* denotes 2023 Innovation Award Winner
samsam is a smartphone app that provides customized meal plans for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, celiac disease and more. In addition, users have access to on-demand nutrition education and culinary medicine recipes to empower them to manage their chronic condition nutritionally.
Non-composite, polymer-free densified carbon nanotube (DCN) sheet as extreme cold weather resistant gasket materialA new advanced gasket material called densified carbon nanotube (DCN) sheet that does not become brittle and does not cause seal failure in extreme cold weather (-50°F) has been developed without the need of any polymer materials.
A new class of smart responsive materials developed for self-healing anti-corrosion coatings in extreme environments.A2O has created a smart responsive coating system that solves corrosion-related asset failure and deterioration. Compared to traditional coatings, our materials possess unprecedented wet adhesion to metal. These materials create extended performance and protection through the ability to self-heal or repair themselves from damage and constantly regenerate adhesion.
Autopilot Single-Jet 3D Electrospinning platform for Engineering Clinically Relevant 3D Topographic Fibrous Scaffolds for Biomedical ApplicationsElectric field-driven polymer jet self-directs its writing of fiber deposition toward a 3D collector in a silkworm-like fashion that self-constructs 3D-topographic fibrous scaffolds with high porosity, mechanical robustness, and shape memory beneficial for biomedical applications.
Functional Inks for Additive Manufacturing of ElectronicsWe invented an ink system that can enable manufacturers to utilize new printing techniques for producing electronic components with finer resolution (10x better than conventional method). The new inks are tunable with a wide range of materials and properties, which can be tailored for different printing methods and applications.
A fast-learning and low-cost humanoid robot that acts as workforce multiplierAivot's end-to-end solution combines the latest AI and robotics technologies into an integrated platform that can perform a variety of open-ended tasks and be operated by customers. As a “no-code” platform, Aivot comes preloaded with an extensive skills library that helps it adapt quickly to new settings.
Electrospin/spray for production of high mitigant-loaded fabricsThis technology is a new fabric production method that has unprecedented control over the particle loading in a loaded fabric system. We will use this approach to prepare fabrics that simultaneously protect from chemical threats and improve wearer comfort.
Refractory Multi-Principal-Element Alloy for harsh-service conditionsNew alloy containing Mo,W,Ta,Ti,Zr has been synthesized for high-temperature (>1000oC) applications where phase stability, strength, creep resistance and high tensile ductility are desired. The alloy achieves oxidation resistance with self-healing borosilicate coating.
Elasto- and Magneto-caloric materials for solid-state heating and cooling applicationsWe have developed solid state prototypes that enable heating and cooling applications without the use of traditional refrigerants. The environmentally-friendly technology has zero global warming potential and saves energy for heating and cooling.
Aluminum Cerium Alloys and Composites for Harsh Service ConditionsThe Al-Ce alloys and composites can be readily synthesized into components that operate at elevated temperatures and/or corrosive environments. The materials exhibit increased retention of strength compared to existing commercial alloys for applications where service temperatures exceed 200 °C. Moreover, the alloys show excellent corrosion resistance in salt environments.
High strength aluminum/calcium composite conductor cableIntegration of calcium into aluminum conductors greatly increases the strength to weight ratio compared to aluminum with minimal impact on conductivity, allowing for production of high voltage conductors without steel cores and less sag due to reduced weight.
Blockchain and AI/ML Enabled 6G network for Swarm of UAVsBryka Skystocks LLC proposes 6G networks capable of incorporating autonomous services to Swarm Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the US Navy. It will integrate Blockchain and AI/ML to improve communication, coordination, Autonomy, scalability, and navigation to establish an ultra-reliable, Intelligent, and Secure intra-UAV network on Battlefield.
High-gain high-power Planar Antenna arrayDue to the need for a high realized gain, Space Power antenna technology primarily relies on low power arrays of parabolic reflectors with large, bulky profiles. Bryka proposes developing circularly polarized antenna arrays that are lightweight, low profile, and planar.
Embedded Concrete Resistivity Sensor SystemThis embedded sensor system monitors the electrical resistivity of concrete materials to estimate the resilience of concrete structures against ingress of aggressive ions such as chlorides. Therefore, the sensor system can be embedded in critical offshore, onshore, and nearshore concrete infrastructure to monitor and predict their durability and service life.
Naval Alloys With Reduced SensitizationDevelopment of Naval aluminum based light-weight alloys with reduced corrosion sensitization potential through the use of elements that block grain boundary corrosion. This will enable lower manufacturing and maintenance costs and extend the life of Naval platforms.
MIDNIGHT: Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heat Maps of TerrainMIDNIGHT conducts autonomous surveys to identify and map the location of radiological threats using small UAS. MIDNIGHT simultaneously localizes and maps gamma ray and neutron radiation providing real-time meter-resolution accuracy using state-of-the-art computer vision techniques to construct a volumetric 3D representation of the region of interest.
