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Novel Quantitative Method to Detect Mold Growth in Buildings
TS-066963 — The Need Exposure to mold in homes costs billions of dollars every year. Exposure is particularly harmful to the 8% of the United States population that suffers from asthma; a leading cause of disability in children. Currently, odor, visible mold growth, and dampness are the best indicators of mold…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dannemiller, Karen; Balasubrahmaniam, Neeraja; Bope, Ashleigh
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Color Correction System for Accurate Colorimetric Smartphone Measurements
TS-066957 — The Need Colorimetric tests and remote image analysis are used in a wide range of industrial and medical applications. Digital image-based measurements made with smartphones are a promising platform to quantify colors at low cost, but suffer from inconsistency and errors caused by lens quality, sen…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dannemiller, Karen; Panescu, Jenny; Qin, Rongjun; Song, Shuang; Zhang, Guixiang
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Synthetic approaches for mitigating battery capacity loss in oxide anodes
TS-066056 — The Need The advancement of lithium-ion battery technology relies heavily on increasing energy density, yet practical usage of silicon (Si) anodes faces challenges due to parasitic side reactions and active lithium consumption. Controlling lithium amounts precisely while achieving uniform distribut…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Co, Anne; Hwang, Jisun; Lorie Lopez, Jose
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Anode synthesis using spray pyrolysis
TS-066037 — The Need In the realm of materials science and energy storage, there's a growing demand for innovative anode synthesis methods that yield materials with improved mechanical and electrochemical properties. Traditional synthesis techniques often fall short in achieving the desired performance met…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Co, Anne; Lorie Lopez, Jose
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Metal nitric oxides redox flow batteries
TS-066016 — The Need Redox flow batteries (RFBs) offer a promising solution for storing intermittent renewable energy in the electrical grid. However, their reliance on finite and unsustainable transition metals, such as vanadium, poses significant sustainability challenges. The rising costs and environmental …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Zhang, Shiyu; Park, Jaehyun
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Designing High-Donicity Anions for Rechargeable Potassium Superoxide/Peroxide Batteries
TS-066015 — The Need Over the past two decades, the advancement of metal-O2 batteries has been hindered by issues of instability, reversibility, and poor energy efficiency, primarily due to the instability of superoxide in the presence of Li+ and Na+ ions. Existing solutions such as Li-O2 and Na-O2 batteries h…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wu, Yiying
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Use of Potassium Permanganate to Remediate Pb and carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (cPAH) in Urban Contaminated Soil
TS-065863 — The Need: Contaminated vacant lots pose significant environmental and health risks in urban areas, especially in lower-income neighborhoods. Anthropogenic activities such as mining, industrial processes, and combustion lead to the accumulation of organic pollutants and heavy metals like lead, arseni…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Lake, Loryssa; Basta, Nicholas
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Sacrificial Layer to Facilitate Welding of Thin Foils
TS-065430 — Cost-effective method to prevent damaged electrodes when welding thin foils.
Manufacturing of automotive lithium-ion batteries and battery packs is attracting growing attention with the driving demands of electric vehicles. During battery assembly, multi-layers of metal films, functioning as anodes, cathodes, or bus-bars are welded together. Achieving satisfying weld quali…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Liu, Xun; Kwon, Ho; Shah, Umair
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Containment System for Heating and Off-Gassing
TS-065424 — Due to environmental concerns and the decreasing supply of fossil fuels, there is substantial demand for nuclear-based energy production. Nuclear energy now provides about 10% of the world's electricity from about 440 power reactors and is the second largest source of low-carbon power. In addition, over 50 smaller countries utilize nuclear energy in about 220 research-size reactors. These reactors are used to produce medical and industrial isotopes and several other purposes.
It is essential to meet the safeguard requirements in liquid-fueled molten salt reactors, fuel salt transportation, and fuel cycle processes and to develop effective methods for measuring and monitoring the mass of molten fuel salt or coolant salt. However, due to the complex and dynamic nature o…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Van Zile, Matthew; Cao, Lei Raymond; Kauffman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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

Highly Efficient Light Olefin Selectivity & Production Process
TS-065422 — Light olefins, such as ethylene and propylene, are essential building blocks in the petrochemical industry and have a wide range of uses in various applications. The most common uses for olefins include polymers, chemical intermediates, solvents, rubber, and nanomaterials, among others.
Although Light olefins are used globally in many products, the catalytic processes to produce them are energy intensive with a large carbon footprint and the production of greenhouse gases and water pollution. As a result, substantial efforts are being made in the industry to develop more sustain…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ozkan, Umit; Gunduz, Seval; Kim, Jaesung
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Revolutionizing Hydrogen Production and CO2 Capture for a Sustainable Future
TS-065143 — The Need: In the face of pressing environmental concerns and the imperative for sustainable energy solutions, there arises a critical commercial need for systems and methods that can efficiently produce hydrogen (H2) while simultaneously capturing and converting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Trad…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Baker, Lawrence "Robert"
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

