Recyclable Thermoset Chemistry for Economical Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
The objective of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an economical novel chemical method to separate fibers from the matrix of retired wind turbine blades. This technology will provide a solution for the disposal and recycling of wind turbine blades at the end of their service life.
Nanobiomimetic reagent-free sensing and energy storage
ABSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s technology is based on direct electrochemical communication between the sensor and the analyte without third party involved. It offers high spatial-temporal resolution in sensory-energy images of cancer and proteins. The organic memristor/memcapacitor offers high power and energy density without a need for an electrolyte.
Low-cost Thin-shell Quasi-spherical Concrete Structures for Low Embodied and Operating Energy, Anywhere on Earth
Quasi-spherical structures, "domes", of thin-shell concrete, reinforced with Chomarat C-Grid carbon fiber epoxy, can be mass-produced, on site, with minimum import of materials, tooling, tools, and expertise for housing, storage, clinic, at optimum technical and economic size ~ 6 m diameter, 5/8 sphere.
Lower-cost Hydrogen Fuel Production from Distributed Wind via Paralleled Self-Excited Induction Generators (SEIG's) & Close-coupled Electrolysis at Multi-turbine Off-grid Windplants
Reduce cost of wind-source hydrogen fuel by simplified design, lower capex, O&M costs of turbines, windplants, electrolysis plants: 1. Designing turbines with low-cost induction motors as SEIG generators; 2. Connecting wind turbines' "wild DC" outputs to common DC bus; 3. Close-coupling electrolysis stacks to windplant DC bus.
Fourth Generation Situation Awareness
Bases need to keep energy supplies reliable and secure even when dependent upon civilian suppliers. The technology provides the commander the forecasts of supply conditions for up to 96 hours based on energy control actions within the base and by civilian suppliers outside the base.
New Stable Maximum Energy Density Lithium Nickelate (and Process) for Electric Vehicles/ Electronics
This new lithium nickelate cathode powder (and process) has the maximum energy density for lithium batteries while having good discharge rate and cycling stability with maximum range for EVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (2 patents:1 pending)
Direct method to grow single and multilayer graphene on insulating substrate at wafer-scale in 1 min
The degradation of intrinsic properties of graphene during the transfer process constitutes a major challenge in graphene device fabrication. Our Graphene-on-diamond process allows direct growth of single and multilayer graphene on wafer-scale (4" diameter) on polycrystalline diamond thin films deposited on Si wafer representing a major breakthrough
Automation for Optimal Wine Making
Automation and continuous online monitoring of the wine fermentation process. Proprietary algorithms and automated punchdown of grape skins increase the homogeneity, color and body of wines, making good batches into premium. The HW and SW can be retrofit into existing wineries.
A novel chimeric drug candidate for treatment of human metastatic melanoma
A novel molecular chimera, CM358, for the treatment of a variety of cancers and specifically in treating human metastatic melanoma. The drug effectively inhibits human metastatic melanoma growth of tumor in xenograft model while exhibiting high survival rate without reduction of weight. This technology addresses a $1B drug market.
Improving Bulk copper Mechanical Properties with Nanoparticles
A simple and cost effective method for strengthening copper wires, contacts and other mechanincal elements by the addition of nanoparticles to the bulk metal during production.
Kinetic Energy Recapture System for trucks
Blackburn invented a new method for creating electricity and several associated pieces of hardware. A novel power takeoff captures the rotational force of the drive shaft. The system requires no changes to powertrain geometry, installs in about 5 hours. A proprietary algorithm operates Blackburn's technology. Proprietary & patent pending
Biosourced materials for the delivery of lipophilic or fragile therapeutic actives
This technology is based on the combination of biopolymers such as collagen or polysaccharides (cellulose, hyaluronic acid & chitosan) with lipid nanoparticles (LipidotsÃ‚Â®) or Cyclodextrin. These new complexed biomaterials are particularly suitable for the delivery of lipophilic drugs/ingredients, with new properties in terms of biodegradation, biosafety and shaping.
Graphene research and innovation
Graphene and related 2D materials have properties that can create new and enhance existing technology in many areas: electronics, energy storage, multifunctional composites, health etcetera.
All anisotropic transmissive or reflective objects generate their own distinctive polarization-sensive response by which we can get useful information of the objects such as thin film material property and geometrical shape of nano-patterns. This technology is called spectro-polarimetry/ellipsometry. Our technology can provide this information in real time speed.
Electrode Material for Supercapacitor Using Carbon Fibers
Technology capable of manufacturing a porous carbon nanofibers having a high specific surface area by changing the composition of a spinning solution when a carbon fibers is manufactured through elecrospinning which is possible to manufacture
Novel Drugs Targeting Inflammatory Pathologies Based on a Core-Technology-Platform
Members of the Platform constitute families of complexes, each synthesized from 2 components. Each Member of the Platform is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, strong iron chelator, and antibiotic agent. Jointly, these 3 synergistic-parallel Mechanisms Of Action ensure therapeutic effectiveness in treating symptoms and causes of multiple indications.
Hands free bio-sensor
We are bringing to the market the only integrated, remote and contactless bio-sensing technology that both authenticates users and monitors their physiological state. Our contactless sensor platform can continuously monitor bio-parameters as heart & respiratory rate, blood flow dynamics & muscle activity from a distance of many meters away.
Two disruptive hydro solutions. 1) Active Water solution produces electricity at low head dams. 2) Passive Water solutions produce electricity without a dam on any shoreline without limitations of traditional hydro. Scaling and gating allow production to meet energy demands. More cost effective, reliable,less capital intensive. Environmentally friendly.
