Active Flow Control through Synthetic Jet
Actasys is a platform company focusing on the development of active flow control applications based on a platform technology that was originally developed for the aerospace industry. Actasys technology can be applied to a wide variety of fields, including tracnsportation, HVAC systems, wind turbines, and maritime applications.
Nanobiomimetic reagent-free technology platform
Our technology is based on direct electrochemical communication between the sensor and the analyte without third party involved. It offers high spatial-temporal resolution of sensory-energy image based on extreme small energy change of analyte induced at the asymptomatic stage of diseases without environmental contamination and no interference.
Overcoming antibiotic resistance through a novel mechanism of action
Agile Sciences is developing a therapeutic for treating MDR bacterial infections that enhances current antibiotics using small organic compounds that inhibit bacterial signaling through a novel mechanism of action so bacteria cannot turn on defense mechanisms needed for antibiotic resistance, hence drug resistant infections can be effectively treated with antibiotics.
Herbal-bioplastic nanofibers for wound dressing
Preparation of wound dressing material based on bio-plastic and natural herbs that is of the following advantages: 1-accelerate and promote wound healing 2- avoiding bacterial infection 3- cost effective 4- environmentally friendly 5- Feasible technique that can be easily scaled to commercial level.
Herbal-bioplastic nanofibers for wound dressing
Preparation of wound dressing material based on bio-plastic and natural herbs that is of the following advantages: 1-accelerate and promote wound healing 2- avoiding bacterial infection 3- cost effective 4- environmentally friendly 5- Feasible technique that can be easily scaled to commercial level.
A Safe, Sustainable, and Inexpensive Water Purification System
The technology is a photocatalytic composite that uses solar energy to degrade organics and inactivate bacteria in water. The composite is able to inactivate 100% of total coliform bacteria after just 15 minutes of sunlight exposure. The technology is green, sustainable, and an economically viable wastewater purification method.
Graphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity
We have demonstrated that our premixed graphene plus nanodiamond solution is capable for demonstrating near zero friction(superlubricity) when the solution is deposited on various substrates sliding against a DLC ball in a dry environment. This has great potential to improve energy efficiency and durability of many moving mechanical systems.
Novel Purification Method for Membrane Proteins
Novel technique for membrane proteins purification that is fast, needs only a tabletop centrifuge and precipitates membrane proteins in native environment. it relies on a novel mechanism capable of precipitating biological membranes under specific conditions, regardless of the membrane protein composition, thus making it applicable to diverse membrane proteins.
Improvement of Germination of Seeds using Cold plasma
Using cold plasma treatment, we are able to reduce the time of germination of seeds and also increase the yield. This is most striking for difficult seeds such as peppers and alfalfa.
New Class of Inorganic Plastic Crystal Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Battery
Researchers at ASU have developed a new class of electorate that his highly conductive yet contains no organic material so there are no possible side reactions to cause safety issues as with current lithium ion battery electrolytes.
Electricity Producing Air Conditioners
Be Power Tech is developing an air conditioning and heating system that also produces electricity. This system is fueled with natural gas. The electricity produced powers the building. The resulting product provides significant reductions in building energy costs, while providing environmental benefits.
High Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
Beet Inc. is developing a new thin film solar cell technology to achieve 25% conversion efficiency, a 40% increase in power density compared to common PV technologies. The proposed technology, enables simple polycrystalline thin film solar cell manufacturing in a tandem geometry that is scalable for global deployment.
Fast Superconducting Re-closer for Medium Voltage Grid Applications
The innovation is a new device that combines zero conduction loss of a superconducting switch and fast operation of a semiconducting device. It also enables high off-resistance and fast operation. It addresses a gap in technology for reliable fast power switching in the current AC and future DC grid.
Antireflective and Reduced Glare Coatings
Reducing the amount of light that bounces off the surface is one of the major challenges to maximize the conversion of the light to electricity or an opto-electronic signal. The researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have demonstrated a new method to produce antireflective coatings utilizing thin film nanotechnology.
High Conversion Efficient Thin Film Organic Photovoltaic Devices
A novel structural design and material composition is provided for thin film organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. The waveguided structure permits increased light absorption in the active layer, reduction in active layer thickness, efficient charge separation and extraction, leading to improved power conversion efficiency compared to standard OPV devices.
Splicing of Superconductor Materials
A high temperature superconductor (HTS) is currently available in the tape form for large-scale applications, in which high quality HTS splices can be obtained with reproducible performance and low resistance (few nano-ohms).
Prototype Metadata Collection, Storage, and Search System
Too much research data is locked away and not made available to other researchers. This leads to wasted money as researchers perform experiments that have already been run. Our system collects data automatically, creates summary information, and publishes it to a website with a search engine. Data sharing advances research.
Printed Organic Sensors, using polymer inks with piezoelectric, pyroelectric or electrostrictive properties, on Large Area Flexible Surfaces (320mm x 380mm )
Innovative polymer materials, such as PVDF-TrFE, exhibits electrical properties similar to the existing conventional inorganic compounds. As they can be easily formulated in liquid solutions, these inks (combined with additive printing techniques, e.g. screen-print) allow the manufacturing of large area, flexible surfaces sensitive to touch, pressure or proximity.
Air purification through electrostatic precipitation
This technology enables the suppression of the use of a personal mask in order to protect people during sports and activity in a polluted environment. It is based on an electrostatic precipitation system with reduced power consumption required.
Autonomous wearable and flexible integrated sensors to monitor vital signs and activity. This very low power consumption system transfers, in real time, data measurement via BlueTooth Low Energy. The measured vital signs are respiration, heart rate and activity, thanks to a MEMS accelerometer sensor and an optical sensor.
