Latest technologies from Lehigh Universityhttp://lehighott.technologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from Lehigh Universityen-USSat, 25 May 2019 00:34:40 GMTFri, 17 Mar 2017 06:52:27 GMT 2019, Lehigh UniversityElectric Field-Assisted Structuring of Glass invention describes an electric field assisted glass structuring process that allows for post-melt processing and forming or surface/local structuring. It provides a means for glass components to be softened and changed to a desired texture at relatively low temperatures or even after glass forming, such as in a composite configuration. The process involves the application of an electric field through the glass sample, which creates a positive feedback system of Joule heating, charge injection, space charge formation, and electrolysis, resulting in glass softening under a relati...Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:52:27 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu index single crystal (GRISC) active waveguide in glass, 21 Feb 2017 12:52:03 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu peptide to inhibit pathogen activity of bacterial diseases has become increasingly difficult as the number ofantibiotic-resistant organisms increases and the development of new antibioticsdecreases. According to the CDC, an estimated 2 million people in the US developantibiotic infections annually with more than 23,000 deaths at a cost of $21-34billion/year. Therefore, in addition to preventing infections, tracking resistantorganisms, and more conservative antibiotic use, there is a need for novelantimicrobial strategies. Cholesterol is a primary component of eukaryotic cellplasma membranes and therefore plays...Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:39:48 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu gas separation apparatus operating on the basis of supercapacitance, 21 Feb 2017 12:03:54 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu, self-adjusting stability control of methane-producing anaerobic biological reactors through novel use of ion exchange fibers, 21 Feb 2017 11:39:43 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis via cell wall, 21 Feb 2017 10:26:45 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu in-crown/in-denture electrical system and the process of electrical stimulation with a through-hole stimulation channel and an inductive link, 21 Feb 2017 08:13:30 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Plasmonic Mach-Zehnder Interferometer, 21 Apr 2016 12:09:49 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Regulation Through Lynx2-mediated Cholinergic Modulation, 23 Dec 2015 11:02:44 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Antibiotics, 23 Dec 2015 08:11:49 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Solid State Process for Fabricating Single Crystals from Glass, 23 Dec 2015 08:01:21 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Cancer Cell Death by Inhibition of GPCR Signaling Based on the Tumor Microenvironment, 03 Dec 2015 07:52:51 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Concentrator for Label-Free, Continuous Nanoparticle Processing SUMMARY Microfluidic sample concentration devices enable a departure from expensive centrifugation devices and immobile processes that are used presently to concentrate and capture targeted nanoparticles. Because of their ability to significantly reduce sample size and enable sensitive and rapid detection systems, microfluidic sample concentration devices are being proposed more frequently and developed into target capture and diagnostic systems. While the field is growing and advancements are rapidly occurring, opportunities exist to improve the components of microfluidic systems to enable b...Thu, 03 Dec 2015 07:25:28 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Method for Fault Location in Single-Phase Microgrids SUMMARY Microgrids are small scale versions of large-scale electrical utilities with the capability of servicing smaller areas such as residential communities, industrial zones, military bases and other self-contained enterprises. Automatic and quick identification of fault location in microgrids is required in many situations for maintenance efficiency and operation cost saving, such as in military and missioncritical scenarios. Automatic fault detection is also important in situations in which power lines are buried underground or implanted in a structure due to the visual inspection of lin...Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:16:34 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Plasmonic Nanogrid Electrodes for Absorption Enhancement in Thin-film Organic Photovoltaics, 01 Oct 2015 13:45:32 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Droop Solution for High Power Nitride LEDs, 01 Oct 2015 13:41:26 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Method to Obtain Vertical Near-field Interaction in Scattering Type Near-field Optical Microscopy SUMMARY While a conventional microscope (~250 nm optical resolution) is not suitable for the nano-world structures imaging (one millionth of a millimeter), Scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) is capable of a super-resolution (~10 nm) imaging and surface topology, providing a spectroscopic characterization of nano-structures in a routine fashion and without using any fluorophores. The scattering type SNOM (s-SNOM) or aperture-less SNOM (ANSOM) use a laser attached to the probe's tip that interacts with the specimen's surface. The imaging resolution is defined by the tip's aperture di...Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:25:32 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu AINAs Semiconductor Material for Ultraviolet Emitters SUMMARY In this invention, a new material that is capable of producing light in the ultraviolet band of the electromagnetic spectrum has been developed. The material developed consists of a small amount of dilute As (Arsenic) in AlNAs (Aluminum-Nitride-Arsenic) material and is called dilute-As AlNAs alloy. This material has many unique properties that will enable optoelectronic systems to demonstrate better performance than provided by current materials used for emitters. The light emitter based on this material is shown to have superior performance than similar laser-based devices. The new m...Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:25:30 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu biomedical consumables for improvement of cell growth and behavior. SUMMARY Cell culture has become a major research and development tool used in life sciences research and development, and it presently plays a major role as model systems for studying basic cell biology, cancer research, drug discovery and toxicity testing. Traditional cell culture for research and development has occurred in two dimensions (2D), which has limitations as it is monolayer and does not accurately represent or model the anatomy or physiology of tissue to yield more informative studies. Three dimensional (3D) cell culture technology has emerged and advanced the ability to more clo...Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:54:24 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu for Biological Tissue Analysis Using Block Based Local Binary Patterns SUMMARY Analysis of breast tissue images using a technique called LBP (Local Binary Pattern) is considered as a promising method for non-invasive detection of breast cancer cells. This technique calculates the statistical distribution of different patterns and uses them as feature vectors to represent textural differences. By removing the need for texture images to be highly repetitive, LBP enables improved tissue classification of OCT/OCM (Optical Coherence Tomography/Optical Coherence Microscopy) images. In this invention, the LBP method has been further refined into a process called BLBP (...Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:54:20 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Dimensional Continuous Fabrication SUMMARY Three-dimensional printers currently in the market generally operate in a top-down additive process in which a printer head, constrained to move in a flat plane (by a two-dimensional stage), dispenses a plastic material onto a build surface. To enable three-dimensional formation of the plastic material, the building surface traverses in a direction perpendicular to the printer plane, enabling the plastic material to be deposited in a layer-by-layer manner. This process is time-consuming and limited by the size of the printer heads and building surface. Lehigh University has developed ...Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:40:19 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu for a THz Spectroscopic Sensor Based on Semiconductor Quantum Cascade Lasers SUMMARY There are a number of different types of laser based chemical sensors that can sense the absorption or refractive index of an analyte at a single or range of frequencies. Absorption spectroscopy is most common for gas sensing. Chemicals in condensed and liquid phases are sensed using evanescent-wave techniques that provide sensitive detection with small sample volumes. Most of the techniques currently available require either a broadly tunable laser source with single-mode operation and good beam quality, or a high-power broadband source in combination with a spectrometer. To improve...Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:53:58 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu SUPERIOR BIOACTIVE GLASSES WITH ENGINEERED NANOSTRUCTURE, 04 Aug 2015 10:44:11 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu New Antenna-feedback Scheme to Achieve Emission in a Narrow Beam from Metal-cavity Semiconductor Lasers, 04 Aug 2015 08:38:30 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Insulated Wall Panel Connector ties are used in the construction industry to ensure that the shear wallsused in construction of light frame buildings can perform reliably at the ratedloads. Currently used shear tie designs are lacking in several keyperformance areas and this invention seeks to improve the performancethrough a novel design method.The proposed shear-tie design provides superior performance in the areas ofincreased strength, deformability resistance and concrete passage preventionand reduced installation tolerances. These performance improvements helpovercome issues possessed by current tie system...Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:24:57 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu, Thermally Stable Polysaccharide Lyase SUMMARY A major concern in food production is to avoid contamination with pathogenic bacteria, which can occur at almost any stage of food processing. Common pathogenic bacteria of concern include Campylobacter species, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enteritidis, Escherichia coli, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Various strategies have been explored to reduce pathogenic bacterial load in food products such as the use of dry heat, ultraviolet light, and chemical preservatives, however these strategies generally result in the deterioration of food properties and characteristics. To improve cu...Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:58:23 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Control Flow Integrity for Hardening Software Applications to combat data piracy and hacking is important in ensuring securesoftware solutions. Hardening is the process of securing software by reducingits vulnerability to potential threats. There are a variety of techniques toharden applications including strong encryption, firewalls, intrusion-detectionsystems, and highly sophisticated hacker confusion techniques. Currenthardening solutions in the market need to be complicated so as to dissuadehackers from attempting to decompile code.The solution developed here inserts security checks into the application todetect deviations and help...Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:51:49 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Attenuating Inclusions for Enhanced Radiographic Imaging of Construction Materials SUMMARY Inspection of bridge project sites utilizing radiographic imaging has emerged in recent years as a viable method to identify potential areas of concern in construction materials, such as high strength steel tendons and/or in the constructed structures. Although radiographic imaging provides improvements over other methods of inspection, it is still limited by the penetrating power of field deployable radiation sources. In addition, radiographic imaging is also limited by safety and logistical concerns associated with the use and transportation of radioactive materials. This invention...Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:16:59 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu<![CDATA[Synthesis of a Large Pore Periodic Mesoporous Slicas with Crystalline Channel Walls at Pressures <5 GPa]]>, 23 May 2014 11:30:05 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Novel Decontamination Process for Powders, 21 May 2014 08:00:34 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Plasmonic Subtractive Color Filters for Transparent Display and Miniaturized Image and Display Technologies University has developed a novel plasmonic subtractive color-filtering scheme, using an ultrathin nanostructured metal film. This approach relies on a fundamentally different color filtering mechanism than that of existing color filters, and achieves unusually high transmission efficiencies of 60-70% for simple architectures, and can be a great alternative to traditional color filters. Furthermore, the unique polarization-dependent feature of the proposed plasmonic SCFs, functioning as either color filters or highly transparent windows under different polarizations, offers a new ...Tue, 20 May 2014 12:06:07 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Microfluidic Device with Microscale Wavy Pattern for Efficient Capturing of Circulating Tumor Cells University has developed a wavy micropatterned microfluidic device for capturing circulating tumor cells from whole blood with high efficiency, selectivity and throughput. A capturing agent is immobilized on the substrate that can selectively capture circulating tumor cells while not interacting with other cells present in the whole blood. The substrate surface has repetitive wave-herringbone structures, which can induce a rotational flow. The rotational flow can enhance the collision of circulating tumor cells with the substrate surface, therefore increasing the capture efficien...Tue, 20 May 2014 12:02:32 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Crystallization of Atomic Layer Deposited Amorphous Metal Oxides, 20 May 2014 12:00:17 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Launched UAV, 20 May 2014 11:54:24 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu computerized image interpretation tool and a data-based “multimodal” system for making a diagnosis decision in cervical screenings, 20 May 2014 11:48:26 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Osmosis separation processes using Magnesium Oxide and Carbon Dioxide, 20 May 2014 11:46:52 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Reagents for C4F8 Transfer that Eliminates the Use of Hazardous C2F4, 20 May 2014 11:41:53 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Water Desalination Using a Mixed Bed of Anion Exchangers to Prevent Sulfate Scaling Without External Addition of Chemicals University has developed a reversible ion exchange-desalination (RIX-D) process. Desalination is a common method of salt-water purification, which is practiced throughout the world. The two products of salt water purification drinking water and leftover salty brine called concentrate. Unfortunately, the amount of drinking water that can be produced from a given volume of salt water is limited. Attempting to operate the desalination process at high recoveries causes the concentrate to become so salty that the solubility of some salts can be exceeded. This causes the formation of s...Tue, 20 May 2014 11:24:07 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Unnatural D-amino Acids to Recruit Endogenous Antibodies as a Novel Antibacterial Therapy University has developed an unnatural synthetic amino acid (D-dinitrophenyllysine) as a novel single-agent anti-bacterial (gram positive) agent. It has been recently discovered (2009) that almost every straing of bacteria tested (both gram positive and negative), including many that are pathogenic, will incorporate D-amino acids (unnatural and natural amino acids) from their surroundings in their peptidoglycan. Peptidoglycans are structures that serve to reinforce the structural integrity of the cell wall. Here, we propose to use the unnatural D-nitrophenyllysine to induce bacter...Mon, 19 May 2014 11:39:39 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Nano-Macro Porous Glass with a Water Soluble Pore Former, 25 Apr 2014 08:56:44 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Assay for the Cancer-Linked Peptidylarginine Deiminase protein peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) plays an important role in the life cycle of normal human cells, and the deregulation of PADs has been implicated in the development of many diseases. The ability to measure this in a facile manner could prove very useful in the development of drug therapies.  