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Spread: Sound Propagation And Perception For Autonomous Agents In Dynamic Environments
Technology Overview: The invention is a new sound propagation and perception model for virtual worlds (e.g. computer games) with which: sound propagating in surroundings environment; and sound perceived by virtual agents (e.g. players and non-player characters in the game) can be simulated closely to the real world. Rather than using traditional...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Norman Badler
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking
Diamond-like carbon coating for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)
New materials to make advanced recording technology possible Problem: Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) could provide hard drive storage densities in the TB/in^2 range, as compared to today’s GB/in^2 capability. HAMR operates by heating the disk with a laser, which momentarily changes the storage medium’s magnetic coercivity,...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Robert Carpick
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Materials
Transcriptome-wide RNA-protein interactions
RNAase-mediated protein footprint sequencing to reveal protein binding sites on transcriptome-wide scale Technology Overview: The Gregory Lab has developed a high-throughput, ribonuclease-mediated protein sequencing approach termed Protein Interaction Profile sequencing (PIP-seq). PIP-seq identifies RNA-protein interaction sites within both unprocessed...
Published: 3/19/2020   |   Inventor(s): Brian Gregory
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Category(s): Research Tools & Reagents, IT & Communication & Networking
Classifying high-frequency oscillations in physiological recordings
Method for automatic and unsupervised classification of high-frequency oscillations in physiological recordings. Problem: Automatic detection and classification of high frequency oscillations (HFO) data for use in clinical diagnosis and therapy has been limited. Currently, researchers visually inspect for high frequency oscillations. Solution:...
Published: 3/18/2020   |   Inventor(s): Brian Litt
Keywords(s): Bioengineering, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Research Tools & Reagents, Imaging, Medical Devices
Image segmentation and computer vision with RGB-D cameras
Utilizing off-the-shelf hardware for advanced 3D vision Problem: Robots and autonomous vehicles need to identify objects to interact with their environment and avoid obstacles. Distinguishing a wall from a door or seeing an object placed against a similarly-colored background is simple for a human, but can be difficult for a machine. Various techniques...
Published: 3/17/2020   |   Inventor(s): Camillo Taylor
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Imaging
Nanowire phase change memory
Problem: Phase 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 order to make commercially...
Published: 3/17/2020   |   Inventor(s): Ritesh Agarwal
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology, Semiconductors
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors, Materials
Dual beam RF MEMS switches
Problem: RF MEMS switches are an emerging solution for wireless technology, but these devices typically require large switching voltages and have problems with long term reliability. Solution: A new piezoelectric RF MEMS switch design from the University of Pennsylvania could overcome many of the challenges of electrostatic switches. This design...
Published: 3/11/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Semiconductors
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Single-chip multiple-frequency MEMS resonators
Problem: The increasing use of networked devices is driving a need for smaller, more efficient wireless components. Making RF MEMS filters smaller and easier to integrate with CMOS on-chip fabrication would allow for cost and size savings. Solution: A new resonator design from the University of Pennsylvania allows the co-fabrication of multiple...
Published: 3/9/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Semiconductors
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Smart camera networks and target tracking
Problem: The rise of small, networked devices means that cameras are now cheaper and easier to deploy than ever before. A network of cameras could track objects by establishing where targets are moving in each camera’s field of view. However, without a way to know where cameras and their targets are in relation to each other, it is difficult...
Published: 3/5/2020   |   Inventor(s): Camillo Taylor
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Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Imaging
Method for rapid 3D printing from medical images
Method and software product allowing for direct conversion of any three dimensional image (e.g., CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, etc.) into 3D printable instructions (i.e., G-Code).Problem: Medical Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image files generated by CT or MRI scanners can be utilized to generate the instruction for 3D printers....
Published: 2/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Chamith Rajapakse
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, IT & Communication & Networking, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Reagents
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