Batteries / Lithium-Sulfur technology
Lithium-Sulfur is an alternative technology to the well-known Li-ion batteries. CEA Tech has been involved for 10 years on Li/S batteries development. This novel chemistry is a promising solution to achieve better energy density and cost reduction for batteries.
Booth: 44M / 44T
Multi-functional Coal-Derived Graphene Films
Graphene is an advanced material with excellent properties related to conductivity, toughness, flexibility and transparency. Yet several factors hinder graphene’s market entry including material costs, materials purity and process scalability. Graphene films grown from electrically activated coal bypasses market entry issues and enhances national security by local resource usage.
Booth: 44M / 44T
Selective Reductant Electrowinning for Metal Recovery and Waste Reduction
Ohio University’s patent-pending technology, Selective Reductant Electrowinning (SRE) process allows the recovery and recycling of metals with significant advantages when compared to traditional electrowinning: lower energy consumption, high purity material recovery, and has higher selectivity.
Machine Learning for Non-Destructive Evaluation in Manufacturing Environments
Citrine’s software platform uses data aggregation and machine learning to help the world's largest companies turn their manufacturing into more reliable products.
Athermal Brillouin scattering optical fiber
Optical fibers have been developed with properties that are not dependent on temperature. This athermal property allows for application and development of new sensing platforms aimed at infrastructure monitoring and intrusion detection.
Flexible DC circuit breaker
A direct current circuit breaker that uses a short conduction path and unique coupled inductor to respond to faults. This breaker is easily configurable and can distinguish between step changes and low fault currents with applications in DC microgrids, electric vehicles, and shipboard power systems.
Functionalized Biodegradable Polymers to Neutralize Complex Mixtures of Organic Compounds from Environmental Sources
This nanoparticle material allows for the remediation of environmental contaminants through the preparation of biodegradable nanoparticles capable of selectively sequestering or chemically modifying target contaminants. It demonstrates the ability of the materials to capture gaseous environmental contaminants of the aldehyde and carboxylic acid functional group classes.
Our evaporation-driven generator generates electricity from the abundant yet untapped resource of natural evaporation. The generator continuously generates electricity when installed above a natural or manmade body of water. The system generates electricity at low cost, stores and delivers power on demand, and conserves water by reducing evaporative losses.
Advanced vapor-coating technologies
DropWise Technologies Corp. is commercializing an innovative new vapor-based coating process and durable polymer materials, developed in collaboration between two leading MIT labs, for protecting heat transfer equipment against fouling and corrosion.
A Point-of-care Rapid Diagnsotic test for Bacterial SInusitis
Entvantage is developing a rapid diagnostic test kit to help physician's properly diagnose bacterial sinusitis from the more common viral form of the illness. 80% of patients receive antibiotics for symptoms of sinusitis, far above its reported bacterial infection rate of 10%, which leads to over prescription of antibiotics.
Landing Gear Structural Health Prognostic Diagnostic System
This SHM system is applicable to landing gear health monitoring on all military and commercial platforms. The system provides the ability to measure, record, and process the operational loads data for each aircraft’s landing gear which gives aircraft program offices the ability to make data based management decisions.
Close Proximity Point-to-Point Communications(Zing)
A close proximity communication technology that provides the peak data rate of multi-Gbps within a distance shorter than 10cm and wireless power transmission to a device without a built-in power source
Compact SRF Accelerator
Over 30,000 particle accelerators are used in over $500 billion per year in products and services. In a significant spin-off application of technology developed for science, Fermilab is developing a new class of compact, robust, high-power, energy efficient accelerators that will enable new industrial, scientific, NDE, and security applications.
Electro-Magnetic Mop "EMOP"
EMOP is a simple, environmentally-safe method to cleanup, recover and manipulate spilled oil in water and on other surfaces. Additionally, it provides a solution to contain, control and possibly stop oil leaks. The system uses a patented electromagnetic boom for use in conjunction with a method for magnetizing oil.
Bacterial detection in real time
Fluid-screen combines microfluidics, microelectronics, and microbiology to detect bacterial contamination in 30 minutes as opposed to days. The device uses a two-step process to concentrate and detect bacteria directly. Manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, environmental, and any other industry that needs to detect bacterial contamination quickly will benefit from the product.
Low cost platinum replacement materials to unlock fuel cells
The major inhibitor to fuel cells is electrocatalysts. There is a desperate search in industry to find new alternatives and Metal Organic Frameworks are excellent candidates for ion conducting solutions to replace high cost platinum. MOF CONEKTIC® F250 demonstrates low-cost, stability and increased oxygen reduction reaction.
Configurable Systems - Biosensor-Feedback PlatformTM
The Biosensor-Feedback PlatformTM is a configurable system which allows for multiple applications in one device. The user can define appropriate function through a graphical user interface. There is also a well thought-through path to miniaturization, to achieve a System-on-Chip (SoC) solution for a handheld instrument or for implantable clinical devices.
Waste Heat Powered Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
HyperBorean’s proprietary technology uses waste heat to power air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. Our technology requires no external energy input to operate, other than waste heat. The technology’s applications include reducing fuel consumption in vehicles and cooling servers from inside their cases to reduce cooling loads in datacenters.
Reclamation of Critical and Value Materials from Electronics using an Electrorecycling Process.
A novel electrochemistry-based process was developed to reclaim valuable base, precious and critical metals from waste electronic materials, while significantly minimizing chemical use and waste generation. The method uses an electrochemical cell to efficiently dissolve the bulk of metals from electronics leading to more complete recovery for recyclable materials.
