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Revolutionary Modular Nuclear Reactor Core for Space Exploration
TS-066252 — Rotating Fuel Core with Fuel Strip(s) ("ROFFUS") is an innovative modular nuclear reactor core designed to provide reliable and scalable power for advanced space missions.
Future space missions require dependable, high-output energy sources to support operations such as material processing, transportation, and thermal conditioning, particularly in challenging environments like the lunar poles where sunlight is scarce. This advanced nuclear reactor core features a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Smidts, Carol; Aldemir, Tunc; Cao, Lei Raymond; Horack, John; Khafizov, Marat
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Fluid Active Flow Control Enabled Variable Turbine Vane
TS-065423 — Turbine aircraft engines (jet engines) are a type of propulsion system commonly used in aviation. These engines operate on jet propulsion, where air is drawn into the engine, mixed with fuel, ignited, and then expelled at high speed to generate thrust. Jet engines are used in commercial and military aircraft, as well as helicopters.
While turbine aircraft engines offer higher efficiency and performance than their counterparts, there is still a need to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gases. It’s estimated that jet engines account for over 2.5% of all CO2 emissions, and there are substantial …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Spens, Alexander; Bons, Jeffrey
  • 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

SimpleFill Gas Pressurization Device
TS-063346 — A reliable compact device for efficiently compressing natural gas fuel for automobiles
Compressed gas is useful in a number of different applications such as propulsion in vehicles. The global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market was valued at $14.8 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%. Furthermore, the Natural Gas Vehicle market …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cantemir, Codrin; Canova, Marcello; Chiara, Fabio; Durand, James; Fly, Gerald; Triberti, Matteo; Underhill, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Ported shroud centrifugal compressor modification for reduced noise and improved efficiency
TS-063345 — An improvement to the design of ported shrouds for centrifugal compressor resulting in reduced noise and improved efficiency
Implementing a ported shroud casing treatment is often used to extend the operating range of a centrifugal compressor. A centrifugal compressor is used in an engine to increase the pressure of the air entering the engine. This allows the engine to burn more fuel and air, producing more power. Cent…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dehner, Richard
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Vulnerability and Attackability analysis of automotive controllers using structural model of the system
TS-063239 — The Ohio State University has developed a vulnerability analysis technique for connected and autonomous vehicles that assesses the vulnerability and attackability of the automotive controllers to determine the security of the system. The Need Automated vehicle technologies improve safety, assis…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Renganathan, Vishnu; Ahmed, Qadeer
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

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

Dynamic Control Scheme for Multiphase Electric Machine
TS-063033 — The Need As automobile manufacturers strive to achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and other Electric Drive Systems (EDSs) has surged. However, these electrified powertrains face performance challenges, especially in extreme environments. To…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hanif, Athar; Ahmed, Qadeer
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

Novel Deep Learning Model for Reconnaissance of Infrastructure on Drones
TS-063007 — The Need In disaster-stricken areas, timely and accurate reconnaissance is paramount for effective response and recovery efforts. Traditional methods of assessing damage to critical infrastructure, such as power distribution poles, often involve time-consuming manual inspections, leading to delays …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Shafieezadeh, Abdollah; Bagheri Jeddi, Ashkan
  • Licensing Officer: Mess, David