Additive Manufacturing with Dynamic Laser Beam Shaping based on Coherent Beam CombiningIncreased productivity additive manufacturing of high strength complex structural shapes out of steel, iron-, nickel-, tungsten- and titanium-based alloys and other refractory materials and alloys (nickel aluminum bronze, copper nickel, high strength steels, titanium CP & 6-4, stainless steels, superalloys, such as IN718, TiAl, FeAl).
Additively Manufactured Continuous Fiber C/C and Ceramic Matrix Composite (C/SiC, SiC/SiC) Preforms for Hypersonic ApplicationsCreation of hypersonic CMC composite preforms utilizing automated robotic additive manufacturing platform and continuous fiber reinforcement. During printing, the fibers are wetted, steered, and cured into novel geometries at near net shape, the preform composite is then ready for downstream densification processing.
Hybrid Additive System For Ceramic Matrix CompositesThe system is an additive tool designed to couple to a CNC machine from any manufacturer. The System uses feedstock from the ceramic injection industry. In conjunction provides the capability to feed fiber for composites. Providing a machine with additive, subtractive, and composite manufacturing in one.
Physical Identifiers for 21st Century Fleet Fabrication and SustainmentWe propose the use of a radically new item-level fingerprint to establish digital identity for critical parts in the Navy’s Fleet Fabrication and Sustainment enterprise. Our Dendritic Identifier technology will enable the insights needed to optimize production, streamline logistics, and provide assurance with minimal cost and training burden.
A Software Tool for Microbubble Enhanced HIFU for Non-invasive Tumor AblationsOur innovative software leads to a revolutionary breakthrough of non-invasive tumor ablations by enabling customized microbubble targeting ultrasonic therapies for deep-seated tumors in clinical setting, which works as tumor Treatment Planning Software for therapist, and a design tool for HIFU manufactures to improve efficacy and safety of HIFU devices.
The Joule Hive™ Thermal Battery for Industrial DecarbonizationThe Joule Hive™ thermal battery, turns intermittent renewable electricity into constant industrial-grade heat up to 1800+oC. It is a stack of electrically conductive firebricks in an insulated container, which may be installed on-site as a drop-in replacement to fossil fuels in even the hottest industries.
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Cyclo.Cloud: Development of Fish Scale Waste-Derived Materials for Adsorbance of Aquatic PollutantsCyclo.Cloud is a heavy metal biosorbent from upcycled Oreochromis niloticus fish scale waste. It reached 82% heavy metal removal. Plant growth improved 179% and germination 60%. At $0.23/kg to treat 1000L of wastewater to EPA drinking water standards, Cyclo.Cloud combats heavy metal contamination and reclaims resources from waste.
A novel low-cost particulate matter sensor on stationary, manned and unmanned vehiclesIn this project, we place commercial low-cost particulate matter sensors in three different modes of operation in order to characterize the horizontal and vertical profiles of atmospheric particle pollution. These modes are multidimensional: (1) stationary, (2) mobile on 2D manned vehicles, and (3) mobile on unmanned 3D vehicles.
Biofilter for Stormwater RemediationA biofiltration module that uses a novel 3D-printed media that provides a very high surface area for microorganism attachment and development, which is part of a new biofiltration device to enhance nutrient (Nitrogen and Phosphorus) removal in runoff from urban or agricultural watersheds.
Biochar adsorptive filtration mediaBiochar is an adsorbent that can be produced inexpensively as a byproduct of energy production and sequesters carbon, which was found to rival the removal efficiency of the best available filter media for PFAS from drinking water.
Recycling of Asphalt Pavements Using Environmentally Benign Recycling AgentsThis technology uses environmentally friendly oils to increase the amount of old asphalt pavements that can recycled into new asphalt pavements.
Networked sensing of lead in water distribution systemsWorking with low-cost sensors developed at the University of Michigan, we are networking the sensors to gain system-level insights on lead release in a water pipe network.
Cleaner, More Efficient Cordwood HeatingResidential wood heating contributes over 50% of daily wintertime fine particle emissions in the US. A new heater design applies fan-driven jets of air to minimize smoke over the complete burn cycle and a heat-exchanger retrofit enhances the fuel efficiency of existing and new stoves.
Developing the Chemical Health Risk Identification System (CHRIS) for Drinking Water SourcesThe Chemical Health Risk Identification System (CHRIS) will help consumers, environmental engineers, and regulators rapidly assess potential chemical risks in drinking water based on an evidence-based algorithm for chemical risk factors globally, while providing recommendations for appropriate treatment methods and interventions to mitigate chemical risk in drinking water.
An experimental study to develop affordable non-invasive radon mitigation system For single-family dwellingsAn alternative mitigation system or measurable guidelines that can be embedded in the building operation and maintenance practices. The researchers will examine the effectiveness of using three building design parameters that haven’t been systematically used for radon mitigation in the past; ventilation, air filtration, and detailing pattern
A Wearable Diamond Sensor of Ionizing RadiationEuclid proposes a light, very compact, wearable, on-chip diamond sensor for all kinds of ionizing radiation including neutron fluxes. The idea is based on measuring the change in properties of RF resonator where diamond is exposed by ionizing radiation. Our sensor is sensitive, robust, can be fed from mobile phone.
