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Ultrasensitive, Mechanically Responsive Optical Metasurfaces via Strain Amplification
Brief Description: A general platform of microstructured elastomeric substrates that amplifies the mechano-sensitivity of flexible and stretchable devices. The microstructured elastomeric substrates are constructed as a pair of mirror-symmetric, tapered microrods with opposing tips separated by a small distance on the surface of polydimethylsiloxan...
Published: 11/14/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cherie Kagan
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Materials
VerroTouch: Tactile augmentation for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
Brief Description: Providing tactile and audio feedback during robotic surgery produces an immersive experience for surgeons that can lead to safer and more efficient procedures.Technology:Robotic systems allow surgeons to carry out minimally invasive procedures using remote hand controls to guide surgical instruments. While video feeds provide vis...
Published: 11/14/2019   |   Inventor(s): Katherine Kuchenbecker
Keywords(s): Robotics, Surgical Instruments
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Robotics
Multi-channel Photodynamic Therapy Light Dosimetry System
PDT dosimetry instrument and system capable of measuring light fluency rate, reactive oxygen species and photosensitizer concentration simultaneously at multiple sites and allowing to adjust the PDT dose in real-time during treatment. TechnologyPhotodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment modality that is often used during surgeries to eradicate remai...
Published: 10/11/2019   |   Inventor(s): Timothy Zhu, Arjun Yodh
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
A method for highly selective nucleic acid enrichment for sensitive detection of mutations in cancer and genectic conditions.
This technology increases the fraction of clinically relevant, rare mutant alleles (DNA and/or RNA) to enable high sensitivity detection with common downstream methods such as capped (XNA or PNA) PCR, ddPCR, and sequencing. Problem:Liquid biopsy is a simple, minimally invasive, rapidly developing diagnostic method to analyze cell-free nucleic acid ...
Published: 6/24/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jinzhao Song, Haim Bau, Michael Mauk, Jorrit Hegge, John van der Oost
Category(s): Diagnostics, Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Reagents, Veterinary & Animal Health
Smart Blocks for Virtual-Physical Interaction
Enhanced interaction between the virtual and physical worldsInventorsRahul Mangharam, Matthew O’Kelly, Vincent Pacelli, Matthew Brady http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~rahulm/index.html ProblemCurrently, most games and toys consist of either virtual objects or physical objects, with no interaction between the two. A method of connecting the virtual ...
Published: 3/1/2019   |   Inventor(s): Rahul Mangharam, Matthew O'kelly, Vincent Pacelli, Matthew Brady
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
Polarization imaging
Polarization imaging sensor for enhanced scene analysisInventorNader Engheta & Jan Van der Spiegel ProblemAlong with intensity and color, polarization is a property of light that can provide useful information for scene analysis. However, the human eye and most cameras cannot detect polarization. Gathering polarization data could aid machine vi...
Published: 11/27/2018   |   Inventor(s): Nader Engheta, Jan Van Der Spiegel
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Imaging
Nanocircuits at Optical Frequencies
Nanoinductors, Nanocapacitors, and NanoresistorsInventorNader Engheta ProblemConventional electric circuit elements operate in the radio frequency (RF) domain. However, shrinking circuits down to smaller sizes presents some difficulties as the metallic elements do not behave the same way at the nanoscale. If circuit elements could be created that o...
Published: 11/27/2018   |   Inventor(s): Nader Engheta
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Materials
Ruthenates with Large Magnetoresistance
New materials with large magnetoresistive effectsInventorI-Wei ChenProblemMagnetoresistive materials can change their electrical resistance when subject to an applied magnetic field. This property can be used for non-volatile resistance switching memory in which high and low resistance states are used to encode data. A similar effect called EPIR (e...
Published: 11/27/2018   |   Inventor(s): I-Wei Chen
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Materials
Low cost, mobile, wearable EEG device with high quality nanowire sensors
Mobile, wearable, low cost electro-encephalogram (EEG) devices that offer research grade signals may provide a wealth of information regarding the brain states of individuals. This knowledge can be effectively utilized to develop personalized treatment protocols in medicine and individual customer–based advertisements for marketing. The inven...
Published: 7/17/2018   |   Inventor(s): Michael Platt, Arjun Ramakrishnan, Naz Belkaya
Category(s): Business Ideas, Diagnostics, Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Reagents
Current non-volatile memory products, a $30B market, are dominated by flash memories. However, flash memory is facing challenges of unable to scale down for future market. Resistance-switching cell is one of the most promising contenders for replacing flash memory. The new member cell developed at Penn is a resistance-switching device using Si-bas...
Published: 1/31/2018   |   Inventor(s): I-Wei Chen
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
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