General Line Ampacity State Solver (GLASS)
An innovative software application developed to help power companies determine the maximum amount of current their lines can safely carry without overheating. Improving conservative static limits, the software uses data from weather stations and computational fluid dynamics simulations to create dynamic models that measure cooling from wind.
CAN Bus Network Safety and Security System
A hardware device that will attach to CAN Bus computer control systems in the automobile industry. The device provides built-in cyber security through features such as authentication or encryption and will monitor the network for abnormal conditions alerting the driver to a hostile presence on the network.
Protective barriers for electrical power transformers and substations
A barrier to protect critical electrical power transformers and substations against various ballistic, blast, and crash threats. The robust design allows flexible installation, on-site reconfiguration and adaptation to mitigation requirements. The protective elements of the design can be changed out or repaired on site without major construction equipment or machinery.
Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis – SPS FO
The R&D 100 award winning Switchable Polarity Solvent - Forward Osmosis technology combines unique thermolytic salts, called switchable polarity solvent, with forward osmosis processes using specialized membranes, to treat industrial wastewater. The result is an efficient, low-cost system capable of treating highly concentrated waste streams.
A cost, effective thermal energy harvester to power wireless sensor networks (WSN) and Internet of Things.
A cost-effective, heatsink-less thermal harvester that is more efficient and less costly than currently available products, can power wireless sensor networks and internet of things, extend battery life and/or replace batteries altogether.
Nano-structured silica: A powerful flame retardant chemical
Infingent’s proprietary fire retardant uses nanoparticles of silica as an additive to reduce the occurrence and spread of flames. Available as an easy-to-use powder, it is efficient and economical, and can be used on a range of products for buildings/construction, furniture/textiles, electronic and in the transportation sector.
Fungal artificial chromosome (FAC) for the discovery of natural products and new therapeutic agents
Fungal artificial chromosome (FAC) platform enables the access of the entire set of large intact secondary metabolite pathways (100kb or larger) from a sequenced fungal genome. This novel powerful technology is also capable of precisely gene editing and activating all silent and cryptic pathways for natural product and drug discovery.
NanoM-TP: Sustained Release Technology for Disorders of the Ocular Surface and Anterior Segment
NanoM-TP is a sustained release, mucoadhesive, biodegradable delivery system designed to release therapeutics onto the ocular surface. The first product releases an anti-glaucoma therapeutic (Travoprost) in a sustained manner for 30 days. The product is mucoadhesive, is preservative-free and can be self-administered with ease, under the lower eyelid.
MEMS-Based Capacitive Shear Stress Sensors for Direct Skin-Friction Measurements
The technology is a miniaturized sensor for the direct measurement of shear stress in wind-tunnel testing of aircraft and other aerodynamic structures. The MEMS-based (MicroElectroMechanical Systems-based) sensor exceeds challenging performance requirements and provides a much-needed capability for designing more efficient commercial and military aircraft.
A Non-Invasive Device That Decreases Internal Bleeding and Modulates Blood Flow to Organs for Metabolic Regulations
Device decreases the blood flow of targeted organ’s artery in case of internal bleeding or medical requirement Non-invasive, Surgery Free Will increase the survival chance of wounded in battlefield, Emergency Rooms, Aambulances, police vehicles, accidents or under trauma surgery Will Modulates Blood Flow to Internal Organs for Metabolic Regulations.
Biorenewable Production Pathway for Nylon and PET
Iowa State University researchers have developed an integrated process to convert glucose into nylon or PET precursors using a combination of fermentation, inexpensive catalysts, and moderate reaction conditions.
Dispersant-Free Conducting Paste Based on Carbon Nanomaterials with Multiple Hydrogen Bonding Moieties
Nanocarbon materials having supramolecular structure of multiple hydrogen bonds was prepared by mimicking biomaterials such as proteins in order to realize dispersant-free conducting pastes or inks. That can replace the expensive noble metal to fabricate IT related flexible devices
Ring-shaped Bearingless Generator with Buoyant Rotor and Modular Structure
In offshore wind generators and ocean generators, it is necessary to significantly reduce bearing failures and structural mass, and to facilitate manufacture and maintenance. In order to fulfill the requirements, a ring-shaped bearing-less direct-drive generator with a buoyant rotor and magnet and core modules is proposed as a solution.
Manufacturing Method of SiOx Nanoparticles used for Li-ion Battery
Evaporation and condensation process using an induction heating, Specially designed graphite crucible for effective Joule heating, Large melt surface for the maximizing evaporation from the melt, Melt stirring for homogeneous melt surface and elimination of oxide layer on melt surface
Gas hydrate applications for desalination and wastewater treatments
It is new desalination and wastewater treatments by gas hydrate formation. The proposed method and facility may solve the problem of traditional process such as distillation and reverse osmosis. It can be applied for more effective desalination and wastewater treatments under the high level of water pollutions.
Sapphire Wafering Process and Equipment
Sapphire wafering process is used for LED, cover glass and defense applications. Our group has been developed diamond multi wire sawing equipment, DMP platen, double sided equipment and process characterization & development. Developed technology can be used in production of SiC, solar wafer production and other substrate manufacturing processes.
Goniometer Usage for Revealing the Characteristics of Grain Boundaries
Apparatus of measuring the orientation relationship between neighboring grains using a goniometer in a transmission electron microscope and method for revealing the characteristics of grain boundaries
NMMO(is used for cellulose solvent with so-called "Lyocell" process) is recovered and environmentally so that there are no problem in commercialization of GPN. The obtained water-dispersible graphene is applied to water-based system like nanocomposite with electric conducting polymer like polypyrrole, PEDOT/PSS, & polyaniline by in-situ ways & electrochemistry.