FLUIX Project Stellar - The future of cooling on Earth & in SpaceFLUIX is solving the problem of inefficient data centers by developing a pumpless self-boiling cooling solution enabling Earth's data centers to be efficient enough to be powered by renewable energy. Leading to a 40% energy savings, 45% cut in operational CO2 emission, and increased compute density by 200%.
FLX BOT for Manufacturing MaintenanceThe FLX BOT is a 1” diameter, handheld, collaborative snake-like robot that a maintenance technician can use with minimal training to maintain critical equipment in manufacturing plants. Interchangeable end effectors include 360 degree 3D cameras, grippers, leak detectors, etc. to help perform the maintenance required more efficiently and safely.
Self-powered autonomous vibration sensorSelf-powered wireless sensor capable of monitoring and analyzing vibration signals from motor bearings. The sensor can be deployed onto any machine that vibrates in normal operation – example: motor, gearbox. Electrical energy is generated from background vibration and data is transmitted to a hub over a wireless network.
Allow the user to perform over 300 functional exercises with only one small peice of equipment.The Gem is a omni-idirectional, low profile board that with a switch of a latch can become a stable non-movable platform for incorporation a completely different set of movements along with bands.
Engineered protein for tissue protectionWe have developed a protein to treat radiation poisoning, traumatic brain injury, organophosphate poisoning and similar traumas. The protein is engineered so that a single injection works for at least several days, and it crosses the blood-brain barrier to provide extra protection of the nervous system against long-term damage.
SAUCED ( Smart, Adaptive, Ultra-Reliable, Cyber-Resilient, Efficient Data Infrastruture )We focus on delivering data to the point of need fast, securely, and ultra-reliably using breakthrough data coding, compression, and encryption technologies. Achieving 5-30x faster transfer speed, better reliability than AWS/GC/Azure at 40% storage space, and total data-centric protection for data in transit & at rest.
Carbon Monoxide Prodrug and Related Delivery Systems for TherapeuticsThis technology is a class of small molecule prodrugs that release carbon monoxide (CO) under specific physiological conditions with dose control and without specialized settings or external stimuli. It could be used for a wide range of medical applications such as anti-inflammation, cancer treatment, pain management, and acute kidney injury.
Next-generation protein sequencing for pathogen agnostic and massively parallel infectious disease diagnosticsDNA sequencing and RNA therapeutics have revolutionized the medical and biodefense worlds but sequencing proteins that underpin cellular pathogenicity remains slow and expensive. Glyphic Bio's single-molecule protein sequencing platform identifies all proteins in a sample to enable rapid diagnosis of known diseases and the detection of novel, emerging threats
Convolution HiDeNN-AI for Integrating Multiscale Topological Optimization with Additive ManufacturingConvolution HiDeNN-AI is a new machine learning technology that integrates robust physics-based models with convolution and deep neural network (DeNN) that are applied at hierarchical scales of interest. The goal is to accelerate the design optimization process with a focus on additive manufacturing.
HiDeNN-MCA: Hierarchical Deep-learning Neural Network enabled Multiresolution Clustering Analysis Software Toolkit for Evaluation of Mechanical Properties and Performance of Composite StructuresHiDeNN-MCA is a data-driven physics-based multiscale modeling software tool for evaluating mechanical properties and performances of composite structures while fully considering the microstructural features. It is established based on the integration of data science with mechanistic principles discovered using deep-learning neural networks.
AI-Based Quality Prediction and Root Cause Analysis SystemThe invention pertains to an AI-based system for analyzing various data obtained in previously executed manufacturing operations for performing product quality prediction and root cause analysis to determine possible root causes for production deviation resulted in a manufacturing process.
ARGUS – Anomaly Recognition Graphical Universal SystemARGUS is a universal anomaly recognition system for product surface quality control in the manufacturing industry. It can automatically adapt to different kinds of products according to their physical appearance and use AI to detect surface anomalies with a little number of positive samples as training data without labeling.
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Interactive Control System for Robot Manipulation with AR TechnologyWith intuitive interaction through AR glass, the human operator can monitor as well as control the industrial robot arm both on-site and remotely. Robotic tasks can be demonstrated by human in the augmented reality environment and the skill can be transferred directly to the robot arm for task execution.
AI-based Cross-material Structural Health Monitoring Using Ultrasonic WavesA universal ultrasonic wave-based structural health monitoring and inspection method empowered by AI technique, which can identify the health condition (intact or damaged) and locating damage position for different materials, including metallic and composite materials.
Extraction of Collagen from Eggshell Membrane by Enzymatic Hydrolysis ReactionA new way to extract collagen and organic calcium from eggshell waste using an acid-reductant-enzyme hydrolysis reaction was proposed, reducing environmental pollution.
