Available Technologies by Category
Articulated Joint Mechanism for Cable-Based and Tensegrity Structures
  • System easily scales to a wide range of sizes, making it suitable for a very broad range of applications
  • Cables could be either attached to the main structure, or be structural elements themselves
  • Accommodates joints with arbitrary number of incident cables
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) with Unique Input Design That Significantly Reduces Computational Costs of Complex Engineering Systems
  • Neural network’s novel input can utilize first-order schemes and local patches and allows for discontinuities to be reflected accurately and with greater resolution than existing products.
  • This adaptable ANN can be adopted by commercial and scientific research as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with existing software. 
  • Lower costs for running complex and repetitive computations can be achieved by implementing this neural network with an input system that processes low-cost numerical solution patches arising from two or more converging solutions.
Assessment of Soluble Cancer Biomarkers for Focused Ultrasound Therapy
  • Simple: Avoids reliance on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based methods of monitoring and optimizing FUS therapy
  • Safe: Relies on a small amount of fluid collected before/after FUS-targeted drug delivery
  • Robust: Enables a range of new therapeutic interventions for cancerous tumors as well as both delivery and monitoring/optimizing of those therapies
Assistive Stairs Utilizing Energy-Recycling Technology
  • ERAS are the only energy-recycling device tailored for assistance during stair movement.
  • The modular design of ERAS allow for quick and easy installation (and removal, if necessary) on top of an existing staircase without expensive remodeling.
  • The low-cost and low-power design allow ERAS to be more affordable and practical to people with limited financial resources.
Atomic Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Platinum
  • Increase the utilization efficiency of platinum
  • Reduce the materials cost of fuel cells
  • Enhancement for certain catalytic reactions
Atomic Metal Catalysts
  • Innovative: Generates new isomers by changing the order in which atoms are added in a hetero-atomic cluster (can maximize available catalytic sites)
  • Efficient: Creates and optimizes active isomers of atomic metals such as Au and Pd, increasing the catalytic efficiency of these high-demand metals (requires minimal precious catalytic metal)
  • Scalable: Provides a scalable process resulting in theoretically predictable catalytic properties
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Automated Bioreactor Sampling System Can Eliminate Cross-Contamination of Samples
  • Automated bioreactor sampling system maintains sample integrity by changing the syringe between samples
  • In addition to savings related to reduced cross-contamination, automated sampling can further lower costs by reducing hands-on time and speeding sampling.
  • Flexible platform can be used with any type of collected sample.
Automated Medical Image Interpretation for Tissue Segmentation
  • Increased accuracy: Computer processing removes the need to manually interpret boundaries
  • Fast: The algorithm is extremely rapid, repeatable, and accurate
  • Versatile: Programs can be implemented in assembly or machine language
Autonomous Indoor Robotic Blimps
  • Miniature size and low cost
  • Flight duration of more than 3 hours
  • Safe interaction with humans
AwareSite Proximity Safety Sensing System for Construction and Other Work Sites
  • Improved work safety and efficiency: Not only are accidents prevented when workers and equipment operators are alerted that they are crossing set safety boundaries, their proximity and movement data are also stored in the cloud and can be used to analyze work patterns that could improve safety, work process efficiency, and more.
  • Low-cost and flexible hardware: The system uses inexpensive custom PPU devices but can also be paired with workers’ personal smartphones for connecting to the system.
  • User friendly and reliable: System setup and operation is simple. Beacons use Bluetooth® low-energy technology and can last more than one year without changing batteries.
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Base Layer Epitaxial Structure for High Lateral Conductivity
  • Low Resistance - Designs with zero offset in conduction band energy and sufficient discontinuity in valence band energy to ensure the high lateral conductivity required for low extrinsic base resistance
  • High Conductivity - Simultaneous and substantial enhancement of lateral base conductivity as well as base transport factor in HBT devices
  • Excellent Control - Excellent electrostatic control throughout the HBT’s base region with a remote base electrode by virtue of enhanced lateral conductivity
Belief Propagation for Reputation Management
  • Robust to attacks
  • Computational efficiency
  • Detects malicious ratings
Bio-Inspired Gripper with Shear-Induced Clamping
  • Effective: Assists in lifting/releasing objects when in a shear-activated/disactivated mode
  • Versatile: Works with a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials
  • Robust: Does not require high precision in controlling vise jaws, making it easy to implement in an industrial environment
Bioabsorbable, Permeable, and Flexible 3D Auxetic Implants Offer Large-Volume Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • A novel 3D auxetic architecture offers enhanced compressive flexibility, permeability, and nonlinear mechanical behavior.  
  • This high-performance technology has the potential to generate implants with soft tissue-mimetic biomechanical properties and high mass transfer capacity.
  • Implants can be customized for patients by adjusting the strut width and intervals and by fitting the complex anatomic geometry of the defect based on patient medical data.  
Biodegradable Shape Memory Polymer for 3D-Printed Tissue and Biomedical Devices
  • New synthesis reaction produces novel biomaterials for soft tissue treatment combines shape memory and biodegradability with custom 3D printing for patient-specific, minimally invasive solutions 
  • Customizable to patient needs by varying the formulation and molecular architecture to alter the mechanical properties
  • Improves safety and efficacy by providing a much-needed middle range to existing “too hard/too soft” tissue repair options, while also being biodegradable and bioresorbable
Biologically Inspired Connected Advanced Driver Assistance System
  • Cost-effective: Leverages existing vehicle infrastructure (e.g., sensors, lights) along with an affordable software upgrade to provide enhanced collision avoidance capabilities, typically for less than $500
  • Safety-enhancing: Designed to help prevent up to 94% of automotive crashes by providing reduced lag time and enabling faster driver reaction rates 
  • Convenient: Aims to optimize vehicle travel speeds and reduce traffic congestion and travel times
Biomolecular Coating for Implants
  • Simple, one-step surface modification without chemical cross-linking agents
  • Modification at the time of surgery in the operation room
  • Straight forward sterilization
Biopolymer Fabricated Materials for Biomaterials
  • Novelty – first technology that enables the formation of biopolymer brushes at interfaces of any thickness
  • Incredibly biocompatible – hyaluronan has many salient features such as being non-fouling, non-immunogenic, and viscoelastic that make it a common polymer used in biomedical applications
  • Potential for regenerative technology – further applied in regenerative interface technology research
Blind Selected Mapping for OFDM
  • Less distortions – achieves a better peak-to-average power ratio
  • Cheaper  lower cost solution
Block Resonator Biosensor with Annexed Platform
  • Improved mass sensitivity
  • High-quality in air
  • Simplicity in fabrication