Available Technologies by Category
High-Precision, Hands-Free Remote Control of Complex Robotic Systems Via Eye Movements
  • This two-camera eye-tracking system (TCES) integrates a commercial eye tracker with machine-learning technology for continuous real-time classification of gaze and eye directions for robotic arm control. 
  • The system provides highly accurate classification for four directions of eye movement and has achieved 99.99% accuracy in studies.
  • Using simple eye movement, the TCES offers low-cost, high-precision control of external devices/hardware for people with disabilities, surgery robots, warehouse systems, construction tools, and more. 
High-Accuracy, Low-Cost, Low-Power Wireless Tracking Tags
  • Low-cost, ultra-low power wireless tag for real-time asset tracking
  • Passive wireless tag costs less than $1 to manufacture and can operate for several years with maintenance-free operation
  • Compatible with off-the-shelf devices, making it ideal for efficient inventory control in multiple industries
Overvoltage Surge Protection System for Distributed Energy Resources
  • iMOV is a dynamic system capable of achieving voltage surge clamping within 20% of the system’s nominal voltage. This effectively provides protection for highly sensitive semiconductors present in DER-associated power converters. 
  • This system is built upon a metal oxide varistors (MOV) foundation, whose material composition inherently allows rapid device connection of 500 picoseconds for quicker response times. 
  • iMOV uses integrated microprocessors and sensors in a cloud-based architecture that provides protection against cyberattacks, reduces system cost, and allows system and power grid monitoring.
Intelligent Eye-Tracking System Offers Next-Gen Technology for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Applications
  • This system uses an AI accelerator chip with 4X higher throughput to achieve over 300 FPS, greatly improving processing speed without loss of accuracy.
  • EyeCoD achieves faster communication time by using a lens-less camera that reduces distance between the camera and the accelerator chip.
  • Using a “predict-then-focus” model, this system creates highly accurate images as well as improves visual privacy.
Synthetically Generated, Realistic, and Controllable Human Bio-Signals from Participant-Free Data Collection
  • Synthetic data generation system replicates human body signals and uses a deep generative model to create synthetic SCG beats without human participants. 
  • Transformer-based generative model synthesizes SCG beats that are physiologically diverse and realistic. 
  • Clinically relevant feature inputs act as controls for aortic opening (AO) and aortic closing (AC) features of the generated SCG beat.
Quantum Tunneling Radio Positioning System Achieves Higher Levels of Accuracy and Longer Range for Next-Generation Wireless Networks
  • This radiolocation system uses quantum tunneling tags (QTT) capable of operating in non-line-of-sight conditions to achieve longer range communications in outdoor and indoor applications. 
  • The use of QTTs, paired with a frequency hopping reader, results in positioning accuracy not achievable with standard methods.
  • QTTs are inexpensive and operate under low power requirements to offer an affordable orientation system with long battery life.
Custom-Fit Reusable Respiratory Protective Device (RPD) with Continuous Fit Monitoring Improves Comfort and Protection
  • Vastly improves comfort and protection while bringing peace of mind to wearers through a custom fit and continuous monitoring
  • Reduces pressure injuries caused by extended RPD use through both a customized fit and alerts to the wearer when the RPD should be adjusted or removed
  • Minimizes exposures to workplace hazards by immediately detecting leakage during RPD use and alerting the wearer to adjust the device
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Customizable Smart Charging Solution for Electric Vehicles in Residential Areas
  • This customizable smart charger uses algorithms and a hardware prototype to control electric vehicle charging and optimize benefits to consumers and power grid operators. 
  • Consumers can charge according to their preference (e.g., minimize cost, maximize carbon-free energy usage, minimize charging time, or minimize battery degradation).
  • The smart charger selects charging profiles that delay charging to avoid excessive loads on the power grid.
Cost-Effective Hydra Method Monitors DRAM Memory in Computers
  • Hydra combines the best of SRAM-tracking (low performance overhead) and DRAM-tracking (low SRAM overhead and flexibility) to produce Row-Hammer (RH) mitigation that is effective at ultra-low thresholds.