HEP/DG Power Protector for Hybrid Power Generation Systems
The HEP/DG is a "power protector" for Natural Gas Turbines when employed in a Hybrid Generation System with a receiprocating engine and a compressor. It's Blue Button re-set circuitry allows greater resilience, fewer stalls and much faster turbine start-ups (in emergency situations) for microgrid operations.
Los Angeles, CA
Thermal Energy Storage for Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Efficiency
High temperature thermal energy storage system, which stores heat energy in combined heat and power plants. The novel sulfur-based thermal storage media allows for a compact, single-tank, low cost design.
MagnaShield Durable Sealcoat for Magnesium Alloys
MagnaShield is affordable Chromium-free corrosion protection for anodized magnesium surfaces. It is a drop-in alternative for coating aircraft components and can be used on any magnesium components where lightweight durability is needed. It is a one component heat-cured spray-on sealer for bare-metal or anodized components ready for primer and topcoat.
Highly Efficient Manufacturing Process to Make Customized Porous Carbon Materials
Emergy cultivates biomass templates under controlled conditions to produce customized characteristics that are then thermally converted to carbon material, tailored for the end-user. This scalable process is more environmentally friendly and efficient than conventional methods and customization results in higher performance and added value for the customer.
Biomass greenhouse heating system
Integration of biomass heating technologies such as biochar kiln, solar thermal collector, aquaponics, anaerobic digestion, composting, etc.
Reducing Mercury Pollution in Small-Scale Mining
Hydraulically powered, easily assembled jig for artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) applications in Suriname. The jig is socially and economically feasible and tailored to current ASGM operations. The jig will enhance gold recovery efficiency and reduce the use of mercury during the amalgamation process.
High Rate Sedimentation Tank for Hydraulic Water Treatment
Sedimentation is the slowest, thus largest and most costly, process in a water treatment plant process train. The goal is to greatly increase the flow velocity in an upflow sedimentation tank, allowing for a significant decrease in the tank size and therefore in the associated large construction and material costs.
Sustainable and Smart Solar Power-Controlled Apparel
A garment prototype that integrates flexible solar products for optimal solar power control and energy harvesting is developed.
Affordable Shock-Resistant Biogas Digester for Fueling Cooking Stoves in Rural Ethiopia
Our biogas digester provides clean cooking fuel as an alternative to commonly used biomass fuel sources. The design will focus on reliability and ease of use to impact a wide range of people.
A Decision Support Tool for Identifying Wastewater Contamination in Rural Streams
The overarching goal of this interdisciplinary research endeavor is to establish a field and laboratory protocol as well as a decision support tool for detecting and monitoring onsite wastewater discharges in rural streams.
NiTreatr : A Sustainable Approach to Nitrate Removal from Drinking Water Resourced
Our technology provides a simple and cost-effective solution at alleviating high nitrate concentration in drinking water resources with minimal waste stream. An electric charge is applied onto the activated carbon filter, increasing adsorption capability. Our modular technology has the flexibility for household and municipal integration.
Three-Step Ammonia Air Scrubber Design
We are designing second part of a three-step system to remove harmful ammonia from an ammonia-saturated water stream using a manure-based biochar filter to be implemented in water processes in dairy housing facilities.
Safer and Effective Alternatives to Methylene Chloride for Paint Stripping Applications
The objective of this research is to identify and evaluate alternatives to methylene chloride that have equal or better paint stripping performance and do not introduce any significant environmental, health, and safety hazards.
A Nano-Silver and Zeolite Solution: Ceramic Water Filters for Disinfection and Hardness Removal
Phase I results include local contextualization for implementation of this technology by household surveys and water quality testing in Oaxaca, Mexico; preparation of a silver nanoparticle and zeolite enabled ceramic water filter; and design of a filter holder that can be easily be adopted to existing water vessels and bottles.
A Novel Wave Energy Converter with Mechanical Motion Rectifier
This is a Wave Energy Converter(WEC) prototype embedded with a mechanical structure that we call the Mechanical Motion Rectifier(MMR), this structure can largely increase the efficiency of its power take-off(PTO) that extracts power from water waves.
Metal-doped TiO2 as photocatalyst for removal of estrogenic activity from municipal wastewater effluent.
A TiO2 metal-doped surface coating will be placed on glass tubing. Using only sunlight as an energy input for this photocatalyst, we aim to degrade bioactive compounds in effluents. A newly established TriFishER assay for estrogenic activity will serve to evaluate the effectiveness of this advanced oxidative process.
LPWA Transmission Technology for Underground Facilities Status Information
Providing early detection, prediction and responding of underground events IoT-based underground grid system
Portable Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Field Emission Electron Sources for Linear Accelerators
Planar field emission cathodes (FECs) based on nitrogen-incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamond ((N)UNCD) are developed by Euclid and Argonne. They do not require any complicated fabrication techniques unlike the existing ones. The (N)UNCD films naturally consist of atomically abrupt nitrogen-incorporated grain boundaries, which provide field emission sites.
10,000 VOLTS DIAMOND-BASED HIGH POWER HIGH TEMPERATURE TRANSISTORS FOR ENERGY AND DEFENSE NEEDS
Current state-of-art single die high power silicon device technology has limits in the range 1000 Volts and 100 Amperes. Next generation low-loss electronics requires new materials to overcome these challenges. We propose novel diamon-based power transistors with 10000 Volts breakdown voltage, 100 A/cm2 current density, and lowest specific-on-resistance.
Conduction Cooling for SRF
Fermilab has invented a conduction cooling solution for Superconducting Radio-Frequency (SRF) cavities that eliminates the need for liquid Helium in the cryomodule, reducing both capital and operating costs of refrigeration systems for SRF accelerators . The development opens the door for extending SRF technology from scientific applications to industrial accelerators.
