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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

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

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

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

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

N-Proanol and Propionic Acid Producing Propionibacteria
TS-037515 — New method of producing n-propanol and propionic acid using a metabolically engineered propionibacteria.
Propionibacteria are well-known for their various industrial applications including the manufacturing of Swiss cheese, vitamin B12, and propionic acid. However, not much is known about their genetics, and few studies have been conducted utilizing them for metabolic engineering, mostly in vitamin B…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yang, Shang-Tian "ST"; Ammar, Ehab
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Paired Lewis Acid Site Zeolite Catalysts for the Selective Conversion of Glucose to Fructose
TS-030928 — A zeolite catalyst with a unique chemical structure that utilizes paired Lewis acid sites to increase the catalytic selectivity for the isomerization of glucose and other sugars into fructose.
Fructose is a key compound in the food and fermentation industries that is typically produced via the enzymatic isomerization of glucose. The enzymes used to efficiently convert glucose to fructose are expensive to manufacture and sensitive to processing conditions. An alternative approach is to d…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Deshpande, Nitish; Parulkar, Aamena
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

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

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