Available Technologies by Category
Visualization of Exception Handling Constructs to Support Program Understanding
  • Novel approach for exception handling using three inter-connected views: quantitative, flow, and contextual
  • The program’s design was created with input from experienced Java developers who found the program effective for directing them to better practices for exception-handling constructs
  • Prototype developed in Eclipse for Java applications, and can be extended to object-oriented languages with similar exception handling
Virtual Sensing Integrated for Predictive Reliability (VIPR)
  • Advanced: Acquires system data via virtual sensing, without the need for physical sensors in all desired locations
  • Cost-reducing: Aims to reduce maintenance and planning costs for solid rocket motors and potentially other vehicle propulsion systems
  • Predictive: Provides useful, repeatable, extensive data sets to predict rocket performance and enable proactive plans for propulsion system maintenance, upgrades, and replacements, potentially reducing downtime and failures
Vest-Style Device Assists Ventilation and Perfusion (V/Q) to Help Prevent Respiratory Failure
  • Powerful: Designed to optimize oxygenation for patients in acute hypoxic respiratory failure
  • Supportive therapy: Non-invasively complements mechanical ventilator support
  • Low cost: Significantly less expensive than technologies that increase oxygenation (e.g., ventilators, oxygen systems)
Versatile Retroreflective Metastructures for Enhanced Electromagnetic Response
  • Improved steep angle performance: Increases the angular range of reflectivity to greatly reduce the precision needed to produce a retroreflective response
  • Increased bandwidth: Combines multiple periodic metasurfaces into a hybrid metastructure for greater bandwidth
  • Versatile design: Can be designed for either single- or dual-polarized retroreflection, with metasurfaces of different periodicities combined for varying angles
Versatile Continuum Robots with Variable Stiffness Control for Improved Positioning and Manipulation
  • Continuum robot design offers stiffness control continuously along the length of a guidewire or at variable discrete locations along the structure’s length. 
  • Versatile design is not restricted to one actuator type along the length of the guidewire, and elements can be placed along any section of the guidewire body.
  • With better control of the wire positioning within a patient’s anatomy, it may be possible to improve treatment outcomes.
Variable Slope, Multi-Octave Radio Frequency Filters
  • Customizable: The combined signal may be applied to a standard low-pass, band pass, or high-pass optical filter. The filter can be implemented with any number of poles for a maximum defined-slope, and the choice of pass type may be made according to the desired slope direction.
  • Variable: By moving the optical carrier up and down in frequency through the transition band, the slope of the RF signal can be continuously varied.
  • Versatile: The technology can be used as is or it can augment existing RF lab equipment.
Variable Center of Gravity for Coaxial Aircraft
  • Efficient- improved payload capacity and increased efficiency
  • Cheaper- reduction in maintenance cost per flight hour due to decreased complexity of rotating components
  • Simpler- reduction in the mechanical complexity
Vapor Phase Infiltration Produces Solar Cells with Greater Thermal Stability
  • Stability: Decreasing spiro-OMeTAD crystallization improves thermal stability of hole transport layers within perovskite solar cells (PSCs) 
  • Longevity: Eliminating the main cause of PSCs’ operational degradation increases the overall product lifespan
  • Efficiency: Preventing the delamination of the layers transporting electronic charge has doubled the power conversion efficiency of modified PSCs
Vapor Modification Method for Wood Product Preservation
  • Water repellant: Manages moisture content by facilitating deep penetration and coating of metal oxide throughout the wood structure
  • Fungal resistant: Withstands mold growth in humid and moist environments
  • Thermally insulating: Reduces thermal bridging in wood studs used in building materials
Utilizing Impedance Spectroscopy for Advanced Characterization of Particles
  • Comprehensive: Simultaneously measures both spatial and dielectric properties of particles
  • Streamlined: Helps resolve signal interference from coincident cells—a challenge of other assessment techniques
  • Precise: Offers complex impedance as a new level of particle feature assessment, integrating it with other measurements such as elasticity and size for more predictive analyses
Using Soy Proteins to Reduce Costs of Dewatering of Fibrous Sludge
  • Cost-effective: Decreases costs by 80% compared to using 100% CPAM
  • Greater price stability: Experiences much less price fluctuation than the hydrocarbon feedstock from which CPAM is manufactured
  • More environmentally friendly: Reduces the mass and volume of sludge requiring disposal and is a nonpetroleum-based option
Using Smart Macros to Optimize User Actions on Smartphones
  • Improves user experience: Provides near-desktop level experience for the mobile phone environment
  • Easy to use: Reduces user burden by presenting programmable macros in a simple and user-friendly manner
  • Causes minimum overhead: Does not contain any process that degrades the remote desktop performance because of high requirements for the central processing unit (CPU) or memory
Using Hardware "Fingerprints" to Enhance Network Security
  • Long-Term Solution: Because no software client is required, this technique can be used to identify both current and future unmanageable devices.
  • Failsafe: Because it relies on inherently unique signatures tied to hardware’s diverse compositions, component manufacturers, and physical differences, the system is difficult to defeat by unauthorized—or even authorized—users.
  • Reduced Vulnerability: As a network-based solution, this method eliminates the security vulnerabilities associated with software additions at each node.
Using Capillary Foams to Recover Spilled Oil
  • Improved performance- better solution over existing enhanced oil recovery mobility-control methods
  • Effective- efficient capture of the spilled oil
  • Low-cost- affordable materials
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Universal Transcriptional Programming in a Bacteroides Consortium Creates a Foundation to Advance Living Therapeutics
  • Consortium-based, universal transcriptional programming framework is a biotic decision-making technology using genetic circuit compression in a Bacteroides community.
  • Compressed genetic circuit design shortens circuit-building time, offers a compact circuit footprint that allows more complexity, uses fewer resources, and reduces cell communication time. 
  • Has potential applications in living therapeutics, advanced biomanufacturing, and next-generation biosecurity.
Unique Processing Method for Highly Durable Bismaleimide Plastic
  • Highly durable: Demonstrates an impact strength of up to 69 kilo joules per square meter—a 392% increase over BMI that did not undergo HSSM processing
  • High-fidelity: Overcomes the typical limitations of BMI without the use of chemical additives
  • Straightforward: Requires only simple, conventional equipment for development
Ultrasound System for Measuring Weld Penetration Depth
  • Real-Time – Potential to operate in a real-time welding environment
  • Reliable – Test have shown repeated accurate and precise results
  • Off-Life – Ability to check health and viability of welds
Ultrasound Methods for Brain Imaging and Therapy
  • Cost efficient – fast localization, characterization, and control minimize costs
  • Does not require MRI – high-resolution mapping eliminates need for MRI imaging
  • Fast operation – operation can be performed in minutes
Ultra-Thin Interposer Assemblies for Higher Integrated Circuit Bandwidth
  • Scalable, with connections above, below, and beside the interposer
  • Lower cost, less complex manufacturing through interposer-package integration
  • Testable, both before and after device integration
Ultra-High Resolution Multimodal Imaging System
  • Integrative perspective imaging - topological and chemical imaging of complex biological samples and heterogeneous nanomaterial interfaces with sub-micrometric resolution
  • Improved spatial resolution - system provides chemical imaging resolution of ~ 250 nm and electron microscopy topological resolution of ~ 50 nm.
  • Accuracy in analytics - analysis at the level of a single cell or with subcellular resolution has been seen as a next frontier in innovative approaches to discovery