R&D of a Vision System based on Fusion of AI Convolutional Neural Network and Novel 79GHz Millimeter-Wave Radar for Autonomous VehicleFusion of on-road AI object detection (vehicle & pedestrian) and advanced 79GHz radar technology to enhance multiple object detection and provide necessary information (including precise object speed, distance, location, type and size) for autonomous vehicles to avoid collision with frontal objects and enhance road safety.
AI Based Autonomous Vehicle Control System for MinibusIntegrating AI adaptive drive, sensor fusion and AI decision-making in its algorithm, this AI Based Autonomous Vehicle Control System for Minibus enables full auto-piloting and supports Level 4 auto-driving, thus, improving the accuracy of detection and the analysis capabilities of autonomous vehicles, thereby better enhancing vehicle safety.
Autonomous Air-Ground Cooperative Tunnel InspectorA UGV-UAV-cooperated autonomous system is specialised in autonomously capturing images in GPS-denied environments. With the employment of precise positioning techniques, air-ground cooperation and sensor fusion, locations of robots can be identified with high accuracy. Meanwhile, regular inspection of tunnel environments based on vision can be achieved automatically.
Tachyon GuardianIntroducing the Tachyon Guardian, an AI-driven gene expression-based POC diagnostic platform designed for the Defence industry. Specialising in biodosimetry, it revolutionises radiological incident response by enhancing triage efficiency and predicting acute radiation syndrome outcomes. The Tachyon Guardian ensures rapid, accurate assessments, safeguarding personnel and civilians in high-stakes radiological emergencies.
Additive Hypersonic FabricationBeacon Industries proposes manufacturing of the fast production of Cf/SiC material using 3D printing CMC method for US Navy application. The method enables the rapid manufacture of high-strength, lightweight, and durable parts with excellent thermal and mechanical properties.
Sensor-integrated proteome on-chip (SPOC‚Ñ¢): a multiplexed pan-pathogen detection platformProteins are the functional elements of biology. However, traditional, costly protein production methods limit the ability to evaluate their role in disease. INanoBio developed the world‚Äôs first technology to produce >1000 proteins directly on biosensors. We are developing a pan-pathogen biosensor chip to aid in diagnostics, therapeutic evaluation, and prognostics.
AI-based Linearization Schemes for 5G/6G Fiber/Wireless SystemsWe propose to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based schemes to high-power 5G and 6G (the sixth generation of mobile communications) systems, aiming to deal with their intrinsic nonlinearities. We demonstrate high performance enhancement in real 5G networks at low-complexity and remarkable generalization capability for ensuring high quality-of-experience for the end user.
Neut™A smarter technology for a smarter world. Neut allows parents to proactively create safe and nurturing sleep environments for their baby anytime& anywhere through science. Scientifically match your babies sleepwear with your room and your baby. This allows parents to maintain optimal nurturing conditions, every sleep.
Recognize- A first-in-class diagnostic platformWe are developing a first-in-class medical diagnostic that will enable the pre-symptomatic, accurate, and rapid detection of pathogens. Our technology is adaptable to disease-specific cartridges. It will be game-changing on the battlefield, with a rapid and accurate diagnosis, saving soldiers' lives, and will help through any future pandemics.
The Protein ProFiler‚Ñ¢: A Microfluidic Solution to the Biomarker ComplexityWith >1,000,000 proteins in humans exhibiting a unique signature of any of >400 different metabolically applied chemical modifications, current technology cannot address this combinatorial complexity. To identify CBW/DEW exposures to the warfighter‚Äîpre-symptomatically‚Äîaccurate biomarkers of toxicity must be discovered and diagnosed. The ProFiler is uniquely suited to accomplish this task.
Machine Learning for Multi-modal CBRN Threat Classification and LocalizationWe propose a chemical threat detection system that leverages drones, computer vision, multimodal machine learning, and chemical detection technologies to provide an operator with an improved tool to identify and respond to chemical threats more rapidly and with more autonomy.
Advanced alkaline water electrolysis stack for green hydrogen productionRobust design of advanced alkaline water electrolysis cells to overcome drawbacks such as low current operation, slow response to variable loads, and on/off durability.
Lunaspatial Intelligence XGEO Sensor (LInXS)The Lunaspatial Intelligence XGEO Sensor (LInXS) is a radar antenna technology located on satellites that orbit the moon. LInXS uses low-frequency signals to obtain lunar subsurface imagery data and convert it to analyzed intelligence and 3-D maps. Lunasonde is bringing ISR to the moon.
Thermobrachytherapy Oncology Platform Medical DeviceThermobrachytherapy device incorporates temporary balloon implant and induction system to treat at-risk tissue post-resection. A potent therapeutic thermal enhancement by delivery of simultaneous heat and radiation. Treatment delivered immediately post resection before cancer cells migrate, significantly enhancing local response and survival while minimizing peripheral toxicity and improve clinical outcomes.
