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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

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: Willson, Christopher

A lightweight, miniaturized, and portable readout circuits for tracking LRC-based wireless sensor
TS-061832 — A portable and lightweight readout circuit designed for use with LRC-based wireless sensors and in conjunction with other commonly used devices (e.g., smartphone, laptop, and tablet)
The Need Conventional vector network analyzers are bulky and expensive and tend to limit the ability to be used for daily tracing or high-frequency health status tracking in people. To overcome this and other limitations present in the cumbersome designs of today, compact-sized devices that take ad…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Jinghua; Liu, Tzu Li
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

a Wireless, pH Regeneratable, Chemical Species Electronic Bio-Sensor
TS-058251 — Diagnostic tools are key to medicine, research and diagnostics. The measurement of biomolecules and their absorption kinetics can facilitate a better understanding of drug intake, biological responses, or in the continuous monitoring of specimen. Current equipment requires centralized equipment, t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Jinghua; Chen, Shulin; Liu, Tzu Li
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

A Composite Semiconducting Metal Oxide Sensor for Detection and Analysis of Trace Ammonia
TS-054550 — Sensing gases with high specificity and sensitivity in complex environments ranging from combustion processes to breath sensing using miniaturized solid-state electrochemical sensors.
Optimizing industrial operations, environmental monitoring, and disease diagnosis all require sensing of gases with high sensitivity and selectivity. In addition, decreasing the footprint of the sensor allows sensing to be done in size-constrained spaces. The global gas sensor market size was valu…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Sun, Chenhu
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

5-ps-Resolution Waveform-Capture-Device on a Cyclone V Field-Programmable Gate-Array with Dynamic Phase-Shifting
TS-053834 — Measuring time-dependent digital waveforms with accuracy and precision is a ubiquitous task in science and engineering, ranging from medical imaging to quantum communication. Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have become an attractive method for measuring the waveforms. FPGAs can act as a &rs…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Charlot, Noeloikeau; Gauthier, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

An Optical Fiber-Based Gamma Thermometer with Simple Design and Potential for Adjustable Axial Segmentation
TS-050215 — This invention proposes that an Optical Fiber-Based Gamma-Ray Calorimeter (OFBGC) sensor array can be designed, which does not require the distinct metallic thermal masses that are a part of the Optical Fiber-Based Gamma Thermometer (OFBGT).
As the world continues to grow and industrialize, the need for safe and efficient power is paramount. Currently, in nuclear fission reactors, there are Local Power Range Monitors (LPRM). They are ion chambers that contain fissile material. The electric current between their anode and cathode is mo…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Blue, Thomas E.; Birri, Anthony "Tony"
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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: Zinn, Ryan

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: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Methods and Apparatus to estimate phase of radiofrequency field
TS-037437 — A technique for estimating magnetic resonance imaging absolute phase to enhance machine efficiency and versatility.
Estimating absolute phase of Radiofrequency (RF) field including both the transmit field and receive sensitivity is very important for various stages of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure. It can be used for mulit-transmit, RF shimming, parallel imaging reconstruction, electric propert…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wang, Jinghua; Ding, Yu
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

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: Randhawa, Davinder

Gas Chromotography TCD Hydrogen Calibration Valve
TS-036946 — An in-line valve designed specifically to direct the flow of gasses within a gas chromotography machine.
Current metallurgy research requires a hydrogen measurement device to quantify the amount of hydrogen in a weld and the diffusion rate of hydrogen after failure to analyze the effects hydrogen assisted cracking. With this information, research groups can evaluate the performance of various welds a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wildofsky, Jacob; Alexandrov, Boian; Copley, Kenneth
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

A Voltage Divider based Auxiliary Power Unit for Power Electronic Converters
TS-035666 — A more reliable, less complex, and cost effective concept for providing auxiliary power to high voltage electronic converters without external power sources.
Power electronic converters need a certain type of auxiliary power unit to provide electric power to their controllers, gate-driving circuits and/or sensors. For power electronic converters used in high voltage systems, the auxiliary power unit is difficult to design and fabricate due to massive e…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin; Hu, Boxue; Li, He
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

System for Measuring Nitric Oxide in Breath Vapor
TS-030498 — A novel system that selectively detects nitric oxide and generates a voltage indicating the measured amount.
Nitric oxide plays an important role in the biological system of living organisms. Nitiric oxide has been shown to regulate and mediate numerous processes in the nervous, immune, and cardiovascular systems by transmitting signals throughout the body. It is used within the cardiovascular system to …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Mondal, Suvra
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

A robust high temperature semiconducting CO sensor
TS-030146 — A high-temperature metal oxide semiconductor based gas sensor that is doped with noble metals to increase stability and selectively
Machines that burn fuel for operation require numerous safety features to detect leaks of volatile and toxic gases that can be harmful or deadly to people if inhaled. Of these gases produced during combustion, carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most important to consider due to its lethal capabili…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Dutta, Prabir; Akbar, Sheikh; Ramasamy, Ramamoorthy
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Sapphire Optical Fiber with Internal Cladding
TS-029242 — A method for enhancing the transmission capabilities of sapphire optical fiber for use in extreme environments.
Optical fibers are lightweight, small in diameter, and immune to electromagnetic interference. Signal attenuation over great distances is minimal and there is a high potential for large bandwidth data transfer. These qualities make optical fiber-based sensors an ideal candidate for measurements wh…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Blue, Thomas; Wilson, Brandon
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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