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Stretchable Broad Impedance Bandwidth RFID Tag Antenna
TS-064336 — Introducing innovative stretchable RFID devices with a broad impedance bandwidth, addressing the critical limitations of existing RFID systems in environments with variable characteristics.
Current passive UHF RFID systems falter in environments with fluctuating pressure, stress, and temperature due to their sensitivity to antenna deformation caused by changes in dielectric constant. A pressing need exists for stretchable RFID devices capable of operating seamlessly in diverse condit…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Burkholder, Robert; Kiourti, Asimina; Shao, Shuai; Volakis, John
  • 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

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

Broadband Sliding-Mode Outphasing Power Amplifier with High Efficiency
TS-063155 — With the rapid growth in modern communication, transmitter systems must use a wider fraction of the spectrum, to support the continuously increasing data rate. In addition, signals with large peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) are used in communication systems to increase the spectral efficiency. …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Roblin, Patrick; Mikrut, Dominic
  • 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

Counterattacking Smart Contract Exploits: An Active Defense Approach
TS-063027 — The Need Smart contracts have revolutionized the way transactions are conducted, but their unique nature makes them susceptible to exploitation. Despite extensive efforts in vulnerability identification, exploitable vulnerabilities persist, resulting in substantial financial losses. To mitigate thi…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: LIN, ZHIQIANG; Morales, Marcelo
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

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

A Novel MIMO Architecture for Multi-user Power line communication
TS-062843 — This MIMO-PLC architecture is the first scalable MIMO architecture on a single power line. It improves the throughput for power line communication (PLC) by utilizing the existing power delivery infrastructure and allows for high data rates in rural areas.
Home networking and the Internet of Things (IoT), especially voice and video communications, require high throughput, reliable coverage, and sustainable connectivity. However, the performance is dramatically decreased when the wireless signals go through the walls and ceilings. The densely deploye…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Srinivasan, Kannan; Chen, Bo; Guruvenkata, Vivek; Sun, Wei
  • Licensing Officer: Phillips, Taylor

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

Method to Create Patterned Thin Films of Lithium Niobate for Hybrid Integrated Photonics
TS-062492 — Photonic integration is driven by demand for smaller size, lower cost, lower power consumption, easier assembly, higher reliability, and greater data density in modern photonic devices and systems. Among the many platforms, silicon photonics is particularly promising for photonic integration due t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Reano, Ronald; Chen, Li
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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

Development of thick β-(AlxGa1-x)2O3 films with low-Al content for vertical power devices
TS-061767 — Current semiconductor materials used in power devices are reaching their performance limits. Inventors at OSU have developed a new method of fabricating thick β-(AlxGa1-x)2O3 films to enable low-Al content. The result is a lower cost of production and the ability to support next-generation optoelectronic and high-power device applications.
The Need Currently, β-Ga2O3 is used as the semiconductor material for developing next-generation electronic devices to support various high-power applications ranging from telecommunication to electric vehicles (EVs). Yet, the use of β-Ga2O3 is introducing significant production costs…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Bhuiyan, A F M Anhar Uddin; Meng, Lingyu
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

3DScope: Detecting 3D Model Clones
TS-057129 — Algorithm for extracting 3D models, indexing them using a value-insensitive normalization algorithm, and comparing the model indexes to detect cloned 3D models.
The unauthorized copying of 3D models robs designers of property, reduces innovation going into the creation of 3D models, creates liability for entities unknowingly using copied models, and indicates a lapse in IP security. With the vast amount of 3D assets in use, it is infeasible for humans to …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zuo, Chaoshun; LIN, ZHIQIANG
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Vehicle-in-Virtual-Environment Method for Autonomous Driving System Development and Evaluation
TS-054005 — This technology is a Vehicle-in-Virtual Environment (VVE) method for testing and evaluating Autonomous Vehicles (AV). The VVE approach is a safe, reliable, repetitive, and scalable method of testing AVs, decreasing the risks and costs of testing AVs on public roads.
The demand for autonomous vehicles continues to grow as companies and cities realize the effect on the costs, safety, and efficiency that AVs have on everyday lives. Initiatives such as MCity in Detroit, Michigan, and Smart City in Columbus, Ohio, show a strong commitment to the development of aut…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Guvenc, Levent; Aksun Guvenc, Bilin
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Protecting Bluetooth Low Energy from Address Tracking When Using Whitelisting
TS-052807 — Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is ubiquitous today due to its extremely low energy consumption and relatively large communication coverage. However, the devices communicated through Bluetooth are subject to address tracking attacks, where a nearby attacker can associate Bluetooth addresses to particul…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: LIN, ZHIQIANG; Zhang, Yue
  • Licensing Officer: Hampton, Andrew

Fiber-to-fiber platform for multi-layer ferroelectric on insulator waveguide devices
TS-050208 — The invention is a fiber-to-fiber solution that allows the advantages of lithium niobate on insulator integrated photonic chips to be exploited in real world fielded systems.
Technology is advancing faster than ever, with major demand for instant communication and instant information among other industries. In order to facilitate this ever-growing industry, a technology called waveguides were invented. A waveguide confines the wave to propagate in one dimension, so tha…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Reano, Ronald; Nagy, Jonathan "Tyler"; Patton, Ryan; Prabhakar, Karan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

An Extremely Low Profile Ferrite-Loaded Wideband VHF Antenna Design
TS-043725 — VHF Antenna with significant height reduction with capability to operate in a wideband
VHF antennas operating over the frequency range of 30-3000 MHz are widely used for short-distance terrestrial communications. Monopole antennas are the most commonly used for VHF communications. However, monopoles require a quarter wavelength height and have narrow bandwidth. Some attempts have be…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Moon, Haksu; Volakis, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Method for Antenna Pattern Characterization based on Compressive Sensing
TS-041753 — Near-field measurement method for testing industrial antennas
Radiation pattern measurement/characterization is one of the key final steps in the performance verification and documentation of industrial antennas. One method of testing radiation pattern of an antenna is use of a very controlled test environment that is expensive to build and maintain. Another…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Sertel, Kubilay; Nahar, Niru; Saqueb, Syed An Nazmus
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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