This technology was developed to measure PAD and is unique as it uses a small molecule with affinity for PADs, conjugated to a fluorescent label. The entire process can be performed in a half hour or less and is expected to be easier and more accurate that antibody-bases ELISA tests tha...Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:55:38 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Compact Apparatus for a Miniaturized Medical Oxygen Concentrator (MOC) University has developed a device that generates 90% purity oxygen. The application of this portable miniature oxygen concentrator can fit into the medical market such as for use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the energy market and in other market segments where miniaturization of ambient air is required.  The most immediate application would be for at home medical uses. This technology is focused on the market trend of making smaller and lightweight devices for increased mobility and miniaturization.   The novelty of this invention is the demonstration of air s...Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:26:40 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Novel Decontamination Process for Powders, 08 Apr 2014 11:35:41 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu System and Method for the Removal of Charged Species from Contaminated Liquid and Solid Wastes (Technology #: 041095-01) SUMMARY An electrokinetic system and method are provided for removing charged species from a sample in which said charged species is commingled with at least one radionuclide. The apparatus comprises an anode compartment comprising an anode, a cathode compartment comprising a cathode, and a treatment zone in fluid communication with the anode and cathode compartments for containing the sample. The anode compartment, cathode compartment, and treatment zone are arranged so that a voltage gradient applied between the anode and the cathode induces an electrical current flow through the sample in...Wed, 01 May 2013 08:44:06 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu and Methods for Controlling the Fill of Tooling Cavities, 30 Apr 2013 08:23:44 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Optic Connector With Micro-Alignable Lenses And Associated Fabrication Method, 30 Apr 2013 08:21:46 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Alignment Of Optoelectronic Devices technology describes a method of quickly and accurately aligning precision optical components. Lehigh Tech ID#050597-01 THE MARKETThis technology would be useful to any application that requires quick and efficient alignment of optical equipment.  THE OPPORTUNITYLehigh University is currently looking to license this technology. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:10:10 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Absorbing Alloys technology concerns new metallic alloys that have the ability to absorb neutron flux at higher rates than conventional metals. Lehigh Tech ID#092601-01 THE MARKETThis technology would be useful to any application that was trying to control neutron flux and/or radiation shielding.  THE OPPORTUNITYLehigh University is currently looking to license this technology. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:13:11 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu High Voltage Impulse Amplifier Using HBT, 14 Feb 2013 08:04:53 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Chord Connector for Precast Concrete Construction, 05 Feb 2013 08:14:51 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Secretion System for Biosurfactant Production, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:33 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Scales Reducing Boat Accelerations, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:31 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Tweezers for Massively Parallel Manipulation of Microscopic Objects Suspended in Liquid Medium, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:31 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu, Thermally-Stable Alginate Lyase with High Activity and Broad Substrate Specificity Against Bacterial Exopolysaccharides SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed an alignate lyase capable of degrading multiple types of exoploysaccharides (EPS) found in bacterial biofilms, which are correlated with increased drug resistance in several pathogens. This material has the ability to break down components from biofilms of different organisms and can be combined with other antibacterial that might have been otherwise ineffective. The material might also be used as a component in a cleaning solution or as part of a decontamination process, including those used for medical implants and water purification systems. The mate...Tue, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:30 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu High-resolution Electron and Laser Beam Irradiation for Luminescence Studies in a Scanning Electron