Available Technologies by Category
Improved Electrically Driven Temperature Swing Adsorption (ETSA) System for Faster, More Productive Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide
  • This electrically driven temperature swing adsorption (ETSA) system uses sorbent-coated carbon fibers that exhibit Joule heating and rapid temperature swings for improved CO2 direct air capture (DAC).
  • Over ten times faster temperature controls and six times faster CO2 desorption rate in ETSA than temperature swing adsorption (TSA) operation under the same DAC condition
  • The dual-layered structure composed of a Joule heating core and CO2 adsorbing coating layer result in a larger amount of CO2 chemisorption.
Improved Liquid Sanitization Cyclic Filtration System
  • Biological, chemical, and physical contaminants are extracted from liquids and discharged as separated waste while the system is in operation
  • Extracted contaminates are continually flushed from the system to reduce residue accumulation on the filtration membranes
  • Self-cleaning filter design allows the system to operate more efficiently than traditional water filtration methods
Improved Privacy: A Data Security Solution
  • Easy-to-use – Overcomes usability problems and/or server modifications of existing privacy solutions
  • Standalone – Ability to be used as a standalone program that provides better isolation than other products
  • Secure – Allows the provider or online entity to enhance the user’s confidence that the personal data will be not be compromised
Improved Projection Exposure System for Fabricating Nanomaterials
  • High speed processing: Enables rapid prototyping and large-scale manufacturing
  • Simple optics: Nano-scale patterning achieved without complex optical systems or photomasks
  • Cost effective: Replaces slow and expensive electron beam lithography
Improving Quantitative Phase Imaging to Enhance Reliability and Broaden Applications
  • Universal application of an OBM/qOBM optical phase imaging device is made possible by the optimized SNR that identifies configurations with fewer limitations (e.g., conditions, tissue).
  • The simulated SNR can identify non-intuitive geometries for optical phase imaging devices that previously may not have been identified by the arduous experimental optimization process. 
  • Optimized SNR when OBM/qOBM devices take in-vivo and in-situ measurements have been proven reliable across multiple types of tissue.
Improving the Perceived Quality of Images for 3D-TV
  • Virtual images free of any geometric distortions
  • Not sensitive to depth maps with high percentage of bad matching pixels or poor depth map estimation
  • Minimal computational cost with no additional computational complexity
IMUTube: Converting Videos of Human Activity into Virtual IMU Data Streams
  • Automated: Automates wearable sensor data collection, which can in turn be used to train HAR models by simply giving them access to large-scale video repositories
  • Accurate: Demonstrated recognition accuracy in some cases comparable to models trained only with non-virtual (“real”) sensor data in benchmark studies
  • Superior: Outperformed models using real sensor data alone by adding only small amounts of real sensor data to the virtual sensor dataset in benchmark studies
In-Vitro Human Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip
  • Comprehensive – Reconstructs the three environments of bone marrow, current technologies reconstruct two
  • Quick – Does not require lengthy implantation period within an animal model
  • Personalized – Allows for patient specific drug screening bone marrow tests
Incorporation of Phase Change Materials into Fibers
  • Improved thermally modulated fibers with high mass loading
  • Implementing a heat/sink source directly into the fiber next to the sorbent material
  • Enhanced pressure swing adsorption processes
Increasing Medium-Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA) Yield in Bacterial Host with Engineered Enzyme
  • High performance: Increases the yield of MCFAs during chemical and biopolymer synthesis
  • Enabling:  Improves the microbial production of chemicals that require the expression of heterologous enzymes
  • Adaptable:  Potentially applies to methods of engineering other heterologous enzymes to interact with endogenous proteins in order to produce molecules of interest in a bacterial host
Increasing WiFi VoIP Call Capacity
  • Supports many calls per access points
Infrared-Emitting Quantum Dots
  • Robust – more stable than current quantum dots
  • Tunable – optical properties are tunable based on size, structure, and composition of the quantum dots
  • Efficient IR-emission – allows for enhanced display definition and multi-band IR scene projection
Injection Device for Eye Disease
  • Safer:  Simplifies delivery and lowers the risk of complications
  • Easier: Device can be operated by a non-surgically trained individual using only a single hand
  • Increased Bio-availability: Less drug needed due to injection efficiency
Inkjet Printed Multi-Layer mm-Wave Antennas and Passive Components
  • New manufacturing inkjet printing process to create massively scalable 2D and 3D antennas and passive components allows for rapid fabrication and low costs.
  • The novel innovation is both flexible and portable, enabling on-demand customization with minimal additional costs.
  • The ink manufacturing process has extensive applications from printed RF capacitators and inductors to smart cities, wearables, and skins.
Inkjet Printed Reflect Array with Van-Atta Operation
  • Low cost
  • Fully inkjet-printed
  • Flexible
Innovative Draw-based Fabrication of Patterned Structures Beyond Prismatic Geometries
  • Innovative: Pioneers a new method, expanding the applications of drawing lithography for shapes other than sharp point geometry
  • Straightforward: Introduces a simpler procedure that, unlike photolithography, does not require a cleanroom or ultraviolet (UV) curing, making it viable for continuous manufacturing
  • Flexible: Includes parameters that can be tuned to produce patterns of different sizes and shapes
Innovative Ion Mobility Spectrometry with Open-Air Assembly
  • Protective: Potentially helps protect the technician against contact with ionic hazards
  • Rapid: Separates ions through fast detection of differences in their mass, charge, and cross-section
  • Convenient: Leverages an open-air arrangement that significantly reduces time for experiment setup and sample preparation
Instrumented Ankle-foot Orthosis
  • User friendly – fully wearable and portable
  • Objective data – enhances patient outcomes
Integrated Alkali Dispenser Collimator
  • Precise: Reducing the “spread” of vapor via collimation can reduce potential signal-to-noise ratio degradation and avoid contamination of nearby electronic components.
  • Simple: Generating a directed atomic beam from the dispenser can be achieved via integrated packaging.
  • Cooler: Placing a spacer material between the dispenser and collimator creates a sealed gap that not only prevents leakage, but also allows the vapor to cool (via rapid thermalization with the collimator plate).
Integrated Cascaded Atomic Beam
  • Reduced cost – due to fabrication techniques that enable mass manufacture and spread of technology
  • Increased generation of collimated atomic beams – due to the miniaturizing of clocks
  • Maximized accuracy of the clock – by improving signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)