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A method to detect counterfeit integrated circuits through the use of a microwave resonator
TS-048646 — A novel method to detect a counterfeit integrated circuit (IC) and to authenticate an IC using the electromagnetic characteristics of the IC and a resonator
The presence of counterfeit integrated circuits (commonly referred to as “ICs” or “chips”) in a supply chain, such as a military supply chain, can result in either a failure of a critical system or a compromise of the data on that system. These counterfeit chips may not be …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert; Gildenmeister, Kraig
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Photon-assisted MOCVD growth of II-IV-N2, II-III2-IV-N4 semiconductors and their heterostructures with III-N
TS-048645 — A novel photon-assisted MOCVD growth method to synthesize II-IV-N2 materials
Zn-IV-N2 and Mg-IV-N2 compounds have been reported to be synthesized by a number of techniques including chemical vapor deposition (CVD), vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) technique, ammonothermal synthesis, radio frequency (RF) sputtering, pulsed laser deposition, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and metalorg…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhao, Hongping; Rezaul Karim, Md
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Dielectric heterojunction device
TS-048644 — The potential of different materials for vertical power switching is often assessed by calculating the Baliga Figure of Merit (BFOM). In the case of wide and ultra-wide bandgap materials, the high breakdown fields and the relatively good transport properties make the BFOM significantly higher than…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rajan, Siddharth; Moore, Wyatt; Xia, Zhanbo
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Capacitive Sensing Method for Integrated Circuit Identification and Authentication
TS-048641 — A method of authenticating an IC die’s origin and uniquely identifying each die with an intrinsic unclonable value through measurement of on-chip capacitance values
Hardware security in Integrated Circuit (IC) designs is of increasing importance in dealing with the insecure, expanding global supply chain of these parts. The ability to trace the origin of a die, combined with the capability to uniquely identify each die provides valuable quantitative measures …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Khalil, Waleed; Kines, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

High Permittivity Dielectric Junction Termination for Vertical High Voltage Devices
TS-048635 — A novel edge termination concept using extreme permittivity dielectrics is proposed to effectively manage peak electric fields in vertical power devices
Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based devices are promising for high frequency and power applications because they have a superior combination of the critical electric field, electron mobility, saturation drift velocity, and power density. With the recent interest in solid-state power electronics technologi…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, Hyunsoo; Rahman, Mohammad Wahidur "Wahidur"; Rajan, Siddharth; Xia, Zhanbo
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Protecting UUID in Bluetooth Low Energy (from Sniffing and Fingerprinting)
TS-048632 — A method for mitigating the BLE vulnerability in an IoT device that protects UUIDs from being harvested and reverse engineered
Universally Unique Identifiers (UUIDs) in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Devices are vital for nearby smartphone applications to discover them. BLE has also been increasingly used by Internet of Things (IoT) devices in various areas such as transportation, healthcare, wearables, retail, and smart home…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lin, Zhiqiang; Wen, Haohuang; Zhang, Yinqian; Zuo, Chaoshun
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

A proximity sensor for the detection of hands on a steering wheel
TS-048591 — An embedded coax proximity sensor for the detection of hands or other objects near a vehicle's steering wheel
The coming age of autonomous vehicles will require the development of many new technologies to keep the vehicle occupants safe even when no one is paying attention to the vehicle operation. At present, given the limited capabilities of autonomous vehicles, it is necessary for the driver to monitor…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert; Kiourti, Asimina; Wang, Zhenyu
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

A Lightweight Low Inductance Power Module with Insulated Baseplates
TS-048588 — A lightweight power module that reduces loop stray inductance while maintaining good electrical insulation and thermal dissipation.
In conventional power module structures, the die is attached to the substrate, usually direct bonding copper (DBC). The ceramic substrate layer provides electrical insulation between the circuit and cooling structure and attaches to a conductive baseplate material (Cu, Al, AlSiC) to dissipate heat…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lyu, Xintong; Wang, Jin
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Method for Automatic Transmission Calibration and Controller Optimization
TS-048123 — A method for automatically calibrating and optimizing gear shift control parameters through iterative algorithms both during development and during use.
As fuel efficiency standards for modern cars increase, manufacturers are adding more and more gears to their transmissions. The higher number of gears allows for greater gear spread, meaning engineers can add taller gears that allow engines to operate at lower, more fuel-efficient rpms. Despite…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Mishra, Kirti; Srinivasan, Krishnaswamy
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