Ghost Train Generator
Fermilab has developed a simple, inexpensive, effective device to reduce collision incidents related to vehicles stuck on railroad grade crossings. The device simulates continuity of locomotives or other rolling stock from rail to rail, closing the existing DC track circuit and mimicking the presence of a train.
Particle Safe Vacuum Cart
The Fermilab Particle Safe Vacuum Cart is a system that can pump down and vent up ultra-high vaccuum (UHV) Ã¢â‚¬Å“particle freeÃ¢â‚¬Â superconducting radiofrequency systems in a slow, controlled manner.. The system uses commercially available off-the-shelf components and is controlled via a custom software interface.
FASPAX (Fermi-Argonne Semiconductor Pixel Array X-ray detector) is an integrating detector with wide dynamic range and high burst frame rate. The detector uses in-pixel analog storage to acquire a burst of images at frame rates of up to 13 MHz, with further provision for user-defined timing schemes.
A Better Fuel Injector for Jet engines and Gas Turbines
FGC Plasma Solutions is working on a better fuel injector that incorporates plasma to better control combustion in jet engines and gas turbines.By reducing fuel consumption during idling, savings of between 1-5% are possible. This technology will also enable benefits from lower emissions; increased fuel flexibility; and improved reliability.
Rapid bacterial capture for filtration and identification
Fluid-screen combines microfluidics, microelectronics, and microbiology to detect bacterial contamination in 30 minutes as opposed to days. The device concentrates bacteria from contaminated samples to sterilize samples or identify contaminants. Manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, environmental, and any other industry that needs to detect bacterial contamination quickly will benefit from the product.
Passive Underwater Acoustic Markers for Navigation and Information Encoding for High Frequency SONARS
This technology is an entirely passive acoustic tag (referred to as an "AcoustiCode") to mark underwater targets. The lack of powered electronics makes it very low cost and simple to manufacture and allows it to be deployed long term without maintenance.
SureScrub Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Needleless Connector Disinfectant Device
This technology is a single use device designed to quickly and thoroughly disinfect needleless connectors in healthcare settings. By incorporating spinning bristles and a disinfectant sponge, this device mechanically disinfects the connector for a pre-set amount of time. A prototype has been completed and shows promise in preliminary testing.
Wearable Technologies for Joint Health Assessment
Researchers developed sensing modalities for providing an assessment of knee health. These modalities include sounds and swelling of the joint. The vision is to create braces, sleeves, and wraps that sense the health of the joint, and provide informed decision aids to users and caregivers alike.
Enhanced Information Security Monitoring using Analog Signals
This technology serves as a measurement framework that uses micro-benchmarks to capture and catalog program-dependent signals at specific frequencies. The end-goal of these inventions lies in preventing potential attackers from penetrating and obtaining sensitive/secret information within the computer.
Inventors at Georgia Tech and the University of Colorado have developed a method to capture sites of rNMP incorporation in genomic DNA. The method allows the analysis of the sites of rNMP incorporation with high-throughput sequencing and identification of the profile of rNMP incorporation in genomic DNA.
Noise suppression scheme based on phase locked loop for non-contact vital sign detection
Inventors have developed and demonstrated the use of a non-contact vital sign detection system using phase locked loop (PLL) to automatically suppress the residual phase noise. When compared to a similar but unlocked setup, results show that the developed system improves signal to noise ratio by 50% at 50 cm.
Small Satellite Chemical Propulsion System
GreenScale Technologies is developing a chemical micropropulsion system that will provide SmallSats/CubeSats with a high-performance, low-cost option for increasing the value of existing mission architectures, or enabling new mission concepts.
A Reflective Optical Sensor Device
The technology is related to biomimicry synthesis that uses silica-synthetic peptide with high affinity on gold surface. It provides high efficiency and environmentally friendly production of gold core-insulator shell nano structure.
A Reflective Optical Sensor Device
Technology for the light detecting element to detect an object by detecting reflected light when light emitted from a semiconductor light source reflected by the external object. It is possible to minimize the volume of the reflection type optical sensor device, and to correct optical detection.
Screening Method for the Anti-Cancer Substance Hindering the Functions of TMF4SF5 and the Anti-Cancer Composite Containing Chalcone Compound
Screening method for TMF4SF5 anti-cancer substance and the anti-cancer composite using this. This compound improves functions of the anti-cancer compound and reduces external damage and toxic reaction to maximize the anti-cancer effect by screening the substances that hinder production and transition of several cancer cells.
Solar Cell Technology
Presented is a technique capable of recycling a substrate using a nanostructure, a dielectric layer and a resin layer to manufacture a solar cell, using the separation plate to prepare a solar cell. By using the electroless etching method, it is possible to manufacture a solar cell efficiently and effortlessly.
Idaho Falls, ID
Safer Energetic Materials
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed energetic materials that are capable of delivering powerful explosive energy, yet demonstrate unprecedented improvements for safer storage, handling, transportation and operation. INL investigators are also working to increase the safety of ignition devices to ensure energetics detonate only when required.
Idaho Falls, ID
Energetic Materials for Sensitive Data Security
Tools to conclusively destroy data/circuitry when an electronic device is lost, stolen or becomes obsolete, to protect sensitive data and proprietary technology from unauthorized access. Use of energetic technologies would greatly enhance security of data/proprietary technology because an energetic reaction can be initiated by trigger or remote detonation.
Novel Marine Antifouling and Antimicrobial Paints
A range of paints and surface treatments have been developed using novel nanotechnology to impart antifouling and antimicrobial functionality. These surface coatings have shown to be very effective in marine antifouling applications. They also exhibit strong antimicrobial performance, making them suitable for use in food safety, medical and HVAC applications.
