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Three-dimensional cellular automation codes for solidification microstructure and porosity simulation of multi-component alloys
TS-063911 — Porosity formation during the solidification of aluminum-based alloys, induced by hydrogen gas and alloy shrinkage, presents a significant challenge for industries relying on high-performance solidification products such as castings, welds, and additively manufactured components. This issue advers…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Luo, Aihua (Alan); Gu, Cheng
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

High-entropy AlCrTiV alloys
TS-063365 — Experience the future of materials technology with our high-entropy AlCrTiV metal alloy—a revolutionary solution that reshapes the possibilities in engineering and manufacturing. Elevate your products to new heights of performance, efficiency, and sustainability with our innovative alloy. For a closely related technology, please visit https://oied.osu.edu/find-technologies and type "T2021-261" in the search field.
In various industries, from aerospace to manufacturing, the pursuit of materials with exceptional mechanical properties coupled with low weight is unending. Conventional alloys often trade off one aspect for another, leaving a gap in the market for a metal alloy that seamlessly integrates strength…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Luo, Aihua (Alan); Huang, Xuejun; Sun, Weihua
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Metal Matrix Composites Reinforced by High Entropy Alloys
TS-063364 — Experience the future of advanced materials—our metal matrix composites offer a revolutionary approach to meeting the demands of modern industries. Elevate your products, enhance performance, and reduce costs with our groundbreaking technology. For a closely related technology, please visit https://oied.osu.edu/find-technologies and type "T2017-051" in the search field.
In the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries, there is a pressing demand for advanced materials that combine low weight, high strength, exceptional wear resistance, and superior high-temperature performance. Traditional methods using ceramic particles as reinforcements in aluminum matrix c…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Luo, Aihua (Alan); Huang, Xuejun; Zhang, Jianyue
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Direct Current Generation By Recycling Omnipresent EM Waves
TS-063309 — The Need Over five billion wireless devices are connected to wireless service providers worldwide, with a constant emergence of new and improved technologies. Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technologies are rapidly being deployed due to the demand for fast and more reliable services for mobile user…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Xiaoguang; Lyu, Hualiang
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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 functional surfaces for chemical reaction and water treatment
TS-063135 — A liquid crystal infused porous surface for diagnosing and treating wastewater.
In various industries, there is a growing need for surfaces that can effectively repel water and resist fouling by oily contaminants. Traditional superhydrophobic surfaces, while excellent at repelling water, are easily fouled, limiting their practical applications. A team of The Ohio State Uni…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Xiaoguang; Rather, Adil; Xu, Yang
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Surface barrier engineering using AlGaO/GaO
TS-063001 — A new method of surface barrier engineering that introduces a linearly graded (AlxGa1-x)2O3 cap layer. This improves the Schottky barrier at the surface which results in a higher breakdown field.
Ga2O3 is a promising ultra-widebandgap semiconductor with many applications in power switching and RF electronics. Realizing those improvements requires efficient field management design to prevent premature breakdown due to electric field crowding at the device edges. There is a need to develop t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; Dhara, Sushovan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Post synthetic incorporation of Ti into zeolite Beta via defect sites originating from methyl-silanes and its impacts on epoxidation and reduction reactions
TS-062968 — 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, Alex
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Tuning the nature of the catalytic site through synthesizing Lewis acid zeolite Beta with alkyl-Sn precursors
TS-062967 — 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

Substrates for vertical power devices
TS-062951 — The Need In today's fast-paced technological landscape, there is an ever-growing demand for high-performance vertical power devices with enhanced breakdown voltage capabilities, exceeding 20 kV. Meeting this commercial need requires an innovative approach to semiconductor drift layer developmen…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Bhuiyan, A F M Anhar Uddin; Meng, Lingyu
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

pH-sensitive inhibitor release system for corrosion protection
TS-062835 — Coatings are broadly used to protect metallic structures from corrosion. However, aggressive acidic and alkaline conditions can both develop locally on the coated metal surface due to corrosion, leading to the failure of the coated structure. Commonly used smart coatings use a timed release of spe…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Chao; Frankel, Gerald "Jerry"; Guo, Xiaolei
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Heteroatom doped Carbon Nanostructures for Electrocatalytic Chlorine and Bromine Production
TS-062692 — Chlorine is used in production of many products, such as many polymers like polyvinyl chloride, polyurethanes and chloroaromatics. It is also used extensively in pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fiber optics, hypochlorite bleaches, and other commodities. However, the current method of producing chlori…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ozkan, Umit; Jain, Deeksha; Mamtani, Kuldeep
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Novel Efficient Butanol Production without CO2 Emission
TS-062607 — Chemicals and fuels from renewable resources have gained global interest due to environmental issues, climate change, oil price and supply volatility, and decreasing nonrenewable fossil fuel sources. Butanol is a biofuel alternative that can provide a higher heating value, lower volatility, polarity…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yang, Shang-Tian "ST"
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Formation of carbon containing semi-insulating layers in β-Ga2O3 based structures and devices
TS-061850 — High-quality beta-gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3) based semi-insulating layers enable high power/high-frequency electronics, ultraviolet optoelectronics, and more.
The Need β-Ga2O3 has spurred substantial interest in semiconductors and transistors in high-power/high-frequency electronics and ultraviolet optoelectronics. However, challenges exist in the controlled doping of semi-insulating layers of β-Ga2O3, limiting the material’s full potenti…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Bhuiyan, A F M Anhar Uddin; Meng, Lingyu
  • 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

High Efficiency LED Designs Using Quantum Well Engineering
TS-057127 — Achieving high efficiency LEDs with green, amber and longer wavelengths using III-nitride/II-IV-nitride heterostructures as the active media.
Although extensive research and development over the past two decades has resulted in close to 100% external quantum efficiency (EQE) of InGaN based blue light emitting devices, efficiency of the longer visible wavelength emitting devices has remained relatively low. Spontaneous polarization origi…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Zhang, Kaitian
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Novel Electrode for Co-factor Regeneration
TS-051995 — Method of regenerating NADPH for the production of biobutanol.
The Need NAD(P)H is used as a reducing co-factor for the synthesis of biochemicals (e.g., conversion of aldehydes to alcohols) using biocatalysts or even microbes. Butanol is an important feedstock used in the chemical industry and shows great potential as a biofuel. Butanol is produced from fossil…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kadowaki, Jonathan; Gopalan, Venkat; Jones, Travis; Sengupta, Anindita; Subramaniam, Vishwanath
  • Licensing Officer: He, Panqing

Gas Sensors for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics
TS-047136 — A range of low-cost gas sensors for non-invasive diagnostic tests and health monitoring.
Exhaled human breath is a combination of hundreds of gases including inorganic molecules such as NO, NH3 or CO, and volatile organic molecules such as acetone, ethane, and isoprene. Some of these gases are produced by the body as the result of physiological processes. Known as ‘biomarkers&rs…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Gouma, Pelagia-Iren
  • Licensing Officer: Schworer, Adam

Activity Enhancement of Perovskite-Type Cathode Material
TS-044391 — A new ammonia production technology using an oxygen ion conductive solid oxide electrolyte cell (SOEC) reactor and a novel cathode material.
Ammonia is utilized in a variety of industries with 80% of produced ammonia used for fertilizer production. Most commercial ammonia is produced using the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, which requires high temperatures and pressures, resulting in high operational/production costs. The process typically us…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ozkan, Umit; Deka, Dhruba Jyoti; Gunduz, Seval
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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