A nitrogenase-like enzyme system that catalyzes methionine, ethylene, and methane biogenesis
TS-064265 — In industrial settings, the demand for safe and efficient methods of producing ethylene, ethane, and methane is paramount. Existing ethylene production processes often involve oxygen-dependent enzymes, resulting in a flammable ethylene-oxygen gas mixture. Moreover, methane and ethane, when mixed w…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: North, Justin; Murali, Srividya; Tabita, Fred (Bob) "Bob"; Young, Sarah
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Aqueous Zn-Tetrazine Batteries
TS-064150 — The Need As the global demand for energy storage devices continues to surge, the limitations of conventional lithium-ion batteries become increasingly evident. Dwindling lithium reserves are unable to meet the burgeoning needs of modern society, necessitating the exploration of alternative solution…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Zhang, Shiyu; Walter, Christopher
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

SimpleFill Gas Pressurization Device
TS-063346 — A reliable compact device for efficiently compressing natural gas fuel for automobiles
Compressed gas is useful in a number of different applications such as propulsion in vehicles. The global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market was valued at $14.8 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%. Furthermore, the Natural Gas Vehicle market …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cantemir, Codrin; Canova, Marcello; Chiara, Fabio; Durand, James; Fly, Gerald; Triberti, Matteo; Underhill, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Integrated High Power On-board Charger for Electric Vehicles
TS-063283 — As the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) becomes more widespread, there is an increasing emphasis on improving charging technologies. There is substantial commercial need for technologies that sit on-board EVs, enhancing charging efficiency and reducing mechanical complexity. The Ohio State U…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Fast-charging anodes for lithium-ion batteries
TS-063224 — The Need In the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vehicle (EV) technology, there exists a pressing commercial need for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) that can not only deliver high charge capacities and power densities but also address the critical issues of capacity fading and safe…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kim, Jung Hyun; Jiao, Xinwei "Jocelyn"; Yap, Jun Wei; Yu, Chanyeop
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Novel Deep Learning Model for Reconnaissance of Infrastructure on Drones
TS-063007 — The Need In disaster-stricken areas, timely and accurate reconnaissance is paramount for effective response and recovery efforts. Traditional methods of assessing damage to critical infrastructure, such as power distribution poles, often involve time-consuming manual inspections, leading to delays …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Shafieezadeh, Abdollah; Bagheri Jeddi, Ashkan
  • Licensing Officer: Mess, David

