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Superadiabatic Radiant Burner (SRB)
Background: With the ever-growing issues of energy security and climate change, the porous burner is a solution to these problems, because of its high-efficiency and low-emission combustion. Porous burners are an upcoming technology using internal heat recirculation which allows for the usage of alternative and renewable fuels. With the popularizat...
Published: 4/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Chanwoo Park, Massoud Kaviany
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Environment & Sustainability
Methods for Fast and Reversible Dry Adhesion Tuning Between Composite Structures and Substrate Fields
Background: How do geckoes and even Spiderman climb up walls? They use a process call dry adhesion. This process is not only useful for climbing walls but also has potential applications in robotics such as pick-and-release robotic manipulators and climbing robots. Further, it is also useful in manufacturing for transfer printing, as well as tempor...
Published: 1/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wanliang Shan, Kevin Turner
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Robotics
A Multiprocessor Automotive Electronic Control Unit
Background: The Automotive Electronic Control Unit (AECU) market for 2016 was estimated to be around 34 billion. It is estimated to reach 56 billion by 2024. AECU are embedded electrical systems that are responsible for monitoring and controlling all aspects of a transportation vehicles operation. However, the electrical systems in modern cars are ...
Published: 1/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Arslan Munir, Bikash Poudel
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Methods of Fabricating Multi-degree of Freedom Shaped Electroactive Polymer Actuators/Sensors for Catheters
Background: Up until now there has been no good way to make selective electrodes that can be guided in multiple directions. We have created a prototype model of micro catheter with active guide wire which has two bending degrees of freedom. Such electrodes could be useful in the placement of medical devices such as catheters.Technology: Researchers...
Published: 12/27/2017   |   Inventor(s): Kwang Kim, Seong Jun Kim, Johnson Wong
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
Silicon Substrate Fabrication Directly From Silicon Melt
Background: The silicon industry is a multi-billion industry and constitutes the basis for a wide array of products including computers, flat panel displays, hand held devices and solar cells. All of these use silicon wafers in one form or another. Indeed, silicon has been an important material in electronic, optoelectronic, photonic and renewable ...
Published: 11/21/2017   |   Inventor(s): Ghassan Jabbour, Dhanesh Chandra, Hyung Woo Choi, Mo Masoumi Danyan
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
Redox switches for chemical detection, extraction, purification, catalysis, and data and energy storage
University 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-switcha...
Published: 9/23/2014   |   Inventor(s): Stephen Gillett, Thomas Bell, Masahiro Muraoka
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Category(s): Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Environment & Sustainability, Life Sciences, Materials, Physical Sciences
A method of controlling their self-assembly and three families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals with broad application
The most familiar liquid crystals (LC) are found in the electronic display of mobile devices and computers. LC’s are both a material and a state of matter. This opportunity is protected by 4 issued patents. 3 patents protect 3 families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLC) which have their own individual characteristics and applicatio...
Published: 7/18/2014   |   Inventor(s): Travis Carson, Sean Casey, Isaac Iverson, Wonewoo Seo, Suk-Wah Tam-Chang
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Category(s): Chemical, Construction & Built Environment, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Environment & Sustainability, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Materials, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Passive acoustic monitoring and diagnosis of combustion chamber characteristics enabling real time optimization of engine performance.
The 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 operatin...
Published: 12/19/2013   |   Inventor(s): William Norris, John Kleppe, Dana McPherson
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Materials, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Low Cost, Efficient Dual Signal Amplification for Bioassays
The 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 ...
Published: 7/12/2013   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoshan Zhu, Chad Cowles
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences
Two-Dimensional Membrane and Polymers
The 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 org...
Published: 6/27/2013   |   Inventor(s): Benjamin King, A. Dieter Schluter, Junji Sakamoto
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Information & Communication Technologies, Life Sciences, Materials, Nanotechnology, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
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