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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

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

Methods to improve the jitter and time walk of integrated constant fraction discriminators
TS-064826 — The Need Accurate measurements of energy and time-of-arrival of photons, particles, or ionizing radiation are crucial for identifying individual particles and enhancing spatial and temporal resolution in various systems. Technologies such as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), positron emission to…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Kagan, Harris; Abusareya, Mo'men; Khalil, Waleed; Smith, Dale "Shane"
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Wearable Sensors for Touch-Based Collaboration and Digital Gaming
TS-064825 — he Need In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, seamless collaboration among individuals is crucial for driving productivity and innovation. Traditional methods of interaction often fall short in capturing the nuances of human collaboration, leading to inefficiencies and misunderstandin…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kiourti, Asimina; King, Cameron; Swearingen, EunKyoung "Kyoung"; Swearingen, Scott; Thrane, Susan; Williamson, Ian
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Device for Measuring Tritium Production Rates of Lithium Salts
TS-063979
In the realm of nuclear technology, the demand for high-purity tritium gas is escalating, driven by the requirements of fusion applications and portable neutron generators. Determining the yield of tritium is important for designing a tritium gas production facility and for conducting safety analy…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cao, Lei Raymond; Maier, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

High-K Dielectric barriers to suppress internal photoemission photocurrents
TS-063471 — In an increasingly digital world, the demand for efficient and reliable photodetectors is paramount. These devices are critical for a variety of applications, from medical imaging to defense systems. However, traditional photodetectors often struggle with low UV-visible rejection, limiting their e…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; McGlone, Joseph "Joe"; Wriedt, Nathan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Monolayer Etching of Wurtzite GaN/AlGaN/AlN Using Cyclic O2 Plasma and Atomic Ga/Al Flux Exposure
TS-063466 — In the rapidly evolving world of semiconductor technology, there is a growing demand for efficient and precise methods of etching Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based semiconductors. Traditional wet and dry etching processes often damage the GaN, compromising the quality and performance of the final produc…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; Dheenan, Ashok; Rahman, Sheikh Ifatur; Wriedt, Nathan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Wind speed and direction measurement system
TS-063362 — Introducing our Low-Drag Smart Tether System—the future of fluid speed and direction measurement. Experience unmatched accuracy, energy efficiency, and reliability, revolutionizing how we perceive and utilize wind data in the modern age.
In the realm of aerial technology, the demand for accurate, low-cost wind monitors that are both scalable and efficient has never been higher. Traditional methods, such as pitot tubes and cup-and-vane anemometers, are marred by issues like icing vulnerability, high energy consumption, and unsuitab…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dapino, Marcelo; Headings, Leon
  • 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

Thermotropic liquid crystal-based sensors for naked-eye detection of SARS-CoV-2 with ultrahigh sensitivity and selectivity
TS-063069 — In the wake of the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, the need for rapid, accurate, and efficient diagnostic methods for respiratory viral infections has become more critical than ever. Traditional diagnostic methods, while reliable, are often time-consuming, labor-intensive, and lack the neces…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Xiaoguang; Qin, Rongjun; Rather, Adil; Xu, Yang
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Tunable Switched Impedance Matching Network (TSIMN)
TS-063058 — The Need In the era of electrified vehicles, there is a growing demand for efficient power systems that can provide high voltage and/or high output power to meet strict design requirements. These power systems also need to supply power to other equipment and circuits, such as DC-DC converters, on-b…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Laser Imaging of Gases for Real-Time Determination of Concentration and Location
TS-063051 — A stand-off gas detection system with active, laser-based sensing and imaging capabilities for commercial use
There is a critical need for a reliable, cost-effective, and safe method to detect gas leaks, particularly in gas lines to ensure the safety of service providers and customers. Distribution companies receive over 100,000 calls per year responding to gas odors, indicating potential leaks. The major…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Ball, Christopher; Fink, Douglas "Rudy"; Fuller, Earl; Mooney, Douglas; Ringel, Brett; Ronningen, TJ
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Sensor for detecting Viruses
TS-062553 — The Need The swift and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 and other viruses is crucial in preventing their spread. Current detection methods like PCR and antibody testing have limitations, including long run times, sample preparation, and high false negative rates. Moreover, with the rapid mutation and…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Schultz, Zachary; Payne, Taylor
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Antennae and sensor impregnated mat to monitor biological variables and indicators of health with accompanying app (handy health kit)
TS-062499 — Currently, anthropometric and biological measurements in the healthcare setting are made with individual devices that require both specialized equipment and time on the part of the patient and healthcare provider. Additionally, patient data is often static in nature as the opportunity for measurem…
  • College: College of Nursing
  • Inventors: Militello, Lisa; Kiourti, Asimina
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

ANTENNA-IMPREGNATED FABRICS FOR RECUMBENT HEIGHT MEASUREMENT
TS-062493 — Children whose heights or growth rates fall outside of the normal range can be identified as having short stature (less than the 3rd percentile) or tall stature (above the 97th percentile) or as having abnormal growth velocity. Serial height measurements over time are key to identifying these patt…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kiourti, Asimina; Militello, Lisa
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Use of electromagnetic signature to determine the type of integrated circuit
TS-062488 — Currently, the main method used to detect counterfeit integrated circuits (IC's) is a very simplistic approach based on visual inspection. Unfortunately, many sophisticated counterfeit IC's are indistinguishable from authentic since visually they look almost exactly the same. Dr. Robert…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert; Chapman, Gregg; Nechiyil, Aditya
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

RFTemp : Monitoring Microwave Oven Leakage to Estimate Food Temperature
TS-062481 — Microwaves are one of the most common and convenient appliances for heating food and beverages. However, microwaves often heat unevenly, resulting in hot spots and cold spots in the food. Therefore, there is a need for a technology that can accurately estimate the temperature and nutrient content …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Banerjee, Avishek; Srinivasan, Kannan
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Collaborative Interaction System- Wearable Technology for Collaborative Interaction for Children with Disabilities
TS-062336 — The Need: Enhancing Collaborative Interaction for Children with Disabilities Millions of children in the United States with physical or cognitive disabilities face challenges in participating fully in play and forming meaningful connections with their parents and caregivers. The lack of touch and c…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Swearingen, EunKyoung "Kyoung"; Kiourti, Asimina; Swearingen, Scott; Thrane, Susan
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

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