  • Proven results in mitigating the increasing RH security vulnerability issue, Hydra offers a low-cost solution that is widely applicable to all computer systems that use DRAM—over one billion devices. 
  • Hydra is a hybrid tracker that successfully mitigates RH security issues and does not compromise the functionality of the computer system.
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.
A Method for Creating a Protective Cap Layer for Semiconductor Wafers
  • Protective: Provides a thin protective layer or “cap” after the first layer is deposited, protecting the underlying structure from atmospheric contaminants
  • Robust: Enables realization of the advantages of hybrid growth processes by eliminating performance-degrading contaminants and resulting defects
  • Advanced: Offers superior protection against contamination compared with simple chemical cleaning methods utilized in other systems, especially against impurity species such as oxides
Advance Warning System for Improved Safety in Roadway Work Zones
  • Enhanced safety: Rather than relying on impact-activated devices, the system issues real-time warnings as soon as the perimeter is breached, providing more time for workers to react and get to safety.
  • Portable and changeable: The system can be easily moved or adjusted to accommodate changes to the work zone during the day.
  • Smart analytics: Analysis of intrusion data helps pinpoint areas within the work zone that are more susceptible to breaches, enabling more effective and efficient security.
Smart Webcam Shield Protects Users from Unknown External Digital Intrusion
  • Secure: Offers visual obstruction of the webcam even when remote software attempts to record without triggering the computer’s LED indicator  
  • Reliable: Automates the webcam safeguard for ongoing protection without reliance on user engagement
  • Flexible: Enables two different actuators via the same sensor
Heat Dissipation for Microelectronic Systems via Capillary Trap
  • Effective: Dissipates large heat fluxes via 3D heat spreading and evaporative cooling that could approach kW/cm2 and beyond while keeping the surface temperature under 90oC
  • Preventive: Mitigates coolant dry-out at the critical heat flux levels that result in a rapid and large temperature rise and thus cause device burn-out
  • Efficient: Exploits high cooling capabilities associated with phase-change heat transfer through evaporation
‘Intelligent’ Power Amplifier Architecture
  • AI-assisted: Provides the PA self-reconfigurability and robust adaptive operation over environmental changes
  • High performance: Features low latency and fast response capabilities required for many fifth-generation (5G) applications
  • Improved learning efficiency: Incorporates into control algorithms multiple RL frameworks, including CAB, multi-armed bandit, contextual bandit, and actor-critic with experience replay
Optical Architecture Enables High-Performance Chips
  • High performance: Provides efficient, practical, and manufacturable optical computing solutions for a variety of platforms
  • Efficient: Permits a new way of designing high-performance computing and decision-making tasks using manufacturable solutions with high-speed processing, despite fabrication imperfections
  • Flexible: Offers photonic chips in a variety of material platforms (i.e., silicon, silicon nitride) and meta-surface arrays implemented in hybrid platforms that combine dielectrics and nonlinear/reconfigurable materials
Hybrid Meta-Surfaces for Active, Non-Volatile Light Manipulation
  • Fast: Enables highly dense pixels with fast (nanosecond) switching capability
  • Scalable: Can be fabricated with features down to nanometer sizes; the overall device can incorporate several meta-surfaces with different features over a large-size wafer
  • Agile: Offers high switching robustness (up to 1012 cycles)
Scalable Vapor Condenser for Power Generation
  • Reduced cost – reduction of sub-cooling in the condenser allows increased thermodynamic efficiency gains for cycles
  • Reduced complexity – simpler components, unlike conventional condenser technologies
  • Scalable – applicable to utility scales ranging from small electronic devices to large power plants
Hardware Integrator for RDBMS and Machine Learning Accelerators
  • Faster and more energy efficient execution of learning algorithms
  • Ensure compatibility between hardware accelerators and data in RDBMS
AR Display and IR Sensing System for Baked Products
  • Reduces errors and labor invovled in quality control
  • Saves time and money
  • Assists operators in identification of potential problems