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Electric Field-Assisted Structuring of Glass
TechnologyThis 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 configurati...
Published: 3/17/2017   |   Inventor(s): Himanshu Jain, Charles Mclaren
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology, Green Construction, Photovoltaics
An in-crown/in-denture electrical system and the process of electrical stimulation with a through-hole stimulation channel and an inductive link
TechnologyIn-Crown / In-Denture Electrical SystemSystem and process of electrical stimulation to residual nerves to enable the recovery of missing sensory feedbackDue to the aging population, many adults are at risk of losing nerve function in their teeth due to endodontic procedures such as root canals, dental implants, and dentures. Animal and hu...
Published: 2/21/2017   |   Inventor(s): Steve DeWeerth, Hangue Park, Kim, Jeonghee
Category(s): Optical Networking and Sensors, Engineering, Therapeutics, Materials and Nanotechnology, Dental Implant System
A Solid State Process for Fabricating Single Crystals from Glass
Technology Glass can be directly converted into a single crystal, avoiding the gaseous or liquid phase. Sb2S3 single crystals were grown in 16SbI3–84Sb2S3 glass as an example of this approach. As confirmed in this first unambiguous demonstration of an all-solid-state glass to crystal transformation, extraneous nucleation can be avoided durin...
Published: 12/23/2015   |   Inventor(s): Himanshu Jain, Dmytro Savytskyy, Volkmar Dierolf
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology
Microfluidic 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 ...
Published: 12/3/2015   |   Inventor(s): Xuanhong Cheng, Chao Zhou, Alparslan Oztekin
Category(s): Biomaterials, Materials and Nanotechnology, Software and Computer
A 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 f...
Published: 8/24/2015   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoji Xu, Le Wang
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology, Chemistry
Nano/micro-structured 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), w...
Published: 8/24/2015   |   Inventor(s): Sabrina Jedlicka, John Coulter
Category(s): Materials and Nanotechnology
SUMMARY This invention describes an engineered nanostructure and method for bioactive glasses used for bone scaffolds and other biomedical applications. The inventors have developed and patented a melt-quench-heat-etch (MQHE) method that is closely related to standard glass production technology. More recently, the inventors have discovered that i...
Published: 8/4/2015   |   Inventor(s): Himanshu Jain, Hassan Moawad
Category(s): Biomaterials, Materials and Nanotechnology
A New Antenna-feedback Scheme to Achieve Emission in a Narrow Beam from Metal-cavity Semiconductor Lasers
SUMMARY The invention is based on a distributed antenna-coupling (feedback) scheme and specially designed distributed feedback (DFB) metallic cavity grating. By ensuring the predesigned phase condition, the mode traveling inside the waveguide is coupled/phase-locked to the mode traveling outside on the top metal, hence establishing a standing-wave...
Published: 8/4/2015   |   Inventor(s): Sushil Kumar, Chongzhao Wu
Category(s): Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology
Comb-Tie Insulated Wall Panel Connector
SUMMARYShear 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-t...
Published: 8/4/2015   |   Inventor(s): Clay Naito, Patrick Trasborg
Category(s): Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology
Synthesis of a Large Pore Periodic Mesoporous Slicas with Crystalline Channel Walls at Pressures <5 GPa
SUMMARYPeriodic mesoporous silica materials were first discovered by Mobil Oil in 1992 for use in petroleum cracking applications. It was envisaged that these larger pore materials would allow for a more effective processing of the heavier hydrocarbon molecules than microporous zeolite catalysts. However, this did not happen because the mesoporous ...
Published: 5/23/2014   |   Inventor(s): Kai Landskron
Category(s): Energy and Environment, Materials and Nanotechnology
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