A Non-Invasive Device That Decreases Internal Bleeding and Modulates Blood Flow to Organs for Metabolic Regulations
A Non-Invasive Device That Decreases Internal Bleeding, decreases the blood flow of a targeted organÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s artery in case of internal bleeding or medical requirement
Chemical Separation of Rare-earth elements
ISU researchers have developed a method to effectively recycle rare earth elements through dissolution rate gradients and simple REDOX reactions allowing for aqueous processing. This replaces the need for dangerous and environmentally unfriendly practices.
Low Cost and High Performance Fuel Cells Fed with Biomass-Derived Feedstock
ISU researchers have developed a high performance low cost biomass fuel cell technology that can be directly fed with biomass wastes/residuals, biorefinery or pyrolytic streams as fuels.
Technology on the non-reflecting OLED having characteristics of contrast and optic efficiency improvement
Adhesive composition comprising tannin, polyethylene glycol, and water, low carbon alcohol or mixture thereof
The adhesive composition has little toxicity, allows adhesion even in the absence of a thermosetting curing agent, and is hardly soluble in water to show moisture resistance, unlike known tannin adhesives. Therefore, the adhesive composition may be used as a medical adhesive
Manufacturing Method of Carbon Nano Tube Fiber Reinforced with Carbon Precursor
Technology on manufacturing method of metal nano particle of core-shell structure with improved oxidation stability of metal nano particle by applying radiation after thermal treatment of shell metal precursor solution and core metal precursor solution
Manufacturing Method of Si Nanoparticles and Nanoink for Printed Electronics
Manufacturing Monodispered intrinsic, N-type, and P-type Si Nanoparticles with specially designed reactor and inductive coupled plasma, Manufacturing water-based and organic solvent-based Si nanoink for Printed electronics with large range of solid-liquid ratios.
Method for improvement of conductivity of molybdenum film by electron-beam irradiation
Method for manufacturing solar cell aiming at improvement of conductivity of molybdenum rear electrode thereof - A method for improvement of the conductivity of a molybdenum film, which is the rear electrode, by reducing the resistivity and thickness thereof
Desulfurizing Agent and its Manufacturing Method
Manufacturing method of desulfurizing agent improved with oxidation-resistance, flame-resistance and productivity in the steel manufacturing process of manufacturing iron sulfide included in the iron ore into pure steel
Manufacturing Method of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-Furfural Using Ion Exchange Resin Under Organic Solvent or Its Alkyl Ether Derivatives
Technology regarding the method of manufacturing furan group compounds using ion exchange resins under organic solvent
The Manufacturing Method of Aluminum Electrode that Using Wet process and the Aluminum Electrode Manufactured by the Method
This technology is about the manufacturing method of aluminum electrode using wet process and the aluminum electrode manufactured by the method.
Plant Phenotyping and Modeling-based Crop Productivity Prediction Software
This technology includes image-based plant phenotype analysis algorism, crop productivity prediction algorism, and plant phenotype-environment interaction analysis algorism. This technology can be operated as smart phone (cell phone) application SW connected with cloud server. We are testing this technology in tomato, sweet pepper and strawberry.
Light Emitting Diode with High Electrostatic Discharge and Fabrication Method thereof
LED with high electrostatic discharge(HED) and fabrication method thereof which provides a LED that is resistant to HED and has highly reliable performance characteristics. It provides a method to fabricate highly-reliable LEDs with HED by improving the disposition structure of a simple electrode layer using a simple, economic process.
Paste Composition for Energy Harvesting Application
By the proper functionalization and combination of ceramic fillers and graft polymer binders, paste composition with high ceramic contents and high dispersion capacity can be obtained resulting in the potential application in the energy harvesting applications
HighÃ¢â‚¬â€¢Efficiency InorganicÃ¢â‚¬â€¢Organic Hybrid Solar Cells and Method for Fabricating the Same
High efficiency solar cell manufacturing method that form light absorber by drying the solvent of light absorber precursor
synthesis and spectral properties of a stimuli-responsive D--A charge transfer dye
synthesis and spectral properties of a stimuli-responsive D--A charge transfer dye
Solid State Li-ion Battery IP Bundle
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Argonne National Lab, and Oak Ridge National Lab are joining forces to pilot a bundle licensing project for IP developed around the solid-state Li-ion batteries.
Low Cost Scalable Desalination and Water Treatment Technologies
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a suite of water treatment technologies using low cost materials and scalable efficient processes for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“One-PotÃ¢â‚¬Â Biomass Pre-Treatment, Saccharification and Fermentation Systems
JBEI pioneered economically competitive Ã¢â‚¬Å“one-pot" systems for bio-based fuels and chemicals that simplify biomass pre-treatment, hydrolysis and fermentation. Integrated processes combine compatible ionic liquids, enzymes, and microbes. Ionic liquids enable rapid and high-yielding sugar recovery from biomass. JBEIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one-pot systems are key to economic feasibility.
Design of a Single-Bed Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Based Medical Oxygen Concentrator
A single-bed, proprietary design of Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Process was developed for the miniaturization of portable and home medical oxygen concentrators (MOCs). A prototype unit is currently under testing to demonstrate our novel MOC technology. The prototype continuously supplies 1-3 SLPM of 94% O2 from compressed ambient air.
Tumor Detection Using novel texture analysis methods
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
Membranes for Harsh Environments
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve developed a low-cost molecular filter for use harsh environments such as batteries, water purification, fuel cells, pharmaceutical separations, food processing and gas separations. We achieve high performance and low cost by leveraging existing manufacturing processes and commodity materials from the food packaging industry.
Chip-Scale Gas and Chemical Sensors for Wearables and IoT Applications
N5Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s chip-scale gas and chemical sensor is a low-power technology, highly reliable and low-cost - ideally suited for wearable platforms and IoT applications - and would allow various electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables to sense and measure various gasses/pollutants and chemicals in the air.
