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Dust Analysis: A Novel Approach to Monitoring Viral Spread
TS-066962 — The Need Viral disease (such as influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2) surveillance in high-risk settings faces several challenges, such as asymptomatic carriers, incomplete reporting, resource limitations, and delayed diagnosis of traditional swab test methods. These challenges could allow a virus to s…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dannemiller, Karen; Faith, Seth; Hull, Natalie; Nastasi, Nick; Renninger, Nicole
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

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

IR Precision: Revolutionizing Colorectal Cancer Metastasis Diagnosis with the CCML Library
TS-064834 — The Need: Colorectal cancer remains a significant global health challenge, particularly when it metastasizes to the liver. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of metastatic liver lesions is crucial for effective treatment planning and patient outcomes. Traditional diagnostic methods often lack the specific…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Coe, James; Allen, Heather; Bradley, Rebecca; Hitchcock, Charles; Martin, Edward
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Skin Healing Technology: Dermal Substitutes and Engineered Skin with Rete Ridges
TS-064046 — Dermal substitute with engineered rete ridges improves epidermal-dermal communication and enhances burn wound treatment.
Massive burn injuries present a critical challenge in wound healing and prevention of infection. Current treatment methods are susceptible to blistering and other problems that can reduce engraftment. The Need Cultured epithelial autografts (CEAs) are a vital component in treating large burns, but…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Powell, Heather; Bailey, John; Blackstone, Britani "Niki"
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

Adjustable Squatting Device for Constipation
TS-063959 — The Need Millions of individuals suffer from constipation due to the inability to relax pelvic floor muscles during bowel movements, leading to discomfort and strained efforts. Current solutions, like the Squatty Potty, lack adjustability and portability, limiting their effectiveness for a diverse …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ruegsegger, Mark; Chakraborty, Subhankar; Gluzman, Isabella; Li, Yiqun; Piatkowski, Stephen; Puri, Raima
  • Licensing Officer: Bhatti, Hamid

Endoscopic additive manufacturing of biomaterials
TS-063919 — An articulating end effector for additive manufacturing that utilizes robot-assisted endoscopic surgery to implant synthetic tissues at local defects through “keyhole” incisions in patients. This innovative technology T2019-145 is part of a portfolio that also includes T2017-363. To learn more about both technologies, please visit https://oied.osu.edu/find-technologies and search using the phrase: Endoscopic additive manufacturing of biomaterials.
Robot-assisted surgery, tissue engineering, and additive manufacturing (AM) are emerging techniques in healthcare. Currently AM is used to develop synthetic tissues and organs, but open surgery is typically used to implant these scaffolds within the patient. This invasive procedure can subject pat…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hoelzle, David; Asghari Adib, Ali; D'Souza, Desmond; Mansour, Daniel; Simeunovic, Andrej
  • 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

A Regularized Conditional GAN for Posterior Sampling in Inverse Problems
TS-063238 — A novel regularization technique applicable for medical imaging applications that leverages conditional generative adversarial networks (cGANs) to generate reconstructed images in significantly shorter timeframes. The Need Several techniques are used for image reconstruction in the medical aren…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Bendel, Matthew; Ahmad, Rizwan; Schniter, Philip
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Retrievable Stentgraft for Vascular Surgery and Regional Drug Delivery
TS-063006 — Medical device for vascular surgery and directed drug delivery
The Need Injuries involving hemorrhaging from the aorta, particularly in military and trauma settings, pose a significant threat to patients' lives. Current treatment options require clamping which completely restricts blood flow resulting in risks of complications such as coagulopathy and orga…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Tillman, Bryan; Kenawy, Dahlia
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

Automated Endotracheal Intubation
TS-062900 — This cutting-edge technology redefines the intubation process by guiding the endotracheal tube into the airway with exceptional precision.
The Need Intubation is a critical medical procedure used to assist patients with breathing difficulties, executed through the insertion of an endotracheal tube (ET) into the windpipe. With over 313 million annual intubation procedures worldwide, ensuring first-pass success and minimizing complicati…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ruegsegger, Mark; Elsayed-Awad, Hamdy; Hopping, Ethan; Lopez Vogler, Christian; Miles, Tim; Peiffer, Jordan
  • Licensing Officer: Bhatti, Hamid