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

"Flexible biomarker biofluid cell array for 2D/3D mapping of biomarker concentration levels"
TS-062483 — Measurement/detection of analytes (e.g., biomarkers) in different environments (e.g., biofluids/organs) is typically performed using a biosensor. Available bio-integrated sensors do not provide the capability to map biomarker concentrations, require a power source to function, use a limited number of electrodes, and normally can only measure a specific type of biofluid but not others. The use of glutamate mapping technology (radioactive or fluorescent ligand bound to a glutamate receptor) has been evaluated and found to require bulky/expensive medical equipment, a power source for measurement, cannot be miniaturized or integrated into a bio tissue, and require patients to be stationary during measurement.
The Need To address concerns and limitations with current biomarker detection/ measurement technologies, an alternative, cost-effective, efficient biosensing system/device capable of 2D/3D mapping the concentrations of various biomarkers in different bio environments is required. The Technology …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Jinghua; Liu, Tzu Li; Nithianandam, Prasad
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Introducing Next-Gen Solid-State Electrolytes: Revolutionizing Energy Storage
TS-062369 — The Need: In the pursuit of large-scale energy storage solutions, potassium batteries with organic liquid electrolytes have emerged as promising candidates. However, the use of liquid electrolytes presents challenges such as dendritic metal plating and oxygen/sulfur crossover from the cathode. To ov…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wu, Yiying; Zheng, Jingfeng
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Methods of Improving Cathode Stability in High Voltage Energy Storage Devices
TS-062293 — The Need As the world rapidly transitions to electric mobility and seeks to combat climate change, the transportation sector faces a pressing challenge. Electric vehicles (EVs) hold the key to a sustainable future, but their high cost, primarily driven by expensive lithium-ion batteries, hinders ma…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kim, Jung Hyun; Jiao, Xinwei "Jocelyn"; Yu, Chanyeop
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Di-nuclear Lewis acids (DNLA) made using a combined hydrothermal and post-synthetic approach
TS-061876 — A novel method of creating catalytic material containing paired Lewis acids in combination with alkyl-metal precursors for improving the production of materials used in agricultural, chemical, and other commercial/industrial applications/processes.
More efficient techniques to create catalytic material are required to enable higher efficiencies and other performance improvements when used for manufacturing of specialty chemicals and other compounds. The conventional methods whereby Lewis acids play a role in catalysis has some key limitation…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Spanos, Alexander
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Rare Earth Element Trap-Extract-Precipitate (REE-TEP) Process
TS-061849 — The Rare Earth Element Trap-Extract-Precipitate (REE-TEP) process is a cost-effective and environmentally benign approach to recover rare earth elements (REEs) from acidic waste streams. It involves beneficial reuse of readily available industrial by-products and a naturally occurring organic ligand resulting in REE concentrate that can be commercially processed to produce rare earth oxides (REOs).
The Need Rare earth elements are critical components of many emerging technologies. Because conventional sources of REEs in the United States are limited, identifying alternative sources is important. Many mining and industrial waste streams have elevated concentrations of REEs and can be potential…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cheng, Chin-Min "Jason"; Bielicki, Jeffrey "Jeff"; Butalia, Tarunjit; Lenhart, John
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Method for Preparing High-Energy Electrodes with Controlled Microstructures for Energy-Storage Devices
TS-061848 — The current manufacturing methods for Lithium-Ion Batteries are limited to around 200 Wh/kg. Power density is a factor of the battery construction and is highly dependent on the electrodes.
The Need Conventional Li-ion batteries consist of electrodes constructed of stacks of 70 µm films. The thin electrodes then require current collectors and separators for assembly, which increase mass without adding charge capacity. The need for these inactive components limits the power densi…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kim, Jung Hyun; Rao, Lalith; Sayre, Jay
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Porous inorganic-organic material for removal of trace carbon dioxide from air or other gas streams
TS-059305 — A novel method in which nucleophilic transition metal hydroxide groups are generated at the internal pore surfaces of MOFs to facilitate selective gas-phase CO2 fixation at low pressures via formation of metal bicarbonate species.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous polymers constructed by self-assembly of organic and inorganic components. They have been extensively studied for gas storage and separation applications, and post-combustion CO2 capture under flue gas conditions has been a particularly intense area of st…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wade, Casey; Bien, Caitlin; Cai, Zhongzheng
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

A Non-Chemical Method for Algal Bloom Treatment and Prevention
TS-059099 — SS+MEF technology to both prevent and treat algal bloom growth, as well as neutralize algal toxins.
The Need Climate change and human practices have led to an increased frequency and intensity of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). These HABs, particularly those dominated by cyanobacteria, produce harmful toxins, which result in serious health issues when ingested, inhaled, or contacted. The stability of…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Sastry, Sudhir; Davis, Angela; Lee, Jiyoung; Mok, Jin Hong
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Using alkyl tin precursors to produce Lewis acid zeolite Beta with different site speciations
TS-058818 — Novel method capable of using alkyl tin compounds to generate Lewis acid zeolite Sn-Beta.
Conventional approaches used in chemical processes such as synthesis for production of materials involve formation of catalytic sites within the process framework. Current methods used for catalytic site creation tend to be long and result in increased production costs. This is partially due to re…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Spanos, Alexander
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Water treatment to eliminate cyanobacteria and other toxins by unmanned surface vehicles (USVs)
TS-058408 — Freshwater resources around the world are under stress due to naturally occurring events and human impacts, causing an increase in cyanobacteria blooms. These cyanobacteria release harmful toxins, known as cyanotoxins. The proposed USV degrades the toxins on-site with UV light, reducing the accumulation of toxins, preventing groundwater contamination, and improving water quality.
Treatment of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins is necessary before they reach a critical point, or they can contaminate other environments. For example, waste produced by water treatment facilities serves as fertilizer for agricultural land, and if not properly treated, toxic cyanobacteria can grow in…
  • College: College of Public Health
  • Inventors: Lee, Jiyoung; Byrd, Kendall
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