Real-Time Paramagnetic Sensing for Oil Field Optimization and Process ControlWe can measure in real-time some unique quantum properties of fluids as they pass through our device and combine with artificial intelligence to extract useful features from that big data to allow energy companies to produce oil more efficiently and with fewer chemicals.
Discrete Mult-walled Carbon nanotube HIV Therapy TechnologyMolecular Rebar Design (MRD) has developed Medical Grade Molecular Rebar (MGMR), a customizable drug delivery device comprising of discrete, functionalized, multi-walled carbon nanotubes that can deliver a wide array of therapeutic molecules to specific therapeutic targets as well as positively impact cell growth.
Silane-modified Molecular Rebar® for EV TiresChemically altered carbon nanotubes greatly improve the mileage lifetime and energy efficiency of tires for electric vehicles thereby reducing vehicle operating costs. These improvements will lessen discarded tires, save energy, and improve electric vehicle adoption rates for consumers and fleet owner/operators.
Automating Rheumatoid Arthritis Assessment Via Deep LearningRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease that most commonly afflicts joints in the hands, wrists and knees. The described invention is a deep learning algorithm that automatically scores X-ray radiographs of RA patients' joints and accurately assesses the severity of joint damage.
Natrion: A Leading Technologies’ Company in Solid-State Battery ComponentsNatrion is commercializing a drop-in battery component called LISIC that can be rapidly implemented into existing manufacturing by battery and automotive OEMs to eliminate fire risk, increase performance and decrease cost at the battery pack level.
Permanent CO2 Sequestration During Cement ProductionOur solution would require the addition of our proprietary reactor to augment the kiln currently being used at cement factories across the world. Our system would allow the CO2 emissions to be permanently sequestered as carbon within the resultant concrete and shows the potential to lengthen the concrete lifespan.
Datalink-Enabled AI for Fire OptimizationNeoskye proposes a datalink-enabled firing optimization mechanism based on networked AI tasks, including sensor data collection, target recognition, classification, and selection, tracking the target to be fired, selecting the right weapon, firing the weapon system at the right time, and overlaying a real-time multirobot system model with multiple kill chains.
Linear Displacement Adhesion Assay (LiDiAA)Linear Displacement Adhesion Assay (LiDiAA) platform is the world’s first automated benchtop instrument for high-throughput label-free adhesion measurement of single cells and their collection. LiDiAA simultaneously measures the attachment of thousands of individual cells to a surface within minutes and retrieves post-measurement cells based on their adhesion strength.
A lean, affordable robotic technology that provides a unique functionality and option to current robotic furniture / assisted access productsOur lean, low-cost novel robotic technology provides the unique functionality of moving outward to clear any objects beneath it, then lowering a wall-mounted cabinet (mounted at 72 inches high) as much as 3 feet to bring the cabinet to within arm's reach of a person who uses a wheelchair.
Multi-axis 3D printingDifferent printheads in orthogonal directions extrude materials in different directions, providing the ability to customize the properties of the 3D structure by controlling the deposition orientation and material at a prescribed design segment.
Machine Learning Enabled Nondestructive Monitoring Device for Surface Adhesives and CoatingsOptowares’ technology uses advanced spectroscopy techniques combined with machine learning in a miniaturized format to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze coatings and adhesives critical to acoustic coatings on submarines. The risk associated with acoustic coating delamination is high, and this technology helps mitigate it and ensure high quality coatings.
NanomandNanomand is a nanomaterial enabler; we produce functional nanobuilding blocks on demand using our novel microreactor-assisted printhead to enable our customers to manufacture nanomaterial-enhanced functional components and devices for a clean future.
Smallest Infrared Hyperspectral CameraUsing lenslet optical array technology the smallest infrared hyperspectral camera (3 pounds) that exists today was developed for Group 1 drone surveillance applications. This technology is ready to be moved from prototype to a pre-preproduction model.
Membrane Biofilm Reactor (MBfR)Precient employs the MBfR to capture critical minerals and materials (CMM) -- including Rare Earth Elements, copper, nickel, Platinum Group Metals, gold, silver, selenium, and uranium -- and remove regulated pollutants – including arsenic, chlorinated compounds, and nitrate -- that are present in water streams at mines, refineries, and recyclers.
Uncooled Shortwave Imagers for Hypersonic TargetingAn uncooled infrared imager that allows a hypersonic weapons/interceptors to image a target at long range while remaining stealthy even in GPS denied environments. Shortwave infrared can image through hot windows found on hypersonic weapons.
NovoJet Printhead TechnologyNovoJet Printhead Technology is categorized by its ability to print industrial-grade, high-performance materials together in a single process for a wide range of 2D and 3D printed applications. Multi-material dentures being one of the first applications currently being developed with this technology.
Creating Part Authentication Ecosystem from the Ground UpSeparating counterfeit from authentic parts is a QA process, and QA processes require buy-in from fabricators, inspectors, and users. Buy-in starts with a low-barrier, easy-to-use process. Here, we describe existing acoustical sensors, advanced processing, and linkage to a blockchain-protected database. A challenge is simplifying the go-to-market strategy.