Grass Surrogate
TS-062844 — Road departure is a serious threat to vehicle safety and can result in fatal accidents. To prevent road departure, some vehicles are equipped with a road departure mitigation system that can detect when a vehicle is about to leave the road and take corrective actions. However, there is a need for …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Surrogates for Concrete Dividers
TS-062834 — Road departure can be extremely dangerous for vehicles. Some vehicles are equipped with road departure mitigation systems to prevent this from happening. However, testing these systems can be difficult and costly, as it involves crashing vehicles into roadside objects. The concrete divider surr…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Chen, Yaobin; Chien, Stanley; Lin, Jun; Sherony, Rini; Yi, Qiang
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Surrogates for Metal Guardrails
TS-062797
Road departures remain a significant source of traffic accidents. Tools for limiting road departures are needed to reduce accidents and improve safe driving conditions. The Ohio State University researcher Dr. Chi-Chih Chen, along with a team of researchers, has developed a novel metal guardrai…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Chen, Yaobin; Chien, Stanley; Lin, Jun; Sherony, Rini
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Method for real-time estimation of aeroelastic flutter using the parametric flutter margin
TS-062490 — An exemplary parametric flutter margin method and associated system that can be used to identify the structural dynamic characteristics of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s wing in a series of Ground Vibration Tests (GVTs) and initial flight-testing study.
The Need In the aerospace industry, ensuring the safety and certification of aircraft is of paramount importance. One critical challenge faced during the certification process is aeroelastic flutter, an unstable phenomenon that can lead to catastrophic consequences. Conventional flight-testing meth…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: McCrink, Matthew
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Phasing of Turbine Engine Gearbox
TS-057725 — The angle at which the gears of a turbine engine are staggered can be manipulated to neutralize harmonic excitations produced by the engine.
The aviation industry is responsible for transporting over 4.5 billion people through 16 million flights in one year. Turbine engines contain a turbofan which has internal gears that are responsible for the internal vibrations an engine can experience. This harmonic excitation is responsible for t…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kahraman, Ahmet; McCune, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Dynamic Removal of Clutter to Improve Situational Awareness in Traffic Management Systems
TS-054551 — Algorithm/software that dynamically classifies and removes clutter in systems such as the traffic management systems of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market is predicted to be worth $56.18 billion by 2027. The global commercial UAV market size alone was valued at $13.44 billion in 2020, with a recorded demand of over 689,000 units. With a wide range of applications, the UAV market is expected to grow at 19.9% C…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Singhal, Achal
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

SimpleFill Gas Pressurization Device
TS-054465 — A reliable compact device for efficiently compressing natural gas fuel for automobiles
Compressed gas is useful in a number of different applications such as propulsion in vehicles. The global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market was valued at $14.8 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $36 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%. Furthermore, the Natural Gas Vehicle market …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chiara, Fabio; Canova, Marcello; Cantemir, Codrin; Durand, James; Fly, Gerald; Triberti, Matteo; Underhill, Robert
  • 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

Out-of-Plane Fluidic Actuator for Curved Surface Applications
TS-050464 — Experience the future of fluidic control with our out-of-plane feedback-type fluidic oscillator. Revolutionize your engineering applications with unmatched precision, adaptability, and efficiency. Embrace innovation and elevate your industry standards with our groundbreaking bistable fluidic actuator design which uses naturally occurring fluid dynamic instabilities instead of moving parts to create an oscillating jet that is out-of-plane from the fluid inlet port. This inventive technology T2018-374 is just one part of a larger, comprehensive suite of fluidic oscillator technologies offered by The Ohio State University for licensing. To learn more about our other designs, please visit https://oied.osu.edu/find-technologies and search using the term: Fluidic Oscillator.
In the world of power generation and aerospace engineering, the limitations of traditional fluidic oscillators have hampered efforts to enhance turbine blade efficiency and airfoil performance. Current designs struggle to position oscillating jets effectively near the leading edge, where cooling a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hossain, Mohammad Arif "Arif"; Ameri, Ali; Bons, Jeffrey; Gregory, James "Jim"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Independent speed variable frequency generator for more electric aircraft using brushless doubly-fed machines (BDFM)
TS-050232 — Independent speed variable frequency generator for more electric aircraft using brushless doubly-fed machines (BDFM)
Technology continues to advance and with it, a push for higher performance of electrical components and devices, especially in the transportation industry. For example, in the past few decades, considerable efforts have been taken towards aircraft electrification. Traditional hydraulic and pneumat…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Julia; Peng, Peng; Xu, Longya
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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: Zinn, Ryan