Tracking Breast Tissue Tumor Cavity after Lumpectomy
TS-062715 — Radiopaque biodegradable polymer for the tracking of the breast tissue tumor cavity after lumpectomy and other radiation therapy applications
Approximately 40% of women diagnosed with breast cancer undergo a lumpectomy procedure. Approximately 170,000 lumpectomie are performed each yaer in the United States. Typically, this operation is followed by radiation therapy to ensure there are no remaining cancerous cells in the region. It is t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Metzler, Sandra; Elisha, Deji; Evans, Izzy; Fedro, Joseph; Krakovsky, Mia; Sherry, Adam; Skoracki, Roman
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Revolutionizing Vascular Access Management for Hemodialysis Patients
TS-062693 — Dynamic AVF flow control: A paradigm shift in vascular access management for hemodialysis patients.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis (HD) face critical challenges in maintaining functional vascular access. Despite the superiority of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in terms of longevity, infection rates, and cost-effectiveness, over a third of AVFs fail to mature a…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Boobes, Khaled
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

Methods and Apparatus to Improve MRI Efficiency
TS-062627 — Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“MRI”) is one of the most important modern medical imaging modalities. It has far less risk of side effects than most other imaging modalities. Generally, a high quality image requires high signal-to-noise ratio, high contrast between normal and pathological t…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wang, Jinghua
  • Licensing Officer: Panic, Ana

Noninvasive Biodosimetry Technology for Radiation Exposure Detection
TS-062556 — The Need: Noninvasive Biodosimetry Technology for Radiation Exposure Detection Radiation exposure poses significant health risks, including cancer and other illnesses, making it crucial for clinicians to accurately measure and assess the extent of radiation exposure. Existing methods often require …
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Schultz, Zachary; Jacob, Naduparambil; Morder, Courtney; Witte, Spencer
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Methods to measure biophysical attributes of the posterior eye
TS-062505 — The Need Glaucoma and myopia are significant causes of vision loss worldwide, affecting millions of people and imposing a substantial socioeconomical burden. Effective vision care strategies are urgently needed to reduce blindness caused by these conditions and mitigate their associated risks. In v…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Liu, Jun; Kwok, Sunny
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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

Methods for quantifying the biomechanical attributes of the cornea and the anterior sclera
TS-062497 — The Need: The field of ophthalmology requires advanced diagnostic tools to effectively diagnose, prevent, and treat various eye conditions. While ultrasound imaging is well-known in fields like pregnancy check-ups and vascular imaging, its potential in ophthalmology remains largely untapped. There …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Liu, Jun; Kwok, Sunny
  • 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

LRC-Circuit Based Smart Jewelry for Detection of Multiple Biomarkers in Sweat
TS-062489 — Biosensors are a powerful and emerging technology capable of measuring the presence and concentration of molecules inside the human body. These devices are based on the premise that the physiology of diseased tissue is substantially different from that of healthy tissue and can be used to diagnose a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Jinghua; Liu, Tzu Li
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Unleashing the Power of Radiotherapy - Enhancing Tumor Oxygenation with Next-Gen Radiosensitizers
TS-062384 — , T2018-092, T2018-354, & T2020-216 This technology provides novel radiosensitizer compounds that are derivatives of papaverine designed to enhance tumor oxygenization without PDE-related side effects.
Papaverine is an FDA-approved phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitor and its clinical use is due to these effects on blood pressure and vascular tone. However, it was found to also be a potent inhibitor of mitochondrial complex I. Papaverine’s mitochondrial complex I inhibition has been sho…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Denko, Nicholas; Benej, Martin; Haines, Ben; Mitton-Fry, Mark
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

Optimizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) protocols
TS-062328 — The Need Medical imaging plays a crucial role in modern healthcare, aiding in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a widely used non-invasive imaging modality that offers significant advantages over other techniques due to its lack of ionizin…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wang, Jinghua; He, Lili; Lu, Zhong-Lin; Parikh, Nehal
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Assessment of Sensory Memory Functions
TS-062313 — The Need In the field of human information processing, the accurate assessment of iconic memory decay function is crucial for understanding memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Conventional testing methods, like the method of constant stimuli (MCS), are time-consuming, requirin…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Lu, Zhong-Lin; Baek, Jongsoo; Lesmes, Luis
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FROM ELECTROSPUN FLEXIBLE FIBER MATS
TS-062224 — The Need: Advancing Nonwoven Fibrous Webs for Personal Protective Equipment The demand for high-performance personal protective equipment (PPE) has been escalating rapidly, necessitating improved nonwoven materials that can meet stringent safety requirements. Traditional nonwoven fibrous webs lack …
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Puskas, Judit
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Automatic Implanted Port Access Device
TS-061547 — A venous access port device that leverages near-field communication (NFC) to automate needle placement as well as a disposable needle cartridge to increase the ease of and help maintain aseptic access to the port.
Venous access ports are central venous access devices that allow healthcare practitioners easy access to the patient’s veins to give treatment and take blood. Typically, these ports are made of non-irritant material and can remain under the skin for weeks or months. The Need Accessing a …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Garcia, Jodi; Johnson, Trey; Purdom, Kellie; Weiss, Solomon; Weiss, Simon; Yuhasz, Ben
  • Licensing Officer: Bhatti, Hamid