High-strength/high-ductility magnesium sheet alloy for room-temperature forming
TS-048065 — A new magnesium alloy designed using computational thermodynamic and kinetic models, which possesses optimal mechanical and formability performance suitable for industrial applications
Magnesium (Mg), the lightest structural metal, and its alloys, with their high specific strength and low density, are promising lightweight materials for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, and electronic sectors. A 2019 report by Business Communications Company (BCC) Research highli…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Luo, Aihua (Alan); Shi, Renhai
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Integrated Biomanufacturing System for Fiber-Reinforced Tissue Composites
TS-047830 — An automated technique and system which combines electrospinning, additive manufacturing, and cell dispensing for generating high-quality tissue constructs with high physiological relevance.
Recent advances in biofabrication introduced by additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM/3DP) have significantly improved the overall architecture control in tissue engineered constructs. These constructs have a wide variety of important research and clinical applications including, but not limited …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Xu; Herderick, Edward; Niu, Ye "Ye"; Zhao, Yi
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

3D subwavelength photonic detector coupled with dielectric resonator antenna
TS-047335 — New IR detector combining a dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) with a semiconductor absorber for improved signal, noise, and speed performance
The three essential characteristics of detectors are signal, noise, and speed. There are inherent trade-offs in these three figures of merit and various applications emphasize one or more characteristics. The primary limitation for infrared detectors and imagers is the limit on the achievable sign…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Krishna, Sanjay; Ball, Christopher; Grbic, Anthony; Kazemi, Alireza; Ranjbar, Amin; Ronningen, Theodore; Shu, Qingyuan
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

Fast and Efficient Cross Band Wireless Channel Prediction Using Machine Learning
TS-047296 — A neural network that utilizes a simple and efficient single antenna optimization framework
Systems that use different frequency bands for uplink and downlink communication often need feedback between the clients to exchange band-specific channel information. The current state-of-the-art approach predicts the downlink channel based on the uplink channel by identifying certain variables u…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Srinivasan, Kannan; Bakshi, Arjun; Parthasarathy, Srinivasan
  • Licensing Officer: Hong, Dongsung

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: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

ReScribe: Transcription factors for reprogramming of diseased musculoskeletal related cells
TS-046978 — Transcription factors that can upregulate desired genes in diseased tissue to reprogram diseased cells, thereby reversing the disease and creating healthy non-diseased phenotype genes. These transcription factors would be especially useful in musculoskeletal diseases such as back pain and osteoarthritis.
Musculoskeletal diseases including osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain, are debilitating, painful, and often difficult to treat. Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, as an example, is strongly associated with low back pain, a leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the American…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Walter, Devina; Gallego Perez, Daniel; Higuita Castro, Natalia; Hoyland, Judith; Khan, Safdar; Tang, Shirley "Shirley Nina"; Walter, Benjamin
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-046794 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery and detoxification of byproducts of hemolysis.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Belcher, Donald; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Therapeutic uses of the apohemoglobin-haptoglobin complex
TS-046454 — Original, synthetic complexes used to detoxify hemoglobin, heme, and free iron in patients suffering from hemolysis. The use of these complexes would allow effective treatment of various states of hemolysis and would mitigate the numerous side effects associated with the condition. Complexes could also be used as a drug carrier for targeting CD163+ macrophages and monocytes.
Hemolysis is a burgeoning health condition that results from various pathophysioloigical conditions. It is characterized by the rupture of red blood cells, which release toxic, cell-free hemoglobin into the bloodstream. The cell-free hemoglobin further break down into heme and apoglobin, which cau…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

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

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: Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn; Reilly, Matthew; Tram, Nguyen "Archie"
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

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: Zinn, Ryan

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