A material geometry (like a honeycomb) that is the first and only known material geometry that is capable of achieving the theoretical bounds for isotropic (omnidirectional) stiffness and strain energy storage, over a wide range of relative densities; extreme lightweighting can be achieved when shape stability is a requirement.
Hollow-sphere nanoparticles of silica
Silica nanoparticle shells that are internally hollow and useful for in weight reduction applications of high performance composites.
Holey Nanocarbon Architectures for High Performance Li-Air Batteries
NASA scientists have developed high-performance air electrodes using scalable holey nanocarbon platforms for lithium-air batteries (LABs) with ultrahigh energy density for weight savings in energy storage systems [80% compared to state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries]. As a result, improving the capacity, cyclability, rate performance, and scalability to develop practical LABs.
Electric Field Imaging System
Electric Field Imaging (EFI) system is capable of quantitatively measuring the magnitude and direction of electrostatic fields in near- and far-field applications. The EFI system uses measurement of very low-current, human-safe electric fields to construct a three-dimensional image of objects and people based on their dielectric properties.
New, High-Performance Conductor Inks
NASA has developed a novel nano-silver ink technology that provides a conductive ink system to suit a variety of printing applications. These include inkjet or direct-write 3D printing of electrodes, antennae or interconnects in printed electronic devices and systems, and applications where chemically etched, copper-printed circuit boards are used.
Solid-State Ultracapacitor for Improved Energy Storage
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a solid-state ultracapacitor using a novel nanocomposite, dielectric material. The materials design is based on the internal barrier layer capacitance (IBLC) concept, and it uses novel dielectric and metallic conductive ink formulations.
Plant-derived Superabsorbent Material
This technology is a super absorbent polymer derived from renewable, plant-derived materials. Super absorbent polymers are a significant product base in personal care (diapering), health care (dressings and nursing care for incontinence), and waste management for flocculation.
Point-of-Care Micro Biochip for Cancer Diagnostics
NJIT's point of care (POC) micro bio-chip is an innovative / state-of-the-art sensing technology capable of diagnosing certain cancers from a small blood sample drawn from a finger prick.
Multifunctional Ceramic Reactive Membrane Filtration for Water Purification and Separation
Professor ZhangÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s innovative and multi-functional reactive electrochemical membrane (REM) exhibits excellent antifouling characteristics, high throughput of permeate water and outstanding removal of water pollutants ranging from organics to inorganics. The REM acts as both filter and reaction barrier that efficiently separates and/or degrades biofoulants or water pollutants.
Novel Therapy for Bone Regeneration
We have discovered and developed the role of the Osteoactivin molecule to regenerate bone that will provide enhanced relief from those military personnel and patients suffering from trauma induced bone fractures requiring bone grafting with no toxic effects and side effects.
Carbon Capture via Crystallization with a Recyclable Guanidine Ligand
An energy-efficient and cost-effective innovation for carbon dioxide capture from flue gas using a guanidine ligand that crystalizes carbonate from aqueous solutions. Decomposition of the carbonate crystals at mild temperatures will release the carbon dioxide and regenerate the guanidine ligand quantitatively.
Electrochemical Catalyst for Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol
This technology is a non-precious-metal electrocatalyst that can convert carbon dioxide in water directly to ethanol. The process can be carried out at room temperature and a potential of up to -1.9V, with a Coulombic efficiency of about 70%.
Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Auto-Measurement Equipment (FAME)
Fluorescence Auto-Measurement Equipment (FAME) automatically and continuously measures chlorophyll fluorescence (F) of a leaf, plant or canopy in both laboratory and field environments, excited by either artificial light source or sunlight. It also allows measurements of environmental variables complementary to the F signals.
Low Temperature Oxidation Catalyst Material for Automotive, Trucking, and Stationary Engine Applications
A catalyst material composed of oxides of Ce, Co, and Cu combined with Platinum Group Metal catalysts to achieve improvements in low temperature oxidation of CO and hydrocarbons at a lower overall cost than conventional PGM catalysts.
Hybrid Hollow Silica Particles with Unprecedentedly Low Thermal Conductivity
A thermal insulation material with thermal insulation properties similar to the state-of-the-art material (aerogels) at a lower cost of production. The hollow silica particles are coated with a very low thermal conductivity material.
Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to High Value Chemicals
CO2, a by-product of industrial chemical processes, has been electrochemically converted to a series of high value long-chained hydrocarbons and alcohols. These products offer higher value in comparison to typical products i.e. formic acid and carbon monoxide.
Selective Reductant Electrowinning via Coal Electrolysis
Ohio UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s patented 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. This is demonstrated through metal recovery from coal prior to combustion.
Modular Ammonia Synthesis
Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis (EC2NH3) at ambient alkaline conditions can generate ammonia at a low-cost for small-scale systems and point-of-use applications. The technology proposes to operate at scales where the capital and energy-intensive Haber Bosch process is unable to leverage economies of scale.
New York, NY
A platform technology to activate a targeted immune response to selected tumor types
Our technology activates and targets two immune responses to attack, infiltrate and destroy tumors. It works by selectively activating dendritic cells (which control the immune sytem) and targeting their response to cells that present a cancer specific protein. We can engineer this response to any protein, therefore many different tumors.
Bio-security System Integration
Using existing technology and software to assist with the maintenance and management of our eco(systems). UAS (unmanned aerial systems) to scan and survey sites, algorithms to verify/validate/certified targets and specialize UAS hardware to perform a variety of remediation,preventative protocols such as precision planting.
Light Activated Hydrogen Energy System
Laser Hydrides fabricated into compact disks sharing similar properties with audio CDs react when exposed to laser light by changes at the molecular level, allowing hydrogen trapped within the disk to be set free, delivered to a fuel cell which powers an electric motor with exhaust of just clean water.