River Otter Reactor (ROR) - a waste and water solution systemThe River Otter Reactor (ROR) is a waste and water treatment system which destroys toxic forever chemicals (PFAS) in water supplies while converting waste into renewable fuels. ROR can be deployed anywhere people are producing waste to reduce landfill or incinerator use, decontaminate water, and locally produce fuels.
passive contacless MicroWire sensor (based on bistable magnetic microwires)sensing technology based on bistable magnetic microwires utilising proprietary sensing method (patent application 4/22) allowing to overcome sensing obstacles in challenging environments (chemically aggressive environments, strong electric and magnetic fields, sensing in rotary equipment, design limitations). allowing contactless, realtime sensing of temperature, pressure, postion, vibration when (micro)size matters.
Sensobright Tumor and Bleeding Detection SystemSensobright Tumor and Bleeding Detection System, which can be attached to laparoscopy devices without effecting geometry of them, warns doctors during minimally invasive surgeries, if the critical threshold of force application is reached and possible tumor or internal bleeding is detected. It is expected to save thousands of lives yearly.
Ultra-rapid low-energy reconfigurable hardware that works both as a memory and processorWe have developed an "ultra-rapid low-power integrated hardware" for reconfigurable memory and programmable processor operations. The simplest functions such as ultra-fast stable small-device-size memory operations, as well as ultralow-energy artificial synapse tasks were demonstrated. The hardware further disclosed more complex tasks including ultra-reprogrammable physical-unclonable functions, along with ultrafast shift-register operations.
A safe, rapid, and effective way to cure gum diseaseSingletO2 Therapeutics has developed a patented device to safely, rapidly and effectively treat gum disease (periodontitis). The tip of the device's optical fiber, inserted into the periodontal pocket, painlessly kills the bacteria that cause periodontitis without using antibiotics. This game-changing technology is safer and more effective than current treatments.
Aligned Carbon Nanotube RF Devices for Next-Gen Wireless CommunicationSixLine’s management has developed scalable technologies to deposit horizontally aligned semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs). This breakthrough finally allows industry to leverage the exceptional properties of CNTs for next-generation radiofrequency (RF) devices as well as processors, sensors, and displays with faster performance and higher energy efficiency, flexibility, and sensitivity.
Environmentally friendly and efficient smart garments and heated textilesSoliyarn is revolutionizing the smart wearables industry by leveraging Chemical Vapor Deposition technology to create textiles with unprecedented heating, sensing, and liquid repellent functionality. Ultrathin polymers transform ordinary fabric into highly durable functional textiles without altering garment feel, breathability, comfort, or performance without the environmental cost of textile production.
Next generation diagnostic and therapeutic bone fracture healingSonogen Medical is working to commercialize a ground-breaking ultrasonic bone growth stimulation device that optimizes bone fracture healing while providing real-time feedback on both patient compliance and the fracture healing process.
Real-time Auralization System for virtual spaces and on-line meetingsStanford researchers have patented a real-time auralization-reverberation system for providing immersive and interactive audio environments.
Steerable Spherical Wheel Based Dexterous Hand for Object Grasping and Within-Hand ManipulationThe Salisbury lab has developed a dexterous robotic hand with active fingertip surfaces for grasping and manipulation.
Double-Double Composite Laminates for Versatile ManufacturingStanford researchers led by Stephen Tsai are advancing a new, much simplified design approach for composite laminates – termed "double-double" – that can replace conventional laminates for lighter, tougher, and lower cost airplane structures among other uses.
High-density, direct photo-patterning of stretchable electronic polymersDr. Zhenan Bao's lab has developed a new process for direct photo-patterning of electronic polymers that improves device density of elastic circuits over 100x. It combines crosslinked polymer systems with a monolithic optical microlithographic process that directly micropatterns a set of elastic electronic materials by sequential ultraviolet light-triggered solubility modulation.
Compact subsea lidar for micro/mini ROVs and AUVsWe are developing a low cost underwater lidar system for use on small ROVs and AUVs. The lidar being developed is an RGB lidar which can produce a 3D color image of the ocean bottom. This is useful for subsea mapping, exploration, and conservation.
DataTwin: A Proactive Data Management SolutionOur technology reveals unusual data entries, and checks them with the user prior to submission through format checks, data matching and machine learning algorithms. DataTwin helps organizations to identify and fix user errors before they are in database. It helps with information sharing and interoperability among the agencies.
Preparation of chitin nanocrystals from crustacean biomassA simple, inexpensive, efficient, and environmentally friendly method for creating chitin Nanocrystals from crustacean shells. Typically, chitin must be first extracted from biomass, like crustacean shells, and then can be converted to other forms like chitin nanocrystals. This technology directly produces chitin nanocrystals from biomass.
