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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

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

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

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

Utilization of Interconnections in Electronic Circuits as Magnetohydrodynamic Pumps for Liquid Metalbased Cooling
TS-062494 — A novel magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) pump-based thermal management system design where integration of the cooling apparatus using electronic circuit interconnections achieves improved thermal management at a lower cost.
Newer applications incorporating high-power electronics designs face greater thermal management challenges and impact systemic stability and reliability. Enhanced cooling techniques in these complex electronic systems rely on liquid cooling instead of air cooling. However, liquid cooling approache…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Jin; Fan, Junchong
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Golden-shift Ordered Cartesian sampling (GOC) for Dynamic MRI (Free-breathing Accelerated MRI (Portfolio)
TS-062486 — Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a versatile noninvasive imaging tool that is routinely used to evaluate many diseases and conditions. MRI offers exquisite soft tissue contrast and high spatial resolution to enable comprehensive structural and functional assessment of internal organs. Recent innovations in data acquisition and processing can expand the clinical applications of MRI.
The Need A major limitation of MRI is slow data acquisition, which can compromise patient comfort, drive up costs, and increase susceptibility to motion. The clinical adoption of volumetric imaging for musculoskeletal and neuro applications, the growing demand for free-breathing real-time imaging …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ahmad, Rizwan; Jin, Ning; Liu, Yingmin; Simonetti, Orlando
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

A vibration free, low temperature sample holder for side-entry transmission electron microscopes
TS-055118 — This invention is a vibration free and temperature adjustable sample holder for transmission electron microscopes, allowing improved imaging of beam-sensitive and temperature dependent specimens in the physical sciences.
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is used to capture fine detail of specimens less than 100 nm thick making it ideal for physical, chemical, and biological sciences. To generate an image of a physical science specimen, the sample must be cooled to cryogenic temperatures to halt atomic movemen…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Reifsnyder, Alexander; McComb, David
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Scalable laser-assisted MOCVD chamber design with laser array input
TS-050244 — A design of scalable laser-assisted MOCVD chamber for III-nitrides and other semiconductors with a laser array input.
III-nitrides represent an important semiconductor material system for both optoelectronic and power electronic device applications. Advantages for III-nitrides include high electron saturation velocity, high critical electric field, high radiation resistance and decent thermal performance. Therefo…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Chen, Zhaoying
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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

Cancer Cell Motility Monitoring Device
TS-038384 — A novel device for monitoring cancer cell motility in real time using standard microscopy.
The Need Numerous cancer cells are capable of migration, resulting in metastasis of distinct organs and tissues from where the cancer first arose. Migrating cancer cells are known to directionally respond to applied electric fields, a phenomenon called electrotaxis, as well as topological cues prov…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Garg, Ayush; Bushman, Sarah; Ferree, Jessica; Jones, Travis; Song, Jonathan "Jon"; Subramaniam, Vishwanath
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

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

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

Cantilever Design for Measurement of Multi-Physical Properties using Atomic Force Microscopy
TS-036987 — A robust solution that helps researchers increase image and signal accuracy of Atomic Force Microscopy.
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) was first used to characterize properties of a sample, including physical, material, electromechanical and chemical properties. For most of these multi-physical characterization schemes, an AFM tip scans over a sample while the tip is in contact with the surface. At t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cho, Han Na "Hanna"; Bergman, Lawrence A; Dharmasena, Sajith; Kim, Seok; Vakakis, Alexander F.
  • 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

Non-Contact Method for Accelerating Wound Healing
TS-015075 — Novel non-contact method for healing surface or deep wounds by inducing electric fields by applying time-varying magnetic fields.
The directional movement of biological cells in the presence of an applied electric field is known as galvanotaxis or electrotaxis. The majority of experiments related to galvanotaxis over the past two centuries have involved steady electric fields applied via electrodes placed in contact with a m…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Subramaniam, Vishwanath; Das Ghatak, Piya; Roy, Sashwati; Sen, Chandan; Sequin, Emily; West, Joseph
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

Simulcure Technique - Fabrication and Preparation of Structural Composites
TS-014977 — A fabrication technique to prepare a composite structure with sensor elements distributed in 3-D space for visualizing stress distribution.
Trends in home automation, wearable electronics, and autonomous vehicles have created networked ecosystems, in which computers coexist and play a critical role. In these ecosystems, sensors provide necessary inputs to monitor the environment and take situation-specific action. Currently, sensors a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Sundaresan, Vishnu Baba
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Stretchable and Flexible E-Fiber Wire Antennas
TS-014971 — A new process to fabricate stretchable and flexible wire antennas with conductive fibers (E-fibers)
Current processes to manufacture flexible, mechanically durable antennas on E-fibers yield non-stretchable prototypes and lack fine print details. The geometric accuracy of printed antennas is less than 1 mm, and the devices are prone to failure due to fatigue and wear from deformation. The antenn…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Volakis, John; Kiourti, Asimina
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

An Ultra Precision Six-Axis Visual Servo Control System
TS-014929 — A real-time visual measurement of six-degree-of-freedom motion with nanometer precision.
Conventional microscopic visual feedback systems have limited out-of-plane measurement resolution in the micrometer range, and conventional interferometry systems are inherently not real-time sensors. When dealing with dimensions of sub-micrometer range, small pre-calibration errors, e.g. non-orth…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Menq, Chia-Hsiang; Kim, Jung
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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