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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

Closed Loop Particle Forecasting Platform for Decision Support and System Prognostics.
TS-042531 — A computational platform for forecasting the state of evolving systems and processes.
Particle methods are a class of computational algorithms used to estimate potential outcomes of a system or process. Although popular for their simplicity and scalability, the use of fixed sized "particle ensembles" renders the simulations unable to provide performance guarantees in quan…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kumar, Mrinal "Mrinal"; Yang, Chao "Chao"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Learning Optimal Empirical Reward iNtelligence (LOERN) with Cyber Maintenance Applications
TS-040341 — A software solution designed to optimize cyber security decision making and reduce maintenance costs.
As the world becomes more and more connected, our systems become more and more vulnerable. If cyber security can become more automated, risk-based decisions can be made more quickly and rationally. Organizations can then leverage this decision-making to improve their security without increasing co…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Allen, Theodore; Hou, Chengjun
  • 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, Jee-Eun
  • 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 2013 was $18 trillion. Of the $18 trillion1, $11 trillion (64%) was transported by the trucking industry. Tractor-trailers consumed 109 billion liters (29 billion gallons) of …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Prakash, Shaurya; Rangharajan, Kaushik Krishna "Kaushik"; West, Joseph; Zezinka, Zachary
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

DIAMOND
TS-037930 — Data-Driven Inspection, Alerts, Maintenance, Observable Network Decision Control System with Cyber Action Taker to Address Less Inspected Hosts Including Cell Phones
Cyber security is an important facet of many major corporations and government entities. The implementation of effective cyber security protocols is an arduous process because the most targeted individuals, C-suite and boardroom level personnel, understand the protocols the least. A lack of adhere…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Allen, Theodore; RoyChowdhury, Sayak
  • 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; Omidvar-Tehrani, Behrooz
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Agile Die and Mold Making Technology
TS-037369 — A technology to reduce the lead time of die and mold manufacturing.
Dies and molds are used in the manufacturing industry for producing high quantity pats from metals, plastics, and composites. These dies and molds are expensive to manufacture and have long lead times. In the automotive industry, a die set for something like a front fender can cost several million…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ames, Nathan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Time Management Facilitator
TS-037366 — A novel device to reinforce the abstract concept of time to intellectually disabled children, especially those with Down syndrome.
Learning and understanding the abstract and intangible concept of time is especially difficult for children with Down Syndrome. This difficulty can cause deep frustration because it affects the family’s daily routine and reduces the child’s independence in the home, at school, and even…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rogers, Peter "Peter"; Alley, Krista; Cornelius, Kristen; Dew, Elise; Hegedus, Alexander; Johnson, Kyle; Shiroma, Cecilia; Weisbecker, Carolyn; Whitehouse, Katherine
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

A Control Architecture for Active Combustion Control in Conventional Diesel Engines
TS-037361 — A novel method to schedule diesel fueling parameters based on cylinder conditions.
For a diesel engine to produce a combustion process which results in a desired trade-off between emissions and fuel economy, the fuel injection parameters must account for the state of the air path system. This is typically accomplished by simultaneously determining the desired air path set point …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Midlam-Mohler, Shawn; Meyer, Jason; Sujan, Vivek; Yurkovich, Steve
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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

Enhanced Situational Awareness Through Incorporation of Augmented Reality Systems for General Aviation
TS-036952 — A low-cost application for flight information using heads-up-display with augmented reality systems.
Loss-of-control (LOC) incidents continue to be the number one contributor to fatal general aviation (GA) accidents. Many technologies exist to aid the GA pilot in identifying and preventing LOC. However, the majority require costly modification and recertification of the aircraft. The availability…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: McCrink, Matthew; Gregory, James "Jim"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Gas Chromotography TCD Hydrogen Calibration Valve
TS-036946 — An in-line valve designed specifically to direct the flow of gasses within a gas chromotography machine.
Current metallurgy research requires a hydrogen measurement device to quantify the amount of hydrogen in a weld and the diffusion rate of hydrogen after failure to analyze the effects hydrogen assisted cracking. With this information, research groups can evaluate the performance of various welds a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wildofsky, Jacob; Alexandrov, Boian; Copley, Kenneth
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Titanium Alloy Optimization for Additive Manufacturing
TS-036918 — Modifies titanium alloys to reduce or prevent columnar grain structures in additive manufacturing
Titanium alloy components produced by current additive manufacturing (AM) techniques may lead to columnar grains, which introduce undesirable anisotropic material properties to the structure. Additional steps can reduce or eliminate these properties, but the processes are costly and limit direct p…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Welk, Brian; Fraser, Hamish
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Battery consumption minimization strategy for plug-in, pure, and hybrid EVs
TS-036908 — An energy management strategy for pure and hybrid electric vehicles that improves battery-life and optimizes fuel economy
Automotive powertrains are increasingly more electric, from mild and full hybrid, to plug-in hybrid and battery electric, automotive propulsion is increasingly relying on electricity as a source of power assist, or as the sole source of power, in automotive vehicles. This is true for passenger, co…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Rizzoni, Giorgio; Tang, Li
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

U+RSW - A Break-Through Process for Dissimilar Metal Joining in Automotive Industries
TS-036907 — A welding technique that joins two dissimilar metals.
Resistance spot welding (RSW) is critical to automobile manufacturing, with 3,000 to 5,000 spot welds per vehicle. As consumers seek vehicles with better fuel economy, automobile manufacturers have replaced parts built from heavy metals, such as advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), with lighter al…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Wei; Kimchi, Menachem; Lu, Ying "ying"; Mayton, Ellis
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Method and Device to Monitor & Control Efficiency of the Friction Welding Process
TS-015293 — A device that can be readily attached to inertia or direct drive friction welding equipment to determine energy efficiency in-situ during welding, providing real-time feedback for improving control.
Friction welding is a category of solid-state welding processes that uses frictional heat generation at the weld interface to plasticize the work pieces and produce a metallurgical bond. The welding parameters used in large-scale industrial production are typically determined via trial and error. …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Wei; Mahaffey, David; Semiatin, Sheldon; Senkov, Oleg; Tung, Daniel
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Ultra-wideband Antenna integrated compact balun and feed structure
TS-014994 — An Ultra-wideband (8 to 1 continuous bandwidth), extremely low profile, wide angle scanning, phased array with integrated compact balun and feed structure
Tightly Coupled Dipole Arrays (TCDAs) are popular due to their wide bandwidth, good scan performance, low profile, and low cross polarization. However, to realize their full potential, a wideband balanced feed is required. Compact wideband baluns are difficult to realize, and previous dipole array…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Doane, Jonathan; Sertel, Kubilay
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Inexpensive Miniaturization of Photonic Crystal/Metamaterial components
TS-014947 — A printed microstrip that uses simple microwave circuit components to emulate the propagation normally only found in photonic crystals and metamaterials
Metamaterials, and more specifically photonic crystals, have enabled development of innovative technologies, such as radio frequency (RF) metamaterial air interface solutions, LED lights, flat panel displays, and fiber lasers. It has been speculated that metamaterials could enable further advancem…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Sertel, Kubilay; Volakis, John
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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