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: Zinn, Ryan

Transportation Asset Management Program
TS-039992 — Transportation Asset Management Program offers a unique bridge condition index (BCI) and management solution for large bridge inventories to be used as a reliable metric and asset management framework
Transportation infrastructure depends on a robust and well-maintained system of bridges. In the U.S., federal law requires that bridges be inspected once every two years. Some states, including Ohio, require bridges to be inspected every year. One problem with these inspections is that for several…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Shafieezadeh, Abdollah; Fereshtehnejad, SeyedEhsan "Ehsan"; Hur, Jieun
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Method for Reducing Aerodynamic Drag on Tractor-Trailers
TS-038398 — A bio-inspired sidewall design to increase fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Tractor-trailers are essential to the United States (U.S.) economy. The annual value of freight transported in the U.S. in 2017 was $19 trillion, an increase from $18 trillion in 2012. Of the $19 trillion, $13.7 trillion (72%) was transported by the trucking industry. The high fuel consumption by …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Prakash, Shaurya; Rangharajan, Kaushik Krishna "Kaushik"; West, Joseph; Zezinka, Zachary
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

DV8: The Spatial-Temporal Interactive Air Traffic Performance Visualization and Analysis Tool
TS-037833 — Optimization of air traffic infrastructure through efficient flight routing - reduces fuel cost, avoids adverse weather, improves "on-time" flight performance metrics.
America's air traffic control infrastructure has not been updated in decades and lags behind the rest of world. In lieu of a complete rebuild using GPS and digital messaging, other upgrades could be made to optimize the efficiency of flight routing. These types of upgrades would be software ba…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Young, Seth; Meyer, Nicholas; Nandi, Arnab
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Design Features of Dissimilar Material-Reinforced Blanks and Extrusions for Forming
TS-037334 — A method for reinforcing formed metal parts with fiber and/or metallic reinforcement.
To date, a key method of lightweighting automobiles has been “down-gauging” sheet metal components or changing to a “lightweight” material such as aluminum from steel. Reducing sheet metal gage has a limitation in formed metal components based upon strength, stiffness, ener…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Dapino, Marcelo; Detwiler, Duane; Gingerich, Mark; Hahnlen, Ryan; Headings, Leon; Sheldon, Allen
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Gear Baffle
TS-037263 — A transmission gear baffle that permits directed flow of fluid resulting from gear rotation in a fluid bath.
Efficient propulsion systems in motor vehicles require effective lubrication and cooling to sustain continuous operation and prolong their lifespan. However, traditional transmission setups often suffer from fluid-related inefficiencies such as churning loss, fluid impact loss, and aeration, which…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kahraman, Ahmet; Shon, Samuel; Talbot, David
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Artificial Skin Design for Human Surrogates
TS-015001 — This artificial skin technology produces a similar reflectivity as human skin in the 76-77 GHz frequency range and can be effectively used on mannequins for pedestrian pre-collision system (PCS) evaluations.
According to fatality crash data from the 2003-2012 Fatality Analysis Report System (FARS) in United States, there was an average of around 4,400 pedestrian fatalities per year, accounting for 11-14% of all traffic fatalities and the numbers have continued to rise in recent years.In Japan, the nea…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Chen, Chi-Chih; Chen, Ming; Chien, Stanley; Sherony, Rini
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

NeverStrand Drive Train; Hybrid All-Wheel-Drive System
TS-014790 — An all-wheel-drive (AWD) hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) system integrating multiple vehicle power sources and electrically variable transmission (EVT) for efficient power and limp home capabilities
Environments prone to high impact events, such as explosions and large falls, often require durable vehicles for safe transportation. These work environments, including military operations, mining operations, and resource exploration, must utilize vehicles featuring terrain-resistant systems, such…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cantemir, Codrin; Bechtel, James; Letherwood, Michael; Rizzoni, Giorgio; Udvare, Thomas; Ursescu, Gabriel
  • Licensing Officer: Ashouripashaki, Mandana

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