A Wavy Micropatterned Microfluidic Device for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells
We have a unique bilayer system and allow local chemical stimulation of endothelium layer that mimics a disease condition and study drug carrier targeting performance. We can create more realistic channel geometries that closely mimic in vivo blood vessel network.
A Prototype Design of Medical Oxygen Concentrator Using a Novel Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Process
A prototype of medical oxygen concentrator based on Lehigh Patented Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Process was designed for continuous supply of 1-5SLPM of 90% O2 from ambient air. The novel prototype unit is fabricated with readily available components in the market. Estimation of prototype performance is currently in progress.
TUMOR DETECTION USING BLBP (Block-based Local Binary Pattern) ON OCM IMAGES
Novel technique to improve computer-aided diagnosis accuracy and clinical work-flow efficiency in the detection and classification of different tissue types and segmented diseased tissues
Biomedically Superior Bioactive Glasses with Engineered Nanostructure
A novel engineered nanostructure and method for biomedically superior bioactive glasses are presented here. This invention enables the production of porous biodegradable bioactive glass for bone scaffolds.
Baton Rouge, LA
Composites Made From Sugarcane By-products
This is a new method of producing tough and flexible thermoset polymers from sugarcane biomass. The material is resilient and remains relatively flexible without the need to add plasticizers. These new biopolymers may also be better for the environment because of their potential biodegradability.
Baton Rouge, LA
Water Soluble High Molecular Weight Chitosan Products
This work is a method to produce concentrated high molecular weight chitosan that dissolves in water. These chitosan products can be prepared with various concentrations/viscosities, dried into powders, and quickly re-dissolved in water. This allows production of antimicrobial films with potentially superior tensile strength, durability, and antimicrobial activity.
Baton Rouge, LA
VECAR: Antioxidant and Prodrug Delivery Vehicle
This is a new antioxidant molecule composed of vitamin E and carnosine (VECAR). Both molecules are antioxidants, and combined, they are able to protect fat and non-fat molecules such as proteins from oxidative damage. They can also encapsulate and protect useful prodrugs that can decrease arterial plaque formation.
Baton Rouge, LA
Biomass Gasifier System with Low Energy and Maintenance Requirements
This invention is a gasifier system that converts biomass into synthesis gas. The system has an internally-heated catalyst, which lowers the tar concentrations significantly. The system was designed to operate with reduced clogging from continual feedstock loading.
Iron Boron Nitride Nanoceramic For Electronic Components
Iron boron nitride (FeBN) is a novel magnetic nanoceramic providing the simple and cheap solution for high frequency applications. FeBN based electronic components, such as ac inductors, chokes, RF transformers etc., characterized by the excellent electric and magnetic performances, and the simple, cheap and sustainable method of production.
Auto Tracking Antenna Platform
This technology is a continuously rotating antenna mounting platform on which multiple antennas can be mounted. This system enables all antennas on the platform to be moved simultaneously to track the same object. The platform is capable of continuous rotation in azimuth and vertical +/-180 degrees.
Strain Gage for Highly Elastic, Low-Modulus Materials
This strain gage is for highly elastic, low Young’s modulus materials. Conventional foil strain gage technology, including fiber optics, is limited to 20% strains and inherently locally stiffens low modulus materials, reducing strain transfer to sensor. This technology is capable of measuring 100% strains for highly elastic materials.
Cheaper, Safer, More Efficient Air Launch via Towed Glider
This technology is an innovative approach to launching satellites into space that could revolutionize the commercial launch services market. Capitalizing on the advantages of releasing payloads in midair rather than launching from the ground, this approach uses a towed glider to put satellites into orbit efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively.
Improved Ground Collision Avoidance
NASA Armstrong has developed an improved ground collision avoidance technology for aircraft. Using algorithms developed for fighter aircraft, this mobile/handheld platform that can be used on general aircraft. The system offers high fidelity terrain mapping, enhanced vehicle performance modeling, multidirectional avoidance techniques, and user- friendly warning systems.
Intelligent Control for Performance (ICP)
NASA’s Intelligent Control for Performance (ICP) algorithm aims to address the issues of aging aircraft fleets and long aircraft design cycles along with the need for reduced pollution from aircraft with technologies that help reduce drag—leading to fuel savings, reduced fuel burn, and lower emissions.
Background Oriented Schlieren using Celestial Objects (BOSCO)
Background-Oriented Schlieren using Celestial Objects (BOSCO) uses celestial objects as a background to capture images flow waves using ground-based cameras. A bright light source and/or speckled background – such as the sun or moon – is necessary for visualizing aerodynamic flow phenomena generated by aircraft or other objects.
Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Lower Drag (Prandtl-D)
This technology is an aircraft that features a new method for determining the shape of the wing with a twist that could lead to an 11-percent reduction in fuel consumption. The concept may also lead to significantly enhanced controllability. It also has applications for propulsion systems and turbines.
Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) Safe Operations Software Suite
A collection of software based modules that enhance safe UAV operations in a controlled or safety sensitive airspace. They are designed to be installed in any type of UAV
Plasma Torch for Material Processing and a Reactor Using the Same
The technology can be applied to increase the reaction efficiency and equality of outputs as it is adopted with the different compounds to the existing plasma torch and reactor. It can be used to produce the equal outputs and control the precise reaction, eliminating CO2 or removing exhaust gas.
