Latest technologies from UNR/DRIhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from University of Nevada, Renoen-USFri, 25 May 2018 13:19:08 GMTThu, 05 Apr 2018 11:31:39 GMThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssalexv@unr.eduCopyright 2018, UNR/DRIHeterostructured Photoactive Filmhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/11004Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:31:39 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/11004Synthesis of soluble nanographene structures by alkyne annulationshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/11003Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:21:54 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/11003Hydropyras Process: Conversion Of Waste To Heat/Powerhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/11001Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:16:33 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/11001Bottom-Up Synthesis Of Graphene Nanoribbonshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10999Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:05:49 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10999Engineering Crassulacean Acid Metabolism to Improve Water-Use Efficiencyhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10998Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:02:19 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10998Reactor for Continuous Hydrothermal Treatment of Wet Biomasshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10997Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:01:06 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10997Osmotically Assisted Desalination Method and Systemhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10996Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:58:21 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10996System For Enhancing Geothermal Energy Extractionhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10995Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:56:28 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10995Combined Membrane-Distillation-Forward-Osmosis System for Water Purificationhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10994Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:54:04 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10994 Superadiabatic Radiant Burner (SRB)http://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10993Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:52:43 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10993Bone Fixation Device and Tension-Wire Methodhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10992Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:36:03 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10992Methods, Systems, and Apparatus for Obtaining Biofuel from Coffeehttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10991Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:39:58 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10991 Bioceramic Coated Implantshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10989Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:47:38 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10989Methods for Fast and Reversible Dry Adhesion Tuning Between Composite Structures and Substrate Fieldshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10606Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:57:14 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10606A Multiprocessor Automotive Electronic Control Unithttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10605Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:13:59 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10605Intelligent Aggressorhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10584Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:00:07 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10584Methods of Fabricating Multi-degree of Freedom Shaped Electroactive Polymer Actuators/Sensors for Cathetershttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10583Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:06:00 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10583Operational Amplifier Circuit Board Trainer - A Tangible Intuitive Approach to Learninghttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10578Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:37:33 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10578Silicon Substrate Fabrication Directly From Silicon Melthttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10577Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:44:40 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/10577Redox switches for chemical detection, extraction, purification, catalysis, and data and energy storagehttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/7862University of Nevada, Reno researchers Dr. Masahiro Muraoka, Dr. Stephen L. Gillett (Mackay School of Mines), and Dr. Thomas W. Bell (Department of Chemistry) have developed a redox-switchable material technology comprised of a redox-active material connected by adsorption and/or chemical bonding to a semiconductor. Technology Summary Redox-switchable materials consist of a redox-active part that can have its chemical charge selectively and reversibly switched between a reduced state and an oxidized state (between positive and negative charge; hence, reduction-oxidation, or redox, switchable.)...Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:51:04 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/7862A method of controlling their self-assembly and three families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals with broad applicationhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/7603Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:48:57 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/7603Passive acoustic monitoring and diagnosis of combustion chamber characteristics enabling real time optimization of engine performance.http://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/7055The research team of William Norris, John A. Kleppe, and Dana R. McPherson of University of Nevada, Reno, has developed a method for determining the internal performance characteristics of an engine during operation. Acoustic-vibrational frequencies emanating from a running engine are detected and compared to frequencies representing known operating characteristics of a correct running engine. Data is then used for adjustments or optimization of engine performance. Technology SummaryThis technology would serve to access internal performance of an engine by determining the nature of or data con...Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:34:43 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/7055Low Cost, Efficient Dual Signal Amplification for Bioassayshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6970The Integrated Bio-Analytical Systems Laboratory (IBASL), led by Dr. Xiaoshan Zhu, within the University of Nevada, Reno Engineering Department focuses on multi-modality bioimaging and signal amplification for biosensing. Dr. Xiaoshan Zhu has developed a dual signal amplification technique for bioassays using Zinc Sulfide nanoparticles. Technology Summary Bioassays are typically conducted to measure the effects of a substance on a living organism and are important for the development of new drugs, detecting cancer, and gauging environmental pollution. Existing methods use Cadmium Selenide (Cd...Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:34:05 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6970Non-toxic, Low Cost Nitrogen Fixation by Titanium Dioxidehttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6960Dr. Glenn Miller, within the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) focuses on the transport and transformation of organic and inorganic compounds. Dr. Miller’s lab has a long-term interest in the environmental photochemistry of organic compounds, and recently is focusing on the photolysis of pesticides on soil surfaces and in the gas phase. They are also working on a variety of projects related to contamination from mining sites, both from current precious metals mining sites and historic mines.Technology SummaryNitrogen fixation is a proce...Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:55:00 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6960Two-Dimensional Membrane and Polymershttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6957The King Research Group, led by Benjamin King, at the University of Nevada, Reno Chemistry Department is interested in the chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS), liquid crystals, and advanced polymers. The group takes a physical organic approach involving methods from synthetic, mechanistic, computation, theoretical, polymer, and organometallic chemistry. Technology Summary With a production of more than 200 millions of tons per year, synthetic polymers are widely used materials and can be found in many consumer products including Teflon in non-stick pans, money, and super glu...Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:40 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6957Light-Driven Rotary Molecular Motorhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6956University of Nevada, Reno researchers, Joseph Cline and Thomas Bell, of the Department of Chemistry study the dynamics of small molecules that can be synthesized in two mirror-image forms, and have synthesized molecular-scale motors and actuators. Technology Summary Due to their proven operations and energy efficiency, biomolecular motors have emerged as candidates for power sources for artificial nanomechanical structures. These motors exhibit several disadvantages: low speed operation, poor temporal and positional control, dependence on thermal chemical reactions to rotate, a narrow and re...Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:26:56 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6956Two-Axis High-Speed Beam-Steering Mirror Designhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6699University of Nevada, Reno researchers Nelson Publicover and John Sutko in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology, respectively, conduct research in the biomedical and medical fields. Their novel design relates to a light-beam steering device whose support platform can be simultaneously rotated in two spatial directions to steer a reflected light beam. Technology Summary  Conventional methods of laser beam steering utilize physically separate mirrors mounted on two independent galvanometers (the most common beam-steering device in scanning op...Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:34:30 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6699Method of generating high temporal and spatial resolution images using scanning microscopeshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6677Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:41:29 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/6677High Power-Density Plane-Surface Heating Elementhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5849Conventional flat-plate heating elements consist of a resistive element that is encapsulated in electrical insulation. With application of electrical power, current flows in the resistive element, generating heat. The resistive element temperature rises and heat is conducted across the insulation. At high power-density, the low thermal conductance of the insulation causes the resistive element to reach unacceptably high temperatures, and this limits performance. Consequently, power densities are generally limited to less than 50W/cm2 surface area. The High Power-Density Plane-Surface H...Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:30:40 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5849Hybrid human/robot coordinated joint motion control architecture for application in unstructured environments involving iterative or repetitive taskshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5825Robotics used in the manufacturing industry cannot be aptly applied in machinery operations that require complex operations and variable tasks or a changing environment that is unstructured and requires on-going adjustment. University of Nevada, Reno's Coordinated Joint Motion Control (JMC) architecture allows for artificial intelligence enhanced computerized control of a variety of machines from small robotics to heavy equipment such as large excavators. Using the novel JMC architecture, the human operator retains the master control of the main motion parameters, while the computer coo...Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:06:54 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5825Cycloaddition reaction for making nitrogen-containing 7-membered heterocyclic compoundshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5823Research in the Jeffrey laboratory at UNR is focused on addressing important, unmet challenges in target directed synthesis. Areas of research are identified using a synergistic approach where (1) inspiration from structurally and biologically interesting molecular targets drives reaction discovery, and (2) innovation in methodology enables new strategies for target-directed synthesis.Areas of research in the Jeffrey laboratory are focused on the development of new methods/strategies to generate and control electrophilic nitrogen species that will enable the direct functionalization of alkenes...Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:50:01 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5823Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Anthrax and Other Infectious Diseaseshttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5510One of the most pressing infectious diseases that researchers are searching to diagnose, prevent, and treat is that caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax). This disease is increasingly important to address as its bacterial spores have been used in bioterrorism, where there is the use of antibiotic resistant strains.Early diagnosis and intervention before toxin production is vital for patient survival. However, the current methods of diagnosis with bacterial cultures take 12-14 hours for a preliminary diagnosis and further testing with sophisticated assays for more definitiv...Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:54:51 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5510Nanostructure Boride Materials Manufacturinghttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5500Dr. Graeve's technology details the manufacture of lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) and similar hexaboride powders. These finely dispersed hexaboride particles prove superior for use in manufacturing since they are highly unagglomerated. The manufacturing technology for hexaborides in this patent application are less expensive than other manufacturing methods and has many potential market applications including high temperature ceramics and energy efficient windows. The fine dispersion of this material in ceramics will help avoid the incidence of cracking and the spread of cracks in high hea...Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:17:03 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5500Electrical Power from Wastewater Sludgehttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5495The U.S. generates 8 million dry metric tons of sludge each year. The costs of disposing this sludge are roughly $2 billion dollars annually and the EPA spends about 1/5th of their budget ($1.4 billion dollars) on wastewater management. For individual wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), ‘dewatering’ the sludge is one of the primary operating costs. This, combined with a renewed focus on conversion of biosolids to fuel, has led to new and innovative approaches to wastewater processing. Drs. Chuck Coronella and Victor Vasquez at the University of Nevada-Reno have come up with an alternati...Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:13:31 GMTalexv@unr.eduhttp://unr.testtechnologypublisher.com/technology/5495