Capillary-Embedded Rapid Adaptable Multiscale (CERAM) Bioprinting for Engineering Large Vascularized TissuesThe proposed technology represents a novel hybrid 3D bioprinting approach that can rapidly incorporate thousands of porous microtubes that function as capillary vessels to a centimeter-sized 3D printed scaffold within several minutes. The proposed invention is 10-fold faster and exhibits 10-fold higher resolution than existing technologies.
Enclosed Hollow Needle Blister-Packs for Drug DeliveryA blister pack that contains a prefilled amount of vaccine or other medicine that can be administered by pressing the blister pack against the patient where the enclosed hollow needle inside the blister pack will inject the medication into the patient.
Perovskite Tandem Solar CellsPerovskite tandem solar cells layer a perovskite light absorbing layer on top of silicon solar cells. This allows the cell to capture more light and increases efficiency of the solar cell beyond silicon cells' 30% theoretical maximum limit. As a cost-effective technology, it offers solution to increasing renewable energy demand.
Gyro-Magnetometer for Inertial Navigation SystemsThe Gyro-Magnetometer functions as an atomic magnetometer and a gyroscope at the same time, thereby enabling simultaneous sensing of magnetic field and rotational motion from a single device for use in Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and other high-precision magnetometer and gyroscope applications.
Personalized Hair-mimicking Fibers: Build Your Own Hair CamouflageA highly customizable and easy-to-apply hair-mimicking fiber is developed as a concealing strategy to hide bald spots or thinning hairs. Customers can develop their own formula of hair camouflage at home, to match their own hair texture and colors and to improve the visual appearance of hair.
AI-assisted Personal Training Gear to Monitor and Enhance Exercise PerformanceThe solution consists of a set of tight-fit and sweat-wicking bodywear and a complimentary software. The 16 wearable sensors equipped in bodywear monitors wearer’s movements and muscle activities during exercise. The proprietary AI pose recognition and fatigue prediction algorithms provide users real-time coaching advice to maximize their training performance.
Data storage using peptidesThis is a new method for data storage, by storing data with peptides and retrieving the stored data using tandem mass spectrometry-based peptide sequencing. This method can allow denser and more durable data storage than the existing methods.
Edge AI-empowered Robot for Autonomous In-pipe InspectionThis technology empowers the data processing and decision-making at the network edge to reduce the data transmission and latency. It provides the fundamental supports for the robots to work efficiently and effectively in some extreme environments such as underground or underwater pipelines.
AI-based Customized Fabrication Approach for Orthotic Insole Design: 3D Textiles and 3D PrintingAn AI-based framework is proposed for prescription of orthotic insoles. Novel 3D spacer fabrics with inlays are incorporated with 3D printing technologies for personalized insole fabrication. It offers good air and moisture permeabilities, and better control of plantar pressures for rehabilitation treatment and accommodate needs of individual patients.
Mutual cognitive human-robot collaborative manufacturing systemThis innovation provides a reliable and efficient intelligent system for intuitive human-robot collaboration in many flexible manufacturing applications. It can achieve: 1) accurate holistic scene understanding of human intention, robot status, object and working environment; 2) safe human-robot interactions with adaptive strategies, and 3) vision-based cognitive human-robot planning.
Automated Lane Keeping System based on Intelligent Event-based Vision SensorOur Automated Lane Keeping System adopts an in-sensor computing paradigm that can efficiently sense, process and compute vision information with low latency and low-power consumption. The intelligent event-based vision sensor can generate high-speed output and modulate the motor speed at each side of the car, thus realizing the lane-keeping task.
Ammonia Powered Fuel Cell-based Electric VehicleThe new vehicle eliminates the battery and charging issue. It is totally based on ammonia-to-wheel energy conversion and there is no emission as compared with other fuels such as methane. This is a much-advanced development of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as the high-pressure issue of hydrogen is eliminated.
Biomimicking Photocrosslinkable Nanocomposite Bone GraftsWe develop Biomimicking Photocrosslinkable Nanocomposite Bone Grafts, which mirror the structure of natural bone and are fabricated under simple conditions. The bone grafts can load and release bioactive molecules, activate cell signaling pathways to simultaneously promote osteogenesis and angiogenesis, while providing optimal mechanical support to the injured area, expediting the bone healing process.
Blockchain Enabled, Supply Chain Transparency for Defense Supply ChainsAn application of blockchain technology (distributed ledger) to create an secure, immutable record of the requirements, claims and evidence that make up a supply chain - enabling users with rapid, trusted information about the origin of products they buy, consume and use.
Real-time and passive acoustic structural monitoring of ships and componentsWe propose a system for real-time structural health monitoring of naval ships and engines using unique polymer-based ultrasound sensors (polyCMUTs). The sensor network operates in passive mode, complemented by an intelligent signal processing layer, to detect acoustic emission in the structure and the response to ambient vibrations.
Spectrally Efficient Peer-to-Peer (SEPP) Wireless TechnologySEPP is a spectrally efficient peer-to-peer (P2P) technology platform providing device-to-device communications. The platform communicates without relying on any cell tower or switch network. SEPP currently supports voice, video, multi-cast, SMS, and file transfer over the air, with simultaneous connections on the same frequency.