Synthesis of Nano Copper and Printed Electronics Ink Using Liquid Plasma Discharge
The formation of copper nanoparticle and printed electronics ink ink using a liquid plasma discharge. This technology can produce the copper nanoparticles from copper‐containing precursors using the energy generated from the liquid plasma discharge which does not require a chemical reducing agent in liquid solutions. agent in liquid solutions.
Biodegradable Vacuum-formed Modularized Shelter
The Biodegradable Vacuum-formed Modularized Shelter is a lightweight shelter for sustainable construction, made of biodegradable plastics. It is ideal for temporal construction such as disaster relief shelters or exhibition booths, which need to be cleared swiftly after its use without burdening the environment.
Flexible microneedle skin patch integrated with Triboelectric volume sensor and energy harvester
Self-powered flexible skin patch using bendable microneedles for transdermal insulin delivery is developed. In addition, a drug delivery volume sensor and fluidic control system (validated by in vivo experiments in rats) are also integrated within the patch. This allows users to control or modulate the delivery volume whenever necessary.
Highly Flexible and Wearable Liquid-based Microfluidic Tactile Sensor
Fabrication of a flexible microfluidic pressure sensor via enclosure of conductive liquid within microfluidic channel. The device could be worn to detect changes in hand and finger movements and could be used to measure grip strength as a wearable diagnostic and prognostic device for real-time health monitoring.
Robotic Sock for Foot-Ankle Exercises
The sock is designed to improve users’ foot-ankle mobility or basic ankle functions. It‘s able to generate the desired bending and joint flexion to help reduce disabilities caused by neurological diseases, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) to prevent fatal complications.
Carbon Aerogel Photocatalytic Foam for Simultaneous Pollutant Clean-up and Hydrogen Generation
A carbon aerogel photocatalytic foam for either water treatment or air purification. The interconnected fibrils and open cells pores of the foam provides a large surface area for immobilization of photocatalyst nanoparticles. It acts as a self-contained micro-reactor for simultaneous absorption of toxic organic compounds, photo-degradation and hydrogen generation
MEMS Sensors for Ultrasensitive Flow monitoring for Biomedical applications includng Intravenous therapy
Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, ≈80% of hospitalized patients but the accuracy of roller clamps (used in 80% of the cases) is surprisingly low (50%). Our product provides low cost, accurate and biocompatible in situ flow monitoring system thereby reducing frequent monitoring and providing affordable healthcare.
Production of Chiral 1, 2-Amino Alcohols and alpha-Amino Acids from Alkenes by Cascade Biocatalysis
This technology relates to the use of one-pot biocatalysis with recombinant microbial whole cells to prepare molecules in high enantiomeric excess e.g. chiral α-hydroxy carboxylic acids, chiral vicinal diols, chiral 1,2-amino alcohols and α-amino acids. Starting materials used can comprise of alkenes and styrenes.
Thin Film Deposited Inorganic Metal Oxide as a Selective Substrate for Mammalian Cell Culture
This technology relates to a metal oxide coating which can be applied on substrates to direct/inhibit growth and proliferation of certain mammalian cells. This will facilitate long term co-culture experiments, allowing enhanced performance of electron microscopy (compared to plastic coverslips) and other high resolution light microscopy techniques.
COWS – Turning Garbage into Gas
A compact anaerobic digester that effectively converts organic waste into methane gas, which can be used to generate electricity and heat. The Contained Organic Waste System (COWS) anaerobic digester is suitable for high solids organic waste, such as food waste or animal manure.
Hybrid E-Jetting and E-spray 3D printed gradient coating
A hybrid process which combined electrohydrodynamic jet printing (E-jet) and electrospraying (E-spray) was successfully applied to fabricate scaffolds with functionally gradient structure to bio-mimic the tendon-bone interface, which connects and gradually changes from soft tissue to hard tissue.
Biological treatment of wastewater
A team at the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is developing a faster biological treatment process, with a smaller reactor size. This could result in significant savings in energy consumption, capital, operation and maintenance costs, while also taking up a smaller process footprint.
CARBON NANOTUBE IMMOBILIZED MEMBRANES FOR WATER TREATMENT & RECOVERY
Processes using CNT enhanced membranes can be operated using low grade heat sources (waste heat or solar energy) to handle higher salt concentrations compared to RO and requires less pretreatment. These membranes can also be used to harvest water from air or water vapor released from cooling towers.
FABRICATION OF CONSTANTAN PATTERNS BY CONSTANTAN INK
A simple patent pending chemical process to make constantan patterns (strain gauge for example) by inkjet printing technology. The constantan can be sintered at relatively low temperatures.
FILMS WITH HIERARCHICALLY ASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS OF MIXTURES OF PARTICLES
We use an external electric field to self-assemble mixtures of particles into molecular-like hierarchical arrangements which can be embedded in a film to form three-dimensional structures. These films can be coated onto the surface of materials to modify their mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Technique is scalable and cost-effective.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Big Area Additive Manufacturing Portfolio
Recent work at ORNL on large-scale additive manufacturing is directed to decreasing the cost and increasing the efficiency of additive manufacturing systems, emphasis on the development of materials, processes and controls that can enable parts that are one to two orders of magnitude greater size than the state-of-the-art.
Situ: Real-Time Situational Understanding And Discovery Of Cyber Attacks
A platform for cyber-attack discovery and situational understanding, which utilizes unsupervised, probabilistic anomaly detection and streaming visualization. Current technologies can only identify known attacks. SITU can identify atypical activity indicative of malicious behavior.
