Available Technologies by Category
Multi-Layer Inkjet-Printed Capacitors
  • Quick — Rapid fabrication of extremely high frequency (EHF) components in minutes
  • Low cost — Does not require a clean room and low chemical and material waste
  • Convenient — Equipment is small enough to allow on-the-spot printing and modifications in remote locations
Multi-Functional Sparse Phased Arrays for Guiding Focused Ultrasound Therapies
  • Robust: Provides sensitivity of detection down to a single microbubble for FUS-induced microbubble activity
  • Precise: Offers broadband B-mode imaging capabilities to improve workflow and efficacy of FUS-based therapies
  • Scalable: Enables the formation of large CMUT arrays and subarrays with appropriate element spacing
Multi-Band Operating BAW Resonator
  • Extremely high resonator Q
  • Simple fabrication process
  • Robust design — not fragile
Multi-Antenna Signaling for Low-Powered Communications
  • Low-power: can substantially reduce the power required by electronics to perform data exchange
  • Greater range: techniques yield greater operational distances
  • Low costs: RF tags can be manufactured cheaply
Multi Femto-Relays
  • Reduced interference between femto cells that are located in close proximity
  • Improved QoS for users in locations where traditional wireless coverage is limited or spotty
  • Ability to deploy lower amount of infrastructure to achieve better coverage and load balancing between different devices
Motor Function Recovery System for Stroke Patients
  • Unconventional: Passive stimulation unlike traditional therapy or rehabilitation
  • Tactile: No electrostimulation, more comfortable to patients
  • Convenient: Little to no effort/attention required
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More Efficient Method for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
  • Efficient CO2 recycling: Allows for robust recycling of unreacted CO2 from an electrochemical cell 
  • Increased overall CO2 conversion: Features efficient use of recycling, enabling 100% theoretical atom conversion for this reaction with an intrinsically low CO2 conversion
  • Customized deployment: Integrates with a wide variety of product streams 
Monitor Vehicle Location and Maintain Vehicle Health During Long-Term Storage
  • Vehicle health and location monitoring system automatically establishes a mesh network for vehicle fleet monitoring by a human, drone, or mobile robot.
  • Checks battery and other vehicle health status as well as determines locations of all connected vehicles in storage.
  • When a vehicle is found with low battery levels, a mobile robot can safely provide a charge to the battery to get the vehicle running.   
Molecularly Mixed Composite Membranes
  • Simplifies preparation- membrane casting solution and processes made easier using organic cages
  • Reduce defect formation- interactions between filler and polymer matrices are dramatically improved compared to traditional filler materials (e.g., zeolites, metal-organic frameworks), contributing to less defects in membrane formation
Molecular Flux Measurement Device and Method
  • Efficient: Enables a 3x increase in MBE speed compared with metal organic chemical vapor deposition  
  • Controlled: Provides flux stability and control by enabling in-situ measurement of a signal related to the flux, achieving 0.001% flux stability under optimal conditions
  • Reliable: Enables signal measurement in real time, providing high accuracy and reproducibility
Molded Microfluidic Fluid Cell for Atomic Force Microscopy
  • More precise — Three orders of magnitude decrease in volume of fluid containment when working with the microscope
  • Cost-saving — Allows for the use of less analyte (important for drug companies)
Mixed-Signal Doherty Power Amplifier
  • Achieves high peak efficiency, back-off efficiency, and linearity
  • Supports complex modulations with large bandwidths (> GHz)
  • Compatible with many process technologies, including CMOS, SiGe, GaAs, and GaN
MINTED: Simultaneous Deformation and Temperature Imaging
  • Simultaneous recording of small-scale temperature and deformation fields at high spatial and time resolutions
  • Studies deformation, failure, and heating in a range of materials
  • Analyzes/monitors heating and failure of MEMS devices, microchips, and circuit board
Minimizing Power Failure from Weather Disruptions
  • Efficient – Allows power grid resilience for a community to be determined in the best possible manner by the electric utility while minimizing the impact of weather-related events
  • Analytical – Capable of analyzing and determining spots most or least resilient as well as time durations between failure and recovery
  • Customizable – Ability to tailor the model’s overall framework to include global and local parameters in the analysis and determination of performance issues
Miniaturized Modular-Array Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Powerful: Offers high fluorescence sensitivity, efficiency, and spatiotemporal resolution (~3 µm and up to 60 Hz)
  • Configurable: Offers compatibility with conventional cell culture assays and physiological imaging, providing accessibility to upright physiological imaging and integration with biochemical sensors under the cell platform
  • Efficient: Provides effective parallelization of multi-site data acquisition
MIL-101/Amine Sorbents for CO2 Extraction from Air at Cold Temperatures
  • Increased temperature range: Use of these specific (or any supported) MOF/amine materials enables CO2 capture from air or simulated air at lower temperatures (below 20 °C) 
  • Functional in humidity: CO2 capture performance at low temperatures and varying humidity
  • Tunable strength/temperature: By tuning the composition of the hybrid or the amine used, the strength of CO2 adsorption and the corresponding CO2 desorption temperature can be tuned
Microscale High-Throughput Phenotypic Assay for Fibrosis
  • Powerful: Provides high-throughput image-based analysis of fibrotic processes as well as fibrinolysis
  • Convenient: Combines label-free readouts for fibrin degradation, collagen synthesis, and cell contraction to evaluate fibrotic tissue remodeling
  • Enabling: Opens new opportunities for understanding fibrosis pathogenesis and for evaluating anti-fibrotic therapeutics
Microrobots for Neurosurgery Applications
  • Minimally invasive: Significantly reduces invasiveness of procedures in comparison to current macroscale, neurosurgical robots 
  • Precise control: Uses 3D position data of the microrobots on the brain surface in a closed-loop system to adjust the magnetic field parameters (i.e., magnitude, frequency, phase, and direct current [DC] offset of each coil) as well as the forces the robots exert to the biopsy tissue
  • Facilitates movement: Employs microfabricated shapes that dictate the microrobot's movements, limits their contact with the brain surface to reduce adhesion, and may also provide a means for the robot to propel itself in fluid
Microneedle Coating
  • Alternative method for hypodermic needles
  • Coating uniformity
  • Spatial control on coating length
Microgeodes Enable Tunable Optical Response for Advanced Coatings/Paint
  • Microgeodes have a programmable structure of nanowires that allows their optical response to be engineered precisely over multiple spectral bands, from UV through mid-IR. 
  • Microgeodes combine the tunability and versatility of nanowires with the processability of microspheres to provide a photonic materials platform for a wide range of applications. 
  • Microgeode paints could reduce building surface temperatures by as much as 25°C, offering the potential for significant consumer savings while retaining aesthetically pleasing colors.