Water Recovery from Air
PRD Tech, Inc. has developed a unique, hand-held, solid-state process, with no moving parts, that can recover clean, drinking water from ambient air. Currently, drinking water systems attempt to purify available water, and are useless in areas, like dessert, where there is no water available.
Electrical Detector for Detecting Liquid Metal Leaks
PPPL designed an electrical detector for detecting liquid metal leaks based on metalsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ electrical conductivity. The leak signal is transmitted to a safety control device, which shuts off power supply for the liquid metal device upon detection of leaks.
Advanced Liquid Centrifuge Using Differentially Rotating Cylinders
Researchers in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University have designed an advanced liquid centrifuge using differentially rotating cylinders and optimized boundary conditions. The unique design of the cylinders allows for an enhancement of separation efficiency over that of conventional centrifuges rotating at comparable speeds.
In-Situ Production of Radionuclide Molybdenum 99
PPPL researchers have developed a solution to chronic shortages of a radioactive element vital to medical exams. They have created a compact device that hospitals could install on their premises to produce the material called Technitium-99m (Tc-99m), the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most widely used medical isotope.
Ultrasonic Pulsed Doppler (USDP) Method for Nanoparticle Characterization
USPD uses ultrasonic backscatter to measure size, concentration and possibly compressibility of particles down to the sub-ten nanometer range, with size resolution rivaling electron microscopy at far less cost. Utilizing a single transducer, specialized sample volumes are not required supporting incorporation into existing equipment for in-situ process monitoring.
Real-time Image Deblurring and Alignment
Our Tria Image Processing program enables advanced deblurring and image alignment techniques. We have a plan to 'off-shore' the most complicated steps of these processes to dedicated hardware. This will decrease the processing time by 100 enabling real-time processing of images.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Managing Food Waste in Northern Cities
We are examining the use of black soldier fly larvae to process food waste, thereby reducing the volume of waste that must be landfilled. This waste reduction approach could extend the life of existing landfills, reduce tipping costs, and reduce environmental impacts from off-gassing and transportation of wastes.
Supercooled Metal Particles
SAFI-Tech's supercooled metal technology takes the heat out of soldering and will transform printed and flexible electronics with its liquid metal balloons. These tiny balloons filled with liquid metal when popped release the liquid metal from inside which then turns solid without external heating.
Low Energy, Chlorine-Tolerant Desalination Membranes
Sandia has developed chlorine-tolerant, biofouling-resistant, graphene oxide (GO)/polymer desalination membranes. These membranes improve desalination by treating water at lower energy and system operational costs. The salt rejection is dynamically tuned by the applied driving pressure, allowing for optimum energy use and treat-to-need water quality.
Stress-induced Fabrication enables the production of new functional materials with better performance and structure control while reducing costs, improving manufacturability, and minimizing environmental and safety concerns.
Falling Particle Receiver for Concentrated Solar Energy
The falling particle receiver uses sand-like particles that fall through a beam of highly concentrated sunlight focused by an array of mirrors. The particles are heated to temperatures over 700 Ã‚Â°C, stored, and used to generate electricity in a power cycle or to create process heat.
The Smart Trap is a simple yet rugged battery-operated device that autonomously detects and reports diseases carried by mosquitoes. When a specimen feeds on the Smart TrapÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sugar bait component, it leaves behind traces of saliva, which are then assayed for transmissible amounts of pathogen.
Smart Coatings with Controlled Release of Active Agents for Corrosion Detection, Corrosion Prevention and Antifouling
SynMatter has developed a method to encapsulate chemical compounds into particles that can be incorporated into coatings to imbue them with additional functionalities beyond merely protecting a surface. These particles are designed to release their contents as needed to provide the coatings with corrosion detection, corrosion prevention and antifouling properties.
A Model for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Eye Tumor and Estimation of Core Body Temperature by Ocular Surface Temperature
This technology provides an accurate method for detecting early-stage, asymptomatic intraocular tumors that can possibly save patients' eyes by using infrared thermography to detect intraocular tumors. Further, it estimates core body temperature, without requiring physical contact.
Robust Droop Control for Parallel Operated Inverters
This technology provides a modification to the conventional droop control systems that is able to handle system disturbances to allow accurate proportional load sharing among parallel-operated inverters.
A Simulated Radiation Detector using RFID Technology
The technology utilizes radiofrequency as a safe alternative to harmful radiation and also allows a system to quantify the simulated exposure more exactly so as to fairly represent the simulation to the preferred event, e.g., a nuclear disaster.
Lossless Droplet Manipulation Conferred by a Flexible Transparent Nanofilm
Precise capture, manipulation and transfer of very small volumes of liquids (nano- and picolitres) is required in various applications including droplet-based microfluidics. We have developed a one step process to make a flexible transparent nanofilm with highly adhesive superhydrophobic properties that confers lossless droplet transfer between surfaces.
Novel HIV vaccine
This recombinant vaccine optimises anti-viral host responses, both in mucosal tissue and systemically, using a new adjuvant strategy and delivery regimen. Currently in late preclinical trials, the vaccine shows strong potential for treatment and immunization against HIV. The strategy is a platform technology with applications against other intracellular pathogens.
Voluntary Intention Driven Hybrid Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-robotic Exoskeleton for Coordinated Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Stroke
A voluntary intention driven robotic exoskeleton integrated with electrical muscle stimulation was designed for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke. The system can guide the muscle coordination in the paralyzed limb during the training , and thus result in much more prominent recovery than the traditional methods in pilot clinical trials.
Passive anti-vibration structures
The X-shaped anti-vibration structure can provide flexible and adjustable stiffness up to zero and adjustable nonlinear damping characteristic i.e., high damping for high vibration but low damping for small vibration.