High Voltage Electrolytes for Ultracapacitors
The present invention comprises a new sodium based electrolyte system that has an electrochemical window of 4V, suitable for use as electrolytes for high energy density supercapacitors. This is in contrast to current state-of-the art electrolyte solvents which have a potential window of around 2.5-2.7 V.3.
Technologies for Organic Solar Cells
UMN researcher has invented multiple organic thin film device architectures and manufacturing methodologies that enables comparable solar energy conversion to emerging technology’s efficiencies but with improved manufacturability and reliability.
An electrochemical device to convert CO2 into chemicals and fuels
We are developing a reactor that converts CO2, water, and electricity into cost-competitive fuels and chemicals. Our technology integrates into existing commercial-scale hardware, which significantly reduces scale-up risk and time to market.
A low-altitude UAS-based autonomous radiological search and identification system
A direction-sensitive radiation detector and an energy-sensitive radiation detector are mounted to a remote-controlled or autonomous unmanned aerial system to locate and identify radiation sources. The system is small enough to operate both indoors and outdoors and can coordinate with other UAS radiological search systems.
Cost-effective, high efficiency modular gas liquefaction and separation.
Solid state cooling technology can cool and/or liquefy gases.The technology eliminates gas/liquid refrigerants and decreases or eliminates the need for compressors. The modular system is transportable. Applications include gas separations, stranded NG capture, NG or hydrogen fueling stations and small/large scale liquefaction.
GridOPTICS (Grid Operation and Planning Technology Integrated Capabilities Suite)
GridOPTICS™ is a software tool suite designed to securely collect and manage data in real time, use data to drive modeling and simulation, and convert large volumes of data to actionable information. The tools support operational and policy decision-making for the grid of the future.
Retrocommissioning Sensor Suitcase
A “turn-key” hardware/software solution - the RCx Sensor Suitcase - that can be used by non-experts to automatically generate recommendations to improve building efficiency, operating costs, and comfort at low/no cost.
Organic Aqueous Redox Flow Battery for Grid Storage (OARFB)
Organic Aqueous Flow Batteries are large-scale energy storage devices that help stabilize the electric grid. Stability is crucial as we introduce additional “green energy”,such as wind and solar, onto the grid. The major advantages of this new chemistry include a 3X cost reduction, increased safety and >20 year reliability.
This technology will make it feasible to detect single molecules of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples for analytical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, environmental monitoring and national security. This is a level of detection that is an order of magnitude or more lower than current capabilities.
Prototyping of Advanced Materials for Next Generation Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
Polaris provides processing services to companies looking to bring new rechargeable cell advances to market.Polaris is strong in chemistry, cell design and testing and we have established a network of partners that can help our customers get to market quickly. Applications include consumer, automotive, grid storage, industrial and medical.
Anti-Corrosion Paint/Primer Additive Based on Conjugated Polymer Nano-Dispersions
PolyDrop has developed an additive to paints and primers that provides anti-corrosion properties without the use of dangerous heavy metals or hexavalent chromium.
Booth: 33M / 33T
Positron production and non destructive technology at atomic level
transportable, non radioactive positron generator, and nondestructive testing or surface analysis equipments using positrons as the mean for point defect analysis. Development of industrial application of positrons annihilation spectrometry.
Inverted Capacitive Deionization (i-CDI)
i-CDI is a new technology to remove salts, ions, and heavy metals from water while minimizing any negative environmental impact. i-CDI does not use any chemicals and requires less energy than alternative solutions such as membrane filtration.
Sodium-Based Battery Development
Sodium-based batteries promise safe, low cost, high performance energy storage solutions for grid renovation and vehicle electrification. This battery features 3V battery chemistry, a molten sodium metal anode and iodine cathode, separated by a stable ceramic NaSICON sodium-ion conductor. Battery design incorporates thermally tolerant, US-abundant materials suitable for commercial-scale manufacturing.
Ultra-fast X-Ray Imaging
We have developed a solid-state camera for use on High Energy Density (HED) experiments capable of capturing a sequence of images with user selectable exposure times as short as 2 billionths of a second. This is nearly 50X faster than what has previously been achieved with a solid-state camera.
Hydrocarbon Membranes for Energy and Water Electrochemical Systems
Polymer membranes play a crucial function in many energy and water technologies, including energy storage, water electrolysis and purification, and stationary and transportation power systems. An advantage of Sandia’s membrane technology is that the poly (phenylene) backbone is similar for all applications, with chemical functionalization determining the application space.
Soil Diagnostics Inc. is in the business of helping growers manage their most valuable asset, their soil. We want to bring cutting edge, low cost, high resolution monitoring services for soil nutrients and soil-dwelling pathogens to enable growers to maximize their profitability while reducing their input costs.
Smart X-ray Sources
Our smart x-ray sources have programmable x-ray pixels, so we can move the flux source electronically. This eliminates the gantry in CT to make portable 3D imaging systems with no moving parts, faster imaging speeds and lower cost, providing more people access to the best medical radiography.
High-power triboelectric power generator
Friction is generated in a triboelectric power generator by mechanical energy generated in daily life, and electricity is generated by the triboelectric power generator and is then used. This technology harvests waste mechanical energy and converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Multi-class biological tissue classification method and apparatus for automatically controlling output power level of ultrasonic surgical unit
The developed technology is capable of automatically controlling the output power of an ultrasonic surgical unit for the purposes of improving the performance of the surgical unit, reducing surgery time, and minimizing damage to tissues.