SimpleFill Gas Pressurization Device
TS-054465 — A reliable compact device for efficiently compressing natural gas fuel for automobiles
Compressed gas is useful in a number of different applications such as propulsion in vehicles. The global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market was valued at $14.8 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%. Furthermore, the Natural Gas Vehicle market …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chiara, Fabio; Canova, Marcello; Cantemir, Codrin; Durand, James; Fly, Gerald; Triberti, Matteo; Underhill, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Modular Dc Circuit Breaker with Integrated Energy Storage for Future Dc Networks
TS-051200 — Traditional AC distribution is not suitable for a wide range of applications in regard to efficiency, cost, and power carrying capacity compared to alternative distributions. Low voltage distribution suffers from high transmission losses due to higher current requirements necessitating thicker, he…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin; Na, Risha; Zhang, Yue
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Redox Relay Flow Batteries: hybrid systems for scalable, high-capacity batteries.
TS-050105 — This application relates generally to a novel redox relay flow batteries comprising redox-active solids configured to behave as storage materials and redox-active organic molecules configured to behave as energy shuttles.
The Need The growing global demand for electrical energy has increased research efforts towards the integration of renewable energy sources into the electrical grid. Generation of energy from petroleum-based sources dominates the current market, but dependence on renewable energy is expected to gro…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Sevov, Christo; Wong, Curt
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Device for Harvesting Vibration Energy to Power Remote Sensors or Feed the Power Grid
TS-049909 — A control method based upon properties of linear systems to manipulate the vibrational amplitudes and frequencies of structural systems by exploiting piecewise-linear (PWL) nonlinearities.
Energy harvesting from system vibrations is considered a promising green energy source with the capacity to both self-power small-scale devices and fulfill the need of large-scale electricity generation. A recent report by BCC research found that the markets for Vibration, Displacement, and Mechan…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: D'Souza, Kiran; Tien, Meng-Hsuan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

A Model Based Assessment Approach and an Automation Environment for Qualification of Embedded Digital Devices
TS-042856 — A Framework and Automatization process designed to determine the functionality of Embedded Digital Devices.
As our technology becomes increasingly complex, so does the quantity and variation of the Embedded Digital Device [EDD] components that are required within the project. Because not every device is made perfectly to specifications due to a propagation of random error, it is important to have a dive…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Smidts, Carol; Diao, Xiaoxu; Li, Boyuan
  • Licensing Officer: Mess, David

Porous inorganic-organic material for removal of trace carbon dioxide from air or other gas streams
TS-041747 — Adsorbent for carbon dioxide capture with low energy input for regeneration, and high adsorption capacity
46% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions came from electricity and heat production, or from fossil fuels burned for industrial use (EPA). A lot of effort has been put into research on CO2 capture by adsorbents or absorbents, in order to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, effec…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wade, Casey; Bien, Caitlin
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Asymmetric Sulfonamide Salts for High-Voltage Li-ion Batteries
TS-041602 — This two-step method synthesizes novel asymmetric sulfonamide based lithium salts that are highly soluble, resulting in a highly-concentrated electrolyte with a large electrochemical window that significantly suppresses aluminum dissolution even in extreme oxidizing conditions.
The market for electric vehicles is steadily increasing; as it continues to grow one problem consistently holding it back is battery capacity. For this market to expand further, methods for storing large amounts of energy safely and affordably must be developed. One approach is to create more capa…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wu, Yiying; McCulloch, William
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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: Randhawa, Davinder

Transportation Asset Management Program
TS-039992 — Transportation Asset Management Program offers a unique bridge condition index (BCI) and management solution for large bridge inventories to be used as a reliable metric and asset management framework
Transportation infrastructure depends on a robust and well-maintained system of bridges. In the U.S., federal law requires that bridges be inspected once every two years. Some states, including Ohio, require bridges to be inspected every year. One problem with these inspections is that for several…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Shafieezadeh, Abdollah; Fereshtehnejad, SeyedEhsan "Ehsan"; Hur, Jieun
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Iron Oxide Composites with Low Concentration of Aliovalent Dopants As Oxygen Carrier Materials for Sustainable Redox Combustion and Gasification Reactions in Chemical Looping Reactor Systems
TS-038513 — Addition of low concentration aliovalent transition metal dopants substantially improves particle performance in chemical loopiong systems
Cyclic systems are required for energy conversion systems. In the clean energy industry, chemical looping offers promise for carbon dioxide capture from fossil energy. Transition metal oxides such as iron oxide, nickel oxide, and copper oxide have been singled out as the desired active oxygen carr…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Fan, Liang-Shih; Cheng, Zhuo; Chung, Cheng; Guo, Mengqing "MENGQING"; Qin, Lang
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

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