Energy Generation from Carbonaceous and Nitrogenous Pollutants via Ammonium, Methane, and Carbon Dioxide Reformation
The present groups AD, EDI, and SOFC to convert energy in organics and nitrogen pollutants to electric energy. In this invention system, the microorganism community of AD process metabolizes complicated organics to biogas and digestate containing NH4+. Biogas collected and NH3 gas converted into NH4+ collected yield electricity.
A Scalable Personalized Thermal-Comfort Platform for Building Energy Conservation
Buildings commonly choose conservative temperature setpoints. This leads to huge energy wastes. We develop scalable personalized thermal-comfort (SPET) platform that can quantitatively estimate thermal comfort of any occupants in daily operations.Consequently, our platform can provide building operators a proactive temperature setting mechanism that optimizes both thermal-comfort and energy conservation.
Efficient Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells with Graphene Electrodes
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully developed efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes. The power conversion efficiencies of this novel invention are around 12% when they are illuminated from both sides.
Rapid Detection of Drugs-of-abuse in Urine and Oral Fluid by Mass Spectrometry
Direct analysis of drugs-of-abuse in urine and oral fluid can be achieved using ambient ionization techniques. Only simple and rapid extraction is involved in the analysis. The limit-of-detection of drugs can fulfill the requirement of international standards. The analytical time can be greatly reduced using the new techniques.
Thin film to increase bandwidth in optical fiber communication systems
A nanostructured thin film that selectively filters light based on its elliptical polarization state. The use of the thin film in optical communication systems would enable another form of data modulation, which could effectively increase the data bandwidth.
High quality ultrathin single crystal diamond membranes
A new method for fabricating ultrathin membranes (100nm) from single crystal diamonds that offers high surface and geometric qualities suitable for a wide range of applications including optical and sensing.
Newport News, VA
Nuclear Physics Detector Technology for Radioisotope based Molecular Imaging
Novel high energy particle detector technologies used in nuclear physics research are leveraged to build application specific radioisotope detectors and imaging cameras for biomedical and ecological research applications. The technologies have been applied to cancer detection in humans and photosynthesis studies in plants.
Newport News, VA
Boron Based Special Materials
Boron is the basis of two patented technologies developed by Jefferson Lab. One is a boron based nanotube material capable of maintaining its unique properties in extreme environments and another is a construction material that uses the neutron shielding capability of boron for applications in nuclear power and radiation therapy.
The Wave energy system that cappture ocean power to create renewable electricity
The Twin Ocean Power device is a new technology designed to create clean reusable energy which captures the power of the ocean waves to create a source of electricity more efficiently. This device is very simple to build with low production cost and has long lasting and easy maintenance
Remediation Using Trace Element Humate Surfactant
The DOE National Laboratories have created a novel method for remediating polluted and contaminated soils and wetlands by dispensing a prepared trace element humate surfactant composition. The trace element humate surfactant composition promotes the growth of native species at the identified site, reducing the amount of undesirable conditions.
High precision detector robot arm system
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has created a method and high precision robot arm system for X-ray nanodiffraction with an X-ray nanoprobe. The robot arm system includes duo-vertical-stages and kinematic linkage system. A two-dimensional (2D) vertical plane ultra-precision robot arm supporting an X-ray detector provides positioning and manipulating of X-ray detector.
Quantum Dot Enabled Detection of Escherichia Coli Using a Cell-Phone
A compact, lightweight, and cost-effective fluorescent imaging and sensing platform for detecting E. coli cell-phone. Platform combines antibody functionalized glass capillaries with quantum dots as signal reporters to specifically detect E. coli particles
Los Angeles, CA
Method and Device for Fluorescent Imaging of Single Nanoparticles and Viruses on a Mobile Phone
A novel field portable microscope that can be installed on a smart phone for imaging of individual NPs and viruses. This unique lightweight (~186 g) and compact opto-mechanical device can be attached to existing cell phone cameras.
mm-wave 3D Imaging and Radar Systems in CMOS for Autonomous Vehicles
UCLA Engineering has developed a 3D radar imaging systems in 65nm CMOS for automotive applications, with 50x better depth resolution and 4x better spatial resolution than conventional systems at much lower costs, with interference tolerance capable of supporting up to 22 vehicles at once.
Metal Organic Frameworks for gas storage and separation, sensors, and catalysis
UCLA has developed extensive classes of crystalline porous materials, ranging from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), metal-catecholates (M-CATs), metal triazolates (METs), and multivariate (MTV) MOFs, that can be used in clean energy storage and generation, electrically conductive materials, gas sensors, and catalysis.Ã‚
Metabolic Engineering of Anaerobic Fungal Pathways for the Production of Biofuels and Antimicrobial Compounds
A method of manipulating metabolic networks and pathways within anaerobic gut fungi for their use in the production of novel polyketide synthases (PKSs).
Ferrofluid Droplets to Locally Measure the Mechanics of Soft Materials
A device that can be used to measure the mechanical properties of any kind of soft materials, including animals and tissue as well as polymer gels. The device can measure the mechanical properties (elasticity, stiffness) of the soft material along any direction and any length scale.
High Modulus, High Conductivity, Multivalent Ion Conductors
Smaller, lighter more energetic batteries are enabled by this technology. This new polymer electrochemical system could replace Li+ batteries and presents a strategy to design more energy dense batteries.
Negative Photochromic Material with Tunable Properties
A simple way to create material chemistry that can switch from colored to colorless under defined illumination and can be returned to a colored state using a heat. The material chemistry can be adjusted to control its behavior in response to light or heat resulting in a highly customizable material.
