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Metalloproteins as a tunable scaffold for constructing quantum bits and dits for use in quantum information storage and processing
TS-064827 — The Need: As the second quantum revolution progresses, the demand for robust quantum materials intensifies, particularly in the realm of quantum computation and information processing. Addressing the challenges of coherence and stability in qubits is crucial for advancing quantum technology towards …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Shafaat, Hannah "Hannah"; Johnston-Halperin, Ezekiel; Teptarakulkarn, Pathorn
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

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: Willson, Christopher

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: Willson, Christopher

COLMARppm: web-server tool for prediction of NMR chemical shifts
TS-064585 — COLMARppm offers a swift and accurate solution to the longstanding challenges in metabolomics research. Unique features and capabilities position it as a crucial tool for researchers seeking to unlock unknown metabolites, contributing to health research The Need In the field of metabolomics resear…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Bruschweiler, Rafael; Li, Dawei "Dawei"; Rigel, Nick
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Co-Axial Contained Electrospray Ionization Platform for Mass Spec.
TS-064299 — Mass spectrometry (MS) is used across a wide range of applications involving analytical chemistry. Various MS techniques, often coupled with liquid chromatography (LC), allow for detection of various chemical analytes, from drug metabolites, pesticides, food adulterants, and natural product extracts…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Badu-Tawiah, Abraham; Burris, Benjamin "Ben"; Grooms, Alex; Heiss, Derik; Kulyk, Dmytro
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

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

Invention of ultra-wide bandgap oxide semiconductor with p-type conductivity
TS-063961 — The Need In the realm of power device technologies, addressing the growing demand for efficient, high-performance semiconductors is paramount. The current gap in the availability of a p-type β-Ga2O3 semiconductor poses a significant challenge, hindering the progress of device fabrication metho…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Zhang, Kaitian
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Ultrawide bandgap oxide semiconductor LiGaO2 with p-type conductivity for power device applications
TS-063784 — The Need In the realm of power electronics, the industry is seeking advanced semiconductor materials that can address the ever-growing demand for high power density and high-frequency applications. Beta phase gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3) with an ultrawide bandgap (UWBG) of approximately 4.8 eV emer…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Zhang, Kaitian
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Suppressing background carbon incorporation using laser-assisted MOCVD growth of nitride-based semiconductors
TS-063717 — The Need In the world of semiconductor material systems, the demand for advancements in optoelectronic and power electronic devices is ever-growing. The fabrication of semiconductor films, crucial for these applications, primarily relies on epitaxy technologies such as hydride vapor phase epitaxy (…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Chen, Zhaoying; Zhang, Yuxuan
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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

Direct Current Generation By Recycling Omnipresent EM Waves
TS-063309 — The Need Over five billion wireless devices are connected to wireless service providers worldwide, with a constant emergence of new and improved technologies. Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technologies are rapidly being deployed due to the demand for fast and more reliable services for mobile user…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Xiaoguang; Lyu, Hualiang
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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

Single-Input Broadband Doherty-HDmax Continuum Power Amplifier
TS-063156 — In the era of 5G and beyond, wireless base station infrastructures require power amplifiers (PAs) that maintain high efficiency from backoff to peak power level. Conventional Doherty PAs, while popular, are inherently narrowband due to their reliance on a quarter-wave transmission line (TL). This …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Roblin, Patrick; Liang, Chenyu
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

A Novel 3-Way Dual-Band Doherty Power Amplifier For Enhanced Concurrent Operation
TS-063148 — In an era of rapid growth in modern communication, there is an increasing demand for multi-band and broadband power amplifiers (PA) for signals with large peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR). The PA, being one of the most power-consuming components in a transmitter system, needs to achieve high ave…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Roblin, Patrick; Alsulami, Ruwaybih
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

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

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

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

Surface barrier engineering using AlGaO/GaO
TS-063001 — A new method of surface barrier engineering that introduces a linearly graded (AlxGa1-x)2O3 cap layer. This improves the Schottky barrier at the surface which results in a higher breakdown field.
Ga2O3 is a promising ultra-widebandgap semiconductor with many applications in power switching and RF electronics. Realizing those improvements requires efficient field management design to prevent premature breakdown due to electric field crowding at the device edges. There is a need to develop t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; Dhara, Sushovan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Substrates for vertical power devices
TS-062951 — The Need In today's fast-paced technological landscape, there is an ever-growing demand for high-performance vertical power devices with enhanced breakdown voltage capabilities, exceeding 20 kV. Meeting this commercial need requires an innovative approach to semiconductor drift layer developmen…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Bhuiyan, A F M Anhar Uddin; Meng, Lingyu
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

GaAsSb-AlGaAsSb Heterostructure Avalanche Photodiode
TS-062893 — A room temperature, ultra-high gain (M=278, λ=1550 nm, V=69.5 V, T=296 K) linear mode avalanche photodiode (APD) on an InP substrate using a GaAs0.5Sb0.5/Al0.85Ga0.15As0.56Sb0.44 separate absorption charge and multiplication (SACM) heterostructure.
An APD is a semiconductor-based analog of the photomultiplier. APDs exploit the impact ionization phenomenon and transform infrared (IR) light (l > 850 nm) into photocurrent. APDs have wide applicability; however, existing APDs have insufficient sensitivity and relatively high excess noise and …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Jung, Hyemin; Lee, Seunghyun
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Antimonide based Separate Absorption Charge and Multiplication Avalanche Photodiode
TS-062892 — A room temperature, ultra-high gain (M=278, λ=1550 nm, V=69.5 V, T=296 K) linear mode avalanche photodiode (APD) on an InP substrate using a GaAs0.5Sb0.5/Al0.85Ga0.15As0.56Sb0.44 separate absorption charge and multiplication (SACM) heterostructure.
An APD is a semiconductor-based analog of the photomultiplier. APDs exploit the impact ionization phenomenon and transform infrared (IR) light (l > 850 nm) into photocurrent. APDs have wide applicability; however, existing APDs have insufficient sensitivity and relatively high excess noise an…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Jung, Hyemin; Lee, Seunghyun
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Lateral Interband Type-II Engineered (LITE) Detector
TS-062847 — Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) that target a wavelength of 1550 nm have several applications ranging from optical communications to imaging to single photon detection. There is increasing interest in APDs for longer wavelengths. A distinctive feature of an APD is high sensitivity due to the gain ach…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Kodati, Sri Harsha; Lee, Seunghyun; Ronningen, TJ
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Detector for Ultra-Sensitive Tritium Gas Detection
TS-062714 — A metal hydride and gas (MEGA) activated proportional counter for ultra-senitive tritium gas detection
In 2022, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) introduced a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the establishment of a gaseous radioisotope in-situ analysis laboratory (GRAIL). This initiative aims to address a challenge that current commercial products on the market have no…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cao, Lei Raymond; Co, Anne; Kandlakunta, Praneeth
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Light Source in Silicon Photonics
TS-062691 — The continued push for high speed, low power, and compact solutions has given rise to the field of integrated optics/photonics, which aims to combine the high bandwidth and low loss transmission of fiber optic technology with the large device density and high production volume of modern microelect…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Reano, Ronald; Patton, Ryan; Wood, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Advanced AAV Gene Therapy Characterization Technique
TS-062608 — Gene therapy is an emerging technology that replaces a faulty gene or adds a new gene to cure disease or improve your body's ability to fight infection. These next-generation treatments hold promise for treating various genetic and chronic conditions, including but not limited to cancer, cystic …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wysocki, Vicki; Cleary, Sean; Du, Chen
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

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

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