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Ultrathin robust plate nanomaterials
Docket # 15-7242 ProblemThe mechanical properties of most materials deteriorate with a decrease in density. Thin materials typically used at the nanoscale become brittle, are prone to curling, or prone to cracking. SolutionThe present invention describes a novel nano-honeycomb material that is highly robust, strong, lightweight, and flexible. The ...
Published: 3/1/2019   |   Inventor(s): Igor Bargatin
Keywords(s): Materials, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Materials
Fracture-resistant and ultrathin nanocardboard for structrual applications
Brief Description: Hollow, sandwich-like nanostructure that is joined by periodic, rigid webbing to increase bending stiffness and prevent fracture. Technology:Mechanical metamaterials are increasingly used for structural applications. In particular, sandwich structures consisting of two planar face sheets connected by a webbing or foam core, can...
Published: 11/6/2018   |   Inventor(s): Igor Bargatin
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Materials
Carbon-based nanopipettes for single cell injection
Multiplexed, nanoscale electrochemical sensor for analyte delivery and detectionInventorHaim H. Bau, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Technology OverviewThe Bau lab has developed carbon-based nanopipettes (CNPs) that allow for reliable single cell injection. These CNPs use an AC electrical impedance measurement to detect c...
Published: 6/1/2017   |   Inventor(s): Haim Bau
Keywords(s): Engineering, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Research Tools & Reagents, Materials
Diamond Waveguides for Photonic Devices
InventorDr. Lee Bassett & Dr. Richard GroteProblemPhotonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) can transmit information for computing using light rather than electricity. Using PICs on chips would allow for faster data transmission rates, lower power consumption, and less energy wasted through thermal dissipation. . Diamond is a promising material for P...
Published: 3/7/2016   |   Inventor(s): Lee Bassett, Richard Grote
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology, Optics & Photonics , Semiconductor Devices 
Category(s): IT, Communication, & Networking, Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
Nanowire Phase Change Memory
InventorDr. Ritesh AgarwalProblemPhase Change Memory (PCM) is a leading contender to replace flash memory. In PCM devices, a material is heated to undergo glass transition, changing back and forth between the amorphous and crystalline state. However, existing PCM devices have experienced problems with reliability and threshold voltage drift. In ord...
Published: 3/7/2016   |   Inventor(s): Ritesh Agarwal
Keywords(s): Engineering, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Devices 
Category(s): IT, Communication, & Networking, Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors, Materials
Robust Smart Windows: Reversible Switching from Transparent to Color
Inventor Shu Yang, PhD , Professor of Materials Science and EngineeringProblemCommercial buildings in the United States alone account for nearly 40% of the totalenergy consumption. Among them, electricity is the largest energy source for buildings.Therefore, the design of new energy efficient materials and technologies is crucial to meetgoals such ...
Published: 2/26/2016   |   Inventor(s): Shu Yang
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Energy, Infrastructure, & Environment, Materials
Nanoparticle catalysts for high performance methane combustion
InventorDr. Ray Gorte ProblemMethane, also known as natural gas, is a widely used in power generation and has the advantage of producing lower carbon emissions than coal per unit of energy generated. However, the release of any unburned methane during combustion presents a problem, as methane is a potent greenhouse gas with a heat-trapping effect ...
Published: 2/26/2016   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Gorte
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis
Nuclemeter: a yardstick for quantifying nucleic acids undergoing enzymatic amplification
Point-of-care, reaction-diffusion column-based, non-instrumented device for real-time visual measurement of viral load in resource-limited settings, in the clinic, and at homeInventorHaim H. Bau, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsChangchun Liu, Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsMichael ...
Published: 1/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Haim Bau, Changchun Liu, Michael Mauk
Keywords(s): Engineering, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Diagnostics, Research Tools & Reagents
Inhibiting immune cell uptake to increase nanoparticle and drug delivery efficiency
Protection of nanoparticles and viruses from macrophage uptake by conjugation to CD47InventorDennis Discher, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering ProblemA major pitfall associated with the use of nanoparticles or viral particles in drug delivery applications is short circulation time, which is partially due to being recognized and taken...
Published: 11/9/2015   |   Inventor(s): Dennis Discher
Keywords(s): Biotechnology, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Therapeutics & Vaccines
Nanoparticle-oligonucleotide hybrid structures for biosensors, bio-imaging, and targeted delivery
Self-assembled hybrid structures of DNA block-copolymers and nanoparticles with enhanced DNA binding and high selectivityInventorSo-Jung Park Technology OverviewResearchers in the Park lab have developed a method that exploits the self-assembling property of DNA-polystyrene block copolymers to synthesize hybrid nanoparticles. These hybrid structure...
Published: 9/8/2015   |   Inventor(s): So-Jung Park
Keywords(s): Biological Sensors , Engineering, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Research Tools & Reagents, Imaging
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