Available Technologies by Category
  • Increased information bandwidth and speed for BCI devices
  • Rapid learning of motions and associated meanings
  • Enhanced accuracy
Broadband Antenna Design Using a Tapered Double Balun
  • Inexpensive alternate antenna design to conventional stripline antennas
  • Improves gain and is compact in size/shape
  • Enables improved bandwidth response by changing the length of the taper
Buoyant Platform Assembly Improves PCM Thermal Management
  • Enhances solidification: Incorporating highly localized agitation via a stirring whip rod, this technology seeds solidification to improve this often-arduous phase of PCM thermal cycling. 
  • Prevents scale build-up: This technology reduces the instance of sheets of solid PCM forming on the heat sink. The high-frequency, extensible whip rod orbits around the passageway to facilitate nucleation (creating improved solidification), while preventing scale build-up on the interior passageway surfaces. 
  • Customizable: The structural design allows the platform to be tailored to the effective density of the PCM material, enabling it to stay between the liquid and solid phases. 
Cable-Driven Four-Bar Link Leg Mechanism
  • Reduces the weight and improves performance of the mechanism by placing all actuators inside the body
  • Structurally efficient – significant portion of loads are carried by the cable which is an efficient structure
  • Actuator loads are significantly reduced through mechanism linking, increasing the longevity of the mechanism
Camera Positioning Mechanism Using Simulated Bio-Vision Actuators
  • Accuracy – Closely replicates the agility of a biological eye
  • Compact – Economical implementation
Cancer Diagnosis Using Nanotechnology
  • Can be used with a simple microscope
  • More sensitive and cost-effective
  • Non-toxic
Capillary Flow Control in Lateral Flow Assays (LFAs) via Delaminating Timers
  • ASSURED: LFAs readily satisfy the majority of the ASSURED (affordable, sensitive, specific, user-friendly, rapid and robust, equipment-free, and deliverable to end-users) criteria reported by the World Health Organization to establish capabilities of POC devices.
  • Agile: The addition of timers to LFAs provides an opportunity to develop more complex multi-step testing, as well as additional benefits such as built-in signal amplification and POC DNA extraction and purification.
  • Automated: The ability to sequentially deliver different reagents into a reaction via programmable timers imprinted on paper makes it possible to automate multi-step assays that otherwise could only be performed in laboratories or with manual intervention.
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Carbon Nanotube Cold Cathodes
  • More efficient electric propulsion
  • Reduced power and mass expenditures
  • Does not require gas flow to emit electrons
Carbon Nanotube Electrode Array for Neural Prosthetics
  • Densely packed CNT arrays allow for better bio-incorporation, prevention of  glial scarring, chronic inflammation, and neuronal cell loss
  • Readily functionalized to promote neuronal growth and tissue-electrode adhesion, enhancing electrode performance and quality of read-out signals
  • Inherent mechanical stiffness enhances the rigidity of adjacent CNTs preventing buckling as in other high-aspect probe systems.
Cascaded Nickel Hard Mask
  • Substantially deeper etches: Because a very thick metal mask can be created, a wide range of µm features can be etched in a variety of III-Nitride semiconductors, allowing for extremely high voltage devices that require thicker layer structures
  • Robust: This method has demonstrated highly consistent and effective protection against the kind of damage that is typical with standard fabrication methods
  • Scalable: The nickel hard mask with cascaded e-beam evaporation and sputtering metal deposition method can readily be applied to the large-scale production of electronic devices
Catalyst for Degradation of Traditional PET
  • Degradation of PET products lead to less landfill waste.
  • The technology has applications in bio-based packaging to eliminate single-use plastics.
  • Degradation does not give rise to microplastics, which are hazardous.
Cause-Effect Analysis for Video Content
  • Enables characterizing the temporal structure of video events in an unsupervised manner, - a key to video analysis
  • Reduces the need for training data
  • Improves performance in retrieving and classifying social events from a video
CECICS - Water Disinfection Device
  • Low cost - $0.10 per cubic meter of water treated
  • Low health risk
  • Low energy consumption
Cell-Free Biomaterial for Tissue Regeneration and Repair
  • Simple — does not require difficult or extensive preparation
  • Regenerative — provides unique molecular cues similar to early embryogenesis, enabling directing of cell differentiation and tissue morphogenesis
  • Compatible and customizable — can be tailored for specific tissue applications by directing the differentiation of the ES cells prior to acellularization
Cell-free Biosensors to Detect Creatinine, Creatine, and Sarcosine
  • Portable: This technology demonstrates the potential to develop point-of-care screening and monitoring, which is essential to expanding access to care worldwide, including to low- and middle-income countries.
  • Inexpensive: CFE-based biosensors can cost as little as a few cents per test and could provide a low-cost alternative to current renal function monitoring and diagnosis, which currently involves laboratory visits, trained phlebotomists, skilled technicians, and expensive, specialized equipment.
  • Cell-free: The use of a cell-free expression system could enable easier-to-read quantitative output that is less susceptible to matrix effects.
Ceramic Pump and Valve for Liquid Metals
  • First of its kind
  • Set the world record for the hottest fluid ever pumped continuously
  • Opens up new industry applications
Chemical Etching of Semiconductive Substrate
  • Quick – wafers can be processed in parallel, as compared to only one at a time with the current approach
  • Low cost – tooling for this approach is much less expensive than that required for the currently used method; simple, inexpensive chemical
Chemically Modified Reduced Graphene Oxides (rGOs) Improve Strength and Qualities of Polymer Composites
  • Chemically modifying rGO creates improved dispersibility and miscibility that can be used in polymer processes as a composite reinforcement or coating material.
  • Easily scalable solution chemistry and purification/filtration makes the process economically feasible, resulting in a commercially viable material for many applications.
  • Melt lamination results in a robust conductive coating that is more durable than comparable polymer-based coatings and enables many electronically active device designs.
Chemically Resolved Microscopy Using Microplasma Discharges
  • Can be operated under ambient temperature and pressure
  • Higher chemical and spatial resolution than currently exists
  • Has the ability to pair mass spectrometry to microscopy
Chemotaxis Bacterial Cell Separation and Preconcentration
  • Ease-to-use – Sensor design is simple and device is self-powered
  • Versatile – Allows detection of: NOx, SOx, H2S, CH4, CO, CO2, H2O, HCL, NH3, PH3, toluene, and mercaptons
  • Reliable – Design allows analysis with low power consumption at high temperatures