Available Technologies by Category
Polymer-Based Removal of Pollutants from Contact Lenses
  • Effective: Removes large-particle pollutants as effectively as traditional cleaning solutions, and removes smaller pollutants and microplastics with significantly higher efficacy
  • Robust: Utilizes an elastic polymer that enables contact force between two elastic materials to do the work of removing particles of any size
  • Safe: Eliminates the need for soaking and rubbing removal methods that may tear or damage contact lenses
Polymer Wrapping of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
  • Scalable – process can be easily scaled up to enable commercial applications
  • Flexible – PMMA wrap can be applied through a  variety of processing conditions
  • Removable – helical wrap allows PMMA to be removed without damaging nanotube
Polarization-Based Method for Mitigating Wireless Signal Interference Both During Transmission and Receipt
  • Improves mitigation of co-channel interference: Particularly useful for OFDM-based systems, this method improves mitigation of co-channel interference in the frequency domain. By optimizing the SINR as a function of the frequency component, this method provides improved suppression performance relative to single polarization-filter solutions.
  • Maximizes SINR: A set of frequency-dependent MMSE filter weights can be applied to suppress interference, which maximizes the SINR.
  • Flexible: This method can be applied to OFDM, CDMA systems, and various other communication systems having different modulation formats that may or may not require additional processing.
Platinum-Based Nano-Cages for Fuel Cells
  • Reduce the cost of Pt-based catalysts due to ultrathin walls of nano-cages and optimized surface structure
  • Technique successfully applied to variety of different Pd nanocrystal shapes: cubes, octahedra, decahedra, icosahedra, plates, nanorods, and nanowires to engineer surface structure
  • ORR activity and durability of the Pt nano-cages are greatly improved compared to the commercial Pt/C catalyst due to the feasibility to use particles with larger sizes without compromising the specific surface area
Plasma-Activated Catalytic Air Purifier Cleans Enclosed Spaces
  • This plasma-activated catalytic air purifier can be used to clean enclosed spaces, such as aircraft, hospitals, and classrooms, while mitigating hazardous gas-phase byproducts. 
  • The air purifier can be used synergistically with UV diode lasers and UV lamps, providing additional contaminant destruction pathways while lowering the potential for dielectric breakdown and plasma formation.
  • This comprehensive technology is effective for germicide and sterilization activities as well as for hydroxyl-radical production and ozone removal in a wide variety of indoor environments.
Piezoelectric Nanowire Based Hearing Aids
  • Smaller size
  • More power efficient
Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Hydraulic Pressure Fluctuations
  • Novel high-energy density source based on pressure ripples within hydraulic systems
  • Energy harvesting is enabled through multiple configuration of piezoelectric stacks
  • Can be arranged in different configurations to maximize current while keeping voltage levels low
Piezo-On-Diamond Resonators and Resonator Systems
  • Easy to use
  • Customizable
  • Compatible
Perylene Compounds for Use in Electronics
  • High electron mobilties
Periodic Arrays for Frequency-Based Beam Steering
  • Avoids individual control of array components
  • Reduced cost, smaller design equipment
Patterning of Superhydrophobic Paper Surfaces
  • Versatile – allows for flexibility of paper and any array of “sticky” dots and lines
  • Simpler – space saving alternative to three-dimensional microfluidic products
  • Cheaper – made using paper and simple application process for “sticky” regions
Patterned Implantable Devices for Improved Reconstruction of Tubular Tissue Passageway Defects
  • This innovation improves patterned airway stents for passageways or tubular tissues to potentially enable long-passageway reconstructions. 
  • Extrusion-based 3D bioprinting produces a patterned implantable device with higher mechanical strength without increasing the wall thickness of the device.
  • Incorporating auxetic-patterning creates an implantable splinting device for supporting passageway defects in growing patients, such as infants or children.
Patterned Graphene Structures on Silicon Carbide
  • Less damage: Growth of nanoribbons in desired shapes eliminates damage from post-processing to achieve desired dimensions.
  • Scalable: 10,000 top-gated graphene transistors on a .24 SiC chip have been demonstrated.
  • Room temperature operation: Prototypes exhibit an on-off ratio of 10 and carrier mobilities up to 2,700 cm2/ (V•s) at room temperature.
Patient-Centered Biofeedback Headset Can Isolate, Monitor, and Analyze Vocal Output in Real Time for Optimal Voice Modulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Innovative headset offers real-time haptic feedback for vocal improvement and increased patient autonomy.
  • Device stores easily accessible data for therapist review and fine-tuning of preset therapeutic thresholds to continually improve vocal output.
  • Lightweight, low-profile, battery-powered headset are favorable for all-day wear and use omnidirectional microphones for optimal comfort.
patcherBotPHARMA Automated Intracellular Pharmacological Electrophysiology Robot
  • Increased efficiency: Autonomous operation ensures accurate placement of components and creates high success rates for experiment completion.
  • Decreased human effort: Performs typical ligand-gated ionotropic receptor experimentation protocols autonomously for up to a tenfold reduction in operator interaction time over the duration of the experiment
  • Higher experiment yield: Rapidly replicates previous datasets, reducing the time to produce an 8-point concentration response curve from weeks of recording to ~13 hours of recording


Passive Learning via Wearable Haptic Stimuli System
  • Fast: This technology significantly reduces the time needed to learn Braille. In only four hours, eight test subjects were taught to type the entire Braille alphabet as well as read Braille (with >90% accuracy), while simultaneously focusing on another task.
  • Simplifies learning: A lack of certified Braille teachers, few learning centers, and a steep learning curve make teaching Braille difficult. This technology greatly simplifies the learning process.
  • Passive: Because it doesn’t require the user’s attention on the stimuli, this technology allows them to focus on other tasks while still learning.
Paraunitary Asymmetric Cryptosystem (PAC)
  • Short key size
  • Short key-setup time
  • Low complexity
Parametric Resonance Approach for Efficient, Versatile Acoustic Power Transfer for Implantable/Wearable Devices, Sensing, and Communications
  • New class of transducers utilizes parametric resonance to convert acoustic energy from an ultrasonic source to a sustained electrical signal. 
  • Technology powers implantable biomedical devices, small wearable sensors, and other wireless charging applications.
  • Simple yet robust generation of stable electromechanical frequency combs is also possible in both air and liquid environments using a capacitive micro-resonator array.
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Paper-Based Multi-Well Depletion Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Enables Point-of-Care (POC) Testing
  • Paper-based lateral flow assay automatically performs multi-well ELISA testing for POC titer measurements.
  • Simplifies ELISA testing by eliminating the need for centralized laboratories staffed with trained personnel who perform multiple steps in a specific sequence to execute the assay workflow.
  • Transforms a variety of ELISA-based tests into single-use, disposable dipstick tests to be used at the point of care or at home.
Oxyfuel Combustor Arrangements to Reduce Emissions
  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions
  • Reduce costs
  • Improves power production and fuel efficiency