Sensitive & Specific Ratiometric Fluorescence-based DNA Dectection
UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a AgNC hairpin probe to be used in nucleic acid detection. Their probe offers a more sensitive and stable signal than the commercially available molecular beacons which suffer from high manufacturing costs, complicated synthesis, and high background florescence.
Highly Stretchable Electronic Tactile Sensors
Translating sense of touch into electrical signals is difficult because the sensors are rigid and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t conform to the wearer. UCSB researchers have developed a "skin-like" electronic tactile sensor that can be stretched and tailored to achieve sensitivity, dynamic range, and other performance measures that are not currently available
Durable Icephobic and Superhydrophobic Coating Systems
UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center has invented cost-effective and durable coatings that present icephobic and superhydrophobic characteristics. Our icephobic/superhydrophobic surface technology is designed to high-speed mass production processes; it is suitable to a wide range of polymer chemistry, curing conditions, and compatible over multiple substrates.
3D printing piezoelectric inks and sensors
Cost effective method for the production of high performance piezoelectric inks and sensors for additive manufacturing. The composite material possesses high piezoelectric properties similar to commercial PVDF and can be used to process complex sensors.
Acoustic foam with structural properties
Open cell foam with acoustic and structural properties. The manufacturing process is cost-effective, easy to implement and provides gradient of porosities able to absorb a broad range of frequencies, as well as a complete control of both porosity ratio and cell-size.
Reinforced thermoplastic beams from bio-sourced materials
A novel pultrusion method to manufacture reinforced thermoplastic rods with natural fibers having superior competitive advantages compered to fiberglass composites. Those rods have shown great mechanical properties enable to replace conventional reinforcement materials in composites, while weighting half as much.
3D printing conductive ink
A cost effective method for the production of high performance 3D printed conductive inks for microelectronics, smart textiles and telecommunications. The resulting composite possess above the market conductive performances, is effective at ambient temperature, and also perfectly suited for additive manufacturing.
Fractal Screw Extrusion - Multi-Channel Screw Design
Multi-channel plastication screws used in melting, extrusion, molding, and other manufacturing processes to provide improved control of temperatures, pressures, and shear rates of feedstock materials. Such extrusion screws are at the heart of the plastics industry, and could be employed in the production of every plastic pellet and product.
Increasing data density on silicon photonics
Passive silicon photonic functional building block that cancels crosstalk between very closely-spaced parallel waveguides increasing the data density of integrated circuits and interconnects.
Rapid Detection of Pathogens in Food
Highly sensitive, low cost, rapid microbial detection methods that are robust enough to be easily used in manufacturing environments such as a food processing facility. Two assays have been developed; one that uses a color change indicator and the other requires a simple fluorometer.
Label-Free Transistor-Based Biosensor
Portable, label-free detection of biomolecules such as DNA, proteins, antibodies and lectins is possible with a new potentiometric technology employing an electrolyte-gated transistor (EGT) coupled to a microfluidic reservoir.
Organic Blue Light Emitting Compounds
Novel chemical structures capable of emitting saturated blue light have been easily synthesized. These compounds have potential applications in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and organic field effect transistors (OFETs).
High Strength Lignin Based Plastics
Lignin is a byproduct of papermaking and the 50 million metric tons of lignin generated worldwide is predominantly burned as fuel. Since lignin comprises 30% of woody biomass and these new lignin plastics contain at least 80% lignin, this technology is a truly renewable, bio-compatible plastic.
Vapor Phase Catalyst for High Efficiency Renewable Monomer Production
Petrochemical monomers may be manufactured utilizing glucose, fructose or furans as a starting material to create high value chemicals such as para-xylene - used to make plastic bottles - and isoprene or butadiene Ã¢â‚¬â€œ used to make rubber articles such as tires.
Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Core/Shell Nanocrystals
Core shell nanocrystals are advanced materials that are beginning to be used for a variety of applications such as solar cells, cell phone displays, computers and other optoelectronic devices. This technology increases production efficiencies by optimizing yield of particles and by minimizing waste of expensive starting materials.
Plasma-Driven Biodiesel and Chemical Production
An AC-powered liquid-plasma process and reactor for biodiesel production offers extremely rapid reaction time (under (one second) and a high conversion rate with lower energy input than current process. It has been demonstrated in biodiesel production and has the potential for similar efficiencies in related chemical reactions.
Particulates that Record Thermal History and Require No Power Input
This technology employs very durable inorganic particles to record thermal history over a range of 100Ã‚Â°C to 400Ã‚Â°C. Particles record a comprehensive profile of the local thermal history. Technology potentially enables a wide variety of sensor formats such as printable inks or coatings.
Uncoated novel MEMS humidity sensor
Our technology will provide reliable and cheap alternatives for humidity measurement. Our idea focuses on using MEMS resonators to detect the changes in the thermal properties of air by directly changing the output of the oscillator eliminating the degrading polymer layer in humidity sensors and achieving longer lifespan.
Low-cost Digital Ground Penetrating Radar
Digital innovations in the control and signal processing of ground penetrating radars enable low-cost high performance scanning of underground infrastructure and through structure features. Pipes, beams and other hidden items are identified and mapped into digital information databases (BIM, GIS) for archiving, analysis and condition assessment.
High Performance Composite and Concrete Structures with Smart Microfibers
An innovative fiber reinforcement technology for cementitious or plastic composite structures that employs in-situ shrinking microfibers to provide supplemental strength-enhancing compressive stresses is presented.
Capacitive deionization coupling with solar energy for brackish water desalination
Capacitive deionization employs two charged porous electrode removing salt from water, which is energetically efficient especially for brackish water desalination. Coupling with solar power, capacitive deionization serves not only the desalination cell, but energy storage instrument. It will be an energy sustainable system solving water scarcity.