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Out-of-Plane Fluidic Actuator for Curved Surface Applications
TS-050464 — A novel 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.
Turbines are used to produce much of the world’s electricity, whether it be from nuclear, coal, or natural gas sources, as well as provide power for the vast majority of aircraft flying today. For many turbine applications, the first stage vane and blade just downstream of the combustor is a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hossain, Mohammad Arif "Arif"; Ameri, Ali; Bons, Jeffrey; Gregory, James "Jim"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Out-of-Plane Fluidic Actuator for Curved Surface Applications
TS-050464 — A novel 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.
Turbines are used to produce much of the world’s electricity, whether it be from nuclear, coal, or natural gas sources, as well as provide power for the vast majority of aircraft flying today. For many turbine applications, the first stage vane and blade just downstream of the combustor is a…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hossain, Mohammad Arif "Arif"; Ameri, Ali; Bons, Jeffrey; Gregory, James "Jim"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Integrally Joined Stainless Steel-NiTi Medical Devices
TS-050057 — A method for manufacturing surgical tools and implants with strong, gapless joints between NiTi (Nitinol) and stainless steel to capitalize on the best properties of both materials.
NiTi (Nitinol) is widely accepted and used for medical devices such as surgical tools and implants due to its biocompatibility and unique thermal-mechanical properties which provide super-elastic or shape memory responses. However, there are currently no commercial solutions for joining of NiTi to…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Panton, Boyd; Dapino, Marcelo; Gingerich, Mark; Headings, Leon; Morris, Jennifer
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Device for Harvesting Vibration Energy to Power Remote Sensors or Feed the Power Grid
TS-049909 — A control method based upon properties of linear systems to manipulate the vibrational amplitudes and frequencies of structural systems by exploiting piecewise-linear (PWL) nonlinearities.
Energy harvesting from system vibrations is considered a promising green energy source with the capacity to both self-power small-scale devices and fulfill the need of large-scale electricity generation. A recent report by BCC research found that the markets for Vibration, Displacement, and Mechan…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: D'Souza, Kiran; Tien, Meng-Hsuan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Point Prognostics: Closed Loop Particle Forecasting Platform for Decision Support and System Prognostics
TS-049903 — A scalable, adaptive computational platform (software) that performs accurate, predictive computer simulations in less time, with the end goal of supporting a decision-making agency
A report by IOT Analytics evaluated the predictive maintenance (PdM) market at $1.5 billion in 2016 and anticipated a growth of 39% annually to $10.96 billion by 2022. Particle methods (broadly known as "Monte Carlo'' methods, or, MC) are a class of computational algorithms used in Pd…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kumar, Mrinal "Mrinal"; Yang, Chao "Chao"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Point Prognostics: Closed Loop Particle Forecasting Platform for Decision Support and System Prognostics
TS-049903 — A scalable, adaptive computational platform (software) that performs accurate, predictive computer simulations in less time, with the end goal of supporting a decision-making agency
A report by IOT Analytics evaluated the predictive maintenance (PdM) market at $1.5 billion in 2016 and anticipated a growth of 39% annually to $10.96 billion by 2022. Particle methods (broadly known as "Monte Carlo'' methods, or, MC) are a class of computational algorithms used in Pd…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kumar, Mrinal "Mrinal"; Yang, Chao "Chao"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Portable and automated mechanical ventilator with renewable energy source for harsh or remote environments
TS-048975 — A mechanical ventilation device which incorporates a hand-crank to enable automated breathing assistance without the need for electrical outlets or external generators.
Mechanical ventilators have been developed to provide automated, life-sustaining assistance to individuals with difficulty breathing due to either injury or chronic illness. Current ventilator systems, however, are expensive, require constant medical supervision and require reliable electrical pow…
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: Vazquez, Daniel; Haney, Amanda; Skidmore, Jeffrey
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

A Novel Variable Stiffness Robotic Gripper Based on Layer Jamming
TS-048216 — A soft robotic gripper design which incorporates layer jamming as a means for creating tunable stiffness control and higher load capacities.
Automation using robotics has taken many forms including, but not limited to, automotive manufacturing, transportation of good in shipping warehouses, and the delicate handling of wafers in semiconductor plants. In many of these applications grippers and end-of-arm-tools (EOAT’s) are incorpo…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Su, Haijun; Gao, Yuan
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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

Process Monitoring of Internal Temperature Distribution of Powder Bed Fusion Parts
TS-047605 — An ensemble kamlan filter (EnKF) state observer algorithm and process monitoring method for more quickly and accurately estimating the internal temperature gradient of Powder Bed Fusion parts for enhanced process monitoring and control.
Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) is a subset of additive manufacturing processes that performs a layer-by-layer fabrication of metal components by selectively melting metal powder disbursed over the earlier layer. PBF processes encompass methods such as selective laser sintering (SLS), direct metal laser s…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wood, Nathaniel; Hoelzle, David "David"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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

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

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

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

Ultrasonic Resistance Spot Welding Process and Apparatus
TS-041781 — An improvement to ultrasonic and resistance spot welding
Ultrasonic welding is widely used in the electronics industry to weld together wiring in delicate circuits and on microcircuits. It is also used in the automotive industry, medical industry, and packaging industry, often to weld dissimilar materials or plastics. The major advantages in ultrasonic …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Liu, Xun; Benatar, Avraham; Kimchi, Menachem
  • 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

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

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, Nate
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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