Wireless Battery Personalized Wearable ElectronicsThe stretchable and intimately coupled battery-free system for infinite chronic recording of bio-signals at a distance, enabling steady streams of clinical grade information for use in digital medicine.
Low temperature coating of metals and their oxidesDepositing noble metals like platinum on surfaces is a costly and complex step for industries manufacturing catalytic products. This technology allows thin-film deposition of refractory, noble metals or their metal-oxides at temperatures below 100 C in a simple and controlled manner, while current techniques require over 2000 C.
Non-toxic, Lactase Enzyme-based Bacterial and Bio-film ControlDecreasing or limiting the expression of virulence factors could be a powerful tool to combat costly plant, animal and human pathogens. Lactonase enzymes are being explored as a novel way to inhibit expression of virulence factors and reduce the pathogenicity of bacteria and biofilm formation.
Compostable polyester plasticsUsing a simple manufacturing method for plastics based on extrusion, the potential biodegradability of polyester plastics is improved to make readily compostable plastics. This technology employs a straightforward addition of readily available salicylic acid to polyesters to improve biodegradability.
Electroadhesive ClutchesLow-cost, lightweight, and easy-to-fabricate fracture mechanics-based ionoelastomer electroadhesive clutch that modulates stiffness in soft and flexible systems, such as wearable applications, while consuming little power.
Rough Adhesive Hydrogels (RAd gels) Non-catechol based adhesive hydrogelsA biocompatible hydrogels that exhibits robust adhesion in wet conditions to substrates with wide range of chemistries and moduli.
Multistable elastic pixels (MEPs) for reversible programming of optical propertiesTwo-dimensional materials patterned with colloidal pixels that can be actuated by external forces (such as electromagnetic fields) for stable switching of optical properties.
Robotics and Sensing for Precision AgriculturePlant diseases, water stress, and other conditions result in fewer crops brought to market. Many of these conditions are detected today with the human eye. This UAV technology monitors crops and vegetation on a large scale by swarming across a wide area to survey and sense key specific features.
Stretchable, Adhesive, and Self-Healing Hydrogels for Next-Generation AdhesivesA hydrogel that can naturally stretch and self-heal while adhering to the body, enabling new designs for medical adhesives.
Simultaneous Imaging and Friction Measurement with In-Situ TribometerThis new device combines a tribometer’s ability to measure coefficient of friction with an AFM probe’s ability to directly image the topology of surfaces with nanometer resolution with minimum exposure of samples to the environment. See US patent #10,908,069.
Nanocircuits at optical frequenciesThis technology describes nanostructured devices that act as optical circuit elements fabricated in metals such as gold or silver that exhibit surface plasmon resonance at optical frequencies. These nanostructures can produce properties that will act as inductors, resistors, capacitors, diodes and inverters in the optical domain.
Surface Ionization Noncontact Extended-Wear (SINEW) MaskThe Surface Ionization Noncontact Extended-Wear (SINEW) Mask revolutionizes personal respiratory protection by utilizing noncontact, wearable electrostatic filters. By harnessing miniaturized high-voltage electronics and advanced catalytic coatings, SINEW Mask eliminates airborne threats without compromising comfort, communication, or usability. Fundamentally, the mask protects against harmful particulate matter without touching the wearer‚Äôs face.
Highly Conductive Covalently Bonded Electrodes for Fast Charging Li-ion BatteriesTo compete with the re-fuelling times of gas-powered vehicles and promote mass adoption of electric vehicles, a maximum of15-minute charging time for Li-ion batteries is necessary as per the DOE. Waterloo researchers have developed a replacement architecture that utilizes covalent bonding to form a network of bound active particles.
Vaccine Microarray Patch / VaxiPatchVerndari's VaxiPatch, is a thermostable, intradermal microarray vaccine delivery system designed to be a universal, easy-to-use, painless, dose-sparing delivery method with the potential to be self-administered, streamlining vaccine administration. The system is being developed for high-speed manufacturing, reducing cold chain requirements and medical waste.
Xairgen APEGs (Air Powered Electric Generators)A new technology using multiple turbines creating a high-pressure air stream to rotate the main rotor that houses magnets which interacts with copper coils (stators) to generate electricity. APEGs will be smaller than current technology for buildings, transportation, and military as portable units, minimizing the use of toxic batteries.
Industrial Bioplastics for a Circular Carbon EconomyZILA BioWorks has developed a patented bio-epoxy resin used in products such as composites, coatings, and adhesives. We have identified clear steps to a 60% reduction in carbon footprint compared to petroleum-based epoxies. ZILA formulates our bio-resin systems so manufacturers can adopt without any retooling.
OpiTracker for Universal Detection of OpioidOpiTracker is a colorimetric opioid detection technology shown to detect opioid on any surface or in a solution without using a detection device. An eye-readable red to blue color change indicates the presence of opioid. It detects any opioid including fentanyl derivatives that bind to human opioid receptor.