X-Ray Assistive Device for Standardizing the Knee Templating Process
TS-054471 — Knee templating is used as part of the pre-operative planning for knee replacement to determine the best fit for an implant. The current assistive devices used to determine fit are unreliable and inaccurate for proper patient fit. A new device is suggested to overcome these limitations.
Over 600,000 knee replacements are performed per year. As part of the pre-operative planning for surgery, x-ray images are taken to determine the proper fit for the implant. Even with the use of a calibration ball, this knee templating procedure remains inaccurate and unreliable for a number of re…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ruegsegger, Mark; Aery, Dylan; Browske, Kimberly; Cantrell, Kaleb "Kaleb"; Reilman, Zach; Thew, Maddie
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Novel Ergonomic Scalpel Handle
TS-051663 — Alleviate and prevent occupational stresses using this novel scalpel design.
A highly unfortunate outcome of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic is the over 400,000 American deaths that have unexpectedly overloaded medical autopsy services across the United States. With this heightened need for autopsy services previously unseen occupational hazards relating to repetitive motion…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Sachire, Jennifer
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

Smart Platform for Engineered Electroceutical Dressings (SPEEDs) Enables Better Wound Care
TS-050245 — An integrated platform with multiple sensing modalities to actively orchestrate antimicrobial activity and wound healing.
Wound healing and disinfection for chronic wounds presents significant hurdles within the medical industry. Current state of art is inadequate and adds a significant cost burden to the healthcare system with many health and life-quality challenges for patients. After the formation of an open wound…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Prakash, Shaurya; Heald, Rachel; Mohana Sundaram, Prashanth; Narayanan, Kavya; Stoodley, Paul; Subramaniam, Vishwanath; Vilku, Gurleen; Wilgus, Traci; Wozniak, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

Integrally Joined Stainless Steel-NiTi Medical Devices
TS-050057 — A method for manufacturing surgical tools and implants with strong, gapless joints between NiTi (Nitinol) and stainless steel to capitalize on the best properties of both materials.
NiTi (Nitinol) is widely accepted and used for medical devices such as surgical tools and implants due to its biocompatibility and unique thermal-mechanical properties which provide super-elastic or shape memory responses. However, there are currently no commercial solutions for joining of NiTi to…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Panton, Boyd; Dapino, Marcelo; Gingerich, Mark; Headings, Leon; Morris, Jennifer
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Integration of smart materials into surgical tools and medical devices using vaporizing foil actuator technology.
TS-045092 — Shape memory alloys are metals that "remember" their original shape when deformed and can return to their initial shape when heated. These shape memory alloys cannot currently be welded to other alloys, which significantly limits their use. Current state-of-the-art methods of joining sha…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Panton, Boyd; Daehn, Glenn; Vivek, Anupam
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Improved Dressing Design for Insertion Sheaths with Side Ports
TS-044969 — Dressing designed and tailored exclusively for insertion sheaths with side ports, used frequently for pulmonary artery catheters (PACs or Swan-Ganz catheters) among other intravascular devices in the hospital.
Central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) are a life-threatening and extremely costly problem in hospitals around the world. When patients in the hospital have indwelling catheters such as pulmonary artery catheters, they are at an increased risk of developing infections. Occlusive…
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: Warren, Samantha; Thomas, Jordan
  • Licensing Officer: Schultz, Teri

Biomimetic vitreous substitute with ocular drug delivery
TS-044490 — Methods and compositions for an antioxidant releasing hydrogel vitreous substitute
The vitreous humor is a fragile, transparent tissue between the lens and the retina of the eye that maintains the shape of the eye, acts as a shock absorber, and enables nutrient diffusion to ocular tissues. The vitreous also plays a key role in oxygen homeostasis. Over time, the vitreous degrades…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Reilly, Katelyn; Reilly, Matthew; Tram, Nguyen "Archie"
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

