Millimeter-Wave Applications
TS-042088 — Transistor structure with high breakdown voltage at high frequency operation
A new generation of high throughput, efficient communication networks and sensors can be enabled through the use of millimeter scale wave regimes. However, current semiconductor materials (such as AlGaN/GaN) have a reduction in breakdown voltage as operating frequency increases, which leads to low…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; Wang, Caiyu; Xia, Zhanbo
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

A Generic Plug-in Jack-knife Accident Prevention System for Vehicle-Trailer Path Tracking Control
TS-041598 — A plug-in that predicts semi-truck jack-knifing and prevents it by saturating or overtaking steering control.
There is an increased consumer demand for autonomous vehicles which make driving safer and easier. Maneuvering and parking a semi-truck with a trailor attached is both dangerous and challenging. Autonomous semi-trucks can avoid one of the most prolific driving problems: jack-knifing, when a revers…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hejase, Mohammad; Jing, Junbo; Bin Salamah, Yasser; Fiorentini, Lisa; Maroli, John; Ozguner, Umit
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Ultra-Fast Charging Li-ion Battery Anodes
TS-040614 — A novel battery anode designed to overcome the limitations posed on fast charge batteries by graphite anodes. The new anode increases battery life, is more stable during manufacturing, and has improved heat dissipation qualities.
As technology continues to progress, embedding itself in our daily life from our cars to our wrists, an ever-present concern is the need for batteries with the ability to re-charge quickly. Most of these emerging technologies use Li-ion batteries with graphite anodes. Unfortunately, under fast cha…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Co, Anne; Bascaran, Julen
  • Licensing Officer: Bartell, Cordellia

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

Separation of Small Hydrophobic Ligands from Proteins via Tangential Flow Filtration
TS-040370 — Novel strategy to separate hydrophobic ligands from proteins through the use of Tangential Flow Filtration in which efficiency, safety, and scalability are improved. Enhanced production of proteins in this native state holds promise both for improved research and biomedical applications.
Successfully isolating proteins in their non-liganded state (i.e. apoprotein form) allows for an in-depth study of proteins from a research perspective. From an application standpoint apoproteins hold tremendous promise as both potential therapeutics and as drug delivery vehicles given their natur…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Belcher, Donald; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Aanstoos, Megan

Novel small peptide polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
TS-038322 — Versatile small biradical peptide molecules that can serve as biradical polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
DNP methodology offers dramatic sensitivity enhancements of NMR experiments (up to 1-2 orders of magnitude) by transferring the large electron spin polarization to the nuclei of interest, and is currently one of the research frontiers in the magnetic resonance field with numerous applications to b…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Jaroniec, Christopher; Conroy, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Absolute Minimal Sampling of Homonuclear 2D NMR TOCSY Spectra for High-Throughput Applications of Complex Mixtures
TS-037865 — A technique to increase the processing speed of data collection without losing accuracy
Modern applications of 2D NMR spectroscopy for diagnostic screening, metabolomics, quality control, and other high-throughput applications are limited by the time-consuming sampling requirements. 2D Total Correlation Spectroscopy (TOCSY) provides unique spin connectivity information for the analys…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Bruschweiler, Rafael; Hansen, Alexandar "Alex"; Li, Dawei "Dawei"
  • Licensing Officer: Bartell, Cordellia

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"

A Closed Loop System for Responsive Precise Intraparenchymal Delivery of Adenosine for the Treatment of Epilepsy
TS-037644 — Medical device for controlling seizures.
Adenosinergic neuromodulation plays a crucial role in control of seizure activity and is described as the brain's endogenous anticonvulsant. Intraparenchymal infusion of adenosine into epileptogenic regions of the brain has been shown to control seizures (anti-ictogenic) and prevent progressiv…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Oluigbo, Chima
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Bending Apparatus for Material Testing and Micro-CT Imaging
TS-037494 — A three-point bending device that can be used within a micro-CT scanner to record and analyze mechanical properties of bone and other material.
Conventional mechanical testing has been regarded as a gold standard for the evaluation of bone health. This testing typically requires compression, 3-point or 4-point bending, and torsional rotation of the bone utilizing conventional machines. Obtaining samples to test throughout a study requires…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Bodnyk, Kyle; Hart, Richard "Rich"; Litsky, Alan "Alan"
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Method for Oil–Water Separation Using Nanoparticles and Binder
TS-037436 — A coating which repels oil and attracts water, creating a highly efficient separation technique.
Across numerous industries, such as oil and natural gas processing, liquid-repellent surfaces are often essential to product development, or even operational sustainability via equipment maintenance. Current liquid repellents are optimized to protect against all liquids, including oil and water (s…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Martin, Samuel; Bhushan, Bharat; Brown, Philip
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Method for Repellency of Surfactant-Containing Liquids Using Nanoparticles and Binder
TS-037423 — A surface coating which repels both oil and water.
Materials with a coating that repels both water and oil would be advantageous across a wide variety of industries and products. Benefits of this kind of coating could include anti­fouling, self-cleaning, and anti­smudging capabilities. While modern clear coats and paints do offer protectio…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Martin, Samuel; Bhushan, Bharat
  • 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

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