2D semiconductor material-metal contact resistance optimization method based on n-type doping and the edge contact design of 2D semiconductor material
Technology for minimizing 2D semiconductor material- metal electrode contact resistance by using technology for the n-type doping of 2D semiconductor material and the edge contact design of 2D semiconductor material that comes into contact with a metal electrode
Development of reversible dry/wet adhesive and medical skin patch for measurement of bio-signal using biomimetic layered micro-structure
This technology is a new concept-based cohesion system technology that mimics the nano/micro-level layered biological adhesion systems of mollusks and amphibians that exist in nature, thereby applying reversible artificial high cohesion and adhesion to dry and wet surfaces and enabling easy detachment in an adhesion direction.
FPGA-based Vision SoC technology
Technology capable of performing auto focusing and real-time face detection by using only an input image.
Tactile display with rigid coupling based on soft actuator
The tactile display is a device which physically stimulates the human skin to reproduce the feel of touch. This novel tactile display device is driven by soft actuator based on dielectric elastomer. The device adopts an indirect actuation method by using a rigid coupling.
Microbial electrosynthesis is the biocathode-driven production of chemicals from CO2 and has the promise to be a sustainable, carbon-consuming technology. The invention is an electrosynthetic microbiome, called the Electrobiome, that directly converts CO2, water, and small amounts of electricity into hydrogen (H2), formic acid, and acetic acid.
Anti-Hepatitis C Selective High Affinity Ligands to block E2-CD81 Interaction
High affinity ligands were discovered that target the liver cell surface receptor (CD81) and the HCV E2 binding site and prevent subsequent HCV binding and entry. These ligands can be used as an effective treatment for individuals infected with HCV.
High Affinity Ligands that Target Liver Cell Surface Receptor (CD81) and Inhibit Liver invasion by Plasmodium falciparum Malaria
High-affinity ligands were discovered that target the liver cell surface receptor (CD81) and prevent subsequent liver invasion by Plasmodium-falciparum Malaria. These ligands can be used as a preventative method or effective treatment for individuals infected with Malaria.
A Bare Metal Approach to Cloud Metering
A cloud-framework that enables metering of heterogeneous computing resource at different levels of abstractions, well beyond what was previously possible. The framework acts as a data-modeling standard for cloud metering. Also, a Cross-Hypervisor that enables more granular pooling of resources, even across physical servers boundaries, which was previously not tangible.
Transferable high performance nanofilms
Nanostructured coatings have a range of applications but current manufacturing processes are costly, require expensive infrastructure and are fabricated directly on the substrate of interest. ANU researchers have developed a multi-layered film system that can be manufactured independent of the substrate, and then transferred onto it imparting desirable properties.
Printed Elastomer Lenses
Miniature optics play an important role in portable lightweight imaging, communication and sensing technologies. We have developed a flexible lens printing technology that can manufacture affordable high quality, unbreakable, scratch resistant, refractive lenses on demand.
Targeted Rapamycin Micelle (TRaM) as a Therapeutic in Solid Organ Transplant
Self-assembling micelle-nanocarrier therapeutic device, with encapsulated rapamycin used in targeted immunosuppression during solid organ transplantation. Designed with environment-sensitive construct with targeting moiety. Micelles are conjugated with imaging-agents to track uptake and monitor biodistribution. Delivery method allows for lower dosing strategies vs free-drug strategies, with effects seen in multiple animal models.
Heterogeneous, Metal-Free Hydrogenation Catalyst Reduces Carbon Dioxide and Other Organic Compounds
A new, metal-free catalyst capable of reducing carbon dioxide as well as making the process of hydrogenation safer and more efficient.
Magnesium Based Metal Composite
Magnesium particle reinforced metal composites have gained attention for their widespread applications due to their high strength, ductility, and creating a lighter overall material. Compared to metals or metal alloys alone, this technique dramatically outperforms alloys in strength and stiffness, while being easy to incorporate and manufacture.
Carbon Nanotube or Graphene-based Aerogels
This technology relates to graphene aerogel that can be reversely compressed down to less than 20% of its original volume. This unique aerogel structure with its high surface area, excellent mechanical properties, and high electrical conductivity, make a promising candidate as an electrode for supercapacitor and other energy storage applications.
Water-based Dust Resistant & Water Resistant Protective Coating
Water-based, super-hydrophobic, low cost environmental friendly dust resistant coating that can be applied to various surfaces including decks, pillars, appliances, blinds, mechanical fans, refrigerators cooling coils, heat exchangers , etc. to resist moisture and dust to protect against corrosion and enhance the performance of electrical equipment.
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Portable Backpack Welder makes certified welds and weighs only 25 lbs.
The Tactical Welder uses patent-pending lithium battery technology to create a backpack welder that can make certified welds using flux-core, MIG or stick welding techniques, all-in-one unit. No need for a two hour set-up for a 5 minute weld. Advanced technology brings portability and convenience to welding.
Ultra-fast graphene growth by CVD
By eliminating any traces of oxygen in the reaction chamber, our chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process can grow graphene on copper with full coverage in less than one minute of methane exposure. The result is a uniform high quality graphene single layer.
Low cost high durability tunable superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic surface treatment
Our versatile method reacts gaseous precursors on a surface to make it anything from superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic. By operating under atmospheric conditions and selecting the most cost-optimized region of the reaction spectrum, we offer the most affordable solution for obtaining a long lasting effect without having to reapply the coating.
Self-adaptive robotic gripper fingers
We are proposing a versatile finger accessory that can be installed on mechanical grippers used in the manufacturing industry to transform them into powerful hands capable of grasping any kind of object. The beauty of our fingers is that they are completely passive yet can self-adapt to any given shape.