DNA-cage erasable labels for fluorescence-based imaging
TS-043819 — Compositions and methods for analyzing multiple biomarkers without damaging tissue.
Histopathology is a cornerstone of tissue analysis used to diagnose many clinical conditions. Many of these diagnoses are based on identifying the presence of specific biomarkers, which can be indicated by colored labels. Currently, only 1-2 markers can be analyzed per slide, reducing accuracy and…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Winter, Jessica; Jergens, Elizabeth; Lee, Kil Ho "Kilho"
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

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

High-strength and Corrosion Resistant Alloy for Patient-Specific Bioresorbable Bone Fixation Hardware
TS-042526 — Novel ternary and quaternary Mg-Zn-Ca-based alloys and a heat treatment process for producing bioresorbable bone fixation implants with improved mechanical and corrosion properties
Mg-Zn-Ca-based alloys are the most promising alloy system for bone implant applications mainly due to their superior biocompatibility. For fixation applications, the ideal is a material strong enough to hold while healing (2-4 months) yet being fully resorbed after the bones have healed (6-24 mont…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Dean, David; Elahinia, Mohammad; Ibrahim, Hamdy
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

Perivascular Drug Delivery Nanoplatform for Preventing Restenosis After Open Surgery
TS-039004 — Pericelle: a nanoparticle based perivascular drug delivery system to prevent stenosis and failure in vascular reconstruction surgeries.
Imaging and re-intervention procedures, necessary to maintain open blood vessels following vascular reconstruction surgery, are expensive. For example, the cost of maintenance for an arteriovenous (AV) fistula used in hemodialysis access has been estimated at $15,000/year. In bypass and AV fistula…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Kent, K. Craig; Chen, Guojun; Gong, Shaoqin; Guo, Lianwang; Shi, Xudong
  • Licensing Officer: Taysavang, Panya

Sustained Release Microparticles for the Treatment of Ocular Diseases
TS-038312 — A novel, intravitreal microparticle injection capable of controlled-release of protein therapies (including anti-VEGF) for tunable periods of 6-12 months after injection for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in individuals 65 and older and is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide. Wet AMD is characterized by abnormal growth of leaky blood vessels leading to damage to the macula of the retina resulting in vision loss and …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Jiang, Pengfei; Ohr, Matthew; Reilly, Katelyn
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

Prosthetic Heart Valve With Tri-Leaflet Design For Use In Percutaneous Valve Replacement Procedures
TS-038028 — Transcatheter heart valve (THV) with novel leaflet materials and design profile that results in reduced thrombogenicity, improved durability, and lower manufacturing cost
Heart valve (HV) therapy is the second most common cardiac intervention in the U.S. with transcatheter delivery the dominant surgical approach. Most procedures employ mechanical (MHV) or bioprosthetic (BHV) devices. However, MHVs involve a significant risk of thromboembolism and require lifelong a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dasi, Lakshmi; Yousefi Koupaei, Atieh
  • Licensing Officer: Bhatti, Hamid

Methods and devices for individualized adaptive vision treatment (iAVT) for amblyopia, myopia, and presbyopia.
TS-037948 — A device and software package that can help people with amblyopia, and other visual impairment problems, at a higher efficiency
The Need Amblyopia, more commonly known as "lazy eye", is one of the most common cause of visual impairment among children, affecting about three out of every 100, and unless it is successfully treated early, it will usually persist into adulthood. Amblyopia is a result from an abnormal d…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Lu, Zhong-Lin; Diao, Qingsong; Huang, Chang-Bing
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Medical radiation attenuation glove
TS-037860 — Natural rubber gloves that protect medical personnel against radiation without sacrificing physical performance.
The Need The medical industry faces a critical challenge in protecting healthcare professionals (HCP) from occupational exposure to ionizing radiation during various procedures, such as diagnostic arteriography, orthopedic procedures, and interventional cardiovascular interventions. The cumulative …
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Cornish, Katrina; Li, Zhenyu
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Endoscopic additive manufacturing of biomaterials
TS-037031 — An articulating end effector for additive manufacturing that utilizes robot-assisted endoscopic surgery to implant synthetic tissues at local defects through “keyhole” incisions in patients. This innovative technology T2017-363 is part of a portfolio that also includes T2019-145. To learn more about both technologies, please visit https://oied.osu.edu/find-technologies and search using the phrase: Endoscopic additive manufacturing of biomaterials.
Robot-assisted surgery, tissue engineering, and additive manufacturing (AM) are emerging techniques in healthcare. Currently AM is used to develop synthetic tissues and organs, but open surgery is typically used to implant these scaffolds within the patient. This invasive procedure can subject pat…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hoelzle, David; Simeunovic, Andrej
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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