SUMMARY Many scientific studies utilize scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cathodoluminiescence (CL), photoluminescence (PL), and Raman Spectroscopy techniques to characterize newfound materials. This Lehigh University technology combines all of these techniques into one instrument by aligning an electron and laser beam within a high-resolution collection area. To form an image the sample can be scanned in the x and y directions. This setup allows for three modes of operation to offer unique experiments involving irradiation of light and high energy electrons. The instrument can be used fo...Tue, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:29 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Efficiency of Geothermal Ground Improvement System, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:28 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Microlens Arrays Enhancing Performance of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, 06 Nov 2012 06:37:25 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Distributed Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography, 25 Oct 2012 08:05:14 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Optic Connector With Micro-Alignable Sensing Fiber And Associated Fabrication Method A fiber optic connector and an associated fabrication method where the connector has a connector housing having a base side, a and pair of sidewalls upstanding from the base side that are spaced apart in relation to each other, and each of the housing sidewalls define at least one aperture through which optical signals can be transmitted into and out of the housing by an input optical fiber and an output optical fiber, respectively, located in fixed positions outside the housing, a pair of optical lens elements are contained within the housing which collimate optical signals transmitt...Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:22:52 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for Optical Fiber, 28 Sep 2012 08:53:22 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Nanoporous Glass Fiber for Flexible Bioscaffolds and Other Biomedical Applications SUMMARY As tissue engineering develops into the future of treatments requiring tissue replacement, new materials are needed to function as bioscaffolds. Lehigh University has pioneered methods for fabricating nano-macro porous bioactive glass for bone replacement. These materials are monolithic rigid structures suitable for many bone replacement conditions. In certain situations, a flexible bioscaffold is preferred, and it will be even better if it is nanoporous. This invention is the first technology that fulfills this need. Experiments indicate that this material could be useful for soft ti...Fri, 07 Sep 2012 06:29:18 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Quantum Well based LEDs, 17 Aug 2012 11:18:02 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Scale Thermal Energy Storage with Encapsulated Phase Change Materials, 25 Jul 2012 07:30:22 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu and Portable Terahertz Source by Mixing Two Frequencies Generated Simultaneously by Single Solid-State Laser, 24 Jul 2012 08:17:26 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu to 'write' High-Resolution Single Crystal Architecture on Glass Using Electron Beam, 23 Jul 2012 07:26:22 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Cancer Drug Delivery System with Regulated Activation and Drug Release by the Tumor SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a novel cancer drug delivery system with regulated activation and drug release triggered by the tumor microenvironment. This hybrid inorganic-peptide material exhibits high biocompatibility and stability and is capable of selective activation in the tumor microenvironment. This provides a system whose properties a can be tailored for a specific cancer type. The advantages of the technology include repose to specific factors for a truly tailored material, ability to control drug release through multiple independent activation mechanisms, and the technolo...Wed, 16 May 2012 08:36:42 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Suspension, 16 May 2012 08:28:35 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Cycle for Co2 Capture, 16 May 2012 07:47:19 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Repair Material Made with Polymer Sponges, 15 May 2012 07:58:07 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu, High Yield Synthesis and Purification of CdS Quantum Dots from Optimized Strains of S. maltophilia SUMMARY A major barrier to the utilization of quantum dots (QDs) in commercial applications is the high cost associated with conventional chemical synthesis as well as the use of high temperatures and toxic solvents, thereby requiring specialized, expensive waste disposal procedures. Lehigh University has developed an optimized, bacterial-based synthesis method for semiconductor quantum dots that does not require expensive reagents, solvents or other materials. The process is capable of producing large quantities of QDs from a continuous process at a cost less than $1 per gram, whereas trad...Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:44:44 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Swing Adsorption, 14 Jun 2011 09:09:47 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Quantum Well Based LEDs, 10 Jun 2011 20:59:17 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Light Extraction for Solid State Lighting, 10 Jun 2011 20:56:42 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Light-Emitting Diodes, 10 Jun 2011 20:53:20 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Light Emitting Diodes, 10 Jun 2011 20:41:22 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Conductive Glass, 10 Jun 2011 18:24:49 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Materials Based on AllnN, 10 Mar 2011 15:03:47 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu LEDs with Microstructures, 10 Mar 2011 11:47:35 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu for Optical Sensing (Technology # 042209-01) SUMMARY Interferometry is one of the most sensitive optical interrogation methods known and has been used to screen molecular interactions in surface binding modes. This technology is an advancement on this science. Lehigh University has developed an optical biosensor for detecting small amounts of chemical or biochemical agents in a biological medium. The interferometer has ultrahigh sensitive optical sensing and can be easily used for array integration into a compact and high throughput biosensor system on a chip. Recent developments have improved the signal to noise measurements and i...Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:47:34 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Dioxide Capture, 09 Mar 2011 13:30:58 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Oxygen Concentrator, 15 Jul 2010 13:28:37 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Membrane Fouling Through Reversible Cation Exchange Process Reversible cation-exchange membrane desalination (RCIX-MEM) is a useful technology that offers significant benefits for any company/industry involved in desalination of saline water. Reverse osmosis (RO) is the most common technology used for desalination of saline water but there are major problems with it, such as scale formation, disposal of brine and high costs. RCIX-MEM technology, in addition to its ability to address these concerns, has the self-sustaining ability as it does not require any external abilities of regenerant chemicals. Advantages: It does not require pretreatmen...Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:06:34 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu for Growing Epitaxail III-Nitrate Semiconductor Compounds on Substrates, 17 May 2010 11:31:23 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Nanoparticle Detector, 25 Mar 2010 07:23:50 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Algorithms and VLSI Implementations of Forward and Inverse MDCT with Applications to MP3 Audio, 14 Oct 2009 12:05:08 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Wave Slow Down Device (Technology #: 072808-01), 15 Sep 2009 08:51:01 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Detector, 10 Jul 2009 06:51:48 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu to Produce Hydrogen (Technology #: 121903-01) SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a microreactor for carrying out methanol reforming for hydrogen production. The microreactor has parallel micro-channels with a particle filter fabricated on a silicon substrate. This allows for on-chip heating and temperature sensing, trapping of catalyst particles, flow distribution, microfluidic interfacing and thermal isolation. It also consists of radial flow configuration for carrying out reactions between gases. The microreactor can produce hydrogen for up to a 25 Watt fuel cell and multiple microreactors can be used simultaneously for higher p...Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:09:00 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu and Apparatus for Characterizing Coal Tar in Soil The present invention provides a method and apparatus or system for determining an amount of coal tar that can enter, and subsequently be displaced from, a given type of soil for a range of depths of the soil. The method and apparatus also provide verification of the pressure at which coal tar can be displaced from a given type of soil. In particular, the method and apparatus simulate the hydrostatic pressure that a soil sample encounters in the subsurface of the ground. Accordingly, the method and apparatus provide a relationship between the concentration of coal tar in the soil and t...Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:39:12 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu for the Preparation of Aqueous Dispersions of Particles of Water-Soluble Polymers and the Particles Obtained The invention is a process for the preparation of crosslinked water-swellable polymer particles. First, an aqueous polymer solution containing a water-soluble polymer having at least one functional group or charge, is combined with aqueous medium. The aqueous polymer solution is then mixed under moderate agitation with an oil medium and an emulsifier to form an emulsion of droplets of the water-soluble polymer. A crosslinking agent capable of crosslinking the functional groups and/or charges in the water-soluble polymer is then added to the emulsion to form crosslinked water-swellable ...Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:14:08 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Soy Proteins or Soy Derivatives and Zero-Valent Iron for Environmental Remediation, 02 Apr 2009 12:14:30 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Mesoporous Phosphorous (V)-oxyimide, 27 Mar 2009 06:39:45 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Driver for TFT Displays With Uniform Column Current Output, 25 Mar 2009 13:39:11 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Oxidation Over Bulk Metal Vanadate Catalysts A method wherein a methanol-containing gas stream is passed in contact with a catalyst comprising a supported or unsupported bulk vanadate catalyst in the presence of an oxidizing agent for a time sufficient to convert at least a portion of the methanol to formaldehyde (CH2O). Lehigh TechID# 101007-06 MARKET Formaldehyde, which is the product generated by the technology, can be used as a: disinfectant tissue fixative photography OPPORTUNITY Lehigh is looking to license this technology.Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:43:00 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Enhanced Reaction The present invention is a process for operating equilibrium controlled reactions in continuous mode wherein a feedstock is reacted in a plurality of reactors containing an admixture of a desired process catalyst and an adsorbent to form a product which is selectively adsorbed by the adsorbent and an admixture containing a product which is withdrawn from the reactor. A series of separation steps is used to desorb the product which is selectively adsorbed by the adsorbent and to prepare the reactor for a subsequent process cycle. The process utilizes a novel series of adsorption and des...Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:38:50 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu for the Production of Hydrogen from Hydrogen Sulfide A process is provided for the production of hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide by reacting carbon monoxide with hydrogen sulfide to produce hydrogen and carbonyl sulfide, and then reacting the carbonyl sulfide with oxygen to produce carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide. The carbon monoxide is recycled back to the hydrogen sulfide reaction step. The catalyst used to promote the reaction between carbonyl sulfide and oxygen is an oxide of a metal, such as V, Nb, Mo, Cr, Re, Ti, W, Mn or Ta, which is supported on a support, such as TiO.sub.2, ZrO.sub.2, CeO.sub.2, Nb.sub.2 O.sub.5 and Al.sub.2 O...Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:15:24 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Method for Treating Contaminated Water, 16 Mar 2009 13:14:09 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Zero-Valent Iron Colloids, 16 Mar 2009 12:39:50 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Low-Loss Silicon-on-Insulator Optical Waveguides Disclosed is a method of fabricating an optical waveguide device including the steps of forming a mask over a waveguide core material layer so as to leave a portion of the layer exposed, and exposing the structure to an oxidizing environment to form an oxide layer on the waveguide core material layer at least in the exposed portion thereby defining the lateral dimension of the waveguide core. The resulting waveguide core has extremely smooth surfaces for low optical losses. ADVANTAGES Ability to enable the integration of optical devices with electronics on a single chip Provides met...Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:01:24 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Model Predictive Control, 27 Feb 2009 12:41:46 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Method of Nano/Macroporous Bone Tissue Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine, 23 Feb 2009 11:32:38 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Inorganic Nanofibers, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:21 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Sensing of Toxic Metals with a New Hybrid Inorganic Material (HIM) Through pH Changes SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a toxic metal detection device for use with potentially contaminated water. The sensor uses hybrid inorganic materials for simple and quick detection of heavy metals. The technology is essential for a number of applications, such as mining frac water, remote testing for poorly accessible regions and is particularly important due to the increasing global threat of heavy metal contamination in water. Heavy metal environmental pollution leads to anthropogenic activities. This technology is meant to reduce the reliance upon expensive and time consumin...Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:20 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu of Interconnected Nano-Macro Porous Glass by the Melt-Quench-Heat-Etch Method, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:20 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Indicators - Demand Characterization for Short Life-Cycle Technology Products SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed an algorithm capable of forecasting demand for high tech products with short life cycles. The algorithm can be included as part of a commercial capacity planning system, working as integral part of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system by SAP, ORACLE, or PeopleSoft. It can also be implemented as an internal tool for high-tech companies with specialty products that need customized demand forecasting which generic software systems can not provide. The technology has been successfully validated and used by a large microprocessor manufacturer leading t...Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:19 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Dummy-gate (field-plate) Bias Technique for RF LDMOSFETs, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:19 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Spectroscopy Platform for DNA Sequencing, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:19 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu Type-II InGaN-(In)GaNAs 'W' Quantum Well Gain Media for Solid State Lighting Applications, 20 Feb 2009 10:39:18 GMTmmt1@lehigh.edu