Available Technologies by Category
Drive Belt with Surface Texture to Minimize Vibrations
  • Effective: Demonstrated significant reduction in vibration compared with flat, untextured belt surfaces in preliminary testing 
  • Simple: Provides a straightforward and easy-to-implement solution to a widespread problem 
  • Economical: Offers a far less expensive means of maintaining the operation of machinery compared with replacing worn belts or employing complex tension systems
Droplet Impingement Planar-Array-Micro-Reactor
  • Component Integration – high degree of multi-functionality
  • Scalability – throughput
  • Simple  simple operations and robustness
Dual Electrode Ultrasonic Transducers
  • Optimized – allows for both transmitting and receiving signals to be optimized
  • Reduced Interference – reduces interference in receiving and transmitting signals to reduce dead zones
Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Through Primary Beam Modulation
  • More affordable than currently available comparable DECT components.
  • Eliminates the need for two scans, resulting in a shorter imaging time and reducing issues associated to patient motion during scans.
  • Compatible with most CT scanners, including cone-beam CT.
Dual-Polarized Antenna for OFDM
  • Assists wireless devices conform to power transmission limits that normally accompany FCC transmit mask rules
  • Power maximization and substantial gain in Signal-Noise Ratio at the receiver by combating fading on a subcarrier-by-subcarrier basis
  • Minimal signal loss within the channel for each subcarrier through the use of polarization control
Durable, Water Repellent Coatings
  • Durable – coating is wear-resistant against many types of damage and retains its water repellent properties over a long period of time
  • Low Cost – production process is simple and straight-forward
  • Functional – can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications
Dynamic Neck Support for Extended Surgeries and Other Applications
  • This device alleviates neck pain caused by looking down for extended periods of time. 
  • The pulling force changes relative to the extent the head is bent, providing comfortable support both when the head is upright and when bent.
  • In mass production, the cost could be less than $10. 
Dynamic Stochastic Optimal Electrical Power Flow Control
  • Enables multi-objective optimal control capability to complex electrical power systems
  • Uses nonlinear optimal control techniques, such as adaptive critic designs and the model predictive control method
  • Allows seamless integration of intermittent renewable generation resources
Eco-Method Mordant that Improves Natural Dye Adhesion to Synthetic Fabrics
  • Eco-friendly: An improved industrial dyeing process because it reduces excessive heat and water contamination during manufacturing.
  • Wide applicability: Demonstrated to be successful with other materials beyond polyester, including Kevlar and polyacrylonitrile (PAN).
  • Improved quality: Improving commercial dye methods without losing the desired properties of polyester such as flexibility is beneficial to industries like medical supply.
Edge Viewing Photodetector
  • Efficient
  • Cheaper
Efficient, Reliable, Robust Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications
  • Increased efficiency — Satisfies zero voltage switching condition at 50% duty cycle and shapes the drain voltage at other duty cycles to minimize power loss
  • Improved reliability — Reduces peak drain swing
  • Mitigated variation — Determines optimal adaptation settings for each process shifted device using on-chip sensors and digital logic
Efficiently Generating Complex Hydrogel Structures for Tissue/Organ-on-a-Chip Models
  • Faster: Reduces preparation time from several hours to minutes
  • Simplified: Generates complex patterns, including perfusable channels, using light-triggered polymerization of synthetic hydrogels and photomasks rather than current equipment-intensive methods that use laser-based patterning or ablation techniques
  • Lowers regulatory burdens: Using synthetic rather than biological matrices simplifies regulatory hurdles, increases reproducibility from batch to batch, and increases tunability of the mechanical and biochemical properties of the matrix
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Electric Field Treatment Creates Safe, Effective Antimicrobial Surfaces
  • Creates safe, effective antimicrobial surfaces via bacteria inactivation without the use of chemicals
  • Targets cell membranes or capsid, is less likely to induce antimicrobial resistance, and should be effective for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • Requires very short electrical pulses to achieve effective bacteria inactivation, potentially leading to better antifouling performance
Electrical Contact Geometry for Switchgear Applications
  • Faster operation
  • Enabling of fault current limitation
  • Reduction in risk of damaging electrical equipment
Electrically Short Antenna with High Bandwidth
  • Powerful – Antenna can be operated at high power levels
  • Stealthy – Plasma version can be any length and can be hidden easily; can also be rapidly shut off to prevent radar detection
  • Variable – Most of the design parameters can be rapidly varied, enabling a single antenna to potentially serve multiple purposes
Electroactive Polymers with Rapid Switching Rates
  • Environmentally friendly: Aqueous/Organic processing is safer than the aromatic hydrocarbon and chlorinated solvents typically used.
  • Higher levels of electric power: Films made with this technology have significantly faster redox switching rates of up to 10V/s.
  • Versatile: Various electrolyte systems have been successfully tested, including organic, aqueous, the spinal fluid analog Ringer’s solution, and even commercially available sports drinks.
Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing Driven By a Triboelectric Nanogenerator

Safety: intrinsically limited charge transfer and current provide better safety for both personnel and instruments.

Cost-effectiveness: the TENG was simply operated using a rotary motor and the cost of the TENG device and boost circuit is less than 100 USD, while a commercial DC HV power source usually costs more than 1000 USD.

Controllability: owing to the charge dominating output characteristic of TENG, the droplet jetting frequency could be controlled by the TENG operation frequency.

Electromagnetic (EM) Metastructures
  • Multi-use: Provides structural support in conjunction with static and in situ EM performance
  • Efficient: Reduces size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) parameters 
  • Flexible: Integrates non-standard material systems
Electromagnetic Breach Detection Sensor
  • Difficult to defeat — due to unique voltage patterns
  • Works independently — not reliant on perfect connections to maintain functionality
  • Ability to sustain a moderate amount of damage — to avoid incorrectly detecting a breach
Electromagnetic Detecting and Energy Converting Coated Nanotubes
  • Unlimited — No limit to energy collection
  • Efficient Energy Collection — Useful in Solar Spectrum