Dispersion Coded Multiple Access (DCMA) system for 60 GHz wireless communications
Based on analog treatment of signal, DCMA is a disruptive technology to meet the challenging demands of next-generation 5G networks. The current technologies are largely insufficient to meet the expected 1,000-fold increase in data capacity to handle over 100 billion devices featuring peak rates of 10 Gb/s. DCMA could
SEE-THROUGH SENSORS EMBEDDED IN SMARTPHONES DISPLAYS AND LARGE FORMAT DISPLAYS
A technique to write high quality shallow optical waveguides in toughened multimedia glass (like Gorilla® glass or DragonTail® glass) using femtosecond lasers, opening a world of possibilities of making sensors embedded in the displays of phones or screen.
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Atmospheric plasma reactor enabling rapid metal nanoparticle synthesis, and /or recovery of metal ions from aqueous solutions
An atmospheric plasma reactor will be presented, allowing the rapid (minutes), continuous production of aqueous metal nanoparticle suspensions (gold, platinum-group metals, transition elements). It is used for precious metals recovery (recycling). Can be scaled-up for the industry (catalysis, hydrometallurgy, biomedical). Synthesis is free of organic solvents, and reduction agents.
Bio-Inspired Hydraulic Actuator to Stabilize Buildings in Natural Disasters
A bio-inspired hydraulic passive actuator for stabilizing buildings in natural disasters with a force-displacement curve with maximum forces of 100kN. The device is fully passive so it does not require the use of external power and can be tuned quickly in order to adjust for structural changes.
Highly Accurate Occupancy Estimation Using Only Wi-Fi Power Measurements
A framework that accurately counts the number of people in a given space based on RF signals and a Wi-Fi card or network. It bases its calculations on Wi-Fi power measurements between a transmitter and receiver. Occupants alter these measurements by impacting the Line of Sight (LOS) and scattering effects.
Engineering Human Proteases for Therapeutic Use
A methodology termed “protease evolution via cleavage of an intracellular substrate” (PrECISE) was developed to enable engineering of human protease activity and specificity toward an arbitrary peptide target.
Flexible Arrays of MicroLEDs using the Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Liftoff Technique
A method to fabricate a flexible array of micro III-nitride devices such as LEDs. The method combines the epitaxy of III-nitride thin films, flip-chip bonding of these thin films to a flexible submount, and the use of a photoelectrochemical (PEC) etch technique to separate the devices from the rigid substrate.
Image Restoration: Upsampling Low-Resolution Images
Previously, discovering additional detail by zooming into an image was possible only on fictional forensic television. A computational tool now enables a 1000x magnification of the original image without the result appearing grainy or blurry. This unleashes the potential to enhance low and standard resolution images with natural details.
A Portable Heavy Metal Detector
The proposed technology is an electronic tongue (E-Tongue) probe comprising an electrochemical sensor array, data acquisition and intelligent pattern recognition software to fill the unmet need for rapid, low cost, on-site characterization of toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, zinc, and mercury in water and sediments.
Sugar derivatives have been used as building blocks in bio-based polymers because of their rigid structure and functionality. An isosorbide-based methacrylate monomer has been synthesized to produce block polymers. This new isosorbide derivative is easily synthesized from commercial materials and can be further polymerized to form block co-polymers.
Li-ion battery cathode – higher energy density/charge capacity
This innovative zirconate-based cathode material has the potential to have significantly higher charge capacity than cobalt based cathodes. The nanoparticle form of the zirconate compound increases the ability for the battery to charge and discharge repeatedly without reducing the charge capacity.
Purification of Thin Film Solar Cell Absorber Materials
A safer, easier and more effective method for removal of copper sulfide impurities in thin film solar cell materials such as Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide (CZTS) and Copper Indium Gallium Selenide ( CIGS).
Mercury Removal Sponge
A sponge capable of removing over 99.9% of mercury from water. It can also be used to remove mercury from flue gas. The sponge is coated with a nanolayer of selenium which is permanently bound to the sponge surface and permanently bonds with mercury.
Improved thiourea catalysts for organic chemistry transformations
A series of new thiourea based hydrogen bond, metal-free air stable catalysts show significant improvement in activity over Schreiner’s thiourea, the industry standard, in carrying out organic transformations. Higher activity allows lower catalyst loadings, lower reaction temperatures, higher selectivities, the ability to induce transformations that less reactive catalysts cannot.
Human-derived hemoglobin oxygen carrier
This is a new technology intended to enhance organ and tissue preservation prior to transplantation. It does have a significant impact in both the morbidity and the mortality currently experienced by transplant candidates and organ transplant recipients . This new technology provides effective ex-vivo oxygenation. for organs and tissues.
A CMOS Quantum Random Number Generator
A device to generate unpredictable random numbers for secure communications, small enough for handheld devices, and easy enough to integrate with existing circuitry, from household items to vehicles.
Novel Membranes: Liquid-based gating mechanism with tunable multiphase selectivity and antifouling behavior
Liquid Gated Membranes (LGM) mimic nature’s use of liquid-filled pores to control movement of liquids, gases and particles. LGMs operate at low trans-membrane pressures (TMP), resist fouling, minimize TMP build-up, and lower maintenance and energy costs. LGMs enable separation of multi-phase mixtures and are compatible with common filter materials.
Manufacturing Methods for Highly Transparent Polycrystalline Aluminum Oxynitride Ceramics
The ratio of AlN to Al2O3 is precisely controlled to enhance sinterability and therefore to maximize the visible-light transmittance of the sintered aluminum oxynitride.
Mass Producing Method for Antistatic and Antimicrobial Fabrics Using Electron Beam
The process make it possible to get a